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The Path to EAGLE

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Accreditation News


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Winter 2020

Jill Myers
Jill Myers
Director of EAGLE, UMA

"Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can."

- John Wesley
John Wesley's quote comes to mind when I think of many recent conversations I have had. So many new organizations are seeking EAGLE Accreditation (the means) to meet quality principles (all the ways) where their reach may be and some in as many as three different states (all the places).

These organizations are excited to find a state-approved accrediting body that aligns with the faith-based mission about which they are all so intentional. Through this process organizations improve existing systems; to ensure quality all the time so they can ultimately reach all the people they can.
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Commission News

Organizations Achieve Reaccreditation

At its January meeting, the EAGLE Accreditation Commission approved reaccreditation for
the following three organizations.

Congratulations to:

Reaccreditation with Commendation:
Chaddock, Quincy, IL
United Methodist Communities, Neptune, NJ

Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac, IL

EAGLE Accreditation Team at Evenglow Lodge in December (left to right): Emily Robbearts, Director of Performance Excellence, Chaddock; Charles Harrell, Director of Pastoral Care, Asbury Solomons and Garth Brokaw, American Baptist Homes & Caring Ministries. Mary Kemper, President and CEO, UMA accompanied them.

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The Path to EAGLE

UMA Annual Meeting       Discover the many ways you and your organization can REACH your full potential.

Join your faith-based, mission-driven colleagues for three days of inspiring keynote speakers, quality education, networking, peer recognition and more.

EAGLE-accredited organizations receive the benefits of UMA membership and are encouraged to participate in all UMA events. The education program is designed to support the EAGLE principles.

Please click here to see why members value attending the UMA Annual Meeting. Register your leadership team early to receive the early bird rate. Click here to view the full brochure, hotel details, and an overview of our business partner experience and sponsor opportunities.

Peer Reviewer News

Review Opportunities for 2020
Nine site visits are planned for 2020 and review teams are being assembled now. If you are interested in participating in a site visit as a reviewer or a reviewer alternate, please contact Jill Myers at or at 301-556-1344 for more details. An alternate is a trained peer reviewer that participates with the peer reviewer team in the reviewing of the self-study, planning, initial scoring and is on-call to be available to join the team should the need for a replacement arise. This is a great opportunity for new peer reviewers to be exposed to the process.

Peer Reviewer Training at UMA Annual Meeting
Join us for peer reviewer training at the UMA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 9:00 AM to noon at Frasier. This half-day event is relevant to new peer reviewers or experienced reviewers seeking a refresher. Leaders, emerging leaders and professionals identified in your organization to monitor quality systems are encouraged to attend. Serving as a peer reviewer contributes to the quality of health and human services while also offering valuable professional development.
  • Join other peer reviewers in gaining a deeper understanding of the history and value of EAGLE, its processes and ten principles. Understand through dialogue, role playing and sample case studies key considerations for an EAGLE review.
  • Hear from experienced commissioners and peer reviewers "what to do" and "what not to do" when assessing an organization's self-study and during a site visit.
This training will be led by David Glenn, Vice President of Human Resources at United Methodist Communities and
Jill Myers, Director of EAGLE.

Peer reviewers must have a minimum of five years of experience in the field and commit to participate in one EAGLE review per year. The online modules must be completed prior to attending the live training session. See our website for full details.

Accreditation News

          Raising the Challenging Child
Chaddock Announces
Raising the Challenging Child
co-authored by Debbie Reed

Photo from the ground breaking ceremony at Otterbein Pemberville.


EAGLE Showcased this Spring
EAGLE will be out and about this spring with national presentations and sponsorships throughout the country:
Are You Presenting this Month? Tout Your EAGLE
Leaders at EAGLE organizations are frequently asked to share their expertise and the excellence of their organization. If you are presenting at an upcoming conference this month, don't forget to mention your EAGLE accreditation. You've earned this recognition!

Share your EAGLE Story
Do you have an EAGLE story to share? Please contact Sara Charbonneau at


February 12   HR Network Call: The Human Capital Connection, 11:00 AM (Eastern)
March 5   Development Network Call 10:00 AM (Eastern)
March 11   HR Network Call: Leveraging Your Scheduling System to Boost Engagement, Motivation, and Retention, 11:00 AM (Eastern)
April 28-30   UMA Annual Meeting (Boulder, CO)

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