As a Baldrige Examiner you will
Examiners are appointed for approximately one year, beginning in April.
Serving on the Board of Examiners requires training for and completion of an Independent Review and a Consensus Review of an award application, typically about 200 hours between April and August. Additionally, 25-30% of our examiners complete a site visit, a commitment of up to an additional 150 hours during September and October, including a seven-day trip to an award applicant's work site and completing a team report for the applicant. While participating in a site visit is a large time commitment, we strongly encourage our examiners to be available for site visit work. Most of our examiners say that the site visit is the most rewarding part of an examiner's work.
Classroom training in Maryland
(including planning, preparation, consensus calls, and post-call work)
Site visit preparation
25-30% of Board
25-30% of Board
6-7 days, 14-16 hours per day
*Approximate Time Commitment
As a Baldrige examiner, you'll be expected to observe the Code of Ethical Conduct PDF
You'll be expected to meet all the requirements associated with reviewing an organization's award application fairly and competently. For example, you'll need to use the Baldrige Excellence Framework and Criteria and the corresponding scoring system, adhere to review processes, meet site visit requirements if you participate, and avoid conflicts of interest. Thorough documentation and written communication are essential.
We assign examiners to award applications with the goal of ensuring the fairest, most competent evaluation possible. You'll be assigned to an application based on your knowledge and experience and on the need to avoid conflicts of interest.