Designer Seminars & CEUs

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Continuing Education Units: Registered interior designers in the state of Florida are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education units every two years. Of these 20 hours, 16 hours must be classified “health, safety, and welfare,” 2 hours must be under the heading of “advanced codes; the rest may be considered “general.”

  • Tuesday's Talk: What Inspires Interior Designers?

    November 13, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Complimentary Design Seminar
    Ralph Lauren Home at Miromar Design Center located just north of Naples in Estero, FLJoin Gulf Coast Design + Decor Top 25 Designers Kevin Steffanni and Diane Torrisi as they discuss the muses that influence their design including books, movie sets, travel, literature, fabric and more. Sharing insight into designer/client collaboration from conception to completion.

    “I’m going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life”
    – Elsie de Wolf

    Sponsored by MP Interiors

    Reserved seating, register online only or call the Concierge Desk at (239) 390-5111 for additional details.

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  • The Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) Designation Program

    November 15, 2018 at 8:30 am
    Time: 8:30 AM - Registration/Coffee/Tea
    9 AM to 5 PM - Training
    Fee: NAHB ASID, IFDA, IDS, IIDA, OT Members: $ 275 per course
    Non-Member Fee: $300 per course
    ASIDSF: $750 3-day
    IDCEC: $800 3-day

    Wanda Gozdz

    Featured Instructor:
    Wanda E. Gozdz, CAPS, ASID ALLIED
    IDCEC-1200001540, CILB #0005946

    Wanda E. Gozdz is president and founder of Golden Age Living, LLC. Ms. Gozdz is a Residential Interior Designer and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and trainer for the National Home Builder’s Association (NHBA) in Aging in Place. Gozdz, provides a curb to backyard assessment of a residence in order to determine that the resident can live safely and securely at home. Ms. Gozdz speaks frequently to national organizations and homeowners on “Aging in Place.” She authored, “Sensible Smart Tips for Living in Your ForeverHome™” and received the 2013 Laurel Award from The Treasure Coast Home Builder’s Association (TCBA), Green Building & Remodelers Council, for Residential Construction less than 10,000sq ft.

    The NEW Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) Designation Program

    In a three-course program, CAPS teaches the strategies and techniques for marketing, designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments. Going beyond universal design, CAPS also addresses the communication and technical needs of the older adult market. The CAPS designation program adds value to that knowledge by providing insights into marketing and working with this demographic group and how to design living spaces for older adults.

    Thursday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Marketing and Communications with the Aging in Place Client (CAPS I)
    IDCEC# 106446-1020 .6 Gen

    Friday, November 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Design Concepts For Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS II)
    IDCEC# 106451-1018 .6 HSW

    Saturday, November 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Details and Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS III)
    IDCEC# 106748-1019 .6 HSW

    See NAHB.org for details of each course‘s CEU’s.

    DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES OF COURSES
    Learn the management skills that give industry leaders the edge. This course will give you a solid foundation for managing small to medium size building/remodeling and service companies. This course explains critical elements from planning to evaluating progress and presents practical tips and tools for managing a business successfully. You’ll get a solid grasp of business best practices and practical tools of value whether you are a new or experienced business owner. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify common business challenges and ways to overcome them.
    • Describe the three basic functional areas of a business.
    • Describe how to plan effectively for achieving business success.
    • Describe the organization and processes that a company needs to have in place to run efficiently.
    • Identify methods for recruiting, interviewing, training and retaining quality personnel.
    • Identify performance tools to help you achieve success.
    • Identify methods for evaluating your progress.
    * ASID Professionals are exempt.

    For additional information or to register please call (954) 401-5948 or go to GoldenAgeLiving.com

    Sponsored by:
    Henredon Interior Design Showroom

    Cancellation policy: Course is subject to cancellation due to required attendance. Cancellations must be made 10 business days in advance. A cancellation fee of $25 will apply. No-shows will be responsible for entire course fee.

  • Tuesday's Talk: From Confusion to Creative Conclusion

    December 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Join the Discussion!
    Ralph Lauren Home at Miromar Design Center located just north of Naples in Estero, FLInterior designers Diane Torrisi and Kevin Steffanni discuss creative solutions to common design challenges during this monthly series.

    Sponsored by MP Interiors

    Reserved seating, register online only or call the Concierge Desk at (239) 390-5111 for additional details.

    Click here to RSVP

Event Highlights

Complimentary Design Seminar Series – on-going educational and inspirational presentations featuring local design experts on relevant topics of interest. Free seminars, open to all where refreshments are hosted in various showrooms.

Distinguished Speakers Series – featuring the “Who’s Who” in interior design and architecture from around the country. Celebrity designers from HGTV and Bravo as well as Architectural Digest’s “Top 100” make special guest appearances and sign their recent books. Often includes a nominal charge with a meet-the-speaker complimentary book-signing wine reception.