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 info@credentialingexcellence.org to take advantage of this opportunity. 

Sessions for Public Members

Tues, Nov 19
10:15 - 11:45 am
Move Your Social Media Presence from Passive to Active
Tues, Nov 19
10:15 - 11:00 am
Standard 23: Traveling the Quality Road
Tues, Nov 19
1:30 - 1:45 pm
Declassified: How Sharing Your Data Benefits Your Profession
Tues, Nov 19
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Can’t touch this! Who’s responsible for measuring soft skills required for professional success?
Tues, Nov 19
2:00 - 3:00 pm
The Value of Certification: How is the Public Affected by What We Do?
Tues, Nov 19
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Micro-credentials—Are we ready, or not?
Tues, Nov 19
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Using Video Storytelling to Address External Threats
Wed, Nov 20
7:30 - 8:30 am
When Certification Isn't Enough: Our Pathway to Alternative Credentials
Wed, Nov 20
9:00 - 10:00 am
Breaking Down 12 Common Barriers to Accreditation
Wed, Nov 20
9:00 - 10:00 am
What Do Young Millennials and Gen Z REALLY Think About Credentialing?
Wed, Nov 20
9:00 - 10:00 am
What’s the Evidence? Considering Remote Proctoring for Your Assessment.
Wed, Nov 20
10:30 - 11:15 am
But my psychometrician told me it was fine! Understanding psychometric standards and practice
Wed, Nov 20
10:30 - 11:30 am
How to Recruit and Nurture Your Public Member
Wed, Nov 20
10:30 - 11:30 am
Knowing When to Say Yes: Is a New Certification Program Right for Your Organization?
Wed, Nov 20
1:45 - 2:00 Pm
Rolling applications or deadlines? Lessons learned by the Neonatal Therapy National Certification
Wed, Nov 20
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Board governance is a team sport – are you building a championship caliber board?
Wed, Nov 20
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Getting Beyond “It Depends” – Psychometricians Debate Hot Topics in Credentialing
Wed, Nov 20
2:30 - 4:00 pm
How to Make a Picture Worth a Thousand Words: Communicating with Infographics
Wed, Nov 20
4:15 - 5:15 pm
Creating Brand Ambassadors and Influencing Current and Prospective Certificants through Digital Mark
Wed, Nov 20
4:15 - 5:15 pm
Update on Legislation Affecting Certification and Certification Renewal
Thur, Nov 21
7:00 - 8:00 am
Accessible Design: Addressing Accessibility for Certificate Programs and Certification Exams
Thur, Nov 21
9:30 - 10:30 am
How Good is Good Enough? Standard setting for performance exams
Thur, Nov 21
9:30 - 10:30 am
Validity - Same Difference or Real Difference? Assessment for Recertification vs Entry to Practice
E-Poster 5 Steps to GO: A Rapid, Agile Approach to Training Needs Analyses
E-Poster Lessons Learned: Step-wise progression into going paperless

View the full conference schedule for all of our offerings

Public Member Events

Public Member Special Interest Group Breakfast

ICE is hosting a Public Member Special Interest Group Breakfast, Tuesday, November 19 from 7:30 am - 8:30 am. 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, November 21 from 7:00 - 8:00 am to reflect on your learning and discuss ways to apply your ideas when you return.

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.