Public Member Programming
Complimentary Registration Offer for Public Members
Public members (the consumers and end-users served by your profession) play a critical role in serving on certification governing boards. If the President/CEO of a certification organization signs up for a full-conference registration, ICE will offer one (1) complimentary registration to the organization’s public member.
Please contact ICE staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of this opportunity.
General Sessions for Public Members
ICE recognizes Public Members as important participants in our credentialing community, as they offer unique value and perspectives to certification boards. The following sessions were identified as of particular interest to Public Members:
Public Member Events
Public Member Special Interest Group Breakfast
ICE is hosting a Public Member Special Interest Group Breakfast, Tuesday, October 23, 8:00 - 9:00 am at the ICE Exchange. Learn with your peers and focus on the exact needs and questions of your organization. Come prepared to share your successes and challenges and be part of the larger conversation.
Public Member Special Interest Group Debrief
Connect back with your peers on Thursday, October 26, 8:30 - 9:00 am. Reflect on your learning and discuss was to apply your ideas when you return.
We encourage you to benefit from ICE’s resources related to the topic of public members:
- ICE Handbook Chapter 3: Public Member
The purpose of chapter 3 is to assist organizations in maximizing the benefits of having public members on their boards. The chapter describes the evolution of public membership, the rationale for NCCA's requirement, and the views and experiences of ICE members related to public membership.
- NCCA Standards
The NCCA Standards require accredited certification programs to have a public member, defining the individual as “a representative of the consumers of services provided by a defined certificant population, serving as a voting member on the governing body of a certification program, with all rights and privileges, including holding office and serving on committees."
- Understanding the Role and Richness of the Public Member
This on-demand webcast will identify steps that CEOs and their staff can take to recruit public members and ensure that they make an effective, and unique, contribution to the board's work and organization's governance. A CEO and two former public members will share strategies that you can use to find, train, support, and define meaningful roles for public members.