Who is an Examiner?

  • An individual passionate about  helping New Mexico become the State of Excellence
  • An individual with working sector knowledge (business, education, health care, government, non-profit)
  • An individual with job experience that covers topics in most all seven Baldrige Criteria categories
  • An individual with a reputation for ethical conduct and integrity
  • An individual who can undertake a temporary ‘project’ and create a ‘unique product’ for Organizations
  • An individual willing to commit personal time (approximately 110 hours)
  • An individual who attends the required training 
  • An individual experienced with team work, contributing equally in effort and meeting required deadlines
  • An Official Member of the NMPEA Board of Examiners

What are the Responsibilities of an Examiner?

  • Attend training on the Baldrige Framework for Excellence® and a 2-day training session on the Project process
  • Adhere to the Ethics, Code of Conduct, Confidentiality policies and disclose any Conflicts of Interest
  • Evaluate an Organization’s written Self-Assessment including:
  • Review, develop key factors, prepare written comments, determine scores,
  • participate in team consensus meetings and site visit,
  • prepare a written Feedback Report on strengths and opportunities for improvement
  • participate in the Executive Briefing to clarify comments and offer additional feedback

What are the Benefits of being an Examiner?

  • Professional development at its best! 
  • Professional challenge that expands knowledge base, enhances effectiveness, sharpens skills
  • A key role in making New Mexico ‘the State of Excellence’ 
  • Knowledge and application of the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence®
  • Networking opportunities with other professionals
  • Experience that adds value to your own organization
  • Exposure to best practices
  • Résumé builder 
  • Public recognition of service 

Why would my employer support this?

  • Examiners are able to see their Organization in a different light;
  • Examiner knowledge and experience can be applied to benefit the organization;
  • Examiners understand the value and mechanics of consensus building
  • Examiners are exposed to best practices;
  • Examiners are knowledgeable in the application of the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence®
    • Your Employer will be recognized as an Organization supporting New Mexico’s quest to be ‘the State of Excellence’ in accordance with Executive Order 2012-003

Become An Examiner

Being an Examiner is seasonal.  Right now, we aren't accepting applications.  If you're interested in being on the next Board of Examiners, please let us know.  We'll contact you with an application as soon as we can.  

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