Course Reviewer’s Corner
By Michael F. Tamara, Assoc. AIA
Future Course Content Webinars: What Are Your Thoughts?
As the summer rolls on, I hope you are all enjoying some vacation and quality time with family and friends. Weather-wise, it certainly has been a hot and lively one here in Washington, DC so far!
As I mentioned in my June Provider Connection article, the May 31st offering of the webinar “In the Mind of the Reviewer: What CES Looks for in a Course Submission” had a great turnout, and we received quality feedback from the attendees. Again, for those of you who may have missed the opportunity but would still like to watch it, you can visit this link.
We received many constructive comments in the evaluations, and there’s one in particular that I feel would be worth sharing with all Providers: the question of whether AIA CES will offer more advanced training in course content for Providers at some point. This is a good question. I get the sense that some of you may want to hone in even more closely on a single topic that is already among the many covered in the current one-hour webinar.
Monthly Provider Tips and Reminders
• PLEASE NOTE: We are updating the SOPs and tutorials available on the Discovery Resources page. Over the next few weeks you will notice a new look to the tutorials – each with clear, accurate and up-to-date content. We hope these changes will improve your Discovery experience – and as always, your suggestions and feedback are very welcome!
• AIA members who are on audit review of their continuing education requirements for 2011 have been notified. Members on audit must meet the AIA's continuing education requirement (18 LU/8 HSW/4 SD) by September 30, 2012.
• You can use keywords to search for past Provider Connection articles on aia.org to help you navigate through continuing education content.
• Providers, do you want timely updates from AIA Continuing Education? Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
CES Calendar of Events
Upcoming Workshops and Webinars
As a Provider, we welcome you to join us for one of our upcoming face-to-face trainings or online webinars. The workshops are an excellent one-stop shop for provider related information. These workshops will cover an overview of CES policies and procedures, CES Discovery Training, tips for developing learning objectives and effective PowerPoints. The webinars will also review resources to continue to educate yourself and your presenters on using the CES Discovery system.
September 5 – Boston Society of Architects
October 23 – AIA Arizona November 29 – AIA Columbus
September 11, 2 p.m. Eastern – How to Submit Attendance in CES Discovery
October 18, 2 p.m. Eastern – How to Pull Reports in CES Discovery