- Manager Of Partner Engagement -
Gretchen Block is the Manager of Partner Engagement for CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. As organizations and systems seek to participate in services for the first time, or continue to embrace CQL Accreditation, Certification, or Training, Gretchen will work directly with them throughout the process, serving as the point-person for organizations and their employees.
Gretchen has over 25 years of experience in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She has held a variety of positions in operational leadership for a large multi-state non-profit organization and has also worked as a direct support provider and human resources professional. Gretchen is especially passionate about creating environments where all people are treated with dignity and respect. She is equally enthusiastic about equipping staff and other important persons in an individual’s life to do their best work through effective training and efficient use of valuable resources.
Gretchen is experienced in the use of Personal Outcome Measures® and assisting people in writing person-centered plans based on what really matters in their own lives. She is also experienced in the use of Basic Assurances® for strategic planning, as well as the implementation of organizational systems and practices that achieve the goals of the people she is supporting. Gretchen led her previous organization in attaining multiple successful accreditations by CQL. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.