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professional development Emerging Leaders Program

What It Is

Emerging Leaders is a ten month program developed for early to mid-level designers, with each monthly session led by an industry professional who is well experienced at the topic being discussed. The sessions are engaging and your interactive participation will help you get the most benefit.

Program Requirements

Each member is required to commit to the program for one year, and also be on time for each session. Each session will be 4 hours long and focused on a business related topic. Sessions are structured to include a lecture, group activities and discussion. The class schedule is provided at the time of application and attendance to every class is important to learn the tools provided. To encourage attendance, the principal/mentor will be kept up to date with attendance.

How It Works

Each month the Emerging Leaders participants will be provided with resources to take what was learned in class and practice it in the real world. Outside of class, designers will plan an industry event and also participate in mentoring a design student. All Emerging Leaders will be encouraged to have a mentor during the program and stay in contact with a monthly assigned “buddy” from class. Following each session, a recap email will be sent to the Emerging Leader and their mentor/design leader with ideas for practical application in a work environment and industry events to attend. These are strongly encouraged as this helps to promote building their network and strengthening their comfort with the skills they learned that month.

To help create opportunities for this, following each class, the Emerging Leaders participant’s director/principal will receive an email sharing what was taught, the recommended after-class activity, and suggestions for how those skills can be incorporated into the workplace. While these are not mandatory, creating opportunities for practice at work will help with retention so these skills become more natural for the Emerging Leader.

For more information, please contact the VP of Professional Development | iidatxok.profdev@gmail.com

IIDA Dallas City Center Emeriging Leaders Recipients

professional development NCIDQ Study Course

The NCIDQ exam is the internationally accepted test for qualifying Interior Designers and is recognized by IIDA as a requirement for professional membership. It is also recognized by states, including Texas, that have passed design registration acts as part of the license and registration requirement. NCIDQ test dates are offered every Spring and Fall, typically in April and October.

Looking for a study course and materials to help you conquer the NCIDQ? Well we are here to help! The IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter offers a 9-week Chapter wide NCIDQ Study Course to include On-Site Class access in two of our City Centers and Online Access and study materials to all our members in each of our eight City Centers. These classes and study materials, along with practice tests, homework and additional resources, will help participants prepare for all three sections of the exam. These classes will begin in July and January to coincide with each exam.

Registration for the NCIDQ Study Course begins in July and December each year.

For all general inquiries, questions or concerns, please contact the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Administrator, Megan Romboletti | chapter@iida-tx-ok.org

IIDA Members in Class

professional development NCIDQ Reimbursement Award

The IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter has established an award to assist active IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter associate and professional members in meeting the financial cost of the NCIDQ Examination. The NCIDQ Award is for members within their Chapter who have successfully passed all three sections and are employed with a company that does not provide full reimbursement provisions to their employees. The awards are given to coincide with NCIDQ Exam passage results.

Award Criteria

Award

Seven awards will be given annually to cover the full cost of the NCIDQ Examination and/or the cost of exam preparation materials, classes, and travel expenses, not covered by your employer (maximum $1625). The reimbursements are given twice a year in coordination with the Spring and Fall NCIDQ Exam results.

Eligibility

Open to all IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter associate and professional members who have taken and passed the exam successfully and work for an employer that does not provide full reimbursement for passing the NCIDQ Exam. You are eligible for up to three years after exam completion to submit for the award.

Criteria

Awards will be given on the basis of three criteria:

  1. Current associate or professional member status with IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter
  2. Must provide a copy of your NCIDQ documentation proving all three sections were passed successfully
  3. Review of submitted essay and letters of recommendation

Schedule

  • Deadline: 2020 application year deadline is 01/01/2020
  • Decision of Recipient(s): IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Board
  • Notification of Recipient(s): VP of Associates Award of Financial Support: Six (6) weeks after application deadline

Judging

The IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Board will review applicants. The Board has the right not to award if it determines that applicants do not meet acceptable standards. The decision of the board is final.

How to Apply

To complete your application, the following is required:

  • Submissions can only be made during the open application timeframe
  • Minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation from IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter professional members
  • Completion of attached essay questions
  • Provide a copy of your NCIDQ documentation proving that all three sections were passed successful
  • Provide receipt for IIDA study courses / exam prep materials
  • Provide proof of current address and mileage to exam or receipts for flight and hotel. Compensation for car travel will be dictated by the applicable federal mileage reimbursement per mile

Attachments

2019 Reimbursement Application Download

Applicant is required to submit application to: IIDA Texas Oklahoma VP of Associates @ iidatxok.assoc@gmail.com.

professional development NCIDQ Reimbursement Award

The IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter has established an award to assist active IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter associate and professional members in meeting the financial cost of the various credentialing examinations. The Credentialing Award is for members within their Chapter who have successfully passed the following exams: LEED, EDAC, AAHID, RAS, WELL, and CSI, and where the member is employed with a company that does not provide full reimbursement provisions to their employees. The awards are given when the applicant has passed the exam in the past 12 months.

Award Criteria

Award

Awards will be given to reimburse for the exam cost. The award will be given once a year in the spring.

Eligibility

Open to all IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Associate and Professional Members who have taken and passed one of the following exams successfully and work for an employer that does not provide full reimbursement for passing the exams. The following appellations are eligible for reimbursement: LEED, EDAC, AAHID, RAS, WELL and CSI. Applicant’s must have passed the exam in the past 12 months.

Criteria

Awards will be given on the basis of three criteria:

  1. Current associate or professional member status with IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter
  2. Must provide a copy of your exam documentation proving the exam was passed successfully.
  3. Review of submitted essay and letters of recommendation

Schedule

  • Deadline: 2020 application year deadline is 01/01/2020
  • Decision of Recipient(s): IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Board
  • Notification of Recipient(s): VP of Associates
  • Award of Financial Support: Six (6) weeks after application deadline

Judging

The IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Board will review applicants. The Board has the right not to award if it determines that applicants do not meet acceptable standards. The decision of the board is final.

How to Apply

To complete your application, the following is required:

  • Submissions can only be made during the open application timeframe
  • Minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation from IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter professional members
  • Completion of attached essay questions
  • Provide a copy of your NCIDQ documentation proving that all three sections were passed successful
  • Provide receipt for IIDA study courses / exam prep materials
  • Provide proof of current address and mileage to exam or receipts for flight and hotel. Compensation for car travel will be dictated by the applicable federal mileage reimbursement per mile

Attachments

2019 Reimbursement Application Download

Applicant is required to submit application to: IIDA Texas Oklahoma VP of Associates @ iidatxok.assoc@gmail.com.

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