The Partnership for Excellence offers webinars and training for organizational excellence with the Baldrige process in Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia.

2024 Application Writing Web Series - OPEN


The Partnership for Excellence (TPE) is excited to offer a six-week web series on how to write or strengthen a Baldrige/TPE application.

To enhance learning, short homework assignments (approximately one-hour per week) will be assigned between each session.

Dates: May 22 – June 26, 2024

Weekly one hour sessions - 1:30 to 2:30 EST

  • Purpose

    The series will cover how and why to use the Baldrige assessment process, the basics of the Baldrige Excellence Framework, how to gather the right information to develop an application, who should be involved in writing your application, how to organize and format an application, and the application process.

  • Highlights

    Fundamentals of Application:

    • How examiners assess an application
    • How to show a process is systematic
    • Discuss an understanding of core competencies
    • Crosswalk from profile components to items in the criteria
    • Who should be involved in writing your application
    • How to organize and format an application
    • Submitting the application

  • Materials Included

    Participants will receive a copy of the Baldrige Excellence Builder, application instruction materials, and tools and templates to facilitate the application writing process. TPE recommends that your entire writing team attend to take advantage of this dynamic and informative training opportunity.

    • Baldrige Excellence Builder
    • Application Instructions Materials
    • Sample Applications
    • Workbook

  • Details

    The instructors at all locations are experienced state and national examiners, training facilitators, organizational coaches, and judges. They offer decades of Baldrige experience, insights, and tips to help your organization sharpen its Baldrige knowledge and application writing skills.

    Margot Hoffman, Ph.D., President/CEO,
    Lauren Browning, Administration & Training Manager,
    The Partnership for Excellence

    Cost: $300.00 per person ($225.00 for 2024 TPE Individual & Organizational members.)

    Promotions: 10% discount to teams of 3 or more from the same organization.

    Payment: Check or credit card.

  • Workshop Brochure

    For more information, read the Application Writing Web Series Brochure.

  • Registration - OPEN

    Sign up at our Registration Page.

    Questions? Email Lauren Browning, Director, Training and Administrative Services, or call: (901) 830-4499.

The Partnership for Excellence offers training for organizational excellence in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and West Virginia.

2024–2025 - Leader2Leader - OPEN

Leader2Leader Collaborative Cohort

The Partnership for Excellence’s Leader2Leader Collaborative is a year-long professional development program, which is grounded in the Baldrige Excellence Framework and consists of educational sessions, best practice sharing, peer networking & collaboration, and leadership growth. Each cohort begins with a strategy session where participants engage in team building activities, hear lessons from Baldrige recipients, conduct a mock strategic planning session, and establish goals for the year.

On three occasions, throughout the year, participants will participate in a day of best practices led by Baldrige/TPE award recipients. Sessions will be conducted virtually or in-person, if available. In between sessions, participants engage in webinars, mentoring calls, and TPE’s annual Quest for Success conference. The year ends with participants presenting their process improvement project and graduation.

Kick-off Strategy Session – September 10, 2024

  • Purpose
    • Provide a leadership development opportunity that is grounded in the Baldrige Excellence Framework
    • Provide peer group networking for senior leaders throughout Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia
    • Develop future leaders for organizations
    • Ensure leadership support and alignment for organizations on the Baldrige journey
  • Focus
    • Benchmarking and deep dives into the Baldrige Excellence Framework
    • Organizations that are on or early on the Baldrige journey
  • Uniqueness
    • Curriculum is grounded in Baldrige Excellence Framework
    • TPE has an extensive network of leaders from Baldrige recipients to lead sessions, webinars & mentoring
    • Participants customize webinar topics based on outcome of first session
    • Participants develop lifelong relationships with members of cohort
  • Structure

    Structure of L2L Collaborative

    • Kick-off & Strategy Session – September 2024
    • Three one-day best practice sharing sessions led by Baldrige / TPE Award recipients (on-site or virtual)
    • Attend/participate in 2024 & 2025 Quest for Success
    • 8 webinars - months between best practice sessions
    • Topics customized by cohort in first session
    • Quarterly mentoring calls –1:1 with Baldrige expert
    • Presentation of process improvement project & graduation

  • Questions?

    For more details, contact Margot Hoffman.

  • Registration - OPEN

    Sign up at our Registration is Open.
    Questions? Email Margot Hoffman, President, CEO, The Partnership for Excellence.