The Spring Advocacy Conference has been approved for 4 LU credits by the AIA. For those licensed in Washington State, please be advised the Washington State Board of Architects does not pre-approve courses as satisfying the professional development requirements of WAC 308-12-260. The list of sample activities, contained in WAC 308-12-260 http://app.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=308-12-260 appears to include several categories under which the activities of this conference will fall, even though this conference was not approved for AIA HSW credits.
The following is the course material information submitted to the AIA for approval of the course.
Course Directory: Legal
Delivery/Provider Type: All
Delivery/Provider Name: AIA Washington Council
Topic Area: Registration/Legislation
Course Title: 2019 Spring Advocacy Conference: 2019 Legislative Session Overview and Preparing for Next Session
Course Number: 2019-May16 2019
Course Description: In this session of the course you will be debriefed on the 2019 legislative session by Kirsten Smith, AIA Washington Council’s Manager of Policy & Advocacy, and have the opportunity to participate in a discussion on what occurred in the 2019 legislative session and what is to be expected in the 2020 legislative session that is of importance to the architectural profession in the State of Washington. There will also be a Q&A with at least one of the Spokane area legislators – unless the 2019 Legislative Session extends past the scheduled adjournment date.
Key Words: Legislative issues, advocacy.
Learning Objective 1:
Each attendee will gain an understanding of policy trends that emerge each year in the Washington legislature, including legislation aimed at moving state contracted work in-house to be completed by state employees and efforts to weaken building codes in the state.
Learning Objective 2:
Each attendee will learn about specific legislation that was introduced during the 2019 legislative session and how the bills that passed will affect (or how those that didn’t pass could have affected) the architectural profession.
Learning Objective 3:
Each attendee will have the opportunity to participate in a discussion about policy issues expected to be introduced in the 2020 legislative session and the importance of such legislation to the architectural profession.
Learning Objective 4:
Each attendee will participate in the process of creating a legislative advocacy campaign plan pertaining to an issue of importance to the architectural profession.