How to Implement Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Practices

September 13, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm
$31 for NCFR student members / $52 for NCFR members & CFLEs / $94 for nonmembers & non-CFLEs
Wilson and de Leon
Presenters: Wilson (left) and de Leon

Family Life Educators who provide educational programs in the community can benefit from learning more about how their curriculum is or is not meeting its programmatic goals. This knowledge is important to understand for both new and existing programs so that Family Life Educators can improve the curriculum to better meet the goals of the diverse families with whom Family Life Educators work. Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is a process of collecting, analyzing, and using data to improve a program on an ongoing basis. CQI can help educators understand their program’s strengths and challenges, resulting in informed decisions to provide programmatic improvements to meet the needs of diverse families.

Led by Dr. Cynthia Wilson and Kaley de Leon from the Florida Center for Prevention Research, this webinar will provide best practices for incorporating intentional CQI into every aspect of FLE programming. Attendees will learn about existing CQI frameworks and understand the importance of embracing an iterative process of quality improvement that is critical to the development of effective Family Life Education (FLE) programs. Strategies for creating an organizational culture that fosters continuous learning and improvement will be shared, along with practical tools and examples of how to build CQI activities into regular FLE program routines.

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Define existing CQI frameworks
  • Evaluate and test tools for program improvement
  • Implement CQI strategies

Approved for 1.0 hour of CFLE continuing education.

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About the Presenters

Cynthia Wilson, Ph.D., CFLE, is the executive director of the Florida Center for Prevention Research and an adjunct professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science, both at Florida State University (FSU). Dr. Wilson has been the principle investigator on multiple private, state, and federally-funded projects, including grants in the areas of marriage education, adolescent pregnancy prevention, sexual violence prevention, alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, and juvenile delinquency prevention. She is an experienced program evaluator, and has evaluated and led continuous quality improvement teams for federally-funded programs in marriage education, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and alcohol abuse prevention. Dr. Wilson has experience delivering a variety of community-based Family Life Education programs, primarily in the areas of parenting, human sexuality, and relationship education. Dr. Wilson earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in family relations from FSU. She is also a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and serves as the chair of the CFLE advisory board.

Kaley de Leon, M.S., CFLE, is a research assistant at the Florida Center for Prevention Research where she serves as the data manager of a federal healthy marriage grant. Ms. De Leon assists with continuous quality improvement efforts to support partner organizations and their evaluation studies. She earned a M.S. in human development and Family Science (HDFS) and is a doctoral student in the HDFS FSU.

The views expressed in this webinar may not represent the views of the entire organization.


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