Application & Examination Process
KyCPE promotes the Baldrige Excellence Framework in Kentucky
The Framework comprises questions surrounding seven areas of organizational operations -
answering the questions helps organizations better understand and satisfy their customers, students, patients, stakeholders, and workforce.
Testimonial - Why Use the Application Process?
The Framework is based upon proven organizational concepts, is systematic, and is fact and results-based. The Framework is introduced to organizations through the 4-tiered award application process and through our coaching work.
All organizations can utilize the Baldrige Excellence Framework: prior award winners have come from the Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Service industries.
KYCPE encourages organizations to apply for an Award at any of four Levels: Level 1 is Interest, Level 2 is Commitment, Level 3 is Achievement, and Level 4 is Excellence.
The Level 1 application may be applied for at any time during the year, while Levels 2-4 require a January application.
Click the Application Process Overview link in the blue box for an overview of the award cycle process.
Download the applications for Level 1 and Levels 2-4 from the blue box here.
We encourage you to subscribe to our calendar of events and milestones.
KyCPE offers award application training at its annual conference and upon request. To request application training, use the "contact" button on the bar above.
Applications for an award are evaluated by a team of examiners who draft a feedback report. The report is reviewed and reworked by a panel of judges before being sent to the applicant. Feedback reports are sent to the applicant at least two weeks prior to the annual conference - at the conference, the awards are presented. Applicants agree: the feedback report points the way to the next improvement cycle.
Intent to Apply Fee should be mailed with your Intent to Apply Form to:
710 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40502
Awardees Recognized at 2018 Conference
Graves Gilbert Clinic - Level 2 - Commitment
Jessamine County Schools - Level 2 - Commitment
Lee County Board of Education - Level 2 - Commitment
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE CURRENT CYCLE
October 31, 2019 Intent to Apply due from Level 2-4 Applicants
November 15, Deadline to Request Optional Site Visit from
Level 2-3 Applicants
January 3, 2020 Application deadline from Level 2-4 Applicants
January 3, 2020 Application deadline from Level 1 Applicants wishing to be recognized at June 2020 Awards Ceremony
January - May 2020 Assessment Activities
May 31, 2020 Applicants receive feedback report from Examiner Team
June 2020 Annual Awards Ceremony