B1: COA Peer Reviewer Panel: A Guide to Accreditation Success, The Reviewers Perspective

Area of Focus: COA Accreditation

In this session, a seasoned panel of peer reviewers for COA Accreditation, a service of Social Current, will guide participants through:

  • Self-study and onsite documentation (The BOX)
  • Frequent areas of struggle
  • The “perfect” site visit
  • The post site visit process

Panelists will help participants gain a deeper understanding of these areas, allowing the (re)accreditation process to be a less stressful and more rewarding experience. This session is for those interested in learning more about the accreditation process from those who are in the field. Through many years of experience, panelists have learned simple tips to allow for a smooth accreditation for the organization’s reviewers as well as for the staff who are responsible for organizing the process. Participants will be guided through four key areas to make the process less stressful, easier to organize, and even a little fun. Join this session for an exciting look at these topics and a smooth future site visit.

Learning Objectives

  • What needs to go into site visit documentation and how to make the process easier for organizations and review teams
  • Areas where organizations typically struggle and tools to successfully change standard perspectives
  • How to prepare for the “perfect” site visit from entrance to exit through guidance from panel members
  • Overview of post site visit work


Darrell Woodliff
Director of Volunteer Engagement
Social Current


Brandy Gustoff
Chief Operating Officer
Omaha Home for Boys

Stan Capela
Retired Vice Present for Quality Management & Corporate Compliance Officer
HeartShare Human Services of New York

Keith Kozerski
Chief Program Officer
Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Justin Loehr
Senior Director of Campus Life Services
Omaha Home for Boys

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