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Information for Examiners

Examiner selection for 2020 will take place from May 1st - May 29th.  Please check back regularly for updates and information on this year's examiner opportunities.

 As volunteers, examiners evaluate and provide feedback to communities across the United States that participate in this Program. Feedback is based on their responses to the questions in the Communities of Excellence Framework.  The feedback report is a key reason why communities apply for the Communities of Excellence Recognition. 

There are three levels:

Commitment to Community Excellence

Time Frame:  July 17th to October 5th, 2020 including 1 video conference.

At this level the applications will include only the Community Profile. Applications will be a maximum of 10 pages plus a glossary of abbreviations. 

Estimated Time Commitment:  5-7 hours

Estimated Number of Examiners Needed: 24

Journey to Community Excellence

Time Frame:  June 17th to September 30th, 2020 including 2 video conferences

Community Applications will include a Community Profile, responses to category 1, category 2, item 7.1 questions (1) and (2), and item 7.4 question (1) and item 7.5 question (2).  The application will be a maximum of 17 pages plus a glossary of abbreviations.

Estimated Time Commitment:  20 hours

Estimated Number of Examiners Needed: 24

Community of Excellence 

Time Frame:  June 16th to September 25th including 2-3 video conferences

Community Applications will include a Community Profile and responses to categories 1-7.  The application will be a maximum of 35 pages plus a glossary of abbreviations.

Estimated Time Commitment:  40 hours

Estimated Number of Examiners Needed:  36

To volunteer as an examiner at any level

Between May 1st and 29th, 2020, email Stephanie Norling snorling@communitiesofexcellence2026.org and include a couple sentences on the following:

  • Your knowledge/skill/background in Baldrige and improving community performance.
  • Your general availability for the video conference dates (see Timeline and Key Information document for each level).
  • Your level preference. Please use 1st, 2nd, 3rd to rank.

Interested in leading an assessment team?  Email Stephanie for more information about the team lead responsibilities.