The Eden Alternative is a principle-centered approach to culture change, and Certified Eden Associate Training is the most widely practiced, comprehensive approach to person-directed/ person-centered care.   More than 40,000 people around the US and worldwide have attended this training and over 800 of these Eden Associates are from Georgia.
The Eden Alternative partnered with the Culture Change Network of Georgia to bring this amazing and valuable opportunity for individuals to earn Culture Change Certification through Certified Eden Associate Training!
Experience 3 full days of in-person, interactive training featuring practical tools, resources, strategies, and inspiration that empower individuals and interdisciplinary teams. 
This education will convey the WHAT, WHY, and HOW of person-directed/person-centered care.  This is a key focus throughout today's best practices and the new standard of care that is required to initiate and maintain effective change. 
Through our Ten Principle approach to culture change, participants will:
  • Tap into the cutting edge of the person-directed care movement;
  • Return equipped and inspired to initiate change;
  • Gain powerful team building skills to strengthen care partnerships in your organization;
  • Discover how person-directed care can drive improved quality and financial performance for the entire organization;
  • Get connected to a broad network of person-directed care resources worldwide; and
  • Contribute to reframing the culture of care and perceptions of aging in our society.


Who Should Attend?
We recommend sending a team (including CNAs) from each organization so they are inspired and prepared to work together to implement what they learned when they return.
Think interdisciplinary team building!  Long-Term Care Ombudsman, State Surveyors, Policymakers, as well as Residents, Family/Friend Care Partners interested in learning about person-directed care. 



Host Organization: 


Culture Change Network

of Georgia



21.5 CEUs

NAB/NCERS approved





Scholarships are available for GA nursing home staff and related stakeholders. 


To apply for a scholarship, click here.




Available Trainings


Location Information



Sept. 17-19, 2019

September Location:

Park Springs

500 Springhouse Circle

Stone Mountain, GA 30087



Click here to Register for

Sept. 17-19, 2019






Oct. 15-17, 2019

October Location:

Wesley Woods

of Newnan

2280 Highway 29 - North

Newnan, GA 30265


Click here to Register for

Oct. 15-17, 2019




Eden Educators:

Walter Coffey &

Kim McRae





Kimberly Wood

585-461-3951, Ext. 3058

or via email:




PO Box 18369Rochester, New York 14618