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Carmen Bowman

consultant, trainer, author and owner, Edu-Catering

Carmen Bowman is a consultant, trainer, author and 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. As a contractor to CMS, Carmen co-developed the Artifacts of Culture Change measurement tool, authored the background papers for and facilitated both Creating Home national symposiums.

She facilitated the Pioneer Network (PN) Task Forces that developed the new Dining Practice Standards and subsequent Toolkit. Carmen serves on the PN Policy Committee which meets quarterly with CMS Division of Nursing homes. She 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, Group Practitioner and Presenter. Carmen co-founded the Colorado Culture Change Coalition, and with Action Pact has authored eight culture change workbooks plus hosts a monthly web culture change talk show called Conversations with Carmen. Carmen is passionate about teaching people how to “be your own surveyor” and how culture change practices are the answer to both compliance and QAPI.



  •  Tuesday, July 27, 2021
  • 08:00 AM PDT | 11:00 AM EDT,
  • 60 Minutes
  • $110.00
Turn "Social Distancing" into Social Engagement and Connectedness

Create a new expectancy of engagement, get to know each other better, discover that everyone is famous for something, and collect elders’ advice to create a Wisdom Book. Figure out how to do life with, not only for, those you serve.

  •  Tuesday, August 10, 2021
  • 08:00 AM PDT | 11:00 AM EDT,
  • 60 Minutes
  • $110.00
Building Relationships and Staff Retention - How They Go Together

A culture change premise is relationship is foundational to transforming culture.

  •  Thursday, August 19, 2021
  • 08:00 AM PDT | 11:00 AM EDT,
  • 60 Minutes
  • $110.00
Create a Culture where People want to Live and Work Easily: Move from Institutional to Normal Language

Unfortunately, the language of long-term care can be institutional.

  •  Tuesday, August 31, 2021
  • 08:00 AM PDT | 11:00 AM EDT,
  • 60 Minutes
  • $110.00
Meaningfully Engage Individuals in their rooms - especially those living with dementia

Join us for oodles of ideas to meaningfully engage individuals with their surroundings especially those living with dementia.





  • Recorded
  • View Anytime
  • 60 Minutes
  • $150.00
Turn "Social Distancing" into Social Engagement and Connectedness

Create a new expectancy of engagement, get to know each other better, discover that everyone is famous for something, and collect elders’ advice to create a Wisdom Book. Figure out how to do life with, not only for, those you serve.

  • Recorded
  • View Anytime
  • 60 Minutes
  • $150.00
Building Relationships and Staff Retention - How They Go Together

A culture change premise is relationship is foundational to transforming culture.

  • Recorded
  • View Anytime
  • 60 Minutes
  • $150.00
Create a Culture where People want to Live and Work Easily: Move from Institutional to Normal Language

Unfortunately, the language of long-term care can be institutional.

  • Recorded
  • View Anytime
  • 60 Minutes
  • $150.00
Meaningfully Engage Individuals in their rooms - especially those living with dementia

Join us for oodles of ideas to meaningfully engage individuals with their surroundings especially those living with dementia.