Excerpt from the AIA Arkansas Associate Newsletter

Thank you all for your support of the Arkansas AIA. As we march toward the convention, only weeks away, I wanted to update you on some associate news as well as highlight this year’s associate session. As you sign up for the convention, we want you to join us on Thursday October 16 from 1:30-3:45 for Mike Harbour presenting “The 360 Degree Leader”. This lecture will give us tools and insights on what leadership is, what it is not and why it is important. The attendees will learn how to lead themselves and others, at all levels of an organization. Mike is a native of Little Rock and a certified John Maxwell coach, trainer and speaker. To learn more visit his website at http://www.mikeharbour.net/.

In National Associate News:
– Beginning October 1, 2014 you will be able to re-take a failed ARE exam after a 2 month waiting period, up to 3 times a year. Learn more here http://www.ncarb.org/News-and-Events/News/2014/06-ARERetake.aspx.
– For those taking the ARE exam this website http://arecoach.com/ has replaced the areforum website.
– NCARB has approved realigning the Intern Development Program (IDP) to reflect contemporary practice. Learn more here http://www.ncarb.org/News-and-Events/News/2014/09-IDPStreamlineOverhaul.aspx.

In Arkansas Associate News:
– The Emerging Professionals Committee is currently working on an initiative that will make study materials for the ARE more accessible to all Arkansans studying for the exam. It involves partnering with the state library system to house, care for and make study materials available. To accomplish this we will need your support! More information will be coming soon on this exciting endeavor so please stay tuned and look for future emails!

Austin Chatelain, Associate AIA
Associate Director
AIA Arkansas