Get to know more about the Society’s two newest councils, the Emerging Professionals Advisory Council and the Small Business Council, and how they’re working to provide members with the resources you need to for continued business and professional development.
ASID Establishes Initiatives to Address the Needs of New Practitioners
ASID recently announced a number of new initiatives directed at engaging, mentoring and celebrating the emerging professionals (EPs) in our membership base and the larger design community. A cornerstone of this effort is the Emerging Professional Advisory Council (EPAC), whose mission is to implement strategies that empower emerging professionals and recognize their diverse contributions to design. Read bios of the EPAC members here. In addition to the national EPAC, beginning this fall, Emerging Professional Affairs Committee Chair will be a new mandated chapter leadership position, responsible for ensuring that chapters provide interaction and events of value for all ASID EPs.
Keep up with the latest EP developments through the ASID Students and Emerging Professionals Facebook page.
New ASID Council Tackles Small-Business Issues
Great designers are not always great business people, and even the best business owners need a little help now and then. That’s why the ASID Board of Directors created a new national council to address the needs of small businesses.
Recognizing that the issues designers face are numerous and often specific to a particular business, region or niche, the council’s first task was to determine in what ways ASID can best support members’ businesses—by providing information, education, services, discounts, referrals to professional services or some other means. Over the next several months, the council will be focusing on what members need most right now to cope with the shifting economy.
Learn more about what the Small Business Council is working on here.