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Program Directors


ACEND® New Program Director Webinar

This webinar is designed to provide new program directors of ACEND-accredited programs information about the principles of ACEND accreditation and program director responsibilities. The webinar also reviews the resources available for program directors. Note: This webinar does not offer any CPEs.

Program Director Workshops

The Program Director workshops are designed to help dietetic education program directors learn the latest accreditation standards and specific details on how to prepare for self-study reports and site visits. 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 for a discount code before you register. Note: After October 2023, ACEND no longer offers the Clinical Skills Workshop. For inquiries about Academy-provided workshops, including future clinical skills workshops, please contact the Academy's Center for Lifelong Learning team.

Workshops Covering the 2022 and Future Education Model Accreditation Standards

Dates and Times

  • Thursday, February 22: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Central time)
  • Friday, February 23: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Central time)

Location: Virtual

CPEU: 9.25 with 3.5 additional for completing the ACEND Foundation Accreditation Modules
CPE Level: 2
Suggested Practice Competencies: 2.1, 6.1, 9.2

Description:

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics will be offering a virtual Accreditation Workshop. 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 and site visits. This workshop will focus on preparing a self-study report based on the 2022 and FEM standards. During the workshop, interactive sessions cover plans for how to conduct a self-study process and how to work with ACEND staff and reviewers. Individuals with a site visit scheduled in 2024 or 2025, individuals interested in applying to start a new ACEND accredited program, as well as newly appointed program directors, are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Topics:

  • Overview of ACEND accreditation
  • Review of the 2022 and FEM Standards
  • ACEND Accreditation Review Process
  • Preparing Your Self-Study Report and On-site Evaluation

Registration Information:

  • Register
  • Cost: $375 per attendee; $250 for new directors of ACEND-accredited programs.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be submitted to acend@eatright.org in writing on or before February 15 will be refunded (minus a $50.00 processing fee). Registrations are non-refundable after February 15.

More information about the next workshop will be posted soon. For information, email ACEND or call 800/877-1600 (ext. 5400).

Recorded Workshops Covering the ACEND® 2022 and Future Education Model Accreditation Standards

This recorded virtual workshop focuses on preparing a self-study report and hosting a site visit based on the ACEND® Accreditation Standards. During the recorded workshop, videos cover plans for how to conduct a self-study process, demonstrate compliance with the standards and how to work with ACEND® staff and reviewers. Recorded workshops are available for the 2022 Standards and the Future Education Model Standards.

The program is approved for 4.5 CPEUs.

Cost: $60.00 (Member) | $75.00 (Nonmember)

ACEND Competency Based Education and Assessment Training

Learn the basics of Competency-Based Education and Assessment used by nutrition and dietetics programs under the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards. This webinar is presented by ACEND® consultant and competency assessment expert Leanne Worsfold. Ideas presented may be applied to programs under the 2017/2022 Accreditation Standards.

Five CPEUs are awarded for completing this training.

Cost: $60.00 (Member and Nonmember)

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