October 20 @ 9:00 am 4:00 pm

$400 (Each Training)

These in-person trainings are pre-conference sessions at our SPARK 2024 conference in Denver.

Register for each training through the links below.  

Intensive Accreditation Training (IAT) (9 a.m.-Noon)

Price: $400 

The Intensive Accreditation Training (IAT) is designed to prepare organizations to get the most out of their COA Accreditation experience. Topics discussed in this training include:

  • An in-depth overview of the COA Accreditation process, including key milestones
  • An overview of accreditation standards and the relationship between standards, evidence, and the rating indicators
  • How ratings are assigned by the volunteer review team and insight on the accreditation decision-making process
  • Tips on how to get organized and manage the work
  • How to prepare for the site visit

Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) (1-4 p.m.)

Price: $400

This performance and quality improvement (PQI) training is designed to help organizations pursuing COA Accreditation develop a comprehensive approach to a quality improvement process that will advance an efficient and effective service delivery system and enhance organizational capacity to deliver quality services. This training will demonstrate how quality improvement is a catalyst for successful achievement of strategic goals and program outcomes.

Who Should Participate

  • Organization primary contacts
  • Senior leaders at organizations seeking COA Accreditation
  • Other staff involved in an organization’s accreditation process

Learn more about COA Accreditation, a service of Social Current, and how to get started online.

Darrell Woodliff

Director of Volunteer Engagement
Social Current

1550 Court Place
Denver, 80202 United States
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Additional 2023 COA Accreditation Trainings

December 2 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

$400

This performance and quality improvement (PQI) training is designed to help organizations pursuing COA Accreditation develop a comprehensive approach to a quality improvement process that will advance an efficient and effective service delivery system and enhance organizational capacity to deliver quality services. This training will demonstrate how quality improvement is a catalyst for successful achievement of strategic goals and program outcomes.

COA Accreditation is offered as a service of Social Current. Learn more about COA Accreditation and how to get started online.

Takeaways

  • What it means to be outcomes focused
  • How to develop strong outcome statements
  • How to use logic models to outline program goals and client outcomes
  • Main components of a PQI process

Who Should Participate

  • Organization primary contacts
  • Senior leaders at organizations seeking COA Accreditation
  • Other staff involved in an organization’s accreditation process

Darrell Woodliff

Director of Volunteer Engagement
Social Current

Additional 2023 COA Accreditation Trainings

April 1 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

$400

This performance and quality improvement (PQI) training is designed to help organizations pursuing COA Accreditation develop a comprehensive approach to a quality improvement process that will advance an efficient and effective service delivery system and enhance organizational capacity to deliver quality services. This training will demonstrate how quality improvement is a catalyst for successful achievement of strategic goals and program outcomes.

COA Accreditation is offered as a service of Social Current. Learn more about COA Accreditation and how to get started online.

Takeaways

  • What it means to be outcomes focused
  • How to develop strong outcome statements
  • How to use logic models to outline program goals and client outcomes
  • Main components of a PQI process

Who Should Participate

  • Organization primary contacts
  • Senior leaders at organizations seeking COA Accreditation
  • Other staff involved in an organization’s accreditation process

Darrell Woodliff

Director of Volunteer Engagement
Social Current

Additional 2023 COA Accreditation Trainings

February 5 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

$400

This session has sold-out. Please visit our COA Accreditation Trainings page to view and register for future sessions. 

This performance and quality improvement (PQI) training is designed to help organizations pursuing COA Accreditation develop a comprehensive approach to a quality improvement process that will advance an efficient and effective service delivery system and enhance organizational capacity to deliver quality services. This training will demonstrate how quality improvement is a catalyst for successful achievement of strategic goals and program outcomes.

COA Accreditation is offered as a service of Social Current. Learn more about COA Accreditation and how to get started online.

Takeaways

  • What it means to be outcomes focused
  • How to develop strong outcome statements
  • How to use logic models to outline program goals and client outcomes
  • Main components of a PQI process

Who Should Participate

  • Organization primary contacts
  • Senior leaders at organizations seeking COA Accreditation
  • Other staff involved in an organization’s accreditation process

Additional 2023 COA Accreditation Trainings

December 2 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

$400

The Intensive Accreditation Training (IAT) is designed to prepare organizations to get the most out of their COA Accreditation experience. Topics discussed in this training include:

  • An in-depth overview of the COA Accreditation process, including key milestones
  • An overview of accreditation standards and the relationship between standards, evidence, and the rating indicators
  • How ratings are assigned by the volunteer review team and insight on the accreditation decision-making process
  • Tips on how to get organized and manage the work
  • How to prepare for the site visit

COA Accreditation is offered as a service of Social Current. Learn more about COA Accreditation and how to get started online.

Who Should Participate

  • Organization primary contacts
  • Senior leaders at organizations seeking COA Accreditation
  • Other staff involved in an organization’s accreditation process

Darrell Woodliff

Director of Volunteer Engagement
Social Current

Additional 2023 COA Accreditation Trainings

April 1 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

$400

This session has sold-out. Please visit our COA Accreditation Trainings page to view and register for future sessions. 

The Intensive Accreditation Training (IAT) is designed to prepare organizations to get the most out of their COA Accreditation experience. Topics discussed in this training include:

  • An in-depth overview of the COA Accreditation process, including key milestones
  • An overview of accreditation standards and the relationship between standards, evidence,
  • and the rating indicators
  • How ratings are assigned by the volunteer review team and insight on the accreditation decision-making process
  • Tips on how to get organized and manage the work
  • How to prepare for the site visit

COA Accreditation is offered as a service of Social Current. Learn more about COA Accreditation and how to get started online.

Who Should Participate

  • Organization primary contacts
  • Senior leaders at organizations seeking COA Accreditation
  • Other staff involved in an organization’s accreditation process

Darrell Woodliff

Director of Volunteer Engagement
Social Current

Additional 2023 COA Accreditation Trainings

February 5 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

$400

This session has sold-out. Please visit our COA Accreditation Trainings page to view and register for future sessions. 

The Intensive Accreditation Training (IAT) is designed to prepare organizations to get the most out of their COA Accreditation experience. Topics discussed in this training include:

  • An in-depth overview of the COA Accreditation process, including key milestones
  • An overview of accreditation standards and the relationship between standards, evidence, and the rating indicators
  • How ratings are assigned by the volunteer review team and insight on the accreditation decision-making process
  • Tips on how to get organized and manage the work
  • How to prepare for the site visit

Learn more about COA Accreditation, a service of Social Current, and how to get started online.

Takeaways

  • An in-depth overview of the COA Accreditation process, including key milestones
  • An overview of accreditation standards and the relationship between standards, evidence, and the rating indicators
  • How ratings are assigned by the volunteer review team and insight on the accreditation decision-making process
  • Tips on how to get organized and manage the work
  • How to prepare for the site visit

Who Should Participate

  • Organization primary contacts
  • Senior leaders at organizations seeking COA Accreditation
  • Other staff involved in an organization’s accreditation process

Darrell Woodliff

Director of Volunteer Engagement
Social Current

Additional 2023 COA Accreditation Trainings

The 2023 edition of updates to the standards for COA Accreditation, a service of Social Current, is now available. These targeted enhancements to the standards are the result of our annual process and include changes based on ongoing collection and analysis of feedback received from our network, collaboration with diverse groups of subject matter experts, and a review of research and professional literature on identified trends and evolving practices.

Our collaborative update process is designed to ensure the standards remain up-to-date, research-based, and field-informed, promoting improved outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.

Who’s Affected

These changes impact private, public, and Canadian accredited organizations. The 2023 edition of updates will not impact organizations that are currently pursuing accreditation or re-accreditation and have already been assigned standards in the MyCOA portal.

When It is Happening

Standards assignments for COA Accreditation using the new standards began April 20, 2023.

What’s Changing in Our Standards

Revised Standards for Residential Treatment Services

We have revised our standards for Residential Treatment Services (RTX) to better address important topics in the field, including encouraging appropriate use of residential treatment, centering resident voice and choice, maximizing family involvement, creating a trauma-informed service culture, reducing the use of restrictive interventions, and working with residents to develop the skills they need to manage challenges and live successfully at home and in the community. The 2023 updates to RTX include:

Revised Standards for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We have released equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) enhancements to our standards to advance administrative and service delivery practices that embed EDI and promote the delivery of equitable services for all people through physically and psychologically safe, inclusive, and trauma-informed environments. The 2023 EDI updates include new or enhanced content on:

Additional Revisions

In response to feedback from our network, we are also releasing a collection of revisions throughout the COA Accreditation standards to provide clarity and/or remain current with trends in the field. Highlights include:

A full list of standards impacted by the 2023 updates can be found here.

Our Process

The 2023 COA Accreditation standards updates reflect changes made based on evolving practices, ongoing review of relevant literature, and the continuous feedback we receive from our network, including volunteer reviewers and accredited organizations. More specifically, updating the 2023 Standards involved:

Questions?

If you are currently pursuing accreditation or re-accreditation, reach out to your accreditation coordinator.

If you are seeking accreditation for the first time, please contact Joe Perrow.

For additional information about COA Accreditation standards, please contact Melissa Dury.

December 4, 2023 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

$400

This session has sold-out. We will be announcing future sessions soon.

This performance and quality improvement (PQI) training is designed to help organizations pursuing COA Accreditation develop a comprehensive approach to a quality improvement process that will advance an efficient and effective service delivery system and enhance organizational capacity to deliver quality services. This training will demonstrate how quality improvement is a catalyst for successful achievement of strategic goals and program outcomes.

COA Accreditation is offered as a service of Social Current. Learn more about COA Accreditation and how to get started online.

Takeaways

  • What it means to be outcomes focused
  • How to develop strong outcome statements
  • How to use logic models to outline program goals and client outcomes
  • Main components of a PQI process

Who Should Participate

  • Organization primary contacts
  • Senior leaders at organizations seeking COA Accreditation
  • Other staff involved in an organization’s accreditation process

Additional 2023 COA Accreditation Trainings

April 3, 2023 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

$400

This session has sold-out. Please register for our December 4th session. We will also be hosting in-person IAT and PQI trainings at SPARK 2023 on October 15th. Additional details and registration to be announced in May.

This performance and quality improvement (PQI) training is designed to help organizations pursuing COA Accreditation develop a comprehensive approach to a quality improvement process that will advance an efficient and effective service delivery system and enhance organizational capacity to deliver quality services. This training will demonstrate how quality improvement is a catalyst for successful achievement of strategic goals and program outcomes.

COA Accreditation is offered as a service of Social Current. Learn more about COA Accreditation and how to get started online.

Takeaways

  • What it means to be outcomes focused
  • How to develop strong outcome statements
  • How to use logic models to outline program goals and client outcomes
  • Main components of a PQI process

Who Should Participate

  • Organization primary contacts
  • Senior leaders at organizations seeking COA Accreditation
  • Other staff involved in an organization’s accreditation process

Additional 2023 COA Accreditation Trainings