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Baldrige Executive Fellows Program

How to Apply

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!

To apply, submit the following documents:

  1. Your resumé, including e-mail, postal address, and telephone contact information; and the name and e-mail address of an assistant or alternate contact person
  2. An organizational chart that includes names and titles showing your position within the organization
  3. A recommendation letter from your highest-ranking official showing the organization’s support of your participation in the program
  4. A list of key competitors (in order that we may avoid creating a cohort that would be unable to share effectively due to competitive situations)

Send the complete package of documents to:
Robert Fangmeyer
Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
Bldg. 101/A600, 100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Selection Process

Selection decisions will be based on (1) sector mix, (2) appropriate level within the organization, (3) likelihood to follow through, (4) diversity, and (5) no direct competitors with participating award recipients or other Fellows. Candidates will be notified of the decision by January 30, 2015. Tuition payment of $25,000 is due by February 27, 2015. The fee covers all materials, as well as a standard hotel room and at least four meals for each session.

About Fellows | Program Benefits  | Printable PDF Version of Product Sheet

Contact Us

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

Key Dates


  • April 12-14

    Program kickoff
    27th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference
    Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
    Baltimore, MD
  • June 24-25

    Two-day on-site at Baldrige Award recipient-
    Orlando, FL
  • September 24-25

    Two-day on-site at Baldrige Award recipient-
    Premier, Inc.
    Charlotte, NC


  • January 12-13

    Two-day on-site at Baldrige Award recipient-
    Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. (now Part of Marriott International)
    Pentagon City, VA
  • April 2

    28th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference
    Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
    Baltimore, MD

What Baldrige Fellows Are Saying

special group of leaders

Doug Patten, M.D., Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

Before our first gathering, I read about the other Fellows, their organizations, and the work they’d been doing. I could tell I was going to be among a special group of leaders who wanted to learn. I came to appreciate over the year how much our Fellows experience together has helped us become better as learners who lead.

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