As a Baldrige Examiner® you will
Examiners are appointed for approximately one year, beginning in April. Examiners must complete a virtual evaluation of an applicant in order to receive credit for being on the Board of Examiners.
Serving on the Board of Examiners requires extensive training for and completion of Virtual Evaluation of an award application, typically about 150 hours between April and August. Additionally, 25-30% of our examiners complete a site visit, a commitment of up to an additional 100 hours during September and October. A site visit includes five days of virtual interviews and possible travel to the applicant's work site. 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.
March - May
(including planning, preparation, consensus calls, applicant calls, and post-call work)
Site visit preparation
25-30% of Board
25-30% of Board
5 days, 12-14 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. If you are selected to the national Board of Examiners, you'll be assigned to an application based on your knowledge and experience and on the need to avoid conflicts of interest.