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Information for Examiners

We are now accepting volunteers to serve as examiners for the 2020 Assessment and Recognition Program!

The examiner application period lasts from July 1st to August 1st.  See information at the bottom of this page for specific details.

As volunteers, examiners use the Communities of Excellence criteria to evaluate and provide feedback to communities across the United States that participate in this Program. The feedback report is a key reason why communities apply for the Communities of Excellence Recognition. 

Please note that this year we are in need of level 3 experienced examiners!

There are three levels:

Level 1- Commitment to Community Excellence

Examiner Time Frame:  September 17th to November 25th, 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: 4

Level 2 - Journey to Community Excellence

Examiner Time Frame:  August 17th to November 13th, 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: 4

Level 3 - Community of Excellence 

Examiner Time Frame:  August 17th to November 20th 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:  24

To volunteer as an examiner at any level

Between July 1st and August 1st, 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.