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06-18-20 | Association News

ASLA Chapters Hosting Wide Variety of CEU Opportunities

Washington Chapter Issues Statement on Racial Inequality

The Nevada, Utah, Washington and Arkansas ALSA chapters have announced several events including a number of different upcoming webinars.

Washington
The Washington Chapter of the ASLA issued a statement regarding their social perspective on racial injustice and inequality. In their account, they put forth the idea of creating spaces designed to prioritize fair and democratic offerings to aid communities of different races. The chapter believes that the road towards progress begins with having discussions and the exchange of ideas, and therefore, they are encouraging community participation. "We invite all members to participate in the dialogues and actions required to progress and evolve our chapter. This change will not come from one but from all. Whether it is through volunteering to bolster our efforts and reach, or simply through sharing your thoughts and creative ideas regarding inclusion, we want to hear from you."

On another note, the Washington chapter has announced that they will be putting together LARE study groups. Along with the help of the Emerging Professionals Committee, the group sessions will begin remotely on June 23. They are looking for individuals who are planning on taking the examination in August. The hope is to get 3-4 individuals together in a group and have people who have previously taken the test to provide insight into their experiences.

They are asking for signups by June 19, and you can do so in the following link: https://forms.gle/aAGAaSzWFbrSUB1r7

Utah
The Utah chapter announced two webinars being held next week. The first webinar, scheduled for Monday, June 22, is titled LAND F/X Software: Affinity Partner Webinar. "Join us to learn about LAND F/X's professional-grade software specifically designed for landscape architects and irrigation designers."

To register, go to: https://tinyurl.com/y99rb2nf

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The second webinar, How to Create Play for Young Brains, will take place on Tuesday, June 23. This hour-long session will help educate its participants on ways playgrounds can integrate research to help young children's mental development.

To register, go to: https://tinyurl.com/y9c38up9

Furthermore, the Utah chapter has called for submissions for the 2020 ASLA Utah Professional Awards Program. "Participation in the awards program helps to broaden professional boundaries, increase public awareness of the role of landscape architects, raise standards of the discipline, and bring recognition to organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior skill in the practice or study of landscape architecture." Submissions are due by 5 pm MST on Friday, June 19, and the awards will be announced on the 11th of September.

For more information on the awards and how to submit, go to: https://tinyurl.com/y8kk42nj

This chapter has also started a search for individuals to join a task force committee. The committee is being built to prioritize a special Educational Campaign. "ASLA Utah would like to come up with a state-specific presentation and handout materials that can be shared with a wide variety of individuals (allied professionals, clients, students, etc.) to showcase the vast expertise our profession touches as well as the importance of landscape architects on all projects that have exterior improvements."

You can email laurenksmith.asla@gmail.com for more information.

Arkansas
With the elections coming up, the Arkansas chapter has informed its members that ballots will go out on June 29. They will be voting on the president-elect, treasurer, secretary, member at large one, and member at large two. The elections will close on July 24.

In other news, the chapter hosts weekly webinars over Zoom, which help provide developing professionals with the opportunity to receive continuing education units. On Friday, June 19, they will host the Active Transportation and Placemaking: The Next Step (literally) webinar. The session will be led by the president of Coffman Studio, Jim Coffman.

To register, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsceCprzgsHta4zjUPtBsWbTWGPq5Rib4o

Nevada
The Nevada chapter of the ASLA has announced a series of continuing education unit opportunities. The first of which is a virtual luncheon set to take place on Thursday, June 25.

To RSVP for this event email sclark@solsticestone.com

Additionally, this chapter communicated Victor Stanley offers webinars, the first of which will take place on July 7 and the second on August 18.

Filed Under: ASLA CHAPTERS , WEBINAR , STATEMENT , CEU , LARE

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