Gulam Farooq Quadir, CCE running for Director - Region 7
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|1. In order to possibly promote increased attendance, would you be supportive of a more affordable Annual Meeting registration fee scheme for the members?|
|I believe that the current Annual Meeting registration fee as fair. While I would be open to making it more affordable if there is general member demand for it, I view the option of holding annual meetings in different world-wide locations as more favorable to promoting increased attendance.|
|2. How would you propose membership be increased in North America and internationally?|
|Identify and support development of new sustainable sections through regional mentoring programs. Also to encourage and support local AACE Sections to collaborate regionally and internationally in holding more membership events including joint seminars, symposiums, and conferences. |
|3. What do you see as the two most significant challenges facing your position and how would you address these two challenges|
|The two significant challenges that I see facing my position as Director – Region 7 are:|
I propose to address these challenges, in cooperation with local section leadership, by developing and implementing effective plans, including enhancing value to members, member and leadership mentoring, and strategies to identify and leverage tie-ups with local universities and other professional bodies.
- Increasing the membership base and retaining existing members.
- Increase tie-ups and collaboration at both sectional and regional level with local professional bodies and universities
|4. What are your thoughts on the AACE International membership category of “Emeritus”?|
|I view the “Emeritus” membership category as a way of honoring our long-time and dedicated members and retain their link with AACE International and believe it should be retained.|
|5. What do you see is working right with the association today; in general or specifically?|
|I view the following as a highlight of what is right about AACE International and what motivates people to join and continue in it.|
- The enthusiasm and dedication among its core members in promoting TCM in their communities through their work and mentorship
- The excellent resource of technical knowledge base and its continued development by the practicing community
|6. What do you see as needing improvement with the association today; in general or specifically?|
|I hope to see the association, and its membership, taking a more proactive role in promoting itself to become the first visible face internationally for the TCM community.|
|7. For the areas where you see the association needs improvement, how should they be addressed?|
|Some of the steps I would propose to increase and establish the visibility and presence of AACE International are:|
- To continue to develop and expand its technical knowledge base and promote its adoption as professional practice standards
- To promote and develop more sustainable local sections, encourage and increase the number of events that are held locally and internationally
- Develop more tie-ups with universities and students by helping establish student sections and encouraging local section interaction with them.
|8. What value to the association does the Approved Education Provider (AEP) program provide?|
|Approved Education Provider (AEP) program allows the association to ensure accessibility of its programs to different demographics and helps assure members and practitioners in selecting vendors and trainers. Further AEPs can help the association as indirect marketers and promoting partners.|
|9. How would you propose the value of the AEP program to AACE members be increased?|
|While I do not have a lot of ideas about this currently, one thing that comes to mind is develop a similar certified trainer category for individual members.|
|10. What are your thoughts relative to the association expanding internationally, including into China?|
|I am all for the association expanding internationally, as it is one of the ways expand membership base. Also more importantly I envision the association acting as a respected two-way learning conduit for mentoring and transferring best practice knowledge to and from new regions.|
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