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Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

The Baldrige Program is the nation's only public-private partnership dedicated to improving the performance, resilience, and long-term success of U.S. businesses and other organizations. Experience how Baldrige can enable your organization to prepare, adapt, innovate, and thrive in today’s ever-changing, dynamic environment.

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Job Quality Toolkit

Actionable tool that organizations can use to improve the quality of the jobs they offer. This improvement tool is rooted in the Baldrige Excellence Framework®.

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Foundations for a Successful Business

Beginner framework tool that helps you identify and leverage your strengths and prepare to face your challenges. Describes organizational success in seven fundamental areas.

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Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Visit the Baldrige Foundation to learn how it supports the Baldrige Program and what you can do to help.

News and Updates

2024 Cohort of Baldrige Fellows Announced

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program at NIST is pleased to announce the names of 18 executives who are set to begin a year-long leadership development


Independence Day 2024

Your friends at the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program wish you a happy Independence Day on July 4th.

Baldrige Executive Fellows Program


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What Executive Fellows Are Saying

walk the talk

Jo Ann Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, AARP Inc.

I was able to establish invaluable connections and garner insights into how other leading organizations are developing and implementing innovative, effective strategies in support of operational excellence and leadership development. A significant insight is that the leadership and senior management must  model its organization's mission consistently, with passion and enthusiasm. They must truly "walk the talk"—particularly during times of change.


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