California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) holds annual training to prepare Examiners to evaluate award applications through the lens of the Baldrige Criteria. These Examiners are volunteers and represent a diverse background of industry and professional experience. Attendees will learn how to apply the Criteria for Performance Excellence to an organization, evaluate an application, and develop comment writing skills. The training is facilitated by experienced state and national examiners, who will guide the attendees through exercises that allow for group-based learning that simulates the overall examination process.
Virtual Examiner Training Overview
Training will be conducted virtually by a combination of self-study, online modules, and virtual training sessions. Once you have registered for training, CCE will invite you to join our online training account which contains pre-work materials, step-by-step instructions and training modules that will guide you through the pre-work assignment and prepare you for the virtual training sessions.
Part 1: Training Modules (completed on your own time prior to virtual sessions):
Your training begins with a set of online modules which will take you from understanding the role of an Examiner, to learning the Baldrige Criteria, and all the way through to the steps in analyzing an application and writing feedback.
We know that learning all this information can sometimes be confusing and difficult. Please know that we are happy to answer any questions you have as you go through this material. Going through the online modules will take you about 3-4 hours, and we highly recommend not trying to binge watch.
Part 2: Pre-Work Assignment (completed on your own time prior to virtual sessions):
The purpose of the pre-work assignment is (1) to prepare you to fully participate in the training experience, and (2) become familiar with the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence.
The pre-work assignment will take you up to 25 hours to complete. Please submit your assignment to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline associated with the training week you register for. If you do not complete the assignment, you will not be allowed to participate in the virtual training sessions and training will be non-refundable.
Part 3: Virtual Training Sessions (scheduled sessions):
It is required to attend all four 2.5-hour sessions. We will be using video conferencing for the training sessions and recommend you use a computer with a camera and audio. The meeting link will be provided within the online training account.
Upcoming Virtual Examiner Training
We are only offering Training Experience Only (attendees will not be placed on an examination team) in September since we are currently in our 2020 examination cycle. This training is for individuals who would like to learn how to apply the Criteria for Performance Excellence to an organization, evaluate a fictitious application, and develop comment writing skills. The training is facilitated by experienced state and national examiners, who will guide the attendees through exercises that allow for group-based learning that simulates the overall examination process.
Training Experience Only
September 22-25, 2020 daily from 1:00-3:30 pm (PDT).
Registration Fee: CCE Members: $1,000; Non-Members: $1,200
If paying by credit card a 4.9% processing fee and a $0.99 service charge will be applied to each registration.