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.

Leadership Opportunities

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 (ACTIVE)

  • 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 (ACTIVE)

  • ​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.

 

Disaster Assistance Program (ACTIVE)

State Partnering Committee (ACTIVE)

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.

 AIA  Continuing Education

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.

PO Box 4485  Topeka, KS  66606

785-357-5308  | 1-800-444-0000  

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