Course Reviewer’s Corner
By Michael F. Tamara, Assoc. AIA
Future Course Content Webinars: Thanks for Your Feedback!
In last month’s Course Reviewer’s Corner, I solicited feedback from Providers on the direction of future advanced webinars that hone in on specific areas of interest where help is needed or clarification is desired. This month, I would like to thank those who provided insight as to what they would like to see discussed more in depth.
The two most popular topics were how to write good learning objectives, and more discussion of the nuances of the credit designations. With that in mind, I will be developing two webinars over the next several months to meet these needs.
The first will focus on how to take course content and create an approval submission from scratch, looking specifically at how to write a good course description and learning objectives. A systematic process will be outlined, and then several diverse examples will be worked out. Worksheets will be included so webinar participants can get hands-on practice if desired.
Monthly Provider Tips and Reminders
• Providers, we have updated all information and links in the Provider Manual to reflect any changes to CES policies and procedures. Refer to the manual for all questions CES related.
• You will be receiving your 2013 Provider invoice in early September. You may pay your invoice via email by contacting AIAMemberCareCES@aia.org or by calling 1-800-242-3837, option 3.
• The AIA Continuing Education team is in the process of deactivating courses from the years 2005, 2006 and 2007 effective September 24. Please read the following instructions on how to run the Course Deactivation Report in Discovery. This report will generate a list of your courses that are eligible for deactivation.
• 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.
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