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Baldrige Examiner Application Process Is Now Open

Work with and learn from some of the nation’s best people and organizations

Published: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00

(NIST: Gaithersburg, MD) -- This is an exciting time of the year for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, as we welcome our newest Baldrige Award recipients to the Baldrige family of role model organizations. We celebrate our award recipients and look forward to recognizing them at the 30th Annual Quest for Excellence Conference, April 8–11, 2018, in Baltimore.

Nov. 27, 2017, marked another milestone for the program, as we took the first step in the Baldrige Award process for 2018, by opening the Baldrige examiner application process. Serving as a Baldrige examiner has been described as an “unparalleled professional development experience and one of “the most practical and impactful leadership development opportunities ever.”

The Baldrige Board of Examiners is an elite group of more than 400 professionals who commit their knowledge, skills, and time to help evaluate applicants for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the only presidential award for performance excellence. Our goal is to ensure broad representation from many industries, companies, and organizations in the for-profit, nonprofit, and public sectors. Visit our website for details on our sector needs for 2018 and learn more about who should apply.

Why do Baldrige examiners serve? They will give you many reasons, including networking, patriotism, professional development, and having the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the nation’s best people and organizations. Some organizations, recognizing the value of the learning opportunity, mandate Baldrige examiner service as a part of their leadership development program. Read testimonials of why others serve for more information on becoming a Baldrige examiner and read a blog, spotlighting a member of the Baldrige Board of Examiners.

I encourage anyone who wants to benefit from the networking and educational experience of being an examiner, to apply to serve on the 2018 board. The 2018 Baldrige examiner application process opened at 12 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2017,  and remains open until 6 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2018.

For those that don’t have the time to commit to being a Baldrige examiner this year, they can still benefit from the training by participating in the Baldrige Examiner Training Experience (BETE). Registration for the BETE opens in January 2018. We also encourage you to let others know about this option as well as the benefits of being a Baldrige examiner.

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Founded in 1901, The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a nonregulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.