The most direct way to implementing a strategy to solve problems, takes many factors. But at the heart of it all is the need to collaborate—for those involved to be heard and to contribute their ideas and implementations.
Moving from strategic planning to actual conceptual design is exactly what the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has accomplished over the past year under the leadership of CEO Michael Armstrong. He is a strong and articulate advocate for the profession and a friend to the AIACC. He listens to his staff, he listens to architects; he listens to students; he listens to those walking up the arduous licensure path, and he takes all into consideration.
Open and regular communication is the name of the game. Or is it collaboration? Or is it empowerment?
This year, the three main goals were:
- Facilitate Licensure
- Foster Collaboration
- Centralize Credential Data
Fortunately, on Armstrong’s watch, for all those involved in the licensure process, there has been significant movement in all three. The path to licensure was improved, IDP streamlined, candidate-friendly tools created to better manage the licensure track, a robust practice analysis focused on education, internship and examination to accurately address the future needs of the profession. Individually and as a whole these contributions will undoubtedly simplify the licensure process for those who share the passion for architecture. We cannot wait to see further progress in the year to come.
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