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Fall 2021 National Advanced Steps Virtual ACP Course

October 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - October 20, 2021 @ 4:30 pm CDT

Respecting Choices® (RC) Advanced Steps (AS) Advance Care Planning (ACP) is initiated as a component of quality end-of-life care for frail elders and those whose death in the next 12 months would not be unexpected. The AS planning conversation is focused on goals of care to make timely, proactive, and specific end-of-life decisions. Ideally, these decisions are converted into medical orders that can be followed throughout the continuum of care. The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) program is the nationally recognized model for this stage of planning.

Course Content:
  • Day 1 (10/13): Advanced Steps ACP Design and Implementation ($250)
  • Day 2 (10/14 or 10/19): Advanced Steps ACP Facilitator Certification ($475, or audit $250)
  • Day 3 (10/20): Advanced Steps ACP Instructor Certification ($495)

Because ACP is not a one-size-fits-all conversation, ACP Facilitators must be trained to have conversations with individuals at different stages of health and in different settings of care. ACP Facilitators add value to an organization and community and are central to any program’s success.


The RC Instructor becomes certified to teach the RC ACP Facilitator Certification course. Replicating the RC approach to ACP is an important Instructor role. It requires ongoing education, competency assessment, and fidelity monitoring of RC Facilitators.


Organizations interested in replicating the AS ACP model will find it valuable to send representatives to all 3 days of our advance care planning certification courses; however, participants are welcome to attend AS ACP Facilitator Certification or Design and Implementation independently, based on their objectives.

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October 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm CDT
October 20, 2021 @ 4:30 pm CDT


Virtual (via Zoom)