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ACEND - October 2017 Program Director Workshops

Date: October 20 — 21

  • Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago
Description:  The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) will be offering an Accreditation Workshop prior to FNCE® in Chicago.  The workshop is designed to help dietetic education program directors and others interested in ACEND accreditation learn the latest accreditation standards and specific details on how to prepare for self-study reports, program assessment reports and site visits.  This workshop will focus on preparing a self-study report or PAR based on the new 2017 standards (revised 2012 standards).  During the workshop, interactive sessions cover plans for pass rate improvement, how to conduct a self-study process and
how to work with ACEND staff and reviewers.  Individuals with a PAR or site visit scheduled in 2017 or later, individuals interested in applying to start a new ACEND accredited program, as well as newly appointed program directors, are welcome and encouraged to attend.  12 hours (Level 2) with 7 additional CPEs credit for completing the ACEND Accreditation Modules.
  • Standards on Program Eligibility for ACEND Accreditation  
  • Standards on Program Planning and Outcomes Assessment 
  • Standards on Curriculum and Student Learning Objectives 
  • Standards on Program Staff and Resources 
  • Standards on Students 
  • Strategies and Resources to Help You Succeed 
  • Preparing Your Self-Study Report 
  • Preparing for Your On-Site Evaluation 
  • Procedures following the On-Site Evaluation
  • Addressing the Board's Recommendations 
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017, 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM 
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2-3:00 PM Optional - meet with ACEND staff
Location:  Food and Nutrition Conference Expo (FNCE)
                  Hyatt Regency Chicago (HRC), Plaza Ballroom
                  Chicago, Illinois
CPE Credit:  12 hours (Level 2) with 7 additional CPEs credit for completing the ACEND Accreditation Modules.

Suggested Learning Needs Codes:
  6060, 6070, 7100
Registration Information:
  1. Cost:  $450 per attendee or $325 for new directors of ACEND accredited programs who have paid the $250 substantive program change fee. 
  2. Registration:  To register visit:  Registration is limited to the first 50 participants.
  3. Cancellations:  Cancellations must be submitted to in writing on or before August 1, 2017 will be refunded (minus a $50.00 processing fee).  Registrations are non-refundable after August 1, 2017.
  4. Lodging and Transportation:  Hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.  Please do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received written confirmation from ACEND that you are enrolled in the workshop.
 For information contact or call (312) 899-0040 X 4876.

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