Program Directors Workshops

The Program Director workshops are designed to help nutrition and dietetics education program directors learn the latest accreditation standards and specific details on how to prepare for self-study reports, program assessment reports, site visits and demonstration program applications.

Individuals interested in applying to start a new ACEND® program as well as newly appointed program directors are welcome and encouraged to attend and may be eligible for a registration discount. If you meet the discount requirements, as outlined in the ACEND fee schedule, contact ACEND at [email protected] for a discount code before you register. Twelve hours (Level 2) CPE credit available for attendance.

Dates/Location for Workshops Covering the 2017 Accreditation Standards

  • February 22-23, 2018 – Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Ill.
  • March 15-16, 2018 – Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop, Chicago, Ill.
  • October 19-20, 2018 – Washington, D.C. at FNCE®

Dates/Location for Workshops Covering the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards

  • March 1-2, 2018 – ACEND Office, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, Ill.


To register online, visit the Upcoming Events webpage.


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