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Baldrige Executive Fellows Program

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Hands-On Leadership Development

Join a Community of Visionary Leaders

The Baldrige Executive Fellows Program is a one-year, nationally ranked leadership development experience for direct reports to the most senior leader in the organization or business unit leaders. The program prepares this elite group of rising senior executives for impactful leadership and helps them emerge with a broader perspective on how to achieve performance excellence for their own organizations, stimulate innovation, and build the knowledge and capabilities necessary for organizational sustainability.

Featured in Leadership Excellence, “Peer Learning” (PDF) explains how Fellows learn and share leadership solutions with national role models and other executives.

Senior Executive Development

As a Baldrige Fellow, you’ll be part of a cohort of senior decision makers who learn from each other and from winners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest award for organizational performance excellence. From personal visits to these role-model organizations and their senior executives and from interactions with your cohort, you’ll establish relationships that will benefit you and your organization now and in the future.

Deadline for applying to the 2015–2016 program has passed.

The Baldrige Fellows program for 2015–2016 was oversubscribed, however it’s never too early to apply for the 2016–2017 cohort! 

If you have not made a decision about applying for the 2016–2017 program but would like us to follow up with you at a later date, just send us your name and contact information and we will do the rest!

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Contact Us

For more information on the Baldrige Executive Fellows Program: | 301.975.2036 |

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Program Benefits

  • In-depth learning from world-class organizations and their senior executives
  • A peer network of fellow executives to tap into now and in the future
  • Best practices and solutions to drive improvement in your organization’s results
  • A capstone project to address a strategic challenge or opportunity facing your organization
  • A deeper understanding of strategic planning; sustainability; integration of processes, plans, resources, and goals; and measuring the right things

What Baldrige Fellows Are Saying

performance excellence
comes to life

Kathy Kearney, VP, Business Project Leadership, John Deere Financial

One of the key take aways for me was the critical role leaders play in really setting the tone and creating an environment where performance excellence is deeply embedded in an organization’s culture. Leaders create the vision, communicate and reinforce the vision and demonstrate the behaviors that really make performance excellence come to life!

I’m a better leader

Brigadier General John Harris, Ohio Army National Guard

This program was everything I expected and more. Seeing high-performing organizations putting Baldrige into action will help me move it from an academic exercise to a true tool to move us down to road to performance excellence. The staff is first rate and all know of what they speak. It is apparent that the Executive in Residence has truly “walked the walk” and inserts real life vignettes into the program. I loved every minute and I’m a better leader for it!

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