Membership in ASA provides a worldwide professional affiliation of appraisers in all disciplines. While a primary objective is to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences between members, ASAʼs increasingly geographically dispersed membership calls for new ways to interact, and the new digital age provides new ways to communicate. With the interconnectivity of our global economy, appraisers are pursuing professional opportunities anywhere, anytime, resulting in wider geographical distances between members, some located more than 120 miles of a geographic chapter.
To foster such growth, there is increasing demand for ASAʼs pre-eminent professional appraisal education and credentialing to be available in local communities as well as in foreign countries throughout the world. To provide member benefits to small groups who have not yet attained the critical mass to form a geographical chapter, ASA established the International Virtual Chapter (“IVC”).
The IVCʼs mission is to provide a forum to exchange ideas and network with other members, and to provide educational content. A current goal of the IVC is to provide POV courses to its members that will result in growth of membership headcount. Essentially, the International Virtual Chapter has a goal of mentoring its members.
ASAʼs Regional Governors are charged with providing oversight and direction to the IVC. ASAʼs Staff has been instrumental in producing IVCʼs quarterly webinars. Like any other chapter, IVCʼs Officers and Directors are elected annually and determine the direction of the chapter. IVC members, officers, and directors may present educational content on quarterly webinars, participate on committees, and implement their own ideas to promote the chapterʼs growth.
Membership in the IVC is open to all ASA members in good standing. The IVC serves as the primary chapter for ASA members who located more than 120 miles away from a geographic chapter, or belong to a chapter that has been closed. For those who live within the 120 miles of a geographic chapter, you may join the IVC as a second chapter, in addition to your current chapter.
All ASA members are welcome to join the IVC for $15 annually, and will receive four (4) free quarterly webinars (up to 8 CE hours) each year.
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