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Baldrige Examiner Application Is Now Open

Serving as a Baldrige examiner—an unparalleled professional development experience

Published: Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:00

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 32nd Annual Quest for Excellence Conference, March 24–27, 2020, in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C.

Nov. 25, 2019, marked another important date for the program, as we took the first step in the award process for 2020, by opening the Baldrige Examiner Application. 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.”

These experts from around the United States give their time generously and enthusiastically to the Baldrige program by utilizing the Baldrige Excellence Framework to evaluate organizations that are applying for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and to provide carefully crafted feedback to help these organizations improve.

The program accepts award applications from manufacturing, service, small business, education, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations; therefore, coverage and balance within these sectors are important factors in selecting examiners. Visit our website for details on our sector needs for 2020, 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. Read testimonials of why others serve for more information on becoming a Baldrige examiner.

We encourage anyone who wants to benefit from the networking and educational experience of being an examiner, to apply to serve on the 2020 board. If you have a colleague who you think would benefit from serving on the Board of Examiners, please share this message with her. The 2020 Baldrige Examiner Application will be open until 6 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2020.

For those that don’t have the time to commit to being a Baldrige examiner this year, you can still benefit from the training by participating in the Baldrige Examiner Training Experience (BETE). Registration for the BETE opens in January 2020. 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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Robert Fangmeyer

Robert Fangmeyer is the director of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).