Top tip: Don’t forget about your QD resources


The DESMOND program has both quality assurance and professional development components which together make up what is known as quality development (QD).


QD is a crucial part of the delivery module and plays an essential role in supporting educators in the development and maintenance in delivering the DESMOND program.

As part of QD each DESMOND educator is supplied with a QD resource folder that includes the following:

  • quality development pathway
  • quality development information
  • quality development tools
  • reflection sheet and action plan
  • DESMOND observational tool CD.

All of these resources and tools are very useful and are developed to support you in reflecting upon your own and your peer educator’s delivery. This information is used to support you on your developmental journey in delivering self-management group education that meets national standards.