January 2016 Updates
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The schedule of classes by the ADE-approved Trainers is posted for the first half of 2016! 

Classes and workshops are held in various locations throughout the US, so take a look to see what's available near you!



2016 brings a change in ADE on LinkedIn. Christine Spitale, who has been the manager of the group since its inception several years ago is leaving. She has done a fabulous job and we will miss her.

But we are delighted to welcome Amy Parker of Parker House Designs as our new manager. While Amy has big shoes to fill, we know she'll do a fabulous job for us! Thank you Amy for agreeing to take on the challenge!

Didn't know we had a group on LinkedIn? Yes we do - and we'd love to have you as a member! Simply follow this link and introduce yourself to Amy!




We're Ready for the New Year!

It's been a wonderful holiday season for us at Association of Design Education. And the good news about slowing down and taking a break is that once January rolls around, we're ready to go! And what better way to kick off the new year than with our fabulous presenter for January's webinar! Read all about it below, then be sure to sign up!

And speaking of the new year, 2016 is conference time! We're in the early planning stages, so stay tuned . . . 

In 2016 we want to hear more from and about YOU! That means we want you to share what's going on so we can share it with our readers. Read below to find out the many opportunities you have to share your good news!

Want to know more? Then keep reading . . . 
January Webinar
Craft Your Sales Script - With the 8 Languages of Money (TM)
with Liz Dederer

Business doesn't have to be so hard! You're out there marketing, networking, connecting and following up. Then you finally get someone on the phone with you and your hear, "Let me think about it." or " I'll get back to you..." That's all about to change! In this lively and engaging presentation, Liz Dederer will give you the exact formula she uses so you're able to easily guide your prospective clients to commit to a decision, right then and there!

And what's even better is that the webinar is free for ADE members! Not a member? You can still attend for only $24.95!

So join us Tuesday January 12th from 7-8 pm ET. You can click on the link below or simply reply to this email and we'll get you set up.


Conference 2016

We're getting ready for our bi-annual conference! For those who have been, you know we work hard to provide a wonderful mix of fun and education. You'll hear speakers who will share with you ideas, suggestions, and tips to ensure your business grows, becoming even more successful as you move through the future. You'll also have the opportunity to learn about design and decorating trends, what's in, what's not, and how to make sure you stay on the cutting edge. And of course conference wouldn't be complete without the opportunity to learn from each other! We think of it as a win-win-win!

Conference is held every two years in early fall. We're working on dates now and will have a save-the-date email to you very soon. In the meantime, if you have ideas or suggestions on speakers and/or topics, please send us an email. We want to deliver to you what you want to hear, so please share!

Congratulations to ADE-Approved Trainer Debbe Daley of Daley Designs!

Her design of a she-shed has been selected by Affirm Press to be included in their new book on the She Shed phenomenon to be published in May 2016! Affirm Press says Debbe's shed  "is a prime example of the kind of creativity and beauty that we're looking for. Through this project, we're hoping to celebrate women's spaces and promote female creativity, artistry and design." While we will have to wait to see her shed, we know Debbe - and we know it will be worth the wait!


We Love the recent blog post by Linda Green of Reinventing Spaces by Linda

We're always looking for creative ideas, suggestions, or projects from our members. And this blog post by ADE Professional member Linda Green definitely fits the bill! Linda shares with us some wonderful ideas for starting the year off right design-wise with her recent post Five Easy Decorating Changes for the New Year. Enjoy!


We're looking forward to a wonderful 2016 - and we wish the same for you!

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