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Gold Quality Award Workshop


October 6-29, 2020




Gold Quality Award Workshop

IHCA/INCAL in partnership with HCAM/MCAL and other state affiliates, presents a GOLD Quality Award virtual workshop series to help you better understand the Gold Award application criteria, scoring, and strategies for a successful 2021 application submission. This workshop helps identify and prevent the 5 most common reasons for not earning a site visit. By mastering the performance excellence fundamentals, creating your application plans, and refining your application skills will give you a head start on your 2021 Gold Award applications.

Gold Workshop

Who Should Participate

  • Suggested participants for this workshop are administrators and directors of nursing, along with other leadership team members including owners.
  • A team approach is the most effective method to develop your application in a manner that makes it your “management document” and not just an award application.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the gold criteria and scoring guidelines.
  • Plan the application preparation project.
  • Master skills for presenting results.
  • Master skills for describing processes.
  • Describe systematic evaluation and improvement.
  • Plan for writing and reviewing the first draft of your application


18 CEUs for IN licensed Administrators (NAB pending) and IN licensed Social Workers


This workshop is FREE for Members.  Non-members are ineligible to participate

Frequently Asked Questions

AHCA/NCAL team has put together several helpful FAQs as you prepare to participate in this workshop.

Now Open: Intent to Apply

2021 Quality Awards

Application packets for the 2021 National Quality Award Program are now available online. The Quality Award portal is now and applicants can begin to submit their payment for the intent to apply and begin to write or submit their applications in the portal. Deadline to submit an application is Nov. 12, 2020 at 8 p.m. EST.


Gold Quality Award Workshop

Please note: Handouts for each of the sessions can be accessed here.

Username: Gold2020

Password: success

Tuesday, October 6

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom link:

Zoom Meeting ID: 875 8686 0718

Zoom Passcode: 592783

Thursday, October 8

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom link:

Zoom Meeting ID: 811 8221 4517

Zoom Passcode: 536021

Monday, October 12

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom link:

Zoom Meeting ID: 849 5222 7537

Zoom Passcode: 263136

Tuesday, October 20

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom link:

Zoom Meeting ID: 858 4313 3361

Zoom Passcode: 641082

Tuesday, October 27

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom link:

Zoom Meeting ID: 837 8972 4849

Zoom Passcode: 503347

Thursday, October 29

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom link:

Zoom Meeting ID: 842 7519 8018

Zoom Passcode: 493778

The Bronze Award is the first step in the Quality Award journey. Through the Bronze criteria, you will assess your organizations mission, vision and key factors that lead to success. This will provide a strong foundation for later Silver and Gold Award applications.

The “Bronze Criteria Series” is a sequential series of videos, each covering an individual question in the Bronze Criteria. This series was developed to help applicants understand and meet the demands of the Bronze criteria.