Quick Notes

HOT OFF THE PRESSESRead our Fall 2021 Newsletter.

COMING SOON!   Watch for news on a new AREA feature:  the AREA HALL OF PRESIDENTS.  Currently under construction, the “HALL” will be featured on this website, ongoingly referenced and built, and culminate in a formal acknowledgment of appreciation at the on-site 2022 AREA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL in May 2022.  As a first step, a mugshot is being requested of each past President, a past or current photo is acceptable. Please submit ASAP as pre “Hall” will start to take shape upon receipt of each image. For more immediate information, contact Christina Hughes at christina@chughesvs.com.

VIRTUAL WEBINAR — Noting the overall success of our 1st virtual webinar in March 2021, as well as the 2nd one on October 13, 2021, more of these are planned for the future. Please contact Ron Smolarski with (a) your own offer to present a topic, or (b) to suggest future topics for consideration.

MARKETING OPTIONS— Sponsors are now immediately sought for the periodic virtual webinars for requested donations of $75 per sponsor. Newsletter sponsor options are also available. Please contact Tom Roney (troney@thomasroneyllc.org) for more information. We extend a big thank-you to all sponsors for your invaluable contribution to AREA.

SAVE THE DATE #1— AREA VIRTUAL WEBINAR: January 20, 2022. “Job Analysis/Transferable Skills Analysis: Essential Tools for Vocational Consultants,” presented by Roderick Stoneburner, M.S., CRC. More information and registration coming soon!

SAVE THE DATE #2— AREA 2022 Conference is at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, May 26-28, 2022.  More news to follow!

Check out our NEW 2021-22 BOARD OF DIRECTORS here.

FRIENDS OF THE ASSOCIATION— AREA would like to thank its Friends of the Association. In addition to being featured at the annual conference, our Friends of the Association are listed for a full year on the AREA website. The price remains the same at $250. New sponsors (aka: Friends of the Association) are encouraged to participate. Sponsorship of AREA webinars are an option as well, available for a significantly reduced rate.

THE EARNINGS ANALYST— Find access to Volume 17 (2021) of TEA at www.theearningsanalyst.com, which is an abbreviated “pandemic” issue containing manuscripts that didn’t fit into our 2019 issue, Volume 16. AREA members enjoy FREE access to this reputable journal. The TEA’s Editorial Staff is always on the lookout for new and fresh content. They recently revised the TEA Style Sheet to contain a link to the new electronic manuscript submittal process through Dropbox, making it easier for authors and editorial staff to review TEA submittals and manage peer review and author revisions of transcripts in a timely manner. Our professional TEA journal is a collaborative effort of AREA and CPDE. Please contact Editor Kaycea Campbell (kaycera99@yahoo.com) or Co-Editors Nora Ostrofe (nostrofe@jsheld.com) and Rachel Duchon (raduchon@dvecny.com) with your questions and interests.

REMINDER TO CEAs— CEAs must attend a minimum of 1 AREA Conference and 1 AREA Boot Camp every 3 years, accumulate at least 45 accredited CEUs every 3-year period, and pay the necessary recertification fees in order to maintain their CEA credential.

CE CREDIT UPDATES— Due to cancellation of the 2020 conference, the Board has extended the timeframe in which CEA credit must be completed for 1 year from its original date.