Awards & Management Assessments

Sterling Management Assessment Comparison

Product Click on product for more information. Level Engagement Org. Profile Written App. Facilitated Assessment Workshop or Self - Assess Sterling Examiner Team or Sterling Expert Led Feedback Report On-Site Follow-up Workshop Included
Sterling Explorer Developing Leaders Yes No Yes Expert Executive Summary Available
Sterling Challenge Developing or Accelerating Leaders & Employees Leaders & Employees Yes Yes Available Self-Assess Team – 5 Examiners Team – 5 Examiners Executive Summary & Category Level Feedback Available
Sterling Collaborative Assessment Accelerating Leaders & Employees Yes No Yes Team - 4 Examiners Executive Summary & Item Level Feedback Available
Governor’s Sterling Award Applying for Excellence Award Leaders & Employees Yes Yes Self-Assess Team – 8 Examiners Executive Summary & Item Level Feedback Available
Governor’s Sterling Sustained Excellence Award Applying for Excellence Award Senior Leaders only Yes Yes Self-Assess Team – 3 Examiners Expanded Executive Summary Available
Executive Summary includes key themes for strengths and opportunities for improvement. Developing and accelerating levels receive recommendations as part of the Executive Summary. All organizations receive recognition at the Annual Sterling Conference. Follow up consultation services and training are available at all levels to take you further on your Path to Excellence.

The Florida Sterling Council is the sole official provider of Florida’s Governor’s Sterling Award endorsed by the Governor, the National Baldrige Program, and the Baldrige endorsed State Alliance.

Sterling can match the Baldrige-based assessment, and depth of engagement and resources you are able to commit on your Path to Excellence. Your management system is assessed against research-based best practices in seven categories:

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Customer Focus
  • Measurement, Analysis, Knowledge Management
  • Workforce Focus
  • Operations Focus
  • Results

By determining and understanding strengths, weaknesses, strategic challenges, and opportunities, leaders are better able to develop effective change strategies.