Organizations all begin their journey at various levels of knowledge and understanding of the Baldrige Excellence Framework.

The PTE program was developed to assist and support organizations as they begin their journey toward performance excellence, and it can be adapted to “meet organizations where they are” and move them toward higher levels of performance.

Using the Baldrige Excellence Builder Framework, the Pathways to Excellence supports organizations to:

  • Understand key concepts and core values of the Performance Excellence Framework
  • Guidance to self-assess key processes and evaluate the extent of deployment, evaluation and Integration using performance excellence framework questions
  • Training to understand the requirements to develop the organization’s 20-page Lite Application, including common approaches and strategies
  • Comprehensive feedback report to understand the organization’s most important strengths and opportunities for improvement


Experience and Support—Two Steps, One Fee


Step 1

Guidance to develop the Organizational profile:

  • A facilitated session with senior leaders to develop the outline of an Organizational Profile
  • Following the session, the organization will write the OP and submit it to PENW
  • Written framework-based feedback on the organization’s profile
  • Successful completion of this step in the PTE program earns recognition at PENW’s annual Learning Symposium held each fall


Step 2

Developing the Lite Application:

  • A facilitated session to understand the linkages between approaches and how they are driving organizational results aligned to the Organizational Profile
  • Guidance and assisting in the development of a timeline to get you started on writing a 25-page Lite application to address the Baldrige Excellence Builder questions
  • An Executive Briefing to guide leaders through the feedback and prioritization of action in key areas
  • Successful completion of this step results in recognition at PENW’s annual Learning Symposium held each fall


Not sure how to get started?

PENW offers a complimentary executive presentation for those interested in getting started on their journey. The presentation is approximately 60 minutes and explains the Performance Excellence Framework, PENW’s programs and offers steps to get started. It is an ideal presentation for your senior leadership team and can be accomplished on-site or by webinar. After the discussion, you’ll know how get your organization started on the journey to performance excellence!

More information? Email or call 888-912-PENW (7369)

Pathways Pricing List

Cost/ Employees Total Cost Lite Assessment (Stand Alone) Includes $200 Intent to Apply Fee Total Cost Pathways to Excellence* Includes $200 Intent to Apply Fee & Cost of Lite Assessment (column on left) Total Cost Pathways to Excellence* 35% discount for Public Sector and Government Agencies
1 to 99 $1,150 $3,950 $2,550
100 to 499 $1,950 $4,950 $3,250
500+ $2,750 $5,950 $3,850
*All program fees are due at beginning and are non-refundable.