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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.



  •  Monday, December 7, 2020
  • 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST,
  • 60 Minutes
  • $110.00
  •  Tuesday, January 12, 2021
  • 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST,
  • 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.

  •  Wednesday, January 27, 2021
  • 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST,
  • 60 Minutes
  • $110.00
PPE for the Soul - Tending to Psychosocial Wellbeing

Are you feeling it? We are moving into the next phase of our toughest world-wide challenge ever, concern now for psychosocial wellbeing. And not only for residents but for dedicated team members and hurting families too.

  •  Wednesday, February 10, 2021
  • 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST,
  • 60 Minutes
  • $110.00
Go Beyond CMS Requirements Honor Choice even Better than Before COVID-19

Learn the increased, with the advent of new, CMS requirements for choice. Residents want choice in sleeping, dining, getting outside and contributing to the community.





  • Recorded
  • View Anytime
  • 60 Minutes
  • $150.00
  • 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.

  • Recorded
  • View Anytime
  • 60 Minutes
  • $150.00
PPE for the Soul - Tending to Psychosocial Wellbeing

Are you feeling it? We are moving into the next phase of our toughest world-wide challenge ever, concern now for psychosocial wellbeing. And not only for residents but for dedicated team members and hurting families too.

  • Recorded
  • View Anytime
  • 60 Minutes
  • $150.00
Go Beyond CMS Requirements Honor Choice even Better than Before COVID-19

Learn the increased, with the advent of new, CMS requirements for choice. Residents want choice in sleeping, dining, getting outside and contributing to the community.