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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.

Key Dates | How To Apply | Selection Process | Printable PDF Version of Product Sheet

Contact Us

For more information on the Baldrige Executive Fellows Program:
www.nist.gov/baldrige/fellows | 301.975.2036 | baldrige@nist.gov

Message from the Director

Welcome and Invitation to Apply


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 unique strategic challenge or opportunity facing your organization
  • A deeper understanding of strategy; sustainability; integration of processes, plans, resources, and goals; and measuring the right things

What Executive Fellows Are Saying

life changing

Dr. Brian E. Condit, Mountain State Health Alliance

The program was life changing for me. The opportunity to work with an exceptional group of fellows, the faculty and the Baldrige program itself was all I hoped for and more.

true payoff

Steve Schloss,United States Golf Association

The Fellows Program provides senior leaders the tools, framework, relationships, and best practice sharing in a highly interactive and thought provoking environment. We tend to move quickly and take little time out to learn and invest in our own growth. The one-year program commitment will have a true payoff personally and for my organization for the long term.

Baldrige Executive Fellows Program:

Baldrige Customer Service:
301.975.2036 Telephone
301.948.3716 Fax
baldrige@nist.gov Email

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