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Program Directors 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.

Dates/Location for Workshops Covering the 2022 and Future Education Model Accreditation Standards

Virtual Workshop: February 23 and 24, 2023

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 2023 or 2024, 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

Date/Time:

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Central time)

Friday, February 24, 2023, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

CPE Credit:  9.25 hours (Level 2) with 3.5 additional CPEs credits for completing the ACEND Foundation Accreditation Modules.

Suggested Practice Competencies: 2.1, 6.1, 9.2

Registration Information:

  1. Cost: $375 per attendee; $250 for new directors of ACEND accredited programs who have paid the program director change fee.
  2. Registration: Registration is limited to the first 45 participants. Registration deadline: February 16, 2023.
  3. Cancellations; Cancellations must be submitted to acend@eatright.org in writing on or before February 16, 2023 will be refunded (minus a $50.00 processing fee). Registrations are non-refundable after February 16, 2023

For information contact acend@eatright.org or call (312) 899-0040 X 5400.

The next in-person ACEND workshop will be prior to FNCE in Denver, CO in October 2023.  Registration will open in the summer for the in-person workshop.

Clinical Skills Workshop

More future clinical skills workshop are being planned in 2023. More details to follow.

Additional Trainings

For additional ACEND Trainings, including a webinar on the 2022 and the FEM Standards and professional development trainings visit ACEND's Professional Development page.

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