TNCPE is Your Partner in the Pursuit of Excellence

The Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence is a regional resource providing organizational training and assessements based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework. Engaging with TNCPE will position you to accomplish your mission by helping you identify what is important to your organization, as well as how to leverage your strengths and address your opportunities.

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Important TNCPE Program Updates

TNCPE is keeping a close eye on the current COVID-19 pandemic and we recognize that the current circumstances require a shift in our plans and rapid execution of new plans [2.2b]. We are committed to adhering to all guidelines provided by the CDC and other applicable government directives [1.2b(1)]. 

Please visit our calendar for updates to the TNCPE Examiner and Award Program cycles. If you have any questions, please reach out to TNCPE at, or leave a message at (615) 889-8323.



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We are excited to offer, for the first time, an online examiner orientation experience. This will occur in June. We are updating our 3-day examiner training schedule to occur in July and August, and are continuing to evaluate additional online offering needs as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

If the situation necessitates further modification, we will adjust accordingly and offer a full and robust examiner training experience remotely, using today's technology and adopting best practices from online Baldrige examiner training and role model organizations. 

Rest assured, we will (maybe literally) MEET YOU WHERE YOU ARE!


Applying for a 2020 TNCPE Assessment and Award

To support applicants and to encourage potential applicants during this year of so many changes, TNCPE has extended key award program due dates. The Intent to Apply and fee are now due by May 15 and the application, including the organizational profile and criteria response, are due by September 1.

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2020 Board of Examiners Application Deadline

May 15, 2020

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TNCPE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

2525 Perimeter Place Drive, Suite 122. Nashville, TN 37214-3773. (615) 889-8323.