|Pathways to Excellence|
GETTING STARTED AT GETTING BETTER
The Standards set out a critical set of benchmarks of excellence and the self-study serves as a comprehensive diagnostic tool for identifying what strengths to build on, and what areas within your organization are most critical to improve. If your goal is to move toward CAA excellence, this is the way to secure a road map and, more importantly, the impetus to start your journey.
Pathways to Excellence provides a two-day training session covering the Standards, and the methodology for conducting your internal Organizational Self- Study. You have up to nine months to complete an agency-wide Self-Study. The peer-expert review and feedback report will be provided within three months of submission of your self-study. The feedback report will guide your "next steps" improvement process, and provide a pathway to achieving excellence..
Through Pathways, you can set your own pace, and assess your readiness for the Award for Excellence or simply conduct the self-study to assess where you are along the continuum of excellence. What you do with the feedback results will be up to you. The Standards and the Self- Study are powerful tools - they offer the power to take positive action to improve your agency and the services you offer. The process includes a third-party peer expert review and comprehensive feedback report. The Pathways fee structure ranges from $500 - $1,200 with an open national enrollment period and training offered at least annually.
What is the State-Based Pathways Initiative?
The Partnership is also interested in working with state CAA Associations and CSBG administrators to offer the Pathways initiative and associated training within a state. If you and other CAAs in your state are interested in having Pathways offered closer to home as a voluntary capacity-building strategy, we would be pleased to talk to your state CAA Association and CSBG Office about hosting this option. Presentations and workshops about the Pathways initiative can also be provided to state or regional CAA events.
Self-study Reviewer Opportunity
Click link here for the Peer Reviewer Application 2013.
Lil Dupree, Director of Training, 202-449-9775, or email firstname.lastname@example.org