Assorted Flyers and Brochures Describing RIKILLC, ECPQI2M, KI, QI, RA, and DM

Here are an assortment of flyers and brochures developed by the Research Institute for Key Indicators LLC (RIKILLC) and the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) describing the Early Childhood Program Quality Improvement and Indicator Model (ECPQI2M), Key Indicators (KI), Quality Indicators (QI), Risk Assessment (RA), and Differential Monitoring (DM).

Advertisements
Posted in RIKI.Institute@gmail.com | Leave a comment

ECPQI2M Research Articles

The following three journal articles published in 2013, 2015, and 2017 focus on the key components of ECPQI2M – Early Childhood Program Quality Improvement and Indicator Model in regulatory program compliance (1IJCCEP), program quality via Quality Rating & Improvement Systems (QRIS)(2ECRQ), and Early Care and Education professional development (3JPEDHC).

___________________________________________________________________________________
Richard Fiene, Ph.D., Senior Research Psychologist, Research Institute for Key Indicators (RIKILLC), Professor of Psychology (ret), Penn State University, & Senior Consultant, National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA).

Contact Dr Fiene at Fiene@RIKInstitute.com or RFiene@NARALicensing.org or rjf8@psu.edu

Posted in RIKI.Institute@gmail.com | Leave a comment

Research Projects Over the Past 40 Years

I have had the opportunity to work on some very interesting projects over the past 40 years+ as a research psychologist and professor. I have worked with many National Organizations; Federal, Local and State Agencies; and private human service agencies during my professional career. But probably the best project I ever worked on was with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line where we were asked to assess their youth activity programs (aka child care). What was so much fun with this project was the data collection phase where the only way to collect data was to be booked on seven day cruises. Now that was a blast!!

I was still at Penn State and directing the Capital Area Early Childhood Research and Training Institute when this project come to fruition and I still remember the day when I mentioned to the faculty and staff of the Institute that we had a new project. This always got them excited because it meant additional work for staff who were busy all the time. But when I started to describe this new project with Royal Caribbean, suddenly eyes of discontent turned to scenes of royal blue waters.

The staff of Royal Caribbean were first class and a joy to work with. I will not mention names because I have not asked their permission to include them in this blog but all of them from the Director of Global Security to the Captains of the Ships were all highly professional.

The other wonderful outcome of this project was that the standards we developed a portion of them were adopted by the CLIA – Cruise Line International Association for all Youth Sponsored Programs for all their members which numbered about 30 cruise lines. I wished getting standards adopted were as easy for early care and education back in the states.

Posted in RIKI.Institute@gmail.com | Leave a comment

Linear versus Non-Linear Reality

Here are some notes that I hope will generate a good deal of thinking about how we approach reality given some random observations about data (mathematics and statistics), psychology (public policy) and physics (time and space).  This is very different from my other posts on this blog but it does tie in nicely with my data prediction research I have been doing for a really long time within the public policy sector dealing with regulatory compliance and administration.

Linear and Non Linear Reality1

___________________________________________________________________________________
Richard Fiene, Ph.D., Senior Research Psychologist, Research Institute for Key Indicators (RIKILLC), Professor of Psychology (ret), Penn State University, & Senior Consultant, National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA).

Contact Dr Fiene at Fiene@RIKInstitute.com or RFiene@NARALicensing.org or rjf8@psu.edu

Posted in RIKI.Institute@gmail.com | Leave a comment

Building Effective and Efficient Program Monitoring Systems for Human Services

Attached is a paper that describes the basic tenets/elements of building an effective and efficient program monitoring system for human services.  State administrators are constantly under pressure to ensure the health and safety of clients (effectiveness) while not being overly burdensome on the providers of care (efficiency).  This paper highlights how effectiveness and efficiency are tied together and in how efficiency efforts can overshadow effectiveness under certain conditions.

Basic Tenets of Effective and Efficient Monitoring Systems3

___________________________________________________________________________________
Richard Fiene, Ph.D., Senior Research Psychologist, Research Institute for Key Indicators (RIKILLC), Professor of Psychology (ret), Penn State University, & Senior Consultant, National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA).

Contact Dr Fiene at Fiene@RIKInstitute.com or RFiene@NARALicensing.org or rjf8@psu.edu

 

 

Posted in RIKI.Institute@gmail.com | Leave a comment

Three Things We Have Learned in Regulatory Compliance

Here is a very short paper/abstract entitled:  Three Things We Have Learned about Key Indicators, Risk Assessments, and Differential Monitoring over the past 40+ years of doing research on these methodologies.

KI, RA, DM National Update

 

 

Posted in RIKI.Institute@gmail.com | Leave a comment

Regulatory Compliance Decision Making Using the Key Indicator Methodology

In this blog I have a new Technical Research Paper on how best to make regulatory compliance decisions.  “The purpose of the paper is to provide guidance to regulatory administrators in decision making regarding the Key Indicator Methodology. A 2 x 2 Matrix will be used to demonstrate the key decisions that need to be made with various caveats and examples. Key Indicator Systems for Licensing have been used in states for many years now; this paper hopefully will provide a framework for the difficult decision making when it comes to moving from an abbreviated monitoring inspection to a full comprehensive monitoring inspection.”

This paper builds upon previous Technical Research Papers and other publications in which I have described the technical details of the key indicator methodology.  This paper hopefully provides a more straightforward presentation without the algorithms and statistical formulas.

Regulatory Compliance Decision Making Using the Key Indicator Methodology

Richard Fiene, Ph.D., Senior Research Psychologist, Research Institute for Key Indicators; Professor of Psychology (retired), Penn State University; and NARA Senior Consultant.

Research Institute for Key Indicators (RIKILLC)

 

Posted in RIKI.Institute@gmail.com | Leave a comment

NARA’s First Key Indicator System Facilitated Dialogue Session Held

NARA’s Key Indicator System: Facilitated Dialogues was held on Friday, March 23

Participants joined Dr. Fiene and NARA at the following time to discuss Key Indicators, Licensing Measurement & Systems 

3-4pm AT |2-3pm ET |1-2pm CT |12-1pm MT | 11-12pm PT | 10-11am AKT

Child Care | Adult Care | Child Welfare

 

NARA was excited to present the first session of facilitated dialogues on Key Indicators with Dr. Rick Fiene, the father of the Key Indicator System. The Key Indicator System methodology applies across all licensing areas; these dialogues allow licensing professionals across child care, adult care, and child welfare to discuss the application and theory of Key Indicators as they increase efficiency and effectiveness of existing licensing systems.

2018 Meeting Details

Months: March, June, and September
Duration: 60 minutes
Date/Time: March 23 at 2-3pm ET

Every effort will be made to find a date that works for all participants, however, if you cannot join a meeting: 1) you may submit questions in advance for Dr. Fiene to answer, and 2) NARA will send you the discussion recording.

September’s meeting will be held both in person for those attending seminar and via conference call line.

Meeting recordings will be made available to participants.

Participants will be given access to a Community Forum to continue discussion and ask questions between meetings.

Additional meetings into 2018 and beyond will be determined as the group sees fit.

To Join this Group

Complete registration and payment for the 2018 Facilitated Dialogues Package – three (3) 60-minute meetings in 2018 to learn from Dr. Fiene and ask questions specific. You may join this group after it begins in March; you will be sent the recordings for meetings missed.

Register here

Member cost:

Individual and Organizational: $75 per person (breaks down to $25 per session)

Retiree & Student: $60 per person (breaks down to $20 per session)

Non-member cost: $120 per person (breaks down to $40 per session)

 

About Dr. Rick Fiene

Dr. Fiene has spent 40+ years in developing and improving Key Indicator, risk assessment and differential monitoring methodologies. After a long career in Pennsylvania State Government as a research psychologist and the Pennsylvania State University as a professor of psychology, in 2013 he created the Research Institute for Key Indicators (RIKI) in order to consolidate all research on differential monitoring. Most recently RIKI has entered into a strategic partnership with NARA on the future development of Key Indicators, risk assessment and differential monitoring to all human services.

Posted in RIKI.Institute@gmail.com | Leave a comment

NARA’s Key Indicator System: Facilitated Dialogues this Friday, March 23rd

Key Indicator System: Facilitated Dialogues this Friday, March 23

Join Dr. Fiene and NARA at 

3-4pm AT |2-3pm ET |1-2pm CT |12-1pm MT | 11-12pm PT | 10-11am AKT

Child Care | Adult Care | Child Welfare

 

NARA is excited to present facilitated dialogues on Key Indicators with Dr. Rick Fiene, the father of the Key Indicator System. The Key Indicator System methodology applies across all licensing areas; these dialogues allow licensing professionals across child care, adult care, and child welfare to discuss the application and theory of Key Indicators as they increase efficiency and effectiveness of existing licensing systems.

2018 Meeting Details

Months: March, June, and September
Duration: 60 minutes
Date/Time: March 23 at 2-3pm ET

Every effort will be made to find a date that works for all participants, however, if you cannot join a meeting: 1) you may submit questions in advance for Dr. Fiene to answer, and 2) NARA will send you the discussion recording.

September’s meeting will be held both in person for those attending seminar and via conference call line.

Meeting recordings will be made available to participants.

Participants will be given access to a Community Forum to continue discussion and ask questions between meetings.

Additional meetings into 2018 and beyond will be determined as the group sees fit.

To Join this Group

Complete registration and payment for the 2018 Facilitated Dialogues Package – three (3) 60-minute meetings in 2018 to learn from Dr. Fiene and ask questions specific. You may join this group after it begins in March; you will be sent the recordings for meetings missed.

Register here

Member cost:

Individual and Organizational: $75 per person (breaks down to $25 per session)

Retiree & Student: $60 per person (breaks down to $20 per session)

Non-member cost: $120 per person (breaks down to $40 per session)

 

About Dr. Rick Fiene

Dr. Fiene has spent 40+ years in developing and improving Key Indicator, risk assessment and differential monitoring methodologies. After a long career in Pennsylvania State Government as a research psychologist and the Pennsylvania State University as a professor of psychology, in 2013 he created the Research Institute for Key Indicators (RIKI) in order to consolidate all research on differential monitoring. Most recently RIKI has entered into a strategic partnership with NARA on the future development of Key Indicators, risk assessment and differential monitoring to all human services.

Posted in RIKI.Institute@gmail.com | Leave a comment

NARA’s KEY INDICATOR FACILITATED DIALOGUES with DR. RICK FIENE

NARA (National Association for Regulatory Administration) is excited to present new, facilitated dialogues on Key Indicators with Dr. Rick Fiene, the father of the Key Indicator System. The Key Indicator System methodology applies across all licensing areas; these dialogues will allow licensing professionals across child care, adult care, and child welfare to discuss the application and theory of Key Indicators as they increase efficiency and effectiveness of existing licensing systems.

This group will meet for one hour in March, June, and during NARA’s September Licensing Seminar in 2018. Additional meetings will be determined as the group sees fit.

Dr. Fiene has spent 40+ years in developing and improving Key Indicator, risk assessment and differential monitoring methodologies. After a long career in Pennsylvania State Government as a research psychologist and the Pennsylvania State University as a professor of psychology, in 2013 he created the Research Institute for Key Indicators (RIKI) in order to consolidate all research on differential monitoring. Most recently RIKI has entered into a strategic partnership with NARA on the future development of Key Indicators, risk assessment and differential monitoring to all human services.

Please go to the following webpage for additional information:

www.naralicensing.org/key-indicator-facilitated-dialogues

 

Posted in RIKI.Institute@gmail.com | Leave a comment