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CNAR’s Spring Workshops: Registration Now Open!

Updated: Apr 5

CNAR is very pleased to present our Spring Workshop Series, featuring our expert participating Corporate Partners, Barker Hutchinson & Associates; PSI; Pivotal Research; BDO; and Meazure Learning. (Please note that all events will be hosted on a virtual platform.)

CNAR community members also enjoy 25% savings on all pricing! See below for session descriptions, speaker details, and to register.


Pricing Per Person, Per Workshop:

  • Members, Partners, and Suppliers: $97.50

  • Non-Members: $130

To Register: or click the button below;

Refund Information: The refund and ticket transfer deadline for all Spring Workshops is May 1st, 2024.


Workshop #1: Navigating Conflict in Investigations

Encountering conflict is a common occurrence in regulatory investigations; effectively navigating conflict is crucial for successful outcomes. In this interactive workshop, the following will be explored: how to navigate challenges that may arise during interviews; evidence collection; and interactions with registrants, complainants, and witnesses. Workshop leads will also discuss conflict management strategies and help participants recognize their conflict management style to achieve satisfactory outcomes in moments of conflict. Participants will leave with an understanding of the types of conflict they may face throughout the life cycle of an investigation, enhanced conflict management skills and a toolkit of strategies to address conflict effectively.

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm ET

  Greg Hutchinson               Laura Hutchinson        

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Workshop #2: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Across the Assessment Lifecycle: Key Considerations and Plan of Action

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives are designed to reduce bias and create equal opportunities in workplaces, government entities, and credentialing/regulatory assessment programs. There are many areas where DE&I can play a critical role in the fairness of exams and considerations for DE&I initiatives are not limited to a single timepoint during the assessment life cycle. For instance, bias in exam content could originate from many sources, such as use of content irrelevant language, cultural nuances, and regional differences. Two key challenges for regulatory bodies related to addressing DE&I considerations are identifying and engaging key stakeholders across all exam development activities, from practice analysis to review of items and exam performance statistics. This virtual workshop is designed to help regulatory organizations with reviewing and assessing their approach to DE&I activities. We will walk through elements of the assessment life cycle to uncover opportunities to create greater equity in exam creation.

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm ET


  Isabelle Gonthier                  Pamela Ing        

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Workshop #3: Evidence to Innovation: Mastering Decision-Making in Regulatory Practice

Step into the forefront of regulatory excellence with the interactive workshop "Evidence to Innovation: Mastering Decision-Making in Regulatory Practice". This workshop will feature a compelling journey through the pillars of evidence-based decision-making, designed specifically for professionals navigating the complexities of health and non-health regulatory environments. This event will unveil the art and science of distilling evidence into impactful actions, fostering innovation, and catalyzing positive change within your organization.

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET



       Doha Melhem                       Denitha Breau        Dr. Susan Glover Takahashi Dr. Chris Hacker

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Workshop #4: Navigating Digital Transformations in the Regulatory Space

Join this high-impact workshop where leaders in regulatory management share their insights on navigating digital transformation. This session will dive into real-world challenges, strategies, and lessons learned from integrating digital technologies to enhance operations and stakeholder engagement. Takeaways with include:

1. Strategic Frameworks: Gain a comprehensive framework to guide your organization’s digital transformation efforts, ensuring a seamless transition into enhanced operational efficiency and compliance.

2. Real-World Insights: Learn from the successes and challenges experienced by industry leaders, providing you with actionable strategies that can be adapted to your regulatory body.

3. Future-Ready Practices: Discover innovative approaches to future-proof your organization, ensuring that you stay ahead in the rapidly evolving digital landscape of regulatory management.

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm ET


Workshop #5: Item Writing in an Evolving World: How Societal and Technological Advances Have Disrupted How We Create Exam Content

Item writing represents a road well-travelled, typically involving a lengthy, labour-intensive process. However, technological changes have disrupted how we create exam content. Starting around 10 years ago, commercial AIG software entered the market. At the time, the use of AIG focused on mass-producing knowledge-based questions for high-volume programs. Regulators, however, often look for items to focus on quality and higher-order cognitive processes. In this session, industry best practices for using AIG software to assist in developing both kinds of items will be outlined. With guidance from the presenters, attendees will have the chance to create AIG templates, adjust parameters, and see the final outcomes. Attendees will learn how to effectively leverage GenAI to create high-quality assessment content in a secure manner. Participants will be able to view GenAI in action and will have the opportunity to determine its strengths and limitations for themselves.

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


  Chris Beauchamp              Aurelie Lecocq         

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