Don't Have Time To Be An Examiner–Train Like One!
Learn how to use the Baldrige Excellence Framework 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.
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’s award application against the Baldrige Criteria. The course does not offer an introductory primer on the Baldrige Criteria. Rather, participants learn to evaluate organizations as Baldrige examiners do, by applying the Criteria using a systematic process. Working in groups at tables, students actively participate in discussions with both experienced and new examiners, and they learn via these discussions and whole class report outs. Class discussions are facilitated by Baldrige staff and experienced examiners, with the sessions participant led not instructor led.
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2018 BETE Registration: Now Closed
2018 Registration Deadlines: U.S. Domestic Attendees (March 30, 2018*), International Attendees (March 2, 2018*)
*Seating Limited | Register Early | First-Come, First-Served Basis
Seating Limited | Register Early | First-Come, First-Served Basis
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2018 BETE Tuition
U.S. Domestic Attendees
Registration Deadline U.S. Domestic Attendees: March 30, 2018 (or when full)
Registration Deadline International Attendees: March 2, 2018 (or when full)
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.
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best professional development program that I’ve ever attended
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