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In 2014, the Baldrige Program is ranked number one in the global Leadership 500 (military/government category) awards, joining an elite group of organizations (Government/Military listing, page 10).  For 30 years, Leadership Excellence magazine, now owned by HR.com, has ranked the top leadership development programs from throughout the country. Since 2010, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program has consistently placed in the top 10 of the government/military rankings.


"In my more than 40 years of professional experience, [the Baldrige Examiner Training Experience] was the best professional development program—content and delivery—that I've ever attended. I met great colleagues, individuals who were more interested in facilitating others' learning than proving their own expertise. … My experience as a Visiting Examiner was a professional highlight and my certificate is proudly displayed in my office!"  

Dr. Mark J. Safferstone, Executive Director, UMW Campuses at Stafford and Dahlgren

"The return on investment has been the most powerful training I've ever received as a CEO. In my superintendent training, I never knew the words "process management"; I didn't know that existed. And I certainly didn't know how to align the work from the boardroom all the way to the student level. So I've picked up so much in leadership management skills just by attending Baldrige training...

Dr. Terry Holliday, Commissioner of Education for the State of Kentucky, and Former Superintendent Iredell-Statesville Schools, North Carolina 2008 Baldrige Award Recipient (Education)

The Baldrige Examiner Training Experience


The 2014 training experience was held in late April-early May 2014 (see below for information). Registration for the 2015 training experience will open in early 2015. For information or if you have questions, call 301-975-2036 or email baldrige@nist.gov.

Have you—or someone else in your organization—ever wanted to learn what Baldrige examiners learn but thought you didn't have enough time to commit to being an examiner? If so, you are in luck.

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is offering a limited number of paid seats in its 2014 Examiner Preparation course classrooms. So, you can learn the methods and techniques used by examiners and network directly with the examiners and Baldrige staff members throughout the training week (without having to serve as an examiner).

Through this Baldrige training course, you will learn how to use the Criteria for Performance Excellence to

  • evaluate an organization's processes,
  • evaluate an organization's results, and
  • write actionable feedback that can help any organization improve.
And you will learn via the training's peer-driven, case-study-based approach, through which you will work in groups to assess a fictitious organization against the Criteria.

Training Dates and Locations

The 2014 training is 3.5 days, with a New Examiner Orientation (PDF) on Tuesday and the full Examiner Preparation course (PDF) on Wednesday—Friday.

The training is being offered three different weeks at the Baldrige Program's headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD:

  • April 22—April 25 
  • April 29—May 2
  • May 6—May 9 

You can choose the week that best fits your schedule. But seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. So, don't delay in registering.

If these dates don't work for you, you can contact the state or local Baldrige-based award program in your area to learn about its training offerings. Some programs offer a variety of training options at different times during the year.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our sessions this year!

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Tuition and Registration (2014)


The tuition: $1,745 for U.S. Citizens and $5,000 for international attendees.

The deadline for registering was April 2, 2014.

For information or if you have questions, call 301-975-2036 or email baldrige@nist.gov.

Contact

Baldrige Customer Service
301-975-2036 Telephone
301-948-3716 Fax
baldrige@nist.gov Email

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