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 at for a discount code before you register.

Dates/Location for Workshops Covering the 2022 Accreditation Standards

ACEND® will provide a webinar in Fall 2021 to review the ACEND® 2022 Standards and will post information as its available about a virtual workshop to occur in early 2022.

Dates/Location for Workshop Covering the Future Education Model Standards

Thursday, August 5th and Friday, August 6th 2021- The ACEND Future Education Model Standards workshop will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.

Thursday, August 5th: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Central time)
Friday, August 6th: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Central time)


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.

Additional Trainings

For additional ACEND® Trainings, including a webinar on the 2017 Standards and professional development trainings visit ACEND®'s Professional Development page.