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Trainings & Workshops

Current Trainings & Workshops

The following workshops will be offered at the ACNM Annual Meeting to be held at the Gaylord Center in Washington, DC.

Date/time: Monday, June 29, 2015 from 10:00 AM-3:30 PM

Title: Maximizing Educational Quality through the ACME Criteria

Presenters: Peter Johnson, Diane Boyer, Gretchen Mettler, and Heather Maurer

Cost: $250 CEUs: .55

This intensive workshop is the first of its kind offered by ACME. Often midwifery program directors and other faculty have not had training and experience needed in preparing for the accreditation process, which has become more complex in recent years. This workshop is designed to provide up to date information on writing the Self-Evaluation Report (SER), Annual Monitoring Report (AMR), and preparing for a site visit. Attendees will participate in activities designed to prepare for a successful accreditation process. Information presented will also be relevant for those planning to start a new midwifery education program and prepare for the pre-accreditation process.


Date/time: Sunday, June 28, 2015from 4:00-6:00 PM

Title: ACME Policy & Procedure Updates and Open Forum Discussion

Presenter: Susan Stone 

Cost: FREE CEUs: approval pending

Join us for this free ACME open forum workshop! All interested program directors, students, faculty, volunteers, and colleagues are welcome to learn more about the ACME accreditation process through discussion, questions and answers. We will describe recent updates and clarifications made to ACME documents including our policies and procedures and programmatic criteria.Additionally we will discuss the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR), review concepts of quality assessment, and talk about recent progress with the Proposed Higher Education Act.


Date/time: Monday, June 29, 2015 from 8:00-9:30 AM

Title: ACME Board of Review and Site Visitor Round-table

Presenters: Peter Johnson, Diane Boyer, and Gretchen Mettler

Cost: FREE & Invitation only for Site Visitors and Board of Review Members CEUs: approval pending

This free and invitation only session will be open to our ACME professional volunteers and is intended to discuss the essential and complimentary roles that the Board of Review members and Site Visitors play in maintaining ACME excellence. We hope that you will be able to join us for this interactive discussion aimed at testing your latest knowledge on all things ACME, discussing challenges and successes in your work and working through some problem based scenarios.THIS IS A CLOSED SESSION FOR ACME VOLUNTEERS—PLEASE ALERT JAIME SAMPSON at [email protected] if you would like to attend.


How to Register: You can register for these workshops when you register for the Annual Meeting.

If you have already registered to attend the Annual Meeting, you can register for workshops by accessing your registration confirmation e-mail. Your confirmation e-mail includes a hyperlink that will direct you to your registration statement, where you can view your registration summary and “Add Workshops/Tickets” to your record.

Please contact Heather Maurer at [email protected], or Jaime Sampson at [email protected], if you have any questions about our workshops. We look forward to seeing you at these workshops!

Past Trainings & Workshops

The following are links to past trainings and workshops ACME has held.

ACME Orientation Workshop (May 2014 Denver, CO)

Site Visitor Workshop (May 2014 Denver, CO)

ACME Orientation Workshop (June 2013)

Site Visitor Workshop (June 2013)

ACME Appeals Training (2013)

BOR Orientation Module (2013)

Program substantive change- Information regarding what constitutes a change (March 2012)

Orientation Accreditation Process (June 2012)

Site Visitor Workshop (June 2012)

Site Visitor review of increased documentation process (October 2012)

BOC Training-Evaluating Quality in Distance Education (2012)

The 2012 American College of Nurse-Midwives Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice: History and Revision (2012)



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