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Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

The Baldrige Program oversees the nation's only Presidential award for performance excellence while offering a wide array of award-winning products and services, including the world-renowned Baldrige Excellence Framework. We invite you to learn about the Baldrige community dedicated to helping organizations improve.

new Improvement Tools

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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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Baldrige Program External Review

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Learn about the Baldrige Program External Review and view monthly updates to stay informed of the assessment progress.

About the Review

Program Review Impacts

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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


A New Baldrige Star Shines in Heaven*

A Baldrige star has left our earthly realm and now shines brightly in heaven. On August 6 th , 2023, former Baldrige Program staff member Mary Jane Poulter

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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