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The Official Baldrige Blog

Resources for the Baldrige Community


One of the Baldrige Program's strategic advantages is its very engaged community. In fact, Baldrige not only depends on its dedicated volunteer workforce of examiners but on the community members that continue to support use of the Baldrige Excellence Framework and its Criteria by all organizations, big and small. This support stems from community members' patriotism and sincere desire to help organizations in every sector succeed, from the schools that teach our children, the manufacturers that create the products we use everyday, the hospitals that care for our families, the service organizations that make our lives more pleasant, the small businesses that employ us, and the nonprofits that provide services in our own communities.

To support the work of volunteers, the Baldrige Program has recently updated a set of PowerPoint files (slide set) and graphics that anyone may download free of charge and use in presentations, papers, etc.

The 2015 slide set modules are

  • Introduction to the Baldrige Program
  • Introduction to the Baldrige Excellence Framework
  • Baldrige Excellence Framework (Business/Nonprofit)
  • Baldrige Excellence Framework (Education)
  • Baldrige Excellence Framework (Health Care)
  • The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
  • Self-Assessing Your Organization with the Baldrige Excellence Framework
  • Performance Excellence: A Systems Approach and Tools
  • Baldrige Program Impacts

Baldrige graphics free to download include Criteria overview frameworks for business/nonprofit, education, and health care; illustrations that depict learning and the maturation of processes; and a visual on the role of core values and concepts.

Frequently asked questions related to Baldrige are also currently being updated.

Thank you for the many ways that you use this slide set and graphics to spread word about the value of Baldrige.

About the author

Dawn Bailey

Dawn Bailey is a writer/editor for the Baldrige Program and involved in all aspects of communications, from leading the Baldrige Executive Fellows program to managing the direction of case studies, social media efforts, and assessment teams. She has more than 25 years of experience, 18 years at the Baldrige Program. Her background is in English and journalism, with degrees from the University of Connecticut and an advanced degree from George Mason University.

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