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2019 Baldrige Examiner Training Experience

A Unique Professional Development Opportunity

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The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is offering a limited number of seats in its 2019 examiner training course for a fee through its Baldrige Examiner Training Experience (BETE) program. You can learn the same methods and techniques used by examiners without having to serve as an examiner.

The BETE is a highly interactive training experience in which you will learn how to use the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence to

  • evaluate an organization’s processes,
  • evaluate an organization’s results, and
  • write actionable feedback that can help any organization improve.

This is accomplished as you work in groups with experienced and new examiners to evaluate a fictitious organization’s responses to the Baldrige Criteria, with the discussions facilitated by experienced Baldrige staff and examiners. This case study approach provides a hands-on, interactive learning opportunity that you don’t want to miss.

Baldrige 2018 LEAD Winners Circle Award for Custom Content Programming - Continuing Education Program with Emphasis on Leadership/Organizational Development (
Baldrige examiner training, including the BETE offering, has been nationally recognized as part of the Baldrige Program’s LEAD Awards, which rank its offerings among the very best U.S. and global continuing-education programs in leadership training and employee development. The LEAD Awards, highlighted in Leadership Excellence Essentials magazine and presented by, recognize and honor corporations, educational institutions, and individuals that excel in offering top leadership initiatives and programs on a local to global scale. 

In 2019, the training is being offered the following weeks at the Baldrige Program’s headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD:

  • April 23–26
  • April 30–May 3
  • May 7–May 10

You can choose the week that best fits your schedule, but do not delay in registering because seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

2019 BETE Registration: Now Open

Registration Deadlines: U.S. Domestic Attendees (March 29, 2019), International Attendees (March 8, 2019)

Seating Limited | Register Early | First-Come, First-Served Basis

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

In my more than 40 years of professional experience, [the Baldrige Examiner Training Experience] was the best professional development program—content and delivery—that I’ve ever attended. I met great colleagues, individuals who were more interested in facilitating others’ learning than proving their own expertise. … My experience as a Visiting Examiner was a professional highlight and my certificate is proudly displayed in my office!


Released February 13, 2019