FULL-DAY SESSION // $175
AFTERNOON SESSION //
$99
ARIDO REGULATORY SESSIONS // COMPLIMENTARY CONTACT ADMINOFFICE@ARIDO.CA TO REGISTER
IDC INDUSTRY MEMBER EXCLUSIVE SESSION // $99
IDCINDUSTRY MEMBER FULL-DAY SESSION // $175

INTERN + STUDENT MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE NCIDQ EXAM // $10

 

NEGOTIATING EFFECTIVELY by Court Stevens
Most business transactions, including contract and project management issues, are determined and resolved through effective negotiations. How can you improve your ability to make collaborative deals, influence decisions, build better working relationships and resolve problems? Learn how to prepare for negotiations, common personality types and their effect on negotiations, techniques to consider, concessions and bargaining tactics, contract negotiations, plus more.
9:30 AM
- 12: 30 PM // (3 IDCEC hrs)
 
TIME AND DESIGN MANAGEMENT by Susan Richardson & Susan Wiggins
In the first hour, learn how to strike a balance between work and your personal life, and yet still manage your time effectively. You will learn how to overcome the obstacles to effective time management, complete a personal and professional balance wheel, and create a plan to work towards better time management. Next hour learn the stages of client engagement through effective proposal writing, pricing, contract writing and management, standards, ethics and liability, and marketing and PR.
9:30 AM - 12 PM // (2 IDCEC hrs)
 
RFPs + PROPOSALS by Court Stevens
Requests for Proposal (RFPs) are one of the most widely used forms of solicitation for situations such as product or service replacement, improving organizational effectiveness, or problem identification and resolution. This presentation will provide a synopsis of the planning and development of an RFP and proposal response suggestions, including planning guidelines, proposal formats and how to respond to RFP evaluation criteria.
2:15 - 5:15 PM // (3 IDCEC hrs)
 
BIG FISH, SMALL POND MARKETING by Elizabeth Stewart
More than ever, it’s imperative for sole practitioners and principals of small firms recognize that talent and hard work just aren’t enough to survive. Successful business owners also excel at marketing and business development.  After participating in this seminar, attendees will be able to identify a set of meaningful differences to distinguish their offerings from those of their competitors, translate their vision and goals into a marketing strategy that matches their resources, understand how to promote their firm and services effectively, and draft a basic, ready-to-go, marketing plan.
2 - 4 PM // (2 IDCEC hrs)
 
ARIDO REGULATORY SESSIONS
Session 1: Regulating in Public Interest by ARIDO

Self-regulation is granted to a profession with the mandate to regulate the profession in the interest of the public. For ARIDO as a future regulator, this means it will need to evolve and undergo transition culturally and operationally in order to align themselves as a regulator in the public’s interest. Learn about the regulatory research that ARIDO has been conducting in order to fully map out and understand what its future role as a regulator serving to protect public interest will mean and how it will influence its future vision.

Session 2: A Fair Way to Go: The Importance of Access to Regulated Professions by Larry Colle, Ontario Fairness Commissioner
The Office of the Fairness Commissioner makes sure that certain regulated professions in Ontario have registration practices that are transparent, objective, impartial and fair. It does so by assessing the registration practices of the regulated professions and trades to make sure they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone applying to practise his or her profession in Ontario. Learn why the mandate of the OFC is vital and important for regulated professions in Ontario and understand how this impacts ARIDO’s future role as a regulator.

Session 3: Changes in Self-Regulation Models by Rebecca Durcan, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc, Barristers & Solicitors
The law firm of Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc, Barristers & Solicitors, legal experts on self-regulation, have been assisting regulators in a number of professions across the province and specialize in regulation law. They are often invited to speak at conferences and workshops on all aspects of self-regulation. Rebecca Durcan will guide you through changes in the political and regulatory landscapes that have impacted changes to self-regulation in Ontario and globally.
2 - 5:30 PM // (Up to 3 non-IDCEC hrs)
 
INDUSTRY MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: HOW TO BETTER WORK WITH & SERVICE INTERIOR DESIGNERS
In these two panel presentations you'll hear from your clients: interior designers, as they discuss popular issues within the industry. Learn what interior design practitioners value and how you can provide services to make their businesses run more smoothly. In the first panel presentation, you'lll hear from leaders of firms of various sizes and within different sectors. The second presentation is a group of junior and intermediate interior designers. Both panels will be moderated by IDC CEO, Susan Wiggins.
2 - 4:45 PM
 
STUDENT & INTERN MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE NCIDQ EXAM
This is a must-attend event for emerging professionals wanting to learn more about the NCIDQ Exam. Passing the NCIDQ is a requirement and part of your career path to becoming a fully Registered interior designer. Don't miss past president of CIDQ, Victoria Horobin, principal of KBH Interior Design Inc., as she walks you through the application process. She'll also fill you in on what materials you'll need to complete your application, and the different educational streams and how they apply to you. Also find out what you'll be tested on, the books to study, and get an overall better understanding of the NCIDQ Exam.
4:15 - 5:15 PM
 
ARIDO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (MEMBERS ONLY EVENT)
ARIDO members will hear a report from the Board of Management on the 2014 membership and operating year, nominations for the incoming Board, a presentation of the 2014 audited financial statements and the 2015 budget, and an update on upcoming key priorities.
6:30 - 8:30 PM // (1 non IDCEC hr)