Following is a general conference schedule to help you plan your trip to New York. Conference registration and trainings are sold separately. Our hotel block is available from Thursday, August 6 through Thursday, August 13.

For more details, including our list of workshops, download our conference brochure!

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FRIDAY 8/7


Intensive Accreditation Training (IAT) (day 1)

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

IAT provides a basic overview of COA’s accreditation process including the history, philosophy, milestones, and rating system; the COA standards including an overview of the most often missed standards; how to organize and develop the Self-Study evidence and how to assess organizational readiness. IAT is recommended for those who are NEW to working with COA including staff leading organizations through reaccreditation for the first time. The training will focus on new COA standards that were released in January 2020. This training is approved for 13 continuing education units through NASW.

SATURDAY 8/8


Intensive Accreditation Training (IAT) (day 2)

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

IAT provides a basic overview of COA’s accreditation process including the history, philosophy, milestones, and rating system; the COA standards including an overview of the most often missed standards; how to organize and develop the Self-Study evidence and how to assess organizational readiness. IAT is recommended for those who are NEW to working with COA including staff leading organizations through reaccreditation for the first time. The training will focus on new COA standards that were released in January 2020. This training is approved for 13 continuing education units through NASW.

SUNDAY 8/9


Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) Training

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

PQI Training is designed to help organizations develop a comprehensive approach to a quality improvement process that will advance an efficient, effective service delivery system and enhance organizational capacity to deliver quality services. Through hands-on activities, this training will demonstrate how quality improvement is a catalyst for successful achievement of strategic goals and program outcomes. This training will focus on the new PQI standards that were released in January 2020. This training is approved for 7 continuing education units through NASW.

Special program for COA Volunteers

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Opening reception

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

MONDAY 8/10


Breakfast with exhibitors

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Welcome address and awards

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Sponsored by the Consuelo Foundation.

Workshops A

10:45 AM to 11:45 AM

Break

11:45 AM to 12:00 PM

Workshops B

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Keynote lunch

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Speaker announcements coming soon!

Workshops C

2:45 PM to 4:15 PM

Break

4:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Workshops D

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

TUESDAY 8/11


Breakfast

8:00 AM to 8:45 AM

Workshops E

8:45 AM to 9:45 AM

Break

9:45 AM to 10:00 AM

Workshops F

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Workshops G

11:15 AM to 12:45 PM

Closing luncheon

12:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Speaker announcements coming soon!

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