Benefits of Being an Examiner

Below are 20 benefits of the tremendous professional development opportunity being a hard-working, engaged examiner offers:

  1. A resume-noticeable accomplishment
  2. Public recognition of accomplishment including a certificate and employer letter signed by Virginia’s Senators
  3. Continued personal learning and professional development – sharpening skills and adding knowledge valuable to other types of certification efforts
  4. Recertification or continuing education credits in some professions and certifications, e.g. ASQ
  5. Mental stimulation, acuity, and agility gained from participating in the evaluation process and interacting with other examiners
  6. Applied knowledge of the Baldrige Excellence Framework including its “World Class” Criteria for Performance Excellence
  7. Understanding how to apply the Framework in one’s own organization
  8. Strengthen your ability to use the Baldrige Excellence Framework for organizational assessment.
  9. Develop analytical, team-work and consensus-building skills and a systems perspective that can be applied at your home or organization.
  10. Exposure to best practices from other organizations and sectors to apply in one’s own organization
  11. Networking with performance excellence professionals who share a common language
  12. Complimentary registration for Examiner Training, and registration discounts for other SPQA events, e.g. the Inquirer’s Guide to the Baldrige Framework Workshop, which is held several times annually
  13. A developmental path for advancing in the SPQA Program
  14. Potential advancement to the national Baldrige Program
  15. Experiencing a sense of pride and giving back to the community
  16. Even though there is a good deal of work involved in being an Examiner – the return on investment (ROI) is HUGE!
  17. The people you meet are top notch, the exposure to different business and industry models expands your horizons and best of all, it is a lot of fun!
  18. Exposure to different business and industry sectors and models expands your horizons
  19. Experiencing a profound sense of accomplishment for a job well done when an evaluation cycle is completed
  20.  And best of all, it is a lot of fun!