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July 26, 2011 - IN THIS ISSUE

Provider Spotlight!

AIA recently conducted an electronic survey of CES providers to understand experiences and expectations toward AIA and CES. Thank you to all who participated! Some respondents provided insightful ideas for various ways to highlight providers. As a result of your suggestions, starting August, we will be featuring a column devoted to a different Provider each month. We are looking for someone with a story or secret to share regarding course development, marketing, etc.

All interested Providers, share your story with us on our blog and you could be featured in our next issue!


Industry Updates – NCARB Model Law

In this era of increasing technological sophistication, we yearn for efficiency in our daily responsibilities. For architects, this is as simple as maintaining continuing education requirements for licensure in over 40 jurisdictions that require it. As such, the AIA and its Board have been in a constant dialogue with NCARB on this key issue.

Learn more

Read the model regulations here


What is an AIA/CES Audit?

When AIA/CES receives a complaint this initiates an audit of the provider, complaints are varied but a majority of complaints are about the content of the educational activity. Providers who offer a product specific sales presentation and call it an AIA/CES registered event are often reported to AIA/CES. There are additional reasons why providers may be audited…

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CES Discovery – Update on Updates

As of July 18th, important changes were made to CES Discovery. Improved search functionality in the Course Search area, improved navigation though the Course submission screens. Please see the detailed articles about these changes as well as the updated step-by-step instructions for Course submissions. Also, See our fact sheet on Common Electronic attendance form errors, to improve your use of this tool.

CES Provider Survey Results – Telephone Conference on August 4th

The AIA Continuing Education team wants to thank all of our providers for participating in our provider survey this past May and June. The electronic survey was distributed to 2302 contacts from member organizations. A total of 491 individuals completed or partially completed the survey questionnaire, garnering a total response rate of 21%.

If you would like to learn more, Alla Orlova, AIA Director of Continuing Education, will be holding a telephone conference on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 1pm to share the results of this survey.

Please dial 877-242-8841 and enter conference ID #7459. No password is required. The call is open to the first 70 participants, so please dial in early!

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Upcoming CES Provider Training Events

With the recent enhancements and changes that have been made to CES Discovery, you are strongly encouraged to attend one of the monthly training webinars we are offering.  There are two webinar series; one specifically for AIA Components and one for AIA Providers.  Each webinar will feature a one- hour live demonstration conducted by Sara Thomas, Manager of CES Training.

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Media Scan

Nonprofit Technology Network
The Social Website: Integrating Social Media into Website Design and Function

NCARB Adopts Model Continuing Education Regulations Requiring 12 Hours of Health, Safety, and Welfare Training Annually

The Angle
Federal Relations: Important Progress, But Much More Remains to be Done

Recovery for Nonresidential Building Expected to Stall, But Growth Projected for 2012


Course Reviewer’s Corner
by Michael Tamara

Continuing Education Programs: Meet the Manager

Greetings! I am the Manager of Continuing Education Programs here at AIA, and this is the first article in a regularly occurring column that will appear in Provider Connection. I would like to take this initial opportunity not only to formally introduce myself, but also to give some explanation of what I do and how I hope to strengthen the relationship between AIA Continuing Education Services and our valued providers.

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Monthly Provider Tips

1) Courses submitted to the AIA CES before July 30, 2006 will be archived in CES Discovery on September 30, 2011. Providers will no longer be authorized to offer courses or submit attendance for archived courses. All providers are encouraged to archive outdated courses to improve search functionality of the course directory for AIA members.

2) In order to access CES Discovery more quickly and effectively, try bookmarking this page to your browser.

3) For optimal performance, please access CES Discovery using the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Component Call for Speakers

AIA Chapters interested in finding speakers or sponsors for upcoming conferences or events can use this space to post conference information.

AIA Louisiana
2011 Annual Design Conference

October 6-8, 2011
Shreveport, LA
Call for Sponsors
Contact Kathy D. Lachney, Director of Membership and Programs

AIA Georgia
2011 AIA Georgia Annual Design
October 13-16, 2011
Athens, GA
Call for Speakers and Sponsors – forms are located online
Contact Tangela Monroe

Virginia Society AIA
Architect Exchange East

November 2-4, 2011
Richmond, Virginia
Call for Speakers and Sponsors – Proposal form on website
Contact Wayne Connors

AIA Illinois
2011 AIA Illinois Conference
November 4-5, 2011
Lisle/Naperville, Illinois
Call for Speakers and Sponsors
Contact Mary Young, Public Affairs Director
217.522.2309 X. 3

AIA Philadelphia
Design on the Delaware

November 7-9, 2011
Philadelphia, PA
Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors
Respond by October 21, 2011
Contact Pat Gourley

AIA National
AIA 2012 National Convention
May 17-19, 2012
Washington, DC
Call for Presentations
due July 1, 2011

Please email to add your 2011 events to this list and include AIA Chapter Speakers and Sponsors in the Subject line.  Please include the following information in your message:

    • Component Name

    • Conference Title

    • Link to conference web page

    • Date of conference

    • Location of conference

    • Is this a call for speakers or sponsors?

    • Deadline for speakers or sponsors

    • Contact Person

    • Email

    • Phone


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