Leadership &
Continuing Education

We understand the challenges in meeting requirements in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, members must still meet the annual AIA continuing education requirements. Therefore, members may request waivers from the Institute Secretary during our membership audit next Spring. Because states have not changed their requirements, we encourage utilizing free online courses through AIAU and from our AIA Continuing Education Providers.

Seeking Candidates for 2023!

AIA Kansas Board of Directors

Treasurer Term - One Year

Director-at-Large -  Term: Two years

Associate Director - Term: One year

 

Role: Each of these positions has the opportunity to engage members, identify potential leaders, assist with the board work, serve the interests of the members, and ensure AIA Kansas is aligned with the strategic goals and strategies of the organization.

For more information or to apply, contact: Kelly@aiaks.org

National: 2023-2025 At-large Rep. to AIA Strategic Council

Term: Three Years

 

Role: These At-large Representative positions bring diverse viewpoints to the Council that might not be otherwise represented. This includes individuals from allied professions, futurists, educators, and others who would not typically be elected to the Council through the state component nomination and election process. 

Questions? Contact: strategiccouncil@aia.org

Small Firm Exchange State Representative

Term: 1 year, renewable up to 5 years

 

Role: Be a catalyst for change and make a positive impact on the architecture profession. Given the dissolution of AIA regions, we are developing a network of state representatives to serve as liaisons —delivering small firm resources to your state and local chapters and sharing your state’s small firm concerns with the national organization.

Full Position Description

Leadership Opportunities

 AIA  Continuing Education

Executive Leadership and Business Development for Architects

The eight month program, which is grounded in deep discussion of leadership trends and strategies, will equip participants with a profound understanding of their own leadership style, approaches for personal growth, and opportunities to practice in a fail safe environment.

  • Cohort Size:  16 people

  • Number of Meetings: 7 to 10

 

More information to come soon!! Watch for the application!

Committees

Kansas Conference Planning

  • Prepare the details associated with the state’s annual conference

  • Graphics and Identity

  • Awards

  • Keynotes and specialty events

  • Breakouts, tours, workshops, and nano-session opportunities

  • Sponsors, Vendors, and Fundraising
     

Governmental Affairs Committee

  • ​2019 Committee Established. Works to promote the profession through a direct connection to state and local governments. Includes identifying, reviewing, and providing critical input on new bills or legislation.

State Disaster Assistance Program

State Partnering Committee 

Kansas Architectural Foundation (KAF)

Communications Work Group

  • Pull together the voice of Architecture in the state.

  • Develop AIA KS Graphic Standards

  • Review of critical member communications for approval

  • Public and Professional Outreach Opportunities (including Social Media and Newsletters)

  • Website Development Direction and Input

  • Develop Annual Design Resource Guide into Annual AIA KS Magazine highlighting architecture throughout the state.

  • Communications with university and school partners
     

Kansas Events, Programming and Professional Outreach Work Group

  • ​Research opportunities to provide education and information to membership

  • Professional Data Collection for member access

  • Statewide tour/mixer opportunities between profession, allied professions and public

  • Engagement and promotion of sections and those without a section
     

Emerging Professionals (EP)/Young Architects (YA) Work Group

  • Membership mentorship opportunities

  • AXP review and support (both EPs and employers)

  • Professional development

  • Statewide support and fellowship

  • Leadership Classes
     

AIA Kansas Finance Work Group

  • ​Budget Overview and Membership fee(s)

  • Promote new and returning members

  • Develop Allied Membership opportunities

  • Consider future resources and budget opportunities
     

Kansas Qualification Based Selection (QBS) Work Group

  • ​Identify requirements and standards provided by state

  • Establish literature and information for organizations who come to AIA Kansas for support

  • Develop best practices for state organizations to utilize within process

  • Work alongside Governmental Affairs sub-committee

Contact Terry Humphrey if interested in participating in one of these committees.

Continuing Education/Tours

The AIA requires its members to complete 18 continuing education hours (CES LUs) per year. Of these, at least 12 hours must qualify as Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW). AIA Kansas works to help members fulfill these requirements by offering educational opportunities and tours that qualify for CES.

 

Learning Units

  • Structuring these courses, seminars, and lectures to follow Kansas state requirements.

  • Issuing paper documentation as proof of attendance upon request.

  • Reporting attendance lists to AIA National, which in turn maintains an online transcript for all members.

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Become a Provider

AIA members need continuing education to stay at the top of their field and grow the profession. When you share your knowledge as a registered AIA Continuing Education Provider, you become part of the largest source of education for the design and building industry.

Join the companies and organizations over 90,000 architects and designers look to for expertise and new ideas and get big benefits in return.