About the Eden Alternative Path to Mastery Milestone 1
The Path to Mastery: The Art of Creating a Caring Community is a new resource that the Eden Alternative has created to guide homes through the process of integrating the Ten Principles and practices of our Philosophy deep within their organization. It is based on 15 years of experience of homes that have committed to deep and lasting culture change. It contains four Milestones that mark off different levels of expertise attained as homes progress on their culture change journey. The accomplishment of Milestones will also inform consumers what to expect when they visit Eden Registry homes. The Path to Mastery is way to help those within the Eden Alternative community become well-known.
Milestone 1 contains the foundational steps that prepare formal leaders to guide the implementation of culture change. If you left Certified Eden Associate training wondering what to do next, Milestone 1 gives you the path to get started. Completing Milestone 1 is the path toward joining the Eden Registry; it is a part of the application process. All current homes on the Registry are also journeying back in time to remember just how they got started by completing the steps in Milestone 1. Whether they have been on the journey 2 months or 12 years, each story they share is filled with ideas on how you can get started as well. Once all the current Registered Home have completed Milestone 1, we will be bringing their stories together in a Registry Community Legacy that will inspire others to join us in creating a life worth living for all care partners everywhere.
Once an organization is on the Path to Mastery and has joined the Eden Registry, they will have access to the other three Milestones. These Milestones continue to guide homes through a series of outcome steps along a path that leads to deep culture change. There are many new tools and resources that have been developed specifically to support the Path to Mastery.
We are on schedule to submit the Path to Mastery Milestone 1 by April 1, 2011!