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We provide multiple ways to advance your career.
Struggling with a loss of income? Take a look at our Grant Opportunities
Need to satisfy CEU credits? See Professional Development.
Want to learn more about being a voice for the interior design profession? See Advocacy.
Professional Development Resources
Understanding the value of continuing education and research has been the mainstay of IIDA since its inception. Educated practitioners make informed, safe, and creative decisions which affect us all. Educational programs serve as a creative outlet to promote awareness regarding pertinent issues within the practice of Interior Design.
In this challenging time, we are pleased to announce three special grants to support the design community. Learn more about Cultivate, our Research Grant, and Student Grant via the links below. The early submission deadline is coming up on July 30th – apply today!
Learn more about this in the 2020 Grant Information Session!
For over 20 years IIDA Members have advanced the quality of life for their clients and the public by creating interior spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also functional, safe, and building code compliant – from state-of-the-art cancer treatment facilities to sustainable renovations of multi-story condominium complexes.
Whether you would like to get involved in a local election, join an interior design state legislative committee, or advance the knowledge of your clients and the public, IIDA Advocacy provides you the tools you need to leave a lasting impact on the policy process.
Advocacy Announcement Letter
Dear colleagues and supporters of the Minnesota Interior Design Community,
On behalf of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Minnesota Chapter, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northland Chapter, and the Minnesota Interior Design Legislative Action Committee (MIDLAC), we are pleased to announce a new leadership structure for interior design advocacy efforts in the state. In 1993, MIDLAC worked with legislators to pass a statute for the profession of interior design in Minnesota: an Act “recognizing the profession of interior designers to become certified in the state.” Following this significant accomplishment, MIDLAC continued to serve as the legislative watchdog in the state on behalf of ASID MN, IIDA Northland and the interior design community. Recently, our organizations collectively took a critical look at the path to past endeavors as well as the path towards our future advocacy goals. Through this process, we learned that while the founding principles remain strong and relevant, our approach to advocacy is ready to evolve.
Two thriving professional interior design organization chapters here in Minnesota, ASID MN and IIDA Northland Chapter, share a passion for empowering and advocating for their members and the industry. Both IIDA and ASID have an abundancy of advocacy tools and guidance at a national level which will aid our chapter advocacy representatives in working together toward our shared mission to work for the advancement of the interior design profession in the state.
For three decades, the commitment of MIDLAC has resulted in notable accomplishments for our profession. We would like to acknowledge the many volunteers over the years who have worked on behalf of the interior design community. The legacy of these efforts and the mission and goals of the committee will be continued and built on through the IIDA and ASID local chapter advocacy partnership.
We thank the interior design community for its continued support of interior design advocacy, and we encourage you and your colleagues to continue with us into our promising future. More information about the advocacy efforts of ASID and IIDA will soon be available on the ASID MN and IIDA Northland Chapter websites. If you have any further questions or would like to get involved, please contact IIDA Advocacy at email@example.com or ASID’s Catherine Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ariane Laxo IIDA, CID, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC, President of IIDA Northland Chapter
Letitia Little Allied ASID , President of ASID MN
Christine Frisk ASID, Sharon Gibbons Retired CID, Past Presidents of MIDLAC