CARF – Maintaining Successful Accreditation
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.
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.