Maintaining Successful Accreditation in
Employment and Community Services

May 12, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Peckham, Lansing, Michigan

MARO in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is pleased to announce this one day conference to assist community rehabilitation organizations in preparing for CARF accreditation and exploring other issues in service provision.

CARF Accreditation is a seal of approval illustrating to the public that a community based organization is managing its qualit and focusing on persons served outcome.

This session from the CARF Employment and Community Services division will provide an update on the practices that support the continuous quality improvement process.

Seminar Summary: This interactive training is designed for accredited organizations preparing for resurvey or for individuals interested in the latest practices for quality and innovation. This intensive and dynamic workshop gives participants “hands-on” practice, guided by the trainer, in developing plans and procedures necessary to demonstrate conformance to standards that have been identified as most challenging by the field. It is important to note that NOT all standards will be covered in this workshop.

In addition to the workshop exercises, significant features of the 2015 Employment and Community Services Standards Manual will be highlighted.

Session topics include:

  • An overview of the accreditation process, including an examination of the value of accreditation for organizations, consumers, and the public.  
  • An overview of CARF standards, including the ASPIRE to Excellence® quality framework, which is designed to provide a logical and action-oriented approach to continuous quality improvement.
  • Examples of conformance to the CARF standards, including discussion of the most commonly missed standards.

It is recommended you have a 2015 standards manual for this training. If you are in need of a 2015 standards manual you may purchase one HERE.About the Presenter: Pete Hathaway, Managing Director of the Employment and Community Services accreditation area, has more than 25 years of experience in the rehabilitation field. Before joining CARF as full-time staff member in 2006, Pete served as a CARF surveyor for 11 years. He has managed community-based services for adults and children with disabilities and their families and has also been a contract manager for a state governmental agency.  Prior to assuming the Managing Director position he worked as a Resource Specialist at CARF assisting organizations in the preparation for CARF accreditation.

Who Should Attend: Administrators, board members, purchasers of services and referral sources, consumer advocates and key staff involved in planning, developing, and improving service outcomes, as well as those considering CARF accreditation for the future.

Registration fee includes lunch and handout materials.
The seminar begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.

Refund requests are subject to a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after May 8, 2015. Substitutions are permitted.



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