CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership

Webinar: Personal Outcome Measures® - Changes in Decision-Making

Personal Outcome Measures® (POMs) have been used for decades to understand and measure individually-defined quality of life. To continuously improve upon this tool, CQL recently reorganized the outcome indicators into 5 new factors, and updated some of the decision-making questions regarding outcomes.

In this webinar hosted by CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership, attendees were able to learn about the changes made to some of the decision-making questions, and explore the Personal Outcome Measures® reorganization in greater detail. 

During the webinar, CQL also shared a document that lists the decision-making questions published in the previous edition of the Personal Outcome Measures® manual (2005), and compares them to the decision-making questions included in the latest edition of the Personal Outcome Measures® manual. You can click here to access the crosswalk with the updated decision-making questions.






You Will Learn About:

  • CQL's Personal Outcome Measures®
  • Validity and reliability assessment
  • 5 new factors for the Personal Outcome Measures®
  • Changes in Decision-Making for outcomes
  • Connection to CQL's new data system



Cathy Yadamec is the Director of Training and Certification for CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. In this role, Cathy coordinates the training opportunities offered by CQL. She oversees the certification of Personal Outcome Measures® Interviewers and Trainers, and is responsible for developing new training opportunities often customizing it to meet the unique strengths and preferences of individual organizations.

Cathy has experience within CQL and in private and state agencies supporting people with developmental disabilities to have better lives. Cathy has worked diligently to promote personal and organizational change to create a culture of responsiveness and focus on quality as defined by the person. In the 2000’s Cathy worked with CQL as a Project Manager and in the CMS Look-Behind Contract. For 3 years, Cathy served as the Manager of Quality Improvement/ Quality Enhancement for the Developmental Disability Administration in the District of Columbia, and then returned to CQL as the Project Manager for the Illinois Ligas Outreach Project.


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