In 2015, AIA National instituted a new strategy to achieve a consistent level of service for its members across the hundreds of chapters around the world. This 'Core Member Service' plan addresses the strengths and opportunities for each chapter by implementing standard levels of service in various areas including Education, Member Communications, Public Awareness, Governance, and Finance.
In order to assess all AIA chapters and provide them with continued support (through member dues) each chapter submitted records, policies, letters and general evidence of compliance to the high standard set by AIA National. Each chapter was accredited for either a 1-Year or 3-Year term, after which further evidence will need to be compiled and presented to AIA National as continued proof of providing members with a high level of service.
The AIA UK Chapter is pleased to report that it has been approved for 3-Year accreditation, along with roughly half of all other chapters in the world. We are proud to serve our members with a high level of service, and provide valuable opportunities for them to grow just as our own chapter grows. This process has helped initiate new educational and mentoring sessions, which will continue to keep us sharp and looking smart!