2020 is well underway and the ICE Board of Directors has set its goals high this year to ensure members will see the return in making a personal investment with ICE. ICE Chair Nicholas Soto gives a preview of the board’s goals for 2020 and what the year ahead looks like for ICE in this message.
While attendees know about the education side of the ICE Exchange, there are many other aspects that go into the event. ICE Executive Director Denise Roosendaal discusses a few non-educational things about the ICE Exchange in her latest executive director message.
Dr. Isabelle Gonthier has been involved with the NCCA since 2014 and will finish her term as chair this November. Discover why this has been her most rewarding volunteer role to date, and get the story of her career path in credentialing, as well as advice for those just starting in the field.
In this message from Johnna Gueorguieva, ICE Chair, learn about the work the ICE Board is doing to revamp the Mission, Vision and Ends statements, as well as their ideas for the future of the organization.
Trish Young has served on various ICE committees over the years, including Research & Development (R&D). Learn about her career path, involvement with ICE and her role in helping launch ICE’s Business of Certification Benchmarks program.
This year’s ICE Executive Summit addressed key trends and changes affecting credentialing, and specifically focused on mitigating risk and leveraging opportunity for organizations. Hear from Terri Hinkley, facilitator for ICE Executive Conversations, on key takeaways for professionals of all levels.
As the 2019 State Legislative sessions come to a close, the frenetic pace of tracking more than 80 bills in more than 30 states is drawing to a close, as well. Get an update from the PCC on bills being tracked and what they mean to the credentialing community.
With the credentialing community’s foundation built upon the need to demonstrate competencies, the “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” mantra fails to take into account the need for competencies and the ability to measure, foster and demonstrate them.
The Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) recently unveiled a new and expanded organizational structure developed under guidance of CEO Cary List, FCPA, FCA, CFP. We spoke with List to learn about his professional path to this role, FPSC’s expanded offerings, and how FPSC managed this change.
“If you’re not at the table, then you’re on the menu,” said Michael Enzi, senior Senator from Wyoming. This year, we have learned this lesson through the outbreak of state legislation in 2018, and now being proposed in 2019, related to issues impacting certification and licensure.
What was the state of ICE in 2018, and where is the association headed in 2019? Learn more in this video message from Denise Roosendaal, ICE executive director, Johnna Gueorguieva, ICE chair, and Lisa Sallstrom, ICE vice chair.
How do professionals find their way to a career in credentialing? More often than not, it’s a field that individuals don’t know exist until they’re taken by the hand and pulled in. In this message from the ICE Chair, Johnna Gueorguieva reflects on her own journey to a career in credentialing.
The Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) has been certifying operating room nurses for over 35 years. Two years ago, CCI hired a new CEO to build on the organization’s success and plan for the future in a rapidly changing industry.
The Accreditation Services Council (Council) was established in 2017 as a standing committee of ICE, helping ICE to offer a portfolio of accreditation services to meet the growing needs of members and stakeholder groups. Learn about the Council’s updates within their first year of existence.
Succession planning can be a daunting task for leaders and their successors, but with the right plan in place, it can be a smooth transition. In part two of this interview series, we talk to Raj Nathan about his experience entering the role of President of the International Accreditation Service.
Succession planning can be a daunting task for leaders and their successors. However, with a smart strategy in place and adequate time allowed to “pass the baton,” a smooth transition is possible. In this interview, we get a look behind the scenes at the succession planning process at IAS.
As the certification landscape shifts, new opportunities are arising for associations to present themselves as a trusted source. Here ICE Chair Lisa Sallstrom shares considerations around environmental shifts, how to manage through uncertainty and ways to take action within your own organization.
Lori Tinkler, MBA, was named CEO of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) at the start of 2018. Get her insights on the increasing complexity of accreditation as the industry grows, why protecting intellectual property is critical, the shifts organizations should be aware of and more.
When we consistently interpret things based on our cultural norms and beliefs, we can make poor marketing judgements. When we’re aware of our innate bias, however, we become better marketers and advocates for our organization. Here are tips to help avoid these biases.
ICE Executive Director Denise Roosendaal discusses three trends reported by the ASAE Foresight Works project that may have an impact on the credentialing space: micro-learning, next-gen professionals and the rejection of expertise. Read on and join the conversation in the ICE LinkedIn group.
William Schimmel became the Executive Director and CEO of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) in late 2017. He discusses the changes he’s seen in the certification industry, what he believes the future of accreditation holds, initiatives PTCB will take on in the future and more.
Last year’s ICE Exchange held in New Orleans included many interesting and diverse topics, great networking sessions and motivating keynotes. An interesting theme I noticed was the number of sessions that included an innovation or digital concept.
In this first of two-part series, Paul Smith, CFA, President and CEO of the CFA Institute, discusses credentialing value and organizational challenges. Part two shares Mr. Smith’s perspective on international expansion and its associated challenges.
Joan Knapp received posthumous recognition for ICE’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the ICE Exchange 2017 in New Orleans. Her daughter, Lenora Knapp, received the award on Joan’s behalf and offered the following comments. ICE was granted permission to publish her speech here.
The misidentification of certification vs. certificate contributes to confusion in the marketplace of learners, certificants and the public. What can be done to address, and ultimately clarify, this problem?
Chuck Ramani reflects on his career and the increasing value of accreditation as he prepares for retirement. At the time of this interview, Ramani was the President of the International Accreditation Service.
Over the past year, ICE has reported on the progress of the development of the Right to Safe Care Coalition (RTSCC). This Coalition is made up of organizations concerned about the legislative and regulatory attempts to limit the Maintenance of Certification requirements currently in place.
It’s clear to me that those who pursue the credentialing specialist certificate come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have many different motivations for participating. What resonates for you? Personal and professional development? Showing others what you do and what you can do?
Lindsey Durham first became familiar with the NCCA after helping lead her organization’s accreditation efforts. It was a desire to deepen her knowledge as a subject matter expert, however, that motivated her to join the NCCA Commission as an administrative reviewer.
In case you missed it, ICE recently hosted a virtual dialogue on the impacts of COVID-19 and the credentialing industry. Learn what credentialing bodies should be asking as it relates to business practices most at risk and hear how other organizations are adapting to these unexpected times.
While you can’t read the minds of Gen Zs and millennials, a recent study by Lenora G. Knapp, PhD, Sandra Bauman, PhD, and Liberty Munson, PhD, did the next best thing: surveyed these generations for their thoughts and motivations regarding professional credentialing. Get their takeaways here.
Continuing education for the medical field has become a hot-topic debate regarding the value of the Maintenance of Certification program. Learn how the ABMS listened to physicians’ concerns around the MOC program and developed new programs focused on continued learning over time.
Sharon Alderson is a self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades for the American Optometric Association (AOA)’s Paraoptometric Certification Programs. Learn more about what goes into being a certificate program manager in this interview.