Information for Applicants

Intent to Apply form

Guidelines for Applicants

 

Applying for a Partners in Performance Excellence award is an important step in your commitment to excellence and improvement. The combination of self-reflection that occurs during the application writing process, and the valuable feedback you will receive from our seasoned examiners will provide critical insight into your key internal & external factors shaping your environment. 

It is VERY helpful if you have at least one person in your organization who has training on how to be an examiner.  Examiners are trained on how to evaluate applications against the Baldrige Criteria.  In your organization, they can make sure your application responds to criteria questions in a way that the examiner team can easily parse. PiPEx also delives workshops on application writing.  If there are no public application writing workshops on the schedule, contact us to schedule in-house training.

Key Dates

 

  • Intent to Apply/Eligibility Form and processing fee

    • Due no later than May 10, 2019

  • Full Application Fee

    • Due: June 28, 2019

  • Examiner Registration and Applications

    • Due: July 20, 2019

  • Full Application

    • Due: July 26, 2019

  • Examiner Training Kick-off Webinar

    • Due: July 19, 2019

  • Examiner Software Webinar

    • Due: July 26, 2019

  • Examiner Training Workshop

    • August 1-2, 2019

  • Applicant Site Visits:

    • October 2-4, 2019

  • 2019 Performance Excellence Awards Ceremony/Conference - TBD November

Organizations who are PiPEx members at the Elite or Premium level can apply at any time.  See the Guidelines for Applicants for details.

How to Apply

  1. File your Intent to Apply form along with the processing fee.  That gives us official notice, some basic information about you, and helps us to plan the examination cycle.

  2. Submit your full application fee.  This step ensures that you have made a commitment to completing the application, and helps us to make final arrangements for examination.

  3. Submit your completed application document.

  4. Schedule and host a site visit.

  5. Receive and discuss examiner feedback & award

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