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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, August 25, 2020
  • 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,
  • 60 Minutes
  • $110.00
CMS Requirements of Participation - Getting ready for Phase 3

Although on hold, study the CMS's Reform of Requirements for LTC Phase 3 before it is required

  •  Wednesday, September 9, 2020
  • 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM 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.

  •  Monday, September 21, 2020
  • 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,
  • 60 Minutes
  • $110.00
The Power of Language to Create Culture: What culture does your language create?

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

  •  Monday, October 5, 2020
  • 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,
  • 60 Minutes
  • $110.00
Ideas on Overcoming Resistance to Change

Change - some people love it, some don't





  • Recorded
  • View Anytime
  • 60 Minutes
  • $150.00
CMS Requirements of Participation - Getting ready for Phase 3

Although on hold, study the CMS's Reform of Requirements for LTC Phase 3 before it is required

  • 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
The Power of Language to Create Culture: What culture does your language create?

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

  • Recorded
  • View Anytime
  • 60 Minutes
  • $150.00
Ideas on Overcoming Resistance to Change

Change - some people love it, some don't