By Frank Bradshaw, Ph.D., CVE
An increasing number of companies, non-profits, and government organizations want (or may even be required) to engage and employ those who have specific certifications from recognized programs. We want to ensure that the Certification Programs of the IAVM say that its certifications offer proof that those individuals who obtain these certifications have achieved the highest standards of experience, education, and credentialing in the venue management field. We know that certification demonstrates your commitment to superior professionalism, upholding industry standards, and continued learning. These merits can help boost your professional credibility and prestige within the venue management industry as well as your networks.
The IAVM Certification Board wants to ensure that the Certified Venue Executive program continues to give those who earned the CVE designation recognition of competency, shows a commitment to the venue management profession, and help with job advancement. Toward that end, the Board is conducting an in-depth review of the CVE program, its competency standards, and the certification examination to make sure it reflects the changing dynamics of our industry.
This is where we need the assistance of the current CVEs. You are the subject matter experts. We want you to be a part of this review so that we can continue to hold the CVE as the “mark of excellence” in our industry.
CALLING ALL CVEs!
Your IAVM Certification Board is launching a project to update the knowledge, skills and attributes required of a Certified Venue Executive (CVE).
The Certification Board needs your help to identify, verify, and formalize the range of core competencies that must be demonstrated by venue executives. This project will include research using international occupational classification standards, documented venue management industry norms, and – most importantly in-depth consultation with experienced practitioners (our CVEs) who will serve as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
We would like your commitment to complete 6-8 short surveys over a period of approximately 8-12 months. You will receive a survey approximately every 4-6 weeks. Each should take you no more than 5-7 minutes to complete. You will receive 1 certification renewal point for each survey completed … but you must complete every survey in order to qualify for the reward.
More detailed information will be distributed shortly, inviting you to participate in this important project. Please answer the call!
Frank Bradshaw, Ph.D., CVE, is a Retired IAVM Member who serves on the IAVM Certification Board.