Conversations with Carmen... A Monthly Webinar 


Friday, January 17, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDT

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Marsha Poulsen
Action Pact

Carmen Bowman is  owner of Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change turning her former role of regulator into educator.  Carmen was a Colorado state surveyor for nine years, a policy analyst with CMS Central Office where she taught the national Basic Surveyor Course and was the first certified activity professional to be a surveyor. Carmen has a Master's degree in Healthcare Systems, a Bachelor's in Social Work and German, is a Certified Eden Associate and Eden Mentor, Certified Validation Worker and Group Practitioner.

Carmen co-developed the Artifacts of Culture Change measurement tool and is the author of several Action Pact workbooks.


You too can join the conversations by asking questions of Carmen and her guests. Carmen's smart look at culture change focuses on a wide variety of topics. She brings an insider's view of regulations, and reports on little changes happening in government, in attitude, in practice. Each month she will share culture change news and updates, amusing and heartwarming stories, and interview a guest on a relevant and timely topic.

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  Is Something Better Than Nothing?    

HOST:  Carmen Bowman

GUEST: Sonya Barsness, Gerontologist

Join Carmen and her guest Sonya Barsness as they think through this question. Not presuming to have the answers, they will examine the question through a range of common practices and. Building on former work together, we will look at customs such as folding towels or baby clothes that serve no purpose, fake animals and babies, fake plants, door covers, murals that disguise doorways and more. What are the pros and cons of fake life offerings and real life? Is something truly better than nothing? Are there unintended consequences? 

We seek only to raise the issue, and we invite everyone to think about what you will take time, energy and resources to promote. Is something truly better than nothing? And is that the best we can do?

As always, registration for the webinar allows you to attend the live show and/or to watch the recorded show. Learn at your convenience!

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Carmen's webinars are usually held the third Friday of each month except December, and run about an hour.  

NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL: $49 per site

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  PLEASE NOTE: After completing the payment step, you'll receive a confirmation email with a link to REGISTRATION (step two). Your payment followed by your registration will allow you to join the live broadcast and/or view it later, at your convenience.