Course Reviewer’s Corner
By Michael F. Tamara, Assoc. AIA
Some Thoughts on Putting Together an Effective Presentation
As an AIA CES course reviewer, I spend a lot of time talking about what is necessary for a successful course submission. However, it is conceivable that one can assemble an outstanding course submission without the corresponding presentation reflecting the same level of quality. I would like to devote the next several Course Reviewer’s Corner articles to offering pointers that go more in-depth on the content side—that is, the composition of the courses and presentations themselves.
Very often, Providers will have a course presentation already complete, and then simply come up with the learning objectives to submit for approval to AIA CES. But what if a different approach were to be taken? What if the learning objectives were to be used to actually generate the content? Providers who do this may find that they are generally more successful at reaching their audience.
Monthly Provider Tips and Reminders
•2013 Provider Renewal Deadline: December 31, 2012.
2013 Provider invoices were sent out in early September. You may pay your invoice, per the instructions found on the renewal invoice, by mail or by calling us at 1-800-242-3837, option 3. Please update your contact information when renewing your annual subscription.
•The AIA Continuing Education team will deactivate courses from the years 2008 and 2009 the second week of December. Please read the following instructions on how to run the Course Deactivation Report in Discovery.
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.
November 29 – AIA Columbus
Upcoming 2013 Workshops:
January 15 – AIA Atlanta
March 28 – AIA San Francisco
April 25 – AIA National
May 14 – AIA Chicago
June 19 – AIA National Convention: Denver
July 16 – AIA New York
September 17 – AIA Seattle
October 22 – AIA Houston
December 3 – AIA Middle Tennessee
November 7, 2 p.m. Eastern - What is an Audit? The Purposes and Procedures of Quality Assurance
December 4, 2 p.m. Eastern - AIA CES for New Providers: A Beginner's Tutorial