Professional Development Hours and The Progressive Compliance Cycle     

Contact:  Heidi Miller at

Or Ellen Scharfenberg at for more information regarding future professional development opportunities for our members! 


How can we help?

You can help plan events, network with artists and educators to find keynotes, make thank you gifts, design event logos, and more.  This can take just a couple hours of your life or more if you have time!


What does Professional Development do?

It shall be the charge of Professional Development to provide meaningful growth opportunities to our members and others interested in art education though conferences and other AEM-sponsored activities.


This Includes:


Organizing development activities, including:

  • Fall Conference
  • Smaller workshops/mini conferences around the state
  • Ensuring that all aspects of events are taken care of, including,
    • Soliciting
    • Evaluating/selecting
    • Scheduling 
    • Presenter gifts
  • Presenters, including
    • Keynote selection (in consultation with Board)
    • Contracts (with Finance)
    • Meeting rooms
    • Food
    • Venue   
  • Materials, including:
    • Folders
    • Relicensure/CEU paperwork
  • Publicity (with Communications) including,
    • Newsletter
    • Social media
    • Mailing options
  • Vendors, including
    • Space and setup needs
    • Vendor gifts
    • Donations


If you can like to talk to people, plan events, or share art with your colleagues, Professional Development is for you!  Contact Tracy or Heidi to help!