By Ramiro Solórzano, Assoc. AIA
Manager, CES Provider Audits
Maintaining the quality of education is a direct way of increasing the value of your continuing education program. While working with all our Providers, I have the pleasure of being an active participant in upholding the quality of education we offer to our members. We are constantly looking at how we bring value and quality of education to our members.
Just as there are thousands of members there are also thousands of reasons for choosing a continuing education course. That decision could include course topic, quality of the teaching method, subject matter, professional relationships, and various other reasons for why members choose to take your courses. Every reason is just as valuable as any other. However the big question for all Providers is how to we work together to increase the value of your continuing education program.
Currently with our Provider Recognition, we use our Provider Connection as a platform to share our best practices. It serves as a way for the AIA CES and all our Providers to not only share those best practices, but try to embody those great methods of communication and quality education. By having this recognition, members can find this endorsement valuable to their consideration of continuing education courses.
Sharing best practices in the Provider Connection is one way to increase the value of the AIA CES. However I want to use this platform to ask you, the Provider - in what ways can we work together to bring value to your continuing education program? I want to hear from you. You can contact me here to work towards this common goal for the changing trends of the profession and the life-long learning of architects.