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By: Edward Rotchford, Accreditation Specialist/Volunteer Services Manager

NAACLS is currently looking for current and former program directors that would be willing to act as mentors in the NAACLS V.I.P. Program (Volunteer mentor for Initial Program directors) in 2016.

NAACLS VIPs are counted on to act as an additional resource (and in many cases, to provide guidance) to new program directors that are either going through the initial accreditation/approval process or are taking over for an outgoing program director of a currently accredited/approved program.

NAACLS VIPs are often used to help new program directors gain knowledge of NAACLS accreditation.

Experience as a NAACLS VIP also provides excellent experience if the VIP should ever want to run for an open position on any of NAACLS’ review committees.

To qualify to be a NAACLS VIP, the candidate must comply with the following criteria:

1)         Volunteer Activity – VIP Candidate must have conducted at least one accreditation site visit as a Team Coordinator (for VIPs of accredited programs only), and must have reviewed at least one self-study as a Self-Study Reviewer

2)         Experience as Program Director – VIP Candidate must have at least 3 years of experience as program director of a NAACLS Accredited/Approved Program, including having gone through at least one successful accreditation/approval review resulting in the maximum allowable award.

If you would like to be a NAACLS VIP for 2016, please contact Edward Rotchford, Volunteer Services Manager, at erotchford@naacls.org today!