CARF – Maintaining Successful Accreditation

This session from the CARF Employment and Community Services division will provide an update on the practices that support the continuous quality improvement process.
CARF Accreditation is a seal of approval

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.

Changes in the 2017 Employment and Community Services (ECS) Standards Manual will also 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.
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.

The session will be August 1, 2017 from 9am -4pm at Peckham, Inc, Lansing, MI. Registration fee is $129 for members and $149 for non-members.