Invaluable growth and learning

Thank you for your interest in participating as an examiner!

PENW is a nationally recognized group of performance excellence practitioners and leaders. Participation as an Examiner supports your own professional development, provides valuable feedback to organizations’ on the performance excellence journey and generates valuable growth to the Northwest region (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington). Anyone currently working in the sectors of business, public service, nonprofit, education and healthcare are welcome to participate in this elite group. We encourage you to sign-up, become trained and join the PENW Board of Examiners today!

Becoming a PENW Examiner is a tremendous professional development opportunity that can serve you and your employer for years to come. It’s a humbling commitment and one that we hold with great respect; organizations invite us in to assess their performance against the Baldrige Performance Excellence framework, and in turn, we offer them feedback (strengths and opportunities for improvement) regarding next steps on their improvement journey.

Any questions? Reach to askus@performanceexcellencenw.org or call 888-912-7369 and we’ll respond with more information via email or give you a call. To help New Examiners better understand the time commitment, you find a brief outline below.

Examiner Time Commitment

wdt_ID ACTIVITY FULL (hours) LITE (hours)
1

Training (4 hours virtual, 16 hours face-to-face)

20

20

2

Pre-work (after virtual training, before classroom)

5–7

5–7

3 Individual Review 20–40

16

4 Consensus Preparation: Conment wWriting 8–16 4
5 Participation in Consensus Meeting(s) 8

4

PENW Examiner Training

PENW Examiner Training schedule mirrors the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program’s two-day format. You will be expected to have the homework done in order to attend the class. All PENW Examiners and Judges are required to take examiner training every two years to stay current (same as National Examiner requirement).

PENW has three groups of PENW Examiners: New, Returning and Experienced. Their training requirements and cost are listed below:

  • NEW Examiner = volunteers who have never attended training
    • Training requirements are in two parts; virtual and face-to-face. Four (4) hours of virtual training and two 8-hour days in face-to-face training, with homework and a case study review assignment.
    • Cost = $199
  • RETURNING Examiner = volunteers who have attended training more than two years ago, but have not yet served on a team
    • Training requirements are in two parts; virtual and face-to-face. Four (4) hours of virtual training and one 8-hour day in face-to-face training, with homework and a case study review assignment.
    • Cost = $99
  • EXPERIENCED Examiner = volunteers who have attended training and have served on a team

    • Training requirements are virtual ONLY. Four (4) hours of virtual training with homework and a case study review assignment.
    • Cost = $49

 

 

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