Intersections is the quarterly e-newsletter distributed to ASHA Approved Continuing Education Providers to connect and exchange ideas in order to better accomplish their continuing education activities.
In this issue:
We can’t escape the fact that, although conditions have improved since 2020, we’re still feeling the impacts of the pandemic in 2021. When we surveyed Providers this summer about an in-person Provider Workshop, there was some interest in a live event, but most CE Administrators and Content Consultants had some uncertainty about travel policies and safety. Therefore, rather than hold an in-person Provider Workshop associated with the ASHA Convention, ASHA CE has decided to hold a virtual Provider Presentation with the option for those attending Convention in Washington, DC, to join us for a live watch party. This way, everyone can participate—whether they join us virtually or join us live in DC and want to participate along with some of their colleagues.
We’re excited to welcome special guest speakers, Jeff Cobb and Josh Goldman from Tagoras, Inc., and Donna Smiley, PhD, CCC-A, Chief Staff Officer for Audiology at ASHA, who will present Transforming Learning Across the Discipline: A Path to Personalization, on ASHA’s newest Strategic Objective! They will focus on where learning is headed, and ASHA Approved CE Providers’ important role in transforming learning in the upcoming years.
You should have recently received an emailed invitation, but you can access the invitation here, as well. Please note: RSVP only if you you plan on joining us in Washington, DC, at the live watch party. To RSVP, use the form found at the link provided in the invitation. For those wishing to participate virtually, we’ll send a Zoom invitation to all CE Administrators and Content Consultants in advance of the presentation. Feel free to forward the Zoom invitation to others!
Hope you can join us for this COVID-friendly event! ASHA CE looks forward to the return of the in-person Provider Workshop and reception at the 2022 ASHA Convention.
Your organization’s 2022 annual ASHA CE Provider fee is due by December 31, 2021. ASHA CE will email these invoices to CE Administrators later this month. If you don’t receive this email, please contact your Accounts Manager.
ASHA CE offers you the convenient, secure option of paying invoices online. Pay your annual fee online with Visa, Discover, or MasterCard. You’ll need the invoice number and account number that appears in the upper right corner of the invoice. An Internal Revenue Service W-9 form is also available within the payment system, if needed.
We’re 9 months away from when all Providers are expected to use the new Brand Block for all new course registrations. Just as a reminder, ASHA CE will require that the new Brand Block be used in promotional material for new course registrations starting on July 1, 2022.
The sooner you start using the new Brand Block, the better—you’ll be well-prepared to use it regularly by the deadline. If you need help getting started, take a look at the Brand Block Guide [PDF]. We’ve also provided lots of useful information in the past three issues of Intersections (December 2020, March 2021, and June 2021), and we’ll continue to include helpful articles in each issue leading up to the July 1, 2022, deadline.
In the June 2021 issue of Intersections, we recommended that you audit your website to try to find places where the old Brand Block or Provider Insignia are being used—by doing this, you’ll ensure that they are updated everywhere in advance of July 1, 2022. We realize that this may have raised some questions for you, so we’re further clarifying what needs to be updated in the audit here:
In other Brand Block and Insignia news, ASHA CE is working on a solution that would give Providers on-demand access to their customized Brand Blocks and the Insignia. We’ll keep you posted on our progress, and we’ll let you know when this option is available.
In the meantime, if you need any help or would like us to email your Brand Block in a particular format, contact your Provider Manager, and they can help. We look forward to seeing the new Brand Block in more and more of your course promotions!
The fee for the first cooperative offering of a course will increase from $325 to $400 starting on January 1, 2022. Due to the impact of the pandemic, we delayed the planned increase by 1 year. This is the first fee increase in 7 years. The fee for each subsequent cooperative offering of the same course will remain the same: $50. Here are some examples of how this change would impact your course registrations when registering a cooperative course or offering on or after January 1, 2022:
We’ve updated the ASHA Continuing Education Fees listing to reflect the 2022 cooperative fee change. Please contact your Provider Manager if you have any questions or need any additional information.
Intersections is published by:
ASHA Continuing Education staff with the assistance of a volunteer advisory panel of ASHA Approved CE Providers: Chelsea Bailey (OSLHA), Tracey Callahan (SLP Nerdcast), Debra Cowley (Starkey Hearing Technologies), Lisa Milliken (Select Rehab), Selena Reece (Carolina Speech Pathology), Wayne Secord (Red Rock Publications), Cory Tompkins (Career Improvement & Advancement Opportunities), and Mark Witkind (Witkind Associates)
Managing Editors: Joan Oberlin, Jo Ann Linseisen
Continuing Education Board Members:
Tanya Shores (chair), Diana Christiana, Tedd Masiongale, Margaret Pierce, Raul Prezas, Katelyn Reilly, Katie Strong, Anu Subramanian, Joanne Slater, Valeria Roberts Matlock (Board of Directors liaison), Sharon Moss (Board of Directors liaison), and Jo Ann Linseisen (ex officio)