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Baldrige Program Seeks Examiners - Apply by January 7

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There is still time to apply for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners for the 2019 Award cycle. The Examiner Application will be open until 6:00 pm, EST on Monday, January 7, 2019. 

Baldrige examiners are part of 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 organizational performance excellence. The board is composed of senior leaders and experienced management professionals from across all sectors of the U.S. economy, including manufacturing, service, small business, health care, education, government, and nonprofit.

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) has a particular need for examiners who are senior leaders of medium and large organizations; physicians, nurses, and other clinicians; community, technical college, and university deans and above; and K-12 principals and superintendents. We are also seeking individuals with knowledge of and experience working in joint ventures and other complex governance structures.

Examiners are selected based on knowledge of the Baldrige Framework and Criteria for Performance Excellence, industry expertise, good oral and written communication, good interpersonal communication, and other attributes. More information on who should apply is available on the Baldrige Examiner Qualifications webpage.

Examiners attend a training course focused on the Baldrige Framework and Criteria for Performance Excellence and their role in the Baldrige Award process. As part of the Examiner Preparation course, examiners evaluate a case study (a fictitious Baldrige application) and engage in peer learning; in-depth Criteria training; and facilitated team, leadership, and technical writing training.

Baldrige examiners then participate in the evaluation of an actual Baldrige Award applicant, which includes independent and consensus reviews, and may include a site visit review. Read testimonials of why examiners serve.

The Baldrige Program relies on its community to spread the word about this unique volunteer opportunity. If you have a colleague who you think would benefit from serving on the Board of Examiners, please share this message with them.

For those professionals who 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 mid-January 2019.