ASID Call for Learning Content

Call for Learning Content

Share your expertise. The ASID Education RFP is accepting submissions through May 3.

Share your expertise with the design community

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is currently soliciting proposals for educational content to expand professional development opportunities for interior designers at all career stages, from students to advanced professionals.

We are looking for courses that take a practical, experiential approach, providing concrete tools and techniques that designers can immediately put to use. Our focus is to source content for our online learning platform, the ASID Academy.

PRIORITY CONTENT AREAS

  • Practice Management: Managing projects and budgets
  • Business Strategies: Networking and building client relationships
  • Marketing, especially digital marketing
  • Team Building: Collaboration and managing teams

  • Resiliency: Intentional design in response to vulnerabilities and disruption of normal life
  • Health and Wellness: How design helps to preserve the health of occupants
  • Sustainability: Design practices that meet present needs without compromising future generations

  • Design Fundamentals: Practical advice and tools
  • Technology in Design: Develop skills in emerging technologies

  • Engaging People
  • Understanding and Leveraging Organizational Information
  • Demonstrating Strategic Perspective
  • Serving as an Organizational Advocate
  • Communications Skills
  • Leading in the Multi-Generational Workplace
  • Managing Up   

COURSE FORMAT

We are especially interested in proposals for on-demand (asynchronous, not instructor-led) content to be available online through the ASID Academy, the online learning destination for the interior design industry.

We would consider proposals for in-person sessions to be presented in combination with an online component in a blended learning format (e.g. participants complete an online tutorial ahead of time as an introduction to more advanced, hands-on content to be presented in person).

You can still submit a proposal even if you’re not online—all good ideas are welcome! ASID education experts will work with you to adapt your content to this format. 

Submit if you have
  • Content already available in an online, on-demand format that you want to distribute through the ASID Academy
  • Content presented in other virtual formats, such as a webinar
  • Content you present in-person that you think would work online* or in a blended learning format
  • Brand new content 
*What content works well online?
  • Content well-suited for a deeper dive: Since learners can set their own pace in an on-demand course, they can take time to absorb more complex material.
  • Content featuring takeaways like worksheets or templates that learners can immediately put into practice
  • Content with plenty of real-world examples and/or case studies—show learners how they use the information to solve real problems in their work
  • Content that incorporates dynamic visuals, such as infographics, video, animation, and other high-quality graphics
Items taken into consideration
  • Overall quality of the presentation
  • The topic's relevance to the industry
  • Practical applications of material and suitability for online delivery
  • Timeliness of the topic
  • Qualifications of the provider/subject matter expert

IDCEC APPROVAL

Presentations do NOT need to be pre-approved by IDCEC (Interior Design Continuing Education Council) to be considered. ASID will submit any courses selected that do not already have individual, non-expired IDCEC numbers to IDCEC for approval. Once approved, each course will receive an individual IDCEC course number to use on the ASID Academy only.

EVALUATION PROCESS

All completed submissions will be peer reviewed by ASID staff and volunteers for content, quality, and applicability to target audiences.

 

Call for Learning Content release date: March 22, 2017
Submission due date: May 3, 2017
Learning content selected and applicants notified: May 31, 2017

 

OK, I’M READY TO SUBMIT

 

Visit learningrfp.asid.org/ to register and start your submission. We’ll ask for the following:

Basic Data
  • Content author/Subject matter expert name and affiliation
  • Contact information
  • Bio (Maximum 100 words)
  • Appellations
  • Name and contact information for one professional reference
Category Specific Data 
  • Headshot (Upload a .jpg image. Maximum file size is 3MB.)
  • Resume (upload as a PDF) and link to your LinkedIn Profile
  • Presentation history
    • You’ll need to upload a PDF file of your presentation history. This can include in-person presentations/courses; webinars; other live, virtual sessions; or on-demand content you’ve produced.
    • Link to online samples: You can provide links for up to three online samples. Samples can include videos, web sites, etc.
Course Information
  • Course title
    • Course Description, including course purpose and goals
      • Try to answer the question: What would motivate a professional to take this course?
  • Course objectives (minimum of four)
  • Course outline (in 15 minute increments)
  • Is the session IDCEC-approved? (If yes, please provide the IDCEC course number)
  • Intended audience by career stage (e.g. emerging professional, advanced practitioner, etc.) and by sector (e.g. residential, retail, commercial, etc.)
  • Subject focus (Select any that apply)
    • Business of Design (Business Strategies, Practice Management, and Team Building)
    • Impact of Design (Resiliency, Health and Wellness, and Sustainability)
    • Practice of Design (Design Fundamentals, Practical Skill Building, and Emerging Technology)
    • Leadership (Engaging People, Understanding and Leveraging Organizational Information, Demonstrating Strategic Perspective, and Serving as an Organizational Advocate)
Delivery Format
  • Totally online or blended learning

 

Questions? Contact education@asid.org