Start Your Excellence Journey Here

TNCPE is your resource to jump start improvement in your organization. Through workshops, assessments, and on-site facilitation, TNCPE can help you identify your organization’s top priorities and start to take action.

TNCPE provides low-cost, in-depth assessments and training to businesses & organizations to facilitate continuous improvement. The difference is our program’s flexible, yet systematic approach, which allows us to tailor our programs to your goals. We work with your team to assess your organization from a holistic view. This allows for actionable, useful feedback – and ultimately gives you and your team the framework and training you’ll need to continuously improve upon this success.


Individuals Trained in Quality Improvement


Organizations assessed & given comprehensive feedback


Average Value of a TNCPE Assessment

How can we help you?

At TNCPE we offer our in-depth organizational assessments in the format of an awards program, but we’re so much more than that! Whether you’ve been in the quality improvement game for years, or you’re just dipping in a toe, we can set you on the path to success. We like to call this our Journey to Excellence – and yours starts here.

  • Baldrige for Beginners

    The first step is learning how you can use the Baldrige framework to focus your organization and engage your workforce to achieve results.

  • Interest Application + Board of Examiners

    The Level 1 (Interest) Application walks you through the assessment process with a personal coach. And the Board of Examiners is an unparalleled professional challenge for employees looking to sharpen their competitive edge.

  • Level 2, 3, & 4 Assessments

    Level 2, 3 & 4 TNCPE applications are an effective way to look at your organization from a systems perspective - each level going more in-depth to engage employees and increase results.

  • Training, Coaching & Facilitation Workshops

    Outside of the Awards program, TNCPE provides customizable training, coaching & facilitation workshops to meet you where you are in your excellence journey.

  • Excellence Recognition & Beyond

    A TNCPE Excellence Award recognition honors high-performing organizations that continue to build upon their outstanding results. But it doesn’t stop there, because continuous improvement is just that, continuous.

And we will meet you where you are.

Are you ready to start your excellence journey?

We are not only in pursuit of the award, we are in pursuit of the culture.


– Dr. Joseph Webb, Nashville General Hospital –

It was the feedback reports from TNCPE that we then used to say “Well, what do we have to fix next?” It was pretty instrumental in taking a small business that was 18-months from being dissolved… and now it’s a thriving company.


– Chris Gray, Griffin Mechanical –

Leadership Orientation

This 60-minute webinar introduces an organization’s senior leaders to the Baldrige Excellence Framework™ and how it can be used to define and achieve excellence.

Baldrige for Beginners

Baldrige for Beginners offers an engaging one-day introduction to the seven categories of the Baldrige Excellence Framework™.

Level 1 Assessment

Organizations applying at the Interest Level are assigned a Baldrige coach who will guide them through completing their Organizational Profile and help them identify their strengths, opportunities for improvement, and next steps.

Board of Examiners

Looking to make yourself a more valuable asset in your organization? Want to accelerate your career trajectory? Ready to enhance your professional effectiveness? The TNCPE Board of Examiners might look like just another volunteer opportunity, but our examiner volunteers gain an unparalleled professional development training in conducting an independent analysis, team building and consensus, interview skills, and report writing.​

Being an examiner with TNCPE is one of the best things I’ve done – for my career, for my personal life. It definitely opens up your mind to continuous improvement. ” – Leslie Blevins, Bristol Tennessee Essential Services

Partnership Performance Assessment

Been a while? Need a tune-up? Not ready to jump into the full assessment? Our Partnership Performance Assessment is an amazing bridge for organizations looking to begin, bridge or continuously improve their performance excellence game beyond the Assessment cycles.

Assessment Levels 2, 3, & 4

Are you at your best? How do you know? Applying for a TNCPE Assessment will help you find the answer, improve to become your best, or find out more information on what “best” means for your organization. These low cost assessments are based on a globally recognized framework and will help propel your organization to the next level!


When you become a TNCPE member, you demonstrate your commitment to performance excellence! We offer corporate memberships ranging from $500 to $25000. No matter what level, there are fantastic membership only benefits such as webinars, free & discounted workshops and conference registrations. Did we mention that your membership pledge counts as a tax deductible donation? TNCPE is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and our members help us deliver performance excellence across the region!

Board of Examiners

Looking for new ways to grow your staff? TNCPE’s Board of Examiners is an unparalleled resource for training employees on how to apply proven performance excellence principles to their own jobs. This not only makes them more confident in their own work, employers will enjoy improved processes and results along the way.

Join Us for the

2024 TNCPE Examiner Training

New Examiner Orientation Begins May 2!

Various In-Person and Virtual Trainings are Available.

Dive in the Deep End of Excellence

Our blog is an excellent resource on your journey – whether you’re new to performance improvement or a pro!


Are you ready to start your excellence journey?