Resources for GAC Volunteers

This page is designed to inform interested stakeholders about the benefits and resources available when you volunteer as a GAC Onsite Team Member.

Benefits of Volunteering as a GAC Onsite Team Member

Volunteering with GAC provides benefits for both professional and personal growth. We asked four, experienced, Team Members/Leads to share their thoughts on participating in peer reviews during GAC Onsite Visits. Read about their insights on this fulfilling role.

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Getting Started

These are online training modules that a GAC Onsite Team Member must complete to effectively participate in the third step of the GAC Accreditation process, the Onsite Visit.  The supporting documentation includes information regarding the process and procedures used in conducting an onsite visit and can also be informational for programs applying for, or considering, GAC Accreditation.

To enroll in the GAC Online Training Modules, access the course registration page, add the free product to your cart and complete the checkout process. You will receive a confirmation email, and the course will be added to your myPMI Library.

To access the GAC Online Training Modules you must have a login. If you do not have one, please register here.

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Module 1: GAC Accreditation Overview

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Review of the GAC Accreditation Program and processes. Includes GAC mission and objectives, value, history, process, and benefits.

Module 2: GAC Onsite Visit Role Overview

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Overview of the GAC Onsite Visit: focus on the purpose and process of the Onsite Visit, Team Member roles, responsibilities and benefits.

Module 3: GAC Onsite Visit Team Member Perspective

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Insight into GAC’s expectations of the Onsite Visit Team: overview of Onsite Visit Team criteria, selection process, roles and responsibilities. Includes Team communications, ethical and behavior expectations and logistics.

Module 4: GAC Onsite Visit: Preparation, Planning, Execution & Closing

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In-depth review of Onsite Team Members’ roles and activities: includes applicant program documentation review; onsite and post-onsite visit activities.

Module 5: GAC Accreditation Standards: Understanding Review and Alignment Expectations

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Review of the scope and depth of each GAC Accreditation Standard and assessment tools Onsite Team Members use when reviewing a program’s Self-Assessment Report.

Module 6: Effective Accreditation Standard Review Processes and Techniques

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Detailed review of tools and techniques used by Onsite Visit Teams while Onsite, from interviewing stakeholder groups to inspecting course materials.

Module 7: In-Depth Team Lead Training

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Detailed review of the Team Lead role and responsibilities throughout each phase of the Onsite Visit.