In this 5-day Virtual Personal Outcome Measures® For Adults Workshop, you will start with the basics and leave being able to conduct actual interviews and collect baseline data. This virtual event includes interactive components, lively activities, group collaboration, and more, to educate and empower attendees to effectively use the Personal Outcome Measures®.
CQL will show you the Personal Outcome Measures® process, share how it will help in person-centered approaches, and reveal its relationship to person-centered planning and organizational strategic planning. Attendees will learn about decision-making with the POM, including the variables that could inform if outcomes and supports are present, along with common challenges you may face in making determinations. By the end, you’ll be able to carry out interviews and gather data, while also being provided a printed-copy of the Personal Outcome Measures® manual. The Personal Outcome Measures® Workshop also serves as the first step towards CQL Certification, if attendees choose to pursue it.
* Please review the refund/cancellation policy in the FAQ section below, prior to registering.
About the Personal Outcome Measures®
The Personal Outcome Measures® (POM) is a powerful tool to ensure supports and services are truly person-centered. In a Personal Outcome Measures® interview, people receiving services share information about the presence, importance, and achievement of outcomes. Their support providers then discuss the services that the organization has in place for those outcomes. These interviews cover quality of life areas involving choice, health, safety, social capital, relationships, rights, goals, dreams, employment, and more.
The insight gained during a Personal Outcome Measures® interview can then be used to inform a person-centered plan, improve individualized supports, track progress, and assess effectiveness. At an aggregate level, agencies can use this data to analyze initiatives, evaluate organizational priorities, and report results to stakeholders.
This Virtual Personal Outcome Measures® Workshop will be a dynamic and engaging experience for presentations and participation. CQL Quality Enhancement Specialists will use Zoom as the training platform, where all attendees will interact with cameras on. If attendees are conducting interviews virtually, they can use their preferred online platform.
- Monday 11/6/23, 9:00am – 5:00pm CT – presentation and activities
- Tuesday 11/7/23 – conduct POM interviews
- Wednesday 11/8/23, 9:00am – 5:00pm CT – presentation and activities
- Thursday 11/9/23 – conduct POM interviews
- Friday 11/10/23, 9:00am – 5:00pm CT – presentation and activities
A more detailed agenda is included below. Times are subject to change.
You can click the 'Register Now' button below to sign up for the workshop through the event platform JotForm.Register Now
The registration fee is $800 per attendee. After clicking ‘Register Now’ you will be directed to JotForm to enter in your contact information and payment details.
Registrants from organizations that are pursuing or have achieved CQL Accreditation can receive a 5% discount on this workshop. If you meet those eligibility requirements, please contact CQL prior to registering so we can provide a coupon code.
* Please review the refund/cancellation policy in the FAQ section below, prior to registering.
- Register through JotForm
- Receive registration confirmation via email
- Ongoing interaction with CQL
- Zoom details sent by CQL
If you have any questions about the process of the Virtual Personal Outcome Measures® For Adults Workshop, you can contact CQL.
CQL Workshop Presenters
CQL Director of Personal Outcomes
Michael Clausen began his career as a Direct Support Specialist in 2002. Michael has been using the Personal Outcome Measures® (POM) for over a decade. His passion for the POM is a result of his first-hand experience in utilizing the tool. He has presented at conferences internationally, and recently, led the initiative to adapt the POM workshop into a virtual format.EMAIL ME
CQL Technical Support Specialist
Miranda Baumann is the Technical Support Specialist for CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. In this role, Miranda offers expertise and assistance during the facilitation of online activities and administrative functions, such as Virtual Personal Outcome Measures® Workshops.EMAIL ME
Frequently Asked Questions
If the substitution doesn’t impact the attendee responsibilities or the overall success of the workshop, attendee substitutions may be requested. Please contact CQL to discuss your options.
- No refunds will be issued at any time, if the cancellation causes CQL to have to cancel/reschedule the workshop.
- No refunds will be issued less than 6 weeks before the start date of the workshop.
- If there are emergency circumstances that fall within 6 weeks of the workshop, please contact CQL to discuss your options.
In some cases, attendees might be able to transfer their registration to a different Virtual Personal Outcome Measures® Workshop:
- If a transfer is requested more than 6 weeks before the start date of the workshop, and CQL is able to fill your empty seat, a transfer may be permitted.
- If a transfer is requested less than 6 weeks before the start date of the workshop:
- If CQL is able to fill your empty seat, a transfer may be permitted.
- If CQL is unable to fill your empty seat, a $200 transfer fee may be imposed.
- Virtual Personal Outcome Measures® Workshops require 10 or more participants.
- If there are fewer than 10 people registered three weeks prior to the start date of the workshop, CQL reserves the right to cancel/reschedule.
- Anyone having already paid registration fees can transfer those funds to another CQL training, or receive a full refund.
Anyone who works for a human services provider organization, and has an interest in person-centered discovery and the achievement of outcomes involving the lives people with disabilities, is welcome to attend. It is also required that each attendee has access to their own computer – multiple attendees can not participate in the workshop from the same computer.
Absolutely. This workshop is designed so that individual professionals in the human services field – not necessarily working for the same organization – can attend and participate in the workshop. Considering that the workshop is designed so that participants ‘pair up’ to conduct Personal Outcome Measures® interviews, CQL has developed some strategies in the case that you are the sole attendee from your organization.
Each attendee must have access to their own computer – multiple attendees can not participate in the workshop from the same computer. Participants should also have a reliable internet connection, as the workshop relies on virtual presentations and interactions. The workshop also requires that attendees have their computer cameras turned on to increase attendee engagement.
Attendees will be responsible for arranging practice interviews:
- You will recruit a person receiving supports to participate in a Personal Outcome Measures® interview
- You will recruit a staff member from your organization who knows the person well to participate in a follow-up interview
- You will arrange a virtual meeting platform (Zoom, Teams, Google Meets, etc.) to support virtual participation in these meetings
Completion of these tasks is essential for a successful workshop. Attendees will not be able to participate in the workshop and registration fees are not refundable if required deadlines are not met in scheduling interviews. The CQL Quality Enhancement Specialists who are conducting the workshop will provide specific instruction on this process in advance of the workshop.
No. Certified Trainers do not need to attend a CQL Virtual POM Workshop to conduct a Virtual POM Workshop for internal employees at their organization. Certified Trainers are being provided with numerous materials/guidance documents for conducting workshops, along with access to an in-depth informational webinar.
Absolutely! We have specifically tailored our approach to this training to keep our virtual audience engaged. CQL has conducted multiple pilots of the Virtual Personal Outcome Measures® Workshop to ensure it’s an informative and fun experience for participants. We incorporate numerous games, compelling discussion, group activities, and more to create a unique event for our attendees.
“The online platform worked very well. We had a very full experience of the training,” says Tara Kiene, President and CEO of Community Connections in Colorado. “Everyone on our team agrees that it was time well spent.”
Virtual POM For Adults Workshop Agenda
Here is a general overview of how the week is structured and what to expect. CQL will be in contact prior to the workshop to discuss arrangements, materials, schedules, etc. and provide a detailed agenda. Please note that exact times are subject to change in the detailed agenda.
Monday 11/6/23, 9:00am – 5:00pm CT
- Introduction to the Personal Outcome Measures® (POM)
- Exploration of the concept of quality
- Overview of interviewing with the POM and making decisions
- Preparation for the first round of practice interviews
- In pairs, participants conduct a practice interview. The interview might be done in person or via a virtual platform depending on current circumstances.
Wednesday 11/8/23, 9:00am – 5:00pm CT
- Decision-making with the POM
- Preparing for the second round of interviews
- In pairs, participants conduct a second practice interview. The interview might be done in person or via a virtual platform depending on current circumstances.
Friday 11/10/23, 9:00am – 5:00pm CT
- Refining decision-making skills
- Applying the POM
- Wrap up