Posts Tagged: COA accreditation

  • Intensive Accreditation Training (IAT) – VIRTUAL

    The Intensive Accreditation Training (IAT) is a two-day virtual training designed to prepare organizations to

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  • Tips for Virtual Reviews

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, COA made adaptations to the Site Visit, a foundational part of the accreditation review. Incorporating feedback from our volunteers and organizations, the new virtual review options both allow organizations to

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  • COA Benchmarking: Meeting the Need for Data

    In 2016, COA began our 2020 strategic planning process. We talked with and surveyed our network on their reasons for seeking COA accreditation and how we could provide even more value to their experience. One recurring theme was the need for data.

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  • Top 5 Tips and Tricks for Primary Contacts

    So, you’ve been designated by your organization as the Primary Contact—the point person for communicating with the Council on Accreditation (COA) and spearheading the accreditation process. Maybe you’re feeling a little overwhelmed; you might

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  • COA: Looking ahead

    Watch a special message from Jody Levison-Johnson, COA’s new President & CEO, and then read on below to hear more about her thoughts on what’s next for COA. TRANSCRIPT Hi.  I’m Jody Levison-Johnson, the new president and

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  • Roadmap to Preparing for the Accreditation Process

    Your organization has decided to embark on the journey of pursuing accreditation! This commitment can invoke many sentiments—happiness, anticipation, fear, anxiety, and maybe even a splash of frustration. These are all normal feelings. The

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  • The Benefits of Organizational Accreditation

    It is no secret that the Council on Accreditation (COA) believes in what we do. We promote best practices and help our organizations to implement them with the aim that clients across the social services field will get the best possible quality of

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  • What is the Role of the COA Accreditation Coordinator?

    Accreditation is a journey. One with a clear destination, but a less defined path. There are mile markers along the way; however, there isn’t necessarily one straight, easy road to the finish line. Is there a recommended route? Are there any

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  • My Journey as a COA Volunteer

    A big thank you to Stan Capela of Heartshare Human Services of New York for this guest post! My name is Stan Capela and I have been a COA Peer Reviewer and Team Leader since 1996. By the end of April, I will have completed 112 Site Visits. At

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