Don't Have Time To Be An Examiner–Train Like One!
Learn how to use the Baldrige Excellence Framework and Criteria to evaluate an organization's processes and results and write actionable feedback that can help any organization improve! The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program offers a limited number of seats in its Award-winning Examiner Preparation Course through the Baldrige Examiner Training Experience (BETE) program. Learn the same methods and techniques used by examiners. Network directly with the Baldrige examiners and staff members throughout the training week.
How To Register
2017 BETE Training Course: Opens Early 2017
To Register Contact:
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2016 BETE Training Course: Closed
The BETE is a 3.5 day training course working side-by-side with Baldrige examiners and staff members. You will be working in groups, learning via the training's peer-driven case-study-based approach, to evaluate a fictitious organization against the Baldrige Criteria.
First-Time BETE participants attend Tuesday-Friday
Tuesday - New Examiner Orientation PDF
Wednesday–Friday - Examiner Preparation course PDF
Baldrige Program's Headquarters, Gaithersburg, MD
2016 Training Dates
Seating Limited | Reserve Early | First-Come, First-Served Basis
April 26—April 29
May 3—May 6
May 10—May 13
2016 BETE Tuition
Registration Deadline U.S. Domestic Attendees: April 1, 2016 (Closed)
Registration Deadline International Attendees: March 4, 2016 (Closed)
State and Local Training
Interested in training in your area, contact your state or local Baldrige-based award program to learn more about the training they offer. Some programs have a variety of training options at different times of the year.
In 2014 and 2015, the Baldrige Program received the first place award in the government and military category of the Leadership 500 Excellence Awards, an annual recognition of the world's best leadership development programs and initiatives. The honor for 2015 was announced on March 31, 2015—World Leadership Day.
What BETE Attendees Are Saying
best professional development program that I’ve ever attended
Dr. Mark J. Safferstone, Executive Director, UMW Campuses at Stafford and Dahlgren
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