RIKI and NARA Renew their Exclusive Licensing Key Indicator Agreement for another 5 Years

This past January 2021, the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) and the Research Institute for Key Indicators (RIKI) renewed their exclusive licensing key indicator agreement for 5 additional years. The new agreement has several interesting enhancements. Probably the most significant is the creation of a new course on Licensing Measurement that Dr Fiene will be developing for NARA to be offered through their website. The course will be fully self-contained and self-paced for the learner. It will be offered exclusively through the NARA website on their Facilitated Dialogues Web Page (https://www.naralicensing.org/key-indicator-facilitated-dialogues).

The renewed agreement continues the successive steps in transferring the differential monitoring, risk assessment and key indicator methodologies from RIKI to NARA so that NARA will become the sole owner and licensor of these methodologies.

Look for updates on this website as well as on NARA’s website regarding the new Licensing Measurement course.

About Dr Fiene

Dr. Rick Fiene has spent his professional career in improving the quality of child care in various states, nationally, and internationally. He has done extensive research and publishing on the key components in improving child care quality through an early childhood program quality indicator model of training, technical assistance, quality rating & improvement systems, professional development, mentoring, licensing, risk assessment, differential program monitoring, and accreditation. Dr. Fiene is a retired professor of human development & psychology (Penn State University) where he was department head and director of the Capital Area Early Childhood Research and Training Institute.
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