Get Involved

How do you launch a journey toward performance excellence? TNCPE can help you and your organization improve systems and increase results. Or maybe you just want to support an organization that prides itself on making Tennessee a better place to live and work. Whatever your motivation, there are several ways to get involved in TNCPE:

When you support TNCPE, you support Tennessee.

TNCPE believes that education, recognition of significant achievement, and the sharing of winning strategies will help Tennessee corporations and organizations become more competitive on a national and international level. Strong Tennessee businesses, in turn, bring jobs and resources to the state, supporting the people who call Tennessee home.


Please consider supporting us by becoming a member. Both organizations and individuals can become members through an annual donation to TNCPE. Membership provides access to discounted program and event fees, the monthly Membership Newsletter, as well as other resources. Membership levels range from Platinum to Friend.

Attend our Educational Events

Coming up: Best Practice Tour with 2016 Excellence Winner The University Medical Center. April 27, 2016 - Knoxville

Throughout the year, TNCPE hosts events that include free or low-cost workshops, best practice tours and training in performance improvement techniques. This includes our flagship event, the Excellence in Tennessee Conference, usually held in early March. Or sign up to have a Baldrige for Beginners workshop at your worksite.   


Donate online through

You can donate directly to TNCPE through The GivingMatters Web site is a project of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee that exists to provide donors information and tools to give with confidence and meaning. 


From the Excellence in Tennessee Conference to examiner training, TNCPE offers sponsorship opportunities througout the year. In return for helping us fund our programs, TNCPE will recognize your support in printed materials, announce your sponsorship, post your logo, and even provide you a chance to talk about your organization to an audience of quality-minded professionals. Call (800) 453-6474 for more information.

Online Networking

Help build awareness of TNCPE through social and professional networking Web sites. If you're a member of Facebook, you can become a fan of our program. There's also a TNCPE group on LinkedIn. If you're already a member of either of these sites, simply sign in and search "TNCPE."

Apply for a TNCPE Award

As the foundation of our program, the TNCPE Awards are the process we use to evaluate organizations and provide feedback that can be used for continuous improvement. Applying for an award is a practical, powerful step your organization can take to achieve its goals.

Become an Examiner

Join the TNCPE Board of Examiners and empower yourself to use the Criteria for Performance Excellence wherever you work. Serving as an examiner will put you front and center with business leaders from all over the state and region. Best of all, you’ll be contributing to the economic vitality of the region!

Baldrige Express

When you take steps to improve your organization, you need to know if your efforts are working. But figuring that out can be easier said than done. In conjunction with the Alliance for Performance Excellence, TNCPE offers a high- level diagnostic tool that can help.

Baldrige Express is designed to help you gauge deployment of improvement initiatives through an online survey of your workforce. This service is available througout the year.

Contact TNCPE for additional details and rates.

Baldrige for Beginners Workshop

Delivered on-site at your organization. This engaging full-day workshop provides an easy introduction to the Baldrige Excellence Framework TM and the seven categories of best practices used by world-class organizations. Gain valuable management insights, develop action plans, and learn how you can apply the Baldrige framework to focus your organization, link strategies with the work you do, and engage your workforce to achieve the results you want.

Contact TNCPE for additional details and rates.

TNCPE Application Writing Workshop

Delivered on-site at your organization. No matter where your organization is on its journey to performance excellence, this hands-on workshop will propel you forward. Learn tips for writing an application to the Baldrige framework, best practices for gathering internal information and feedback from others, valuable techniques for maximizing the space in your application to tell your organization’s story, and how to prepare for a site visit.

Contact TNCPE for additional details and rates.

Host a Member of the TNCPE Speakers Bureau

TNCPE would be pleased to provide a speaker for your organization, networking group, or conference. We partner with experts in the health care, small business, service, education, manufacturing, government and nonprofit sectors who are available to speak on a variety of topics as:

  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Customer / Patient Focus
  • Workforce Satisfaction & Engagement
  • Measurement, Analysis, & Knowledge Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

Contact us to set up a speaker: or 1-800-453-6474.

TNCPE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

2525 Perimeter Place Drive, Suite 122. Nashville, TN 37214-3773. (800)453-6474.