Free professional development opportunity for improved business practices 

Each year companies Arkansas companies benefit from employees who train and serve as Governor’s Quality Award examiners. This training and hands-on assessment opportunity is relevant across all industry sectors. The free three-day training prepares individuals to examine the practices of an existing Arkansas business and apply analytical skills through a thorough organizational assessment.

Working with a team, examiners individually and collaboratively review an organization’s application for a Governors Quality Award. As a team, a feedback report is prepared for the organization to use in planning and leadership strategies. Examiners become skilled in identifying business best practices and opportunities for improvement.

The Examiner Training and Assessment Process provides a rich and beneficial professional development experience that creates a benefit for the professional and the employer. The examiner training and the Governor’s Quality Award process aligns with the National Baldrige Award Process.

Examiner Training I for new examiners is March 12 at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. Examiner Training II for all examiners is April 7 and 8 at the Camp Robinson Professional Education Center in North Little Rock. Training is free contingent on individuals serving on a team of examiners.

Click here for an application and additional information about serving as an examiner for or contact Trish Villines at 501-372-2222 or The Governor’s Quality Award Program is administered by the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence.