Course Reviewer’s Corner
By Michael F. Tamara, Assoc. AIA
Reflecting on Convention Week
I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day weekend! Even though we’ve now moved on to the unofficial start of summer, Convention week is still fresh in the minds of AIA staff, as I’m sure it is for many of you who attended.
Although I have been with AIA since 2010, this was actually the first National Convention I’ve attended. As you know, we live in a virtual world, and sitting in front of a computer reviewing courses is very important. Still, nothing can beat face to face conversation and interaction, and it was great to be able to meet so many Providers in person.
It was my pleasure to be present in our Provider Lounge for many hours over the three-day period. I enjoyed being able to talk, answer questions, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee with those looking to take a break from the classroom or the Expo floor. I was also thankful for the opportunity to mingle at the Provider reception.
Monthly Provider Tips and Reminders
•A list of CES course topics with definitions can be found on the AIA website.
•Updated AIA CES templates can be found in the Resources section of CES Discovery. New Quality Assurance slides, course certificate template, course evaluation, and the Speaker Agreement are available. In addition, a new course handout template has been added for your use.
•Providers, be sure to check out our webinars and workshops we have scheduled for the 2012 year on our Provider Events page.
•Archived webinars are available on the AIA Education webpage. View past webinars on AIA CES Quality assurance, course development, and AIA member education needs.
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 2013 National Convention and Design Exposition
June 20-22, 2013
Call for Presentations
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2012
Contact: Beverly Holton
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-626-7445
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