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November 30, 2020 edition of the AIBD’s MondayMINUTE weekly newsletter.
ENDING TODAY Member Recognition Month

All you need to do is go here to get to our online education.

Use the coupon code we emailed all members at the beginning of this month.

You don’t have to TAKE the courses now…you just need to go sign up for them by the end of today.

You will have access to them forever after that.

Not an AIBD member? Join now to gain full access for ONE MORE DAY.

AIBD, Palm Beach Chapter – Mark Shone, 4th Annual Mini-Golf Classic
Friday, December 18, 2020
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf
617 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477

Have lunch, play putt-putt, and help the AIBD, Palm Beach Chapter raise money for student scholarships.

The cost is $40 (for mini-golf, soft-drink, and lunch). Event sponsorships are available starting at $100.

RSVP by emailing steve.mickley@AIBD.org or calling 202.750.4900 x3.

2020 Holiday Gift Guide!
Check out these seven smart home gift ideas that go beyond the usual Amazon/Google speakers.

Tech Crunch’s 2020 holiday gift guide features unique products that would be perfect for anyone trying to make their home just a little bit smarter. None of them are “voice-powered assistants,” by the way.

  • Luis Alvear, CPBD, from Round Rock, TX (November 23)
  • Jeremy Vincik, CPBD, from Austin, TX (November 18)
If you’re a certified member of AIBD, did you know that we have a whiteboard marketing video that you may license to use on your website? Check it out on YouTube and then schedule a meeting with our executive director.

Not certified? Check out the Candidate Handbook and apply online, AIBD.org/certification.

  • Andrew Logan, Professional member from TX
  • Brad Schmidt, Professional member from ID
  • Leonard Pickel, Professional member from FL
Not a member? Join now!
Welcome new Compass Club members
No new members this past month, but a lot of moving and shaking going on among the existing recruiters.

This month’s movers & shakers
  • AIBD President, Bernie Kern, moved to the top tier – Diamond Member. He has earned his “Bill Ding Membership” award (one year of complimentary membership) and is now third on the all-time list of Compass Club point earners.
  • AIBD Fellow, Mike Keesee, has earned his 74th Compass Club point, moving him to within 6 points of the all-time Compass Club point leader, Richard Emigh.
  • Dan Bauman (Member since 10/1/20) has immediately recruited three Professional Members and has earned his “Bill Ding Membership” award (one year of complimentary membership).
Other Compass Club point earners in July
  • Megan Musgrove recruited a Professional Member and is now two points away from earning her Bronze Compass Club pin.
  • Janet Hobbs also recruited a Professional Member in September. With a couple more recruits she will be moving to Gold status.
Let’s Talk Certification Podcast
This month, AIBD has some huge announcements – two new CPBD exam preparation tools are launching. If you’re currently a CPBD Candidate, or if you’ve been thinking about applying for the CPBD certification, you’re definitely going to want to attend this podcast recording.

If you’re interested in becoming a building designer, want to earn your CPBD designation, or wish to hear some excellent career advice, this is the podcast for you.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST

Working by yourself and could use some collaboration? Join us at noon and show us what you’re working on.

Have a product you want to be specified by residential designers in NE Florida? Join us for lunch and tell us about it.

Hang out with other important players in the residential design industry. Get tips, ideas, advice, and more by being a part of our local chapter.

Click “Join Event” and join us inside.

Friday, December 4, 2020,  12:00 pm to 1:30 pm CST

Hang out with the newly forming AIBD, Southeast Texas Chapter centered on the Houston metro area.

This month’s lunch-and-learn presentation is on cold-formed steel products. Keith Johnson from Clark Dietrich will be sharing opportunities to mitigate the recent increases in lumber cost by using steel framing as an alternative.

Although AIBD chapters are regional in nature, anyone and everyone is welcome to attend this event. Simply click “Join Event.”

Newell Cheatheam, Newell’s Designs receives Best of Katy 2020
Recently Newell’s design firm was recognized as the best architecture or design firm in the City of Katy, Texas.

Recognition was published in the Katy Times edition of Best of Katy 2020:

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 11:30 am to 1:15 pm EST

Wondering what we’re going to do in 2021? Log in and see who else wants to know?

Having issues in your business? Bring them with you to lunch and let’s discuss them.

Working by yourself and could use some collaboration? Join us at noon and show us what you’re working on.

Hang out with other important players in the residential design industry. Get tips, ideas, advice, and more by being a part of our local chapter.

Click “Join Event” and join us inside.

Friday, December 18, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm MST

An educational and networking event for those in building design, construction, and architecture.

Because of the holidays, the Central Colorado Chapter is moving up its 4th Friday pattern by one week and joining forces with the Denver Metro Chapter

Which fits well with our philosophy, although AIBD chapters are regional in nature, anyone and everyone is welcome to attend this event.

Click “Join Event” and join us inside.

Training and Education
Webinar – Protect Your Business From Cyber Extortion (Disaster)
A small home design firm near San Antonio, Texas, is hacked by cyber terrorists.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars and six months later, (most of) the data is back.

Certified Professional Building Designer Kimberly Mockert has agreed to share her story with you and Garrett Mickley, AIBD Communications Director, a privacy consultant, and host of the YourSecure.Life podcast.

Learn what to do to prepare for a breach, identify a breach, and what disaster recovery involves.

Register me now!
Hire the Right Way | AIBD On Demand Education
How to Develop a Job Description, Advertise, Interview, and Hire for Success.

As the economy improves and you grow your design business, you’re going to need help.

Maybe you already do!

Learn how to develop a job description, how to advertise for a position, and how to hire for success.

Our presenter is Lisa Schaffer. She has an M.A. in Administration and a B.S. in Education. She is an AIBD Professional member and one of our corporate officers.

  • Confidently write job descriptions that are not only useful tools but are legal documents.
  • Perform a job analysis that helps your organization perform efficiently.
  • Learn how to write an interview script and why it’s important.
Register for this webinar and support her goal of helping the building design industry succeed as business people.

Register me now!
High Impact Business Planning Workshop – Business Growth Simplified
Did you know having a business plan helps you grow twice as fast?

High impact business planning workshop teaches you how to get better results.

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Introducing the NFPA Learning Path for the Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE) Exam
It’s completely flexible online training—you can choose individual learning modules to fit your unique needs or a full learning path for the most comprehensive exam preparation.

The CFPE Learning Path provides the content you need to know—from the source—with options to fit your schedule.

Register me now!

The AIBD has partnered with Ron Blank & Associates to offer educational content relating to the knowledge areas and skills identified by AIBD’s building design practice analysis, which forms the foundation for AIBD’s Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD) Exam.
The courses have been sorted according to the four domains of the exam:
  1. Business Administration,
  2. Business Practice,
  3. Design Process, and
  4. Building Design.
4 weekly tips to improve your life & business
Would you enjoy getting a short email from me (Steve Mickley) every Friday, that provides a little morsel of fun before the weekend?

4x Friday is a very short email I send out with four of the coolest things I’ve found, learned, or experienced that week.

It could include new products, ideas, tips, articles, hacks, and tricks.
Mostly building design and construction-related things, but maybe some weird stuff I dig up along the way, too.

It’s very short. A tiny bite of goodness before you head off for the weekend.

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Subscribe to a trustworthy source to scour the internet and deliver to your inbox content worth your time and attention.

Find AIBD on iHeartRADIO.
Listen to the AIBD podcast, Let’s Talk Certification, on iHeartRADIO, a free broadcast, podcast and streaming radio platform founded in 2008.

Thanks, to the work of AIBD Communications Director, Garrett Mickley, ten episodes are currently available featuring Sam Morgan, Jeremy Farner, Brendan Smythe, Miguel Villalobos Sandoval, Casey Thompson, Kristen Kaiser, Pamela Macior, Dan Turner, Larry Stephenson, Past AIBD President, David Pillsbury, and AIBD Certification Director, Rusty Hudnet.

If you’re interested in becoming a building designer, want to earn your CPBD designation, or just want to hear some great career advice, join in the second Tuesday of each month to meet guests who have successfully completed, or are currently on, their journeys to becoming a CPBD.

Featuring the 2020 ARDA winners, the 2020 Summer issue of the AIBD magazine is on the shelf, read it now.

“When I was elected in 2018, I had a long list of goals.” Writes our Immediate Past President. Read what Karen Kassik-Michelsohn is proud of accomplishing.

“Building a better residential design profession, one designer at a time.” Writes AIBD President, Bernie Kern. Read about his objectives for 2020/2021.

Read the next issue of AIBD magazine…

Find new job opportunities with AIBD using robust search filters.
Set up a Job Alert to have relevant newly posted jobs sent directly to your inbox and be the first to see and apply to those open opportunities.

An uploaded resume in your job seeker account makes applying quick and easy.

  1. Search for jobs and apply filters to just view jobs relevant to you.
  2. When the jobs populate, enter your email address on the pop-up window.
  3. Once completed, you will receive an email asking you to activate the job alert.
  4. Click the link to receive emails containing only jobs that match your criteria.
Have a triumphant week!

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