The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems Provider Connection is the information e-source for AIA/CES Registered Providers and partners dedicated to delivering quality professional continuing education to design professionals. CES Provider points of contact are encouraged to review and share information contained in this broadcast with others associated with the CES program.
- Letter From Ken L. Ross, Jr., FAIA, Interim Vice President, Design & Practice
- Ask AIA/CES Director Conference Call Series- Alla Orlova, M.A., Director, CES
- Sara Says!– Sara Thomas, Manager, CES
- AIA/CES Provider Workshop: Training on Trial – Wednesday, May 11
- Policies and Procedures – Electronic Attendance Forms
- Industry News and CES Updates
- Social Media Survey Results and New Survey
- Media Scan – 4 Articles that May Interest You
- AIA Chapter Call for Speakers and Sponsorships
Dear AIA/CES Provider:
We want to update you on our progress with CES Discovery, AIA’s new learning management system since our October 25, 2010 launch.
- One million member records have been transferred from our previous service provider into Discovery.
- 27,000 members; 152 components, and 1800 providers have logged into Discovery since launch.
- Hundreds of courses have been submitted for review and approved.
- Thousands of new credits have been posted to member transcripts.
We thank you all for your work to ensure that members’ transcripts are up to date and accurate.
The beginning of 2011 is a good time to remind us all of the obligations of all AIA Continuing Education providers. We want to focus on three important requirements, which have been in place since 1995.
- Proposed courses are to be submitted for approval to AIA CES no later than five days prior to event. This request is to be submitted online.
- Courses cannot be advertised as eligible for AIA Continuing Education credits until approval is received.
- Attendance for individual courses and conferences is to be submitted no later than two weeks after the event using CES Discovery online, bulk upload or electronic attendance form.
AIA members count on the CES Discovery system to accurately reflect their records. If courses are not approved, then receipt of credit is jeopardized. If attendance is not reported, then credit does not appear on the member’s transcript.
For additional information about these and other requirements, please download our provider manual. Alla Orlova, Director, CES will discuss CES policies and procedures during Ask AIA/CES Director conference calls. More information about the calls is available on the Upcoming Events Page for providers.
If you have questions or concerns about these requirements, please contact AIA Member Care CES at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-242-3837 option 3.
Ken L. Ross, Jr., FAIA
Interim Vice President, Design & Practice
March Conference Calls with Alla Orlova, Director of AIA Continuing Education Provider Network
Are you offering courses that AIA members are interested in? What questions do you have that others might want to hear? This is your opportunity to network with your colleagues and to ask questions. Please join me for a casual conversation about your continuing education initiatives.
Below is information for some of the scheduled calls and topics to help focus our conversation. For a complete list of dates and topics please review the Upcoming Provider Events web page.
Dates: March 1 & 3 from 2:00-2:30
Topic: AIA CES 2011 Policies and Procedures
This call is intended to discuss CES provider manual as well as CES policy and procedures changes.
Dates: March 8 & 10 from 2:00-2:30
Topic: Are you a new AIA Provider? This session is for you.
This call is intended for all CES Providers who recently joined and need help getting started.
Dates: March 15 & 17 from 2:00-2:30
Topics: How to market your courses to AIA members
This call is intended to discuss proven tactics to help you get connected with members.
You must preregister for the call. These sessions will be limited to 15 participants per session. Please register early to secure your spot.
Email Dana French at email@example.com and put March Conference Calls Registration in the email subject line.
In your email, please include the following:
- First, Last Name
- Provider Name/Provider Number
- Participants Email Address
Conference call information will then be sent to you!
In last month’s issue, I mentioned that CES Provider Workshops are back in 2011. I highly encourage all of you to participate in the survey below because it will be a tremendous help to me as I begin to plan the upcoming workshops. We want your help in developing effective training curriculum that will not only enhance your knowledge as a provider, but incorporate life- long learning into your practice, whatever that may be. Dates and locations of the first three workshops are being finalized and will be added to the Upcoming Provider Events page over the next couple of weeks. If you are interested in hosting one of our workshops, please email me and include Need Provider Workshop Information in the Subject line.
Believe it or not, the AIA National Convention Design and Exposition is right around the corner. I am excited to announce that we will be holding a special provider workshop on Wednesday, May 11, 1:00-7:00pm. If you are attending the convention in New Orleans, join us for this exciting event! Although this event is separate from the convention, please note that you must be registered for convention in order to attend. Register at http://convention.aia.org/event/registration-housing-travel/register-now.aspx. The program code is EV103. I hope to see all of you in New Orleans to share a beignet or two with me!
For most learning professionals and organizations, training is on trial. The charge? Incurring expenses in excess of its value to the organization. Join special host, Wendy Kirkpatrick of Kirkpatrick Partners, at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans Hotel for the AIA/CES Provider Workshop. This workshop will prepare you to effectively demonstrate how training is valuable to the bottom line of your business. This session will explain why measures like numbers of courses held and attendees do not equal value in the eyes of our key business partners or to the corporate jury. It will bring to light the key metrics that are important to business and how you can support them. You will learn how, through business partnership, you can solidify the importance of the workplace learning organization to the company and can enjoy a secure position regardless of economic fluctuations. You will come away with concrete ideas for how to obtain you own “not guilty” verdict. Based on the book by the same name, this interactive seminar facilitated by the world leader in training evaluation is not to be missed! After this session, you will be able to describe the difference between effective training and training effectiveness, plan and deliver training programs with business value in mind, and demonstrate program value in terms that business partners understand. A reception will immediately follow featuring New Orleans-style cuisine. Open to all AIA providers and those interested in joining the CES Provider Program.
AIA/CES has designed a way for providers to submit attendance without using the CES Discovery Report Attendance function. As of March 1st providers will be able to submit attendance forms electronically for conferences, and individual courses.
By March 1st Providers can download the Electronic Attendance Form PDF from the Resources section of the CES Discovery home page. Instructions for using the form will be printed at the top of the form. Once an Electronic Attendance Form has been created for your event, the provider will scan the forms, and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. An automatic email will be sent to providers to confirm receipt of your attendance documents. Providers can check to see if attendance was successfully uploaded 48-72 hours later, by accessing the View Member Attendance report under Shared Reports on their admin menu.
- Attendance forms faxed or emailed directly to AIA/CES staff will be discarded.
- This PDF form is interactive and must be created UNIQUELY for each session(in the case of individual courses); or each conference date (in the case of conference forms)
- Member Numbers, Names and all other hand-written information must be clearly PRINTED in black ink, it is the responsibility of the provider to ensure legibility
- Forms must be scanned at 300dpi resolution or better
Providers must add the following information to the top of the PDF document before printing it:
For individual courses
- Course Title
- Provider Name
- Provider Number
- Course Number
- Session Number
- Date of Course Completion (8 digit DD/MM/YYYY format)
For conference courses
- Conference Name
- Provider Name
- Provider Number
- Course Number and Session Number
- Date of Course (8 digit DD/MM/YYYY format)
- HSW SD Designation
If you have questions, please contact AIA Member Care staff at email@example.com or 800-242-3837 option 3.
If you work with registered architects within the following states, please be aware that they will need credits to complete their continuing education requirements for license renewal within the next couple months.
|Florida/February 28th||Hawaii/April 30th|
|New Hampshire/March 31st||District of Columbia/April 30th|
Also, please note that registered architects in the following states renew based on birthday or registration date.
|Idaho||New Mexico|| ||Texas|
New AIA Communication Channel
As some of you may know, AIA/CES staff post to twitter www.twitter.com/AIAContinuingEd on a regular basis, and we post blogs weekly to the AIA/CES blog http://blog.aia.org/ces. In April we will inaugurate AIAContinuingEd’s monthly Twitter Chats to discuss issues in real time. More information will be posted in the March 2011 CES Provider Connection.
A survey about Provider Training
Thank you to all Providers who participated in the CES Provider Connection January 2011 survey about social media. Twitter and Facebook are the preeminent social media tools used by business, and it looks like the same trend applies to CES Providers. For information about the survey, please review the power point results.
AIA/CES created a new survey about your training program and needs. The survey will be used by AIA/CES staff to determine the preferred format to deliver training to providers. The survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete. Your responses will be strictly confidential and reported only in aggregate.
The final result with your help is expected to be completed by late March 2011 and will be included in the next CES Provider Connection. We would strongly encourage you to participate!
To complete the survey please go to: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BVNYQG65L/
Thank you for your time and valuable input.
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Please email Maria Sigillito to add your 2011 events to this list and include AIA Chapter Speakers and Sponsors in the Subject line. Please include the following information in your message:
- Component Name
- Conference Title
- Link to conference web page
- Date of conference
- Location of conference
- Is this a call for speakers or sponsors?
- Contact Person
To subscribe, send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org from the email account you wish to subscribe and then confirm the subscription by replying to the confirmation message you receive.
if you are the designated CES POC or Alternate contact, you will receive each broadcast while you hold that position.
If you are no longer a point of contact, you will need to appoint a replacement. Send an email with the name, email address, Company/Organization, and Provider Number to AIA Member Care staff at AIAMemberCareCES@aia.org and write "Unsubscribe Provider Connection" in the subject line.
Or make an instant change yourself:
(1) send a blank email to email@example.com to remove your email address from this list
(2) login to AIA/CES Provider Program Menu to update your contact information.