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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.

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Please contact ICE staff at info@credentialingexcellence.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:

Tuesday, Oct 24
10:45 - 11:45 am 
Making a voluntary certification program relevant in the 21st century
Tuesday, Oct 24
10:45 - 11:45 am 
Implications of US Supreme Court's North Carolina Dental Board Decision for Certifying Organization
Tuesday, Oct 24
12:30 - 12:45 am 
Leveraging Candidate Learning Opportunities to Grow Your Certification Program
Tuesday, Oct 24
4:00- 5:30pm 
Understanding Ethics and Disciplinary Procedures
Tuesday, Oct 24
4:00- 5:30 pm 
Designing Professional Credentials for Today’s Market (and the Future!)
Wednesday, Oct 25
7:00 - 8:00 am 
Legal Do’s and Don’ts when responding to Test Security Incidents
Wednesday, Oct 25
9:00 - 10:00 am 
Innovative Approaches to Continuing Education: Why Does Accreditation Matter?
Wednesday, Oct 25
10:30 - 11:30 am 
Risk Management and Planning for an Alien Invasion
Wednesday, Oct 25
10:30 - 11:30 am 
Public Members: Who Needs Them? Why Have Them?
Wednesday, Oct 25
2:30 - 4:00 pm 
Certification Law from the Guy Who Wrote the Book
Wednesday, Oct 25
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Everyone Markets: Simplifying the Marketing Conversation to Create Internal & External Evangelists
Wednesday, Oct 25
4:15 - 5:45 pm
Global Engagement: Fail Fast and Fail Often
Wednesday, Oct 25
4:15 - 5:45 pm
Lessons Learned When Developing a New Credential
Thursday, Oct 26
10:15 - 11:15 am
2 Under 1 Roof: How to Maintain the Firewall Between Education and Certification

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.

View the full conference schedule for all of our Public Member offerings. 

Additional Resources

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.