By Alla Orlova, MA
Director, CES Provider Network
As I write to share CES Provider news, I feel immense pride in what the Continuing Education team and the provider networks have accomplished in 2012. We've continued to push the envelope, demonstrating how Provider best practices can be implemented, how technology can, should & must be used to promote and provide education. It’s been my 13th year with the American Institute of Architects and my 3rd year directing CES provider Network. The Provider Network has grown in these three years to a network of almost 2,700 organizations offering education to AIA members around the country. Jointly, we offered almost 1million course credits to AIA members in 2012.
In the New Year, I’ll start monthly calls with Providers to keep the dialogue going. The first conference call on January 10 at 2pm ET will be devoted to recent changes in SD requirement for membership and what you need to know as a Provider when developing courses. A phone number for the call will be posted the first week of January on the Provider Events page. As always, feel free to call me directly with any questions you might have.
In addition, I’d like to invite you to meet with me during our special edition workshop in Washington, D.C. on April 25. We will examine what will make our work successful and plan for the future of the CES Provider Network and other CES Provider events.
At this time, I’d like to announce the promotion of Jean Feroldi to Manager, CES Communications and Review Position. Jean joined Continuing Education team over a year ago. Many of you spoke with Jean or read her column in the Provider Connection as well as followed her on Facebook and Twitter.
I am also pleased to introduce Royce Brown who is joining our team on January 1 as a Manager, Continuing Education Programs. Royce joined the AIA in April 2010 and worked on numerous Young Architects Forum projects including managing content for YAF webpage, creating marketing tools and advertisements, annual design exhibition during AIA Grassroots and many other projects. Previously, Royce worked as a Designer, Construction Administrator for CR Goodman Associates, HOK + DP Architects and was an Intern Architect with Lawless + Mangione Architects & Engineers. I look forward to working with Royce and his future contributions.
Wishing you all Happy Holidays! Here is to a successful 2013! Together we will increase the value of your organization by crafting high-quality education to support AIA members in their life-long learning pursuits.