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The Art of Developing Policies and Procedures: Creating Safety and a Roadmap for the Future of Your Organization

An organization's policies and procedures are written documentation that demonstrates how an organization does business and states the direction the organization chooses to pursue. They provide a framework and guidance to make informed decisions for the board, management, and staff. 

 

MCTAC's series, The Art of Developing Policies and Procedures: Creating Safety and a Roadmap for the Future of Your Organization provides participants with essential knowledge, skills, and tools, to develop intentional policies and procedures specific to the needs and culture of their organization. It expands upon content presented during MCTAC's Power of Policies and Procedures Series (2021) and provides more opportunities for interactive, tailored discussions on your organization's policies and procedures. 

 

Learning Objectives

Throughout the series, participants will learn how to: 

  • Understand and appreciate the breadth and value of up to date, relevant policies and procedures;
  • Develop and create policies and procedures with the diverse input of those who are providing the services and doing the work;
  • Accept change, creating policies and procedures that are “living documents” that will require ongoing amending to reflect changes in rules, regulations and workflows;
  • Communicate all policies and procedures in person-centered, trauma-focused, recovery-oriented language;
  • Create a plan to implement policy and procedure development in their own organizations.  

Codifying the Way to Conduct Business

June 21, 2022
On June 21st, 2022, Daniella Labate-Covelli and Edye Schwartz facilitated a 75-minute webinar on “Policies & Procedures: Codifying the Way to Do Business” to kick off MCTAC's latest series, The Art of Developing Policies and Procedures: Creating Safety and a Roadmap for the Future of Your Organ...

Policies and Procedures: What Do I Need and Why Do I Need It?

July 12, 2022
On July 12th, Edye Schwartz and Daniella Labate-Covelli presented the second webinar in MCTAC's latest series, The Art of Developing Policies and Procedures.  This webinar focused on selecting and developing policies and procedures as well as addressing workforce buy-in. Presenters covered exampl...

Learning Session: What Policies and Procedures Do I Need and Why?

July 26, 2022
As part of MCTAC's series, The Art of Developing Policies and Procedures: Creating Safety and a Roadmap for the Future of Your Organization, participants have the opportunity to join smaller learning sessions to apply knowledge and concepts from corresponding webinars into practice. Through a scen...

Communicating Your Vision, Mission, and Values through Policies and Procedures

August 09, 2022
In this offering, Edye Schwartz discussed the importance of paying attention to language and recovery principles so that there is alignment with organizational philosophy and culture. This webinar addresses the “why and how" you do business.”

Learning Session: Communicating Your Vision, Mission, and Values through Policies and Procedures

August 23, 2022
As part of MCTAC's latest series, The Art of Developing Policies and Procedures: Creating Safety and a Roadmap for the Future of Your Organization, participants have the opportunity to join smaller learning sessions to apply knowledge and concepts from corresponding webinars into practice. Throug...

Policies and Procedures: A Commitment to Fidelity

September 13, 2022
As part of MCTAC's latest series, The Art of Developing Policies and Procedures: Creating Safety and a Roadmap for the Future of Your Organization, the fourth webinar addressed the importance of ensuring and measuring the degree to which policies are understood and procedures carried out correctly,...

Learning Session: Policies and Procedures: A Commitment to Fidelity

September 28, 2022
As part of MCTAC's latest series, The Art of Developing Policies and Procedures: Creating Safety and a Roadmap for the Future of Your Organization, participants have the opportunity to join smaller learning sessions to apply knowledge and concepts from corresponding webinars into practice. Throug...

Supporting Change and Growth: Keeping Policies and Procedures Alive and Relevant

October 12, 2022
In this webinar, participants will begin to understand that policies and procedures must be living documents that require frequent feedback and updating, through internal structures that support review, monitoring, and evaluation. Ways to create those structures are suggested.

Learning Session: Supporting Change and Growth - Keeping Policies and Procedures Alive and Relevant

October 25, 2022
What are the internal structures that allow your organization to monitor, review, and update existing policies and procedures? In this session, participants shared what their organization does well and identified ways their organization can improve.

Lessons Learned from MCTAC's The Art of Developing Policies and Procedures: Creating Safety and a Roadmap for the Future of Your Organization

November 15, 2022
To conclude The Art of Developing Policies and Procedures Creating Safety and a Roadmap for the Future of Your Organization series, this 60-minute session featured learning session participants and their experience developing and implementing policies and procedures.

Additional Resources

Check out this related series: The Power of Policies and Procedures

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