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ACBSP Access Accreditation Workshops

Are you preparing for ACBSP initial or reaffirmation of accreditation and need assistance with the information needed or where to begin? ACBSP invites you to attend our workshop that gives you full access to the ACBSP accreditation process.

This intensive three-day seminar, will cover the standards and criteria in detail with presentations by ACBSP accreditation staff and ACBSP members with business programs accredited by ACBSP who have developed best practices for each standard. Schools interested in pursuing candidacy, in candidacy, or seeking reaffirmation of accreditation will also be provided with in-class time to review a specific criterion within each standard using the online reporting portal.

Topics To Be Covered

  • Review of Accreditation Standards & Criteria 1-7
  • Review of the Accreditation Process
  • Evolution of the Standards & Criteria
  • Demo and Tour of the Online Reporting Portal
  • Best Practices for each Standard
  • Hands-on Examples and Exercises for each Standard

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Who Should Attend?

  • Faculty members for schools interested in pursuing candidacy for ACBSP accreditation
  • ACBSP Members in candidacy
  • ACBSP Members seeking reaffirmation of accreditation

Sponsored By:

Peregrine Academics

Registration Details

September 19-21, 2019
Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, Kansas

The workshop is being held in the Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy Building (WHCA) in HCA 145. Registration will begin at 9:00 am on Thursday, September 19 and will take place in the atrium.

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Hotel & Accommodations

The Access Accreditation Workshop has a special guestroom rate of $118.00 at the Doubletree by Hilton Kansas City - Overland Park located at 10100 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas, less than two miles from the JCCC campus.

Book Your Stay

Please book your hotel reservation by August 28, 2019 in order to take advantage of the ACBSP rate of $118.00 (Tues-Sat) plus tax. The room rate includes breakfast, Wi-Fi, and shuttle service to the Access Accreditation Workshop.

If you are calling the hotel directly, please dial 913.451.6100 and make sure to mention Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to receive the special rate.


The closest Airport is the Kansas City International Airport (MCI)

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Preliminary Schedule

The schedule below is generic and may change at anytime. Each workshop's schedule may be slightly different. Updates will be made as needed. A final schedule will be provided on-site.

Day 1
9:00 AM10:00 AMRegistration
10:00 AM10:25 AMWelcome & Introductions
10:25 AM10:50 AMNetworking Opportunity
10:50 AM12:00 PMBenefits of Accreditation
12:00 PM1:00 PMLunch provided
1:00 PM1:40 PMACBSP History and Accreditation Process
1:40 PM2:10 PMSystematic Process and Overview Section
2:10 PM2:30 PMOverview of New Standards Effective January 2019
2:30 PM3:00 PMRefreshment Break
3:00 PM3:30 PMSystematic Process Exercise
3:30 PM4:00 PMTour of Online Reporting Portal
4:00 PM4:30 PMPublic Information Requirements
4:30 PM5:00 PMSite Visit Logistics
5:00 PM END OF DAY ONE - Dinner on your own
Day 2
8:00 AM9:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:30 AM9:15 AMStandard One - Leadership Overview
9:15 AM10:00 AMStandard One - Best Practice Presentation
10:00 AM10:20 AMStandard One - Exercise
10:20 AM10:45 AMNetworking Break
10:45 AM11:00 AMStandard Two - Strategic Planning Overview
11:00 AM11:45 AMStandard Two - Best Practice Presentation
11:45 AM12:00 PMStandard Two - Exercise
12:00 PM1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM1:15 PMStandard Two - Exercise, Cont'd
1:15 PM1:35 PMStandard Three - Student and Stakeholder Focus Overview
1:35 PM2:25 PMStandard Three - Best Practice Presentation
2:25 PM2:45 PMStandard Three - Exercise
2:45 PM3:15 PMRefreshment Break
3:15 PM4:30 PMStandard Four - Measuring Student Learning and Performance
4:30 PM END OF DAY TWO - Dinner on your own
Day 3
7:30 AM8:30 AMContinental Breakfast
8:30 AM8:45 AMStandard Four - Review
8:45 AM9:45 AMStandard Five - Faculty and Staff Focus, and Standard Six - Process Management Overviews
9:45 AM10:05 AMRefreshment Break
10:05 AM10:50 AMStandard Five - Best Practice Presentation
10:50 AM11:35 AMStandards Six & Seven - Best Practice Presentation

Registration Fee

$600 for ACBSP members and non-members

If you have questions or need assistance, contact ACBSP at 913-339-9356 or

Refund Policy

ACBSP must receive a written notice of cancellation by August 19, 2019 for a full refund to be given. Cancellations made between August 20 and September 12 will incur a $300 fee prior to refund. Fees will be refunded in the same manner in which the original form of payment was made. No refunds will be granted after September 12, 2019 and all amounts owed must be paid. No-shows are not eligible for a refund. Substitutions can be made at any time without penalty. Cancellations may only be submitted via email to