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Becoming a PENW Examiner

It's challenging work, but your personal growth and learning is invaluable

THANK YOU for your interest in participating as an examiner for the Performance Excellence Northwest (PENW) programs!!!

 

This is a regionally recognized group of performance excellence practitioners and leaders. Participation supports your own professional development, provides valuable feedback to organizations' on the performance excellence journey and generates valuable growth to the Pacific 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!  

Making an informed decision

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. To help New Examiners better understand the time commitment, you find a brief outline below. 

Many first time examiners are assigned to a Lite Application to reduce the workload and deepen the learning experience. Any questions?  Schedule a time with the Executive Director who can provide answers to all your questions so you can make an informed commitment to this elite role.  Or reach to askus@performanceexcellencenw.org or call 503-962-3433 and we’ll respond with more information via email or give you a call.

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"What I learned as an Examiner was more valuable for understanding how to improve our organization than any other training or education I have experienced."

Kola Ogunrinola, PhD, SH(ASCP), FIBMS, CSCi

 Director of Operations, St. Luke's Health System

 Boise, Idaho

But wait..
You'd rather learn more about Performance Excellence but without the time commitment?

The PENW Examiner Experience is for you.

Let's face it, being an examiner is not an easy accomplishment, especially with a busy schedule. The Examiner Experience allows you to attend all the training, without all of the homework and time commitment to participating on an assessment team.
 

In the table below, you will find this alternative course listed below.

Take Charge of Your Career!

Register to become an Examiner today!
OR
Enroll for PENW Examiner Experience today!

As an individual contributor or a leader of others, learning this systematic organizational assessment process will change the way you see your organization and your future career steps as a leader. Invest in yourself, learn skills to be a more effective manager and leader.

  • An Early View of the Streamlined Application & Examiner Processes
    An Early View of the Streamlined Application & Examiner Processes
    Thu, May 09
    Virtual Presentation & Discussion
    May 09, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
    Virtual Presentation & Discussion
    Attend this webinar to learn about the "new" Baldrige application and examiner processes as the roll out in spring-summer 2024.
  • 2024 Annual Learning Symposium
    2024 Annual Learning Symposium
    Tue, Sep 24
    Microsoft World Headquarter, Building 30
    Sep 24, 2024, 8:00 AM PDT – Sep 26, 2024, 5:00 PM PDT
    Microsoft World Headquarter, Building 30, 3910 163rd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052 (Building 30)
    Join us for our 28th Annual event. Chalk full of regional and national best practices you can implement in your organization.
  • Examiner Training -- Fall 2024 (Oct-Nov)
    Examiner Training -- Fall 2024 (Oct-Nov)
    Included in Membership
    Sat, Oct 05
    Weekly Facilitated Virtual Session
    Oct 05, 2024, 1:00 PM PDT – Nov 16, 2024, 2:50 PM PST
    Weekly Facilitated Virtual Session
    Becoming a PENW Examiner is a tremendous professional development opportunity that can influence and impact the way you lead and manage for the rest of your career.
  • Examiner Experience -- Fall 2024 (Oct-Nov)
    Examiner Experience -- Fall 2024 (Oct-Nov)
    Included in Membership
    Sat, Oct 05
    Weekly Facilitated Virtual Session
    Oct 05, 2024, 1:00 PM PDT – Nov 16, 2024, 3:50 PM PST
    Weekly Facilitated Virtual Session
    Let's face it, being an examiner is not an easy accomplishment, especially with a busy schedule. The Examiner Experience allows you to attend all the training, without the burden of the homework and time commitment to participating on an assessment team.
  • How Baldrige Principles Can Unite Your Community
    How Baldrige Principles Can Unite Your Community
    Thu, Apr 11
    Virtual Presentation & Discussion
    Apr 11, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
    Virtual Presentation & Discussion
    Attend this webinar to learn about the updated Baldrige Societal Contributions questions and how they prepare a region to go further using the Communities of Excellence Framework.
  • Advantages & Concerns of a Results-Focused Process
    Advantages & Concerns of a Results-Focused Process
    Thu, Mar 07
    Virtual Presentation & Discussion
    Mar 07, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
    Virtual Presentation & Discussion
    Attend this webinar to learn more about balancing outcomes and approaches as a crucial mindset for longer-term success.
  • Deeper Dive into the 2024 Baldrige Award Criteria
    Deeper Dive into the 2024 Baldrige Award Criteria
    Thu, Feb 08
    Virtual Presentation & Discussion
    Feb 08, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
    Virtual Presentation & Discussion
    Attend this webinar to learn more about the new Baldrige Award Criteria are organized around eight performance dimensions that both enable and reflect organizational resilience and long-term success.
  • Overview of the 2024 Baldrige Award Criteria
    Overview of the 2024 Baldrige Award Criteria
    Thu, Jan 11
    Virtual Presentation & Discussion
    Jan 11, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
    Virtual Presentation & Discussion
    Attend this webinar to learn more about the new Baldrige Award Criteria are organized around eight performance dimensions that both enable and reflect organizational resilience and long-term success.
  • Examiner Experience -- Fall 2023 (Nov-Dec)
    Examiner Experience -- Fall 2023 (Nov-Dec)
    Included in Membership
    Fri, Nov 03
    Weekly Facilitated Virtual Session
    Nov 03, 2023, 1:00 PM PDT – Dec 15, 2023, 2:50 PM PST
    Weekly Facilitated Virtual Session
    Let's face it, being an examiner is not an easy accomplishment, especially with a busy schedule. The Examiner Experience allows you to attend all the training, without the burden of the homework and time commitment to participating on an assessment team.
  • Examiner Training -- Fall 2023 (Nov-Dec)
    Examiner Training -- Fall 2023 (Nov-Dec)
    Included in Membership
    Fri, Nov 03
    Weekly Facilitated Virtual Session
    Nov 03, 2023, 1:00 PM PDT – Dec 15, 2023, 2:50 PM PST
    Weekly Facilitated Virtual Session
    Becoming a PENW Examiner is a tremendous professional development opportunity that can influence and impact the way you lead and manage for the rest of your career.
  • 2023 Annual Learning Symposium
    2023 Annual Learning Symposium
    Included in Membership
    Tue, Oct 17
    McMenamins Anderson School, Bothell, WA
    Oct 17, 2023, 8:00 AM PDT – Oct 19, 2023, 3:00 PM PDT
    McMenamins Anderson School, Bothell, WA, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011, USA
    Join us for our 27th Annual event. Chalk full of regional and national best practices you can implement in your organization.
  • Using the Organizational Profile to Develop Your Road Ahead
    Using the Organizational Profile to Develop Your Road Ahead
    Thu, Sep 21
    Online Presentation & Discussion
    Sep 21, 2023, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
    Online Presentation & Discussion
    By attending this course you will have an understanding of the role of an Organizational Profile and how to use it for more effective planning!
  • Boiling the Frog - Successful Organizational Transformation
    Boiling the Frog - Successful Organizational Transformation
    Thu, Aug 24
    Online Presentation & Discussion
    Aug 24, 2023, 8:00 AM – 8:05 AM
    Online Presentation & Discussion
    By attending this course you will be exposed to a model for transforming your organization in a sustainable way...not actually boil frogs!
  • Better Analysis = Better Decisions -- A Quick Guide to Understanding Variation
    Better Analysis = Better Decisions -- A Quick Guide to Understanding Variation
    Thu, Jul 27
    Online Presentation & Discussion
    Jul 27, 2023, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
    Online Presentation & Discussion
    How do you seek and use data to make decisions? How much is enough? Does it tell me the complete picture? These are questions that often frustrate leaders and decision-makers everywhere, and keep us from being able to capture the power of data when making important decisions.
  • Examiner Training -- Summer 2023 (June 16-Sept 15)
    Examiner Training -- Summer 2023 (June 16-Sept 15)
    Included in Membership
    Fri, Jun 16
    Weekly Facilitated Virtual Session
    Jun 16, 2023, 1:00 PM PDT – Sep 15, 2023, 2:50 PM PDT
    Weekly Facilitated Virtual Session
    Becoming a PENW Examiner is a tremendous professional development opportunity that can influence and impact the way you lead and manage for the rest of your career.
  • Examiner Experience -- Summer 2023 (June 16-Aug 25)
    Examiner Experience -- Summer 2023 (June 16-Aug 25)
    Included in Membership
    Fri, Jun 16
    Weekly Facilitated Virtual Session
    Jun 16, 2023, 1:00 PM PDT – Aug 25, 2023, 2:50 PM PDT
    Weekly Facilitated Virtual Session
    Let's face it, being an examiner is not an easy accomplishment, especially with a busy schedule. The Examiner Experience allows you to attend all the training, without the burden of the homework and time commitment to participating on an assessment team.
  • Where do we begin? Develop Your Organization Profile
    Where do we begin? Develop Your Organization Profile
    Included in Membership
    Thu, Apr 27
    Virtual/On-line Webinar
    Apr 27, 2023, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM PDT
    Virtual/On-line Webinar
    In this webinar, you will be introduced to the concept of an Organizational Profile, why it is important to have and use, and tips to develop your own. This introductory webinar is perfect for anyone who wishes to achieve higher levels of organizational performance.
  • E=mc²: Solving the Equation of Performance Excellence
    E=mc²: Solving the Equation of Performance Excellence
    Included in Membership
    Fri, Mar 24
    Virtual/On-line Webinar
    Mar 24, 2023, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM PDT
    Virtual/On-line Webinar
    In this webinar, you will be introduced to the Performance Excellence Framework as an equation and discuss methods you can take to "solve" change at an accelerated rate. This introductory webinar is perfect for anyone who wishes to achieve higher levels of organizational performance.

Don't Just Listen to Us, Listen to Them

Experience What's Like to Work With Other Quality Professionals To Selflessly Help Organizations Get Better. Most Take Away More Than They Give.

Performance Excellence assessment teams have been volunteering their time and knowledge for the take-away of an enhanced understanding of what excellence looks like in action. Consider becoming a PENW Examiner today!

The Result: Your personal growth as a leader and professional.

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