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

Becoming an Examiner is a great way to contribute to New Mexico and grow as a professional!  We are looking forward to having you serve as a member of the 2019 Board of New Mexico Performance Excellence Award Examiners!

2019 NMPEA TRAININGS and Dates

The 2019 Baldrige Criteria and Examiner Orientation Workshop (required for all NEW Examiners and recommended as a refresher of returning examiners) will be held on Tuesday, June 18th from 8:00am-4:00pm at Cooperative Education Services, 4216 Balloon Park Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. This workshop is required for new Examiners and recommended for returning Examiners.

The 2-day Examiner Training (required for all Examiners) will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 15th and 16th from 8:00am-4:00pm at Jaynes Corp Training Center, 2906 Broadway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107.

A ~half-day team-specific training will be led by the team’s technical coach and will serve as the official kick-off of the Examiner team’s work. This training will be scheduled by each team during the first half of August.