Conservation Excellence Assessment

The Conservation Excellence Model was derived from Business Excellence assessment methods used in various sectors since the 1980s.

The organisation assessment methods used are derived from my experiences in organsiation assessment over the past 20 years. I have assessed leading organisations in Industry, Manufacturing, Medical Appliances, Defence Technology, Retail and Distribution and Financial Services.

In the wildlife conservation sector I have led CEM assessments for the following:

  • Species conservation in a continental setting
  • Species conservation on oceanic Islands
  • Community conservation on islands
  • Agro-forestry and landcape conservation

This work has occrred in Africa, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Indian Ocean and South Asia.

The work, involving a number of partner organisation is beggining to develop a database of bechmark scores against the CEM model.

Published on this topic:

Black S. A., Meredith, H.M.R. and Groombridge J.J. (2011) Biodiversity Conservation: applying new criteria to assess excellence, TQM and Business Excellence 22, 11/12

Black S. A. and Groombridge J.J. (2010) Use of a Business Excellence Model to Improve Conservation Programs, Conservation Biology, 24 (6): 1448–1458.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01562

Black S.A. and Crumley H. (1997) Self-Assessment: what’s in it for us? Total Quality Management, 8 (2/3): 90-94

Black S.A. and Porter L.J. (1996) Identification of the Critical Factors of TQM, Decision Sciences, 27 (1): 1-21