CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership

Basic Assurances® Intensive Workshop

CQL’s Basic Assurances® look at the essential, fundamental, and non-negotiable requirements involving issues of health, safety, and security, along with social constructs such as respect, natural supports, and interpersonal networks, to ensure sustainable outcomes for people. This approach goes beyond compliance with licensing and certification standards, by exploring the provision of safeguards from the person’s perspective. The Basic Assurances®, comprised of 10 factors and 46 indicators, are evaluated on two dimensions – system and practice. Both system and practice must be in place for the overall indicator to be considered present.

Workshop Overview:

  • 2-day workshop
  • Up to 30 participants
  • In-depth presentation about Basic Assurances® Factors and Indicators
  • Exploration of your agency’s systems and practices
  • Discussions with stakeholders (people receiving supports, DSPs, Managers, Leadership)
  • Guidance on completing the Basic Assurances® Self-Assessment
  • Review of organizational quality management and data analysis systems
  • Development of action-planning with Basic Assurances®

The two-day Basic Assurances® Intensive Workshop goes beyond a broad overview of the tool and provides direction into how the Basic Assurances® can be applied to organizational systems and practices. CQL staff will lead interactive discussions with those involved in the organization, work alongside training participants on the use of the tool, assess various quality frameworks, and share specific next steps that the agency can implement to improve policies, procedures, and most importantly the practices that play out in people’s lives. 


The cost to have this on-site training conducted at your organization is $3,500. The costs for travel and lodging are not included in this listed pricing, and organizations will be billed for these expenses in addition to the training cost. Prices are subject to change.


For scheduling or other questions:

Mail Image/Icon   training@thecouncil.org

Phone Image/Icon   410.583.0060

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