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Examiner Benefits:

Strengthen your ability to use the Criteria for Performance Excellence for organizational assessment Network with some of Pennsylvania’s foremost experts in business, education, health care, and government and other not-for-profit organizations Learn how leading organizations achieve performance excellence Use your expertise to improve Pennsylvania’s competitiveness and quality of life Receive valuable training and experience in understanding and applying the Criteria to all types of organizations in the Commonwealth Develop analytical and consensus-building skills and a systems perspective that can be applied at your home organization Attend the annual ceremony where leaders of recipient organizations are presented with the Award for Excellence

Examiner Duties:

Review, analyze, and score at least one written application Participate in the consensus review process and site visit of the applicant’s organization Prepare the final scorebook that is the foundation for written feedback reports to applicants Participate in a consensus review process and site visit to outstanding organizations For information on the timing of these activities, please review the KAPE timeline

Examiner Selection Criteria:

Expertise in business, education, health care management, government, or not-for-profit sectors Knowledge of practices and improvement strategies leading to performance excellence Length, breadth, and type of experiences Analytical, communication, team and leadership skills Related education, training, and/or certifications

Examiner Code of Ethics:

Members of the Board of Examiners are expected to carry out their duties and responsibilities in the KAPE Award process in accordance with the Code of Ethical Standards

Examiner Appointment:

All candidates must complete an Examiner Application, which can be downloaded from the Downloads and Forms Page.  Examiners are appointed for a one-year term, but may reapply for additional service Three-day uncompensated training is required each year. To minimize the need for travel, Examiner training will be held at various locations across Pennsylvania. Review of written applications is carried out at Examiners’ work or home locations. Examiners may need to travel to Consensus Meetings and Site Visits. Employers are encouraged to support employees who volunteer by giving them time to participate and by reimbursing their expenses

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