The IAB is supported by a group of ASEM Officers and members, including (in no particular order) Paul Kauffmann, ASEM’s Special Projects Director; Jim Schneider, Professional Membership Director; Patrick Sweet, Communications Director; Patricia Anzalone, Professional Society Outreach Director; Richard Grandrino, ASEM member, and myself.
We will also be hosting online open forums soon to have conversations with various stakeholders. Their inputs will provide important data for us to act upon as we carry ASEM’s successful path into the future. We have already collected feedback from the IAB and several members, and as a direct result of their inputs, we are working on creating domain groups, workshops, webinars and more to benefit our members.
Another new addition to ASEM’s social media content will be various spotlight series with different themes. Through these, we are determined to celebrate the contributions of our members to ASEM and the engineering management profession.
ASEM is speeding up its partnerships with other organizations as well. Most recently, we co-organized the International Engineering and Technology Management Summit in Istanbul, together with Istanbul Technical University and Bahcesehir University (https://etms.itu.edu.tr/2022/). Our Officers, Greg Sedrick, ASEM’s Past President; Willy van Overschee, International Director; Alex Gorod and Leonie Kay Hallo, Co-Presidents of ASEM’s Southeast Asia & Pacific Section and myself were invited to deliver keynotes, organize panels and international sessions for this event.
Even though the ASEM community is growing on a global scale, this organization is a family in spirit. We are determined to maintain that spirit while providing great networking and professional development opportunities to our members. Please attend the online forums to voice your opinions; join us at other events such as the 2023 International Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, participate in joint events that we co-organize, workshops, webinars, certification programs, domain groups when available, and many more…
I will be happy to connect with anyone who wants to join this exceptional community and desires to be more involved. If you have any ideas to assist ASEM to fulfill its aforementioned goals, or if you are a representative of an organization that wants to become a member of our Industry Advisory Board, or if you would like to partner with us in another capacity, please email me at President@asem.org.
The theme of last month’s conference in Tampa was “Engineering Managers as Champions of Change.” Let’s get the ball rolling and change together to reach new heights!
ASEM seeks knowledge volunteers as part of a team chartered to investigate validation or accreditation of ASEM’s growing portfolio of certifications. The use of a third-party standard, has long been discussed. Organizations such as ABET use international standards such as ISO 9000. The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) and the IACET (International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training) are two examples of U.S. organizations that accredit personnel and continuing education related certifications or certificates. The major deliverable for the Accreditation Project is a actionable plan for obtaining recognized and effectual accreditation as our certification/badging products grow. If you have applicable accreditation knowledge or experience and would like to contribute to this please contact the ASEM Executive Director (ExecutiveDirector@asem.org).
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