9 December 2011
The NCARB Board of Directors launched their December meeting with continued work on long-range strategic issues. President/Chair of the Board Scott C. Veazey, AIA, NCARB, led a lively and thorough discussion to provide staff direction on next steps and research possibilities.
NCARB members and volunteers determined the Council’s long-range strategic issues (LRSIs) in a planning process that also resulted in the creation of a strategic plan. This BOD meeting featured the second of several discussions throughout this fiscal year on financial stability and the first on continuing education. All of the LRSIs focus on designing and developing a more strategic business model.
BOD General Business
- Treasurer Dale McKinney, FAIA reported that NCARB’s FY11 financial statements were clean and presented fairly in all material respects according to the Council’s independent auditors.
- The BOD engaged in a blue-sky discussion that focused on what the pathway to licensure should look like with a 10-year horizon.
- Jan Simpson of South Carolina was elected as the Member Board Executive (MBE) representative on the BOD in an uncontested election at MBE Forum in November. Her second year serving on the Board will begin June 2012.
- In addition to funding one delegate and a scholarship fund for MBEs attending the FY12 Annual Meeting, the BOD voted to add funding for a second delegate from each jurisdiction who do not have funds available from any other source.
- The BOD approved Seattle, WA, as the 2016 site for the Annual Meeting.
CEO Update Highlights
- CEO Michael J. Armstrong highlighted the many initiatives in process in the work for the strategic plan.
- Armstrong’s goal is to strengthen NCARB’s image—keeping it fresh, dynamic, and relevant—while making NCARB more approachable.
- A perception survey is launching in December 2011.
- Customer service feedback surveys are launching in 2012.
- All collaterals are actively engaged in the 2012 Practice Analysis and attending the Practice Analysis Committee meetings.
- A new online application is nearly complete.
- IDP is growing and improving the IDP Educator/AIA State Coordinator Program.
- Two jurisdictions have implemented the new continuing education standard and eight are moving toward implementation.
- The Council has reviewed 2012 AIA Convention courses and tours for compliance with HSW requirements.
The NCARB Board of Directors meets next in January 2012.