IIDA Great Plains Chapter

Events

EI | Members Only Photoshoot
Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

EI | Members Only Photoshoot

It's that time again, Eastern Iowa's Member's Only Photoshoot! Just select your preferred time below and mark your calendar for this fall photoshoot. Designer chairs will be on site to pose with! Families and pets are welcome.

2-3 photos will be free and the rest can be purchased from our photographer, Joni Tyrrell, for $25.

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Omaha CC | Members Only Photoshoot
Oct
27
9:50 AM09:50

Omaha CC | Members Only Photoshoot

Need a new headshot? Family photo? Sign up for the Omaha City Center Members Only Photoshoot! Twenty minute family sessions will be available with local photographer, Dana Damewood Photography. Note- pets will not be allowed this year.

When: Sunday, October 27th. 9:50am - 3:50pm. Please arrive a few minutes prior to your selected time slot.

Where: The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N 24th St. Omaha, NE 68110

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EI | Holiday Social & Rock Star Bingo
Dec
11
5:30 PM17:30

EI | Holiday Social & Rock Star Bingo

Join Eastern Iowa for our annual Members Only Holiday Party!!

We will socialize and play Rock Star Bingo! What is Rock Star Bingo you ask? It's bingo but instead of the announcer calling out B-52, they play part of a B-52's song and you get to mark it on your card!

In the spirit of giving, there will also be an opportunity to donate items to Houses into Homes. They provide beds, furniture and household items for families and individuals who are exiting homelessness, domestic violence and other crisis situations. Items can be new or gently used.

Items with the greatest need:
-Pots & Pans
-Baking Dishes
-Bedspreads/Comforters/Blankets
-Sheets - HIH gives the greatest number of twin beds but queen and full are also given
-New Pillows

Learn More: https://www.housesintohomes.org

**If your prefer to donate monetarily, please use the Houses Into Homes website.
No monetary donations will be received at this event.

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Des Moines CC | Members Only Photoshoot
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Des Moines CC | Members Only Photoshoot

It's that time of year again, Des Moines Member's Only Photoshoot! Just select your preferred time below and mark your calendar for this fall photoshoot. Des Moines photographer Brenna Norman will be offering 15 minute mini-sessions for members to get updated headshots or family portraits! Bring your kids, your spouse or your fur-baby!

 http://www.brennanorman.com/portfolio/

 We will have indoor and outdoor opportunities at the DLR Group office & Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

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Chapter Wide | ELEVATE THE CRAFT
Oct
4
10:00 AM10:00

Chapter Wide | ELEVATE THE CRAFT

Let's elevate ourselves; Our community; Our profession.
Join the IIDA Great Plains Chapter for a chapter-wide day of professional development on Friday, October 4th at The Venue | Highlander Accelerator. This inspiring and educational day will include CEU courses, keynote speakers and panel discussions that celebrate our craft from a macro to micro scale.


Schedule:

10:00 a.m. Kick Off with Cheryl Durst

11:00 a.m. Power of Community- Round Table

12:00 p.m. Lunch + "Communicating Color" with Katrina Stoffel, Design Discovery Fund 2018 Recipient

1:00 p.m. Fabricator Knowledge Boost with Polynomial, IDEA 2019 Product Design Winner

2:00 p.m. Fabricator Knowledge Boost with E&K Specialists

3:00 p.m. "The Instragram Effect" with Michael Johnson II

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CrAfter Party- Craft Cocktail Lessons & Brownie Bar

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Annual Meeting
Aug
29
11:30 AM11:30

Annual Meeting

Description

Please join us for the Great Plains Chapter-wide Annual Meeting where we will celebrate accomplishments of this past year and a look forward to what we have in store for next year!

11:30am Arrival & Lunch

12:00pm Annual Meeting (Will start promptly at noon)

This meeting will take place in the Community Room at the West Des Moines Public Library or from your desk via web conference at the link below.

If you are attending in person, lunch will be served at 11:30.

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Meeting ID: 515 309 3290

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeabWnQjNb

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Chapter Wide | Advisory Committee Applications Deadline
Aug
23
12:00 AM00:00

Chapter Wide | Advisory Committee Applications Deadline

The IIDA Great Plains Chapter is seeking Members who are interested in strengthening the Chapter by joining the Chapter's Advisory Committee to share their knowledge, skills, and resources to enhance the professional network, growth, leadership, and advancement of both themselves and the Chapter's Members. Committee's objectives include:

- To retain and activate the vast wealth of knowledge, skills, and resources within the Chapter.

- To collaborate, exchange, and share knowledge.

- To cultivate leadership and career advancements.

- To serve as an experienced and knowledgeable resource for the Chapter.

- To represent the Chapter as experienced professionals.

Click here to learn more, here to nominate, and here to apply!

Nomination Deadline: Monday, August 19, 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2019

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Des Moines CC | Tour Iowa Correctional Facility for Women
Aug
22
4:00 PM16:00

Des Moines CC | Tour Iowa Correctional Facility for Women

Join CREW, ULI, IIDA and iaWia in a tour of Mitchellville Iowa Correctional Facility for Women (ICIW). The facility has had a strong focus on how its design and programming can impact the experience of women at the facility and their life after they leave. A large-scale overhaul of ICIW was completed in early 2017 and included renovation of six buildings and construction of five new buildings on the campus creating a 888-bed facility filled with natural light and various programs including a gymnasium, classrooms, medical clinic, dining halls and a mental health unit.

During the event we will:

-Hear from Warden Sheryl Dahm and other staff including Deanna Summy, Lorie Woodard, and Cord Overton

-Hear from Women at the Facility

-Tour the facility

Note: Tickets are limited for the event due to space constraints and an effort to ensure tours through the facility are kept small enough to provide a great experience for those attending. If you reserve a ticket and later find out you cannot make it, please let us know so that your space can be given to someone else. This can be done by e-mailing Shannon McGee with Iowa Women in Architecture at shannonm@invisionarch.com.

Please plan to arrive at the facility at 3:45 to go through security (bring your driver's license). If you have not yet arrived by 4:00 the tour will leave without you and late admittance will not be provided.

Tickets are currently portioned out to provide each organization equal opportunity for tickets. If applicable, a week prior to the event we will make available any unreserved tickets to members or non-members of the participating organizations.

Please only register for one person with each ticket as we have to provide a list of names ahead of time.

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Eastern Iowa CC | StrengthsFinder Workshop
Aug
15
5:30 PM17:30

Eastern Iowa CC | StrengthsFinder Workshop

Eastern Iowa is excited to host a workshop on Uncovering and Discovering your Strengths. Cathy Neumann of RDG Planning & Design, will lead and facilitate this workshop.

If you are interested in discovering and developing your strengths and learning how to become more efficient and productive, this event is for YOU!

This event will require you to take the Gallup StrengthsFinder Assessment online BEFORE the date of the workshop. The purpose of the assessment is to provide you and the coaches the background info about your natural strengths. Cathy will use that info to lead us through the results and teach us strategies to improve upon your unique combination of talents and skills.

Don’t delay! Due to the interactive nature and individualized feedback, we will be capping this workshop’s attendance at 25 PARTICIPANTS MAX. So if you are interested, DO NOT WAIT TO SIGN UP, or there may not be room in the class!

After you register for the event, you will receive a link to the assessment website and a passcode. This passcode allows you to take the assessment and routes the feedback to our coaches. Please take the StrengthsFinder by August 11th in order to give us time to prepare the workshop materials. If you have taken the assessment, please forward your top 5 strengths to Cathy at CNeumann@rdgusa.com.

Thank you to Shive-Hattery for hosting us this evening! We will also have the opportunity to check out their new Cedar Rapids office.

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Omaha City CC | Central High School + Advocacy Happy Hour
Aug
8
5:00 PM17:00

Omaha City CC | Central High School + Advocacy Happy Hour

Tour the Omaha Central High School Renovation! The 50,000 sq.ft. addition maintains the charm of the historic downtown building while providing space for a new digital library, a 300 seat theater, and new classrooms for the music and drama programs.

The first tour will begin at 5:00PM. The second at 6:00PM. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your tour time.

Advocacy Happy Hour: Join the advocacy small working group (IIDA and ASID) after the tour at Corkscrew Wine & Cheese in Blackstone for apps and advocacy updates!

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Eastern Iowa CC | Serve & Socialize
May
23
5:30 PM17:30

Eastern Iowa CC | Serve & Socialize

Join Eastern Iowa for a TWO-PART philanthropy and end of year event!

Serve: Volunteer at Houses into Homes on Sunday May 19th! Click here for additional information and registration!

Socialize: Tour of Shelter House at Cross Park Place a recently completed project by Neumann Monson Architects. After the tour, we can gather at Big Grove Brewery (Iowa City Location) to reflect on the past year and highlight our amazing volunteers. 

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Des Moines CC | Wellness Wednesday & Year End Social
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Des Moines CC | Wellness Wednesday & Year End Social

Please join us for a much-anticipated tour of the new Smash Park, a activity-based restaurant and bar. The event will start with a tour by ASK Studio. After the tour, a Smash Park employee will then give brief game lessons. Be sure to bring proper attire to change into as we will have a reserved pickleball court.

One drink ticket will be provided!

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Omaha CC | Advocacy Hour: A Conversation with Bryan Soukup
May
9
3:30 PM15:30

Omaha CC | Advocacy Hour: A Conversation with Bryan Soukup

Join us for an update about all things advocacy from across the country and right here in Nebraska. Directly following the ASID conference ‘enlighten 2019,’ Bryan Soukup will update our design community about advocacy efforts across the country and discuss efforts here in Nebraska. Brought to you by ASID & IIDA.

3:30 - Social time
4:00 - Advocacy Update and Q&A

Still need to get some CEU's?  ASID will be holding their annual conference before the advocacy event.  Click here to attend the ASID conference!

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Chapter Wide | idea CELEBRATE 2019
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Chapter Wide | idea CELEBRATE 2019

IIDA turned 25 this year and the Great Plains Chapter will be celebrating at the 2019 IDEA awards hosted in Cedar Rapids. This event honors visionary Interior Design projects, outstanding members, extraordinary student work and our Chapter Sponsors that make the efforts of our association possible!

All are invited to what is assured to be another great IDEA celebration!

Gathering of friends, cocktail's and hors d' oeuvres - 6.00pm.

Awards show - 7.30 pm.

Order tickets by Friday March 29th and receive a $10.00 discount! Enter Code Early2019 when ordering.

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Omaha CC | Presentation & Negotiating Skills for Women
Apr
11
5:00 PM17:00

Omaha CC | Presentation & Negotiating Skills for Women

In this 60-minute hands-on workshop, participants will learn skills to aid in negotiating. This presentation includes a short role playing exercise that will help participants explore what holds them back from negotiating. As women, oftentimes we are so concerned about what people will think about us that it prevents us from asking for what we deserve. Whether it is negotiating a salary or raise, buying a car or home, negotiating an airline ticket refund or negotiating over hospital bills, the skills learned in this lesson will be skills the participants can apply to all aspects of life. This session is geared specifically toward women, and will focus on inherent barriers we bump into when faced with a negotiation opportunity.

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DSM CC | Spring Tour & Social Hour
Apr
11
4:30 PM16:30

DSM CC | Spring Tour & Social Hour

Tour of IMT Insurance: An "Inside-Out" Design Approach

IMT Insurance is an employee-focused company that has been consistently recognized as one of Iowa’s top workplaces. Their new, three-story building is located on Mills Civic Parkway in WDM and reflects their vibrant culture. The new building’s design accommodates future growth, brings all employees together, and creates a workplace that showcases IMT’s values and energy.

By creating a new headquarters building designed from the inside out, employees get to work in a space created specifically for their needs. The building was designed to get employees excited about going to work; this not only improves satisfaction and productivity, but also attracts and retains talent.

Please join us to learn more about this project!

The tour will begin at 4:30 – 5:30pm. The social hour will begin at 5:30pm and end around 7:00pm at Wellman's Pub & Rooftop, 597 Market St, West Des Moines, IA 50266.

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EI CC | Where's the Big Idea?
Apr
3
5:30 PM17:30

EI CC | Where's the Big Idea?

As global competition increases, organizations understand that they must create a collaborative culture that supports innovation while still responding to ongoing project demands.

Workplace research has identified that effective informal communication is a common feature of organizations that have managed this transition well. The challenge for interior designers is to understand how space planning affects where and how often informal interactions will occur.

This presentation explores the nature and importance of Informal interaction and demonstrates the practical application of Space Syntax, a method for predicting patterns of movement and interaction.

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Chapter Wide | CEU Lunch + Campus Wide Student Member Event
Mar
29
9:30 AM09:30

Chapter Wide | CEU Lunch + Campus Wide Student Member Event

A day to bring IIDA student members together from all 5 campus centers focusing on preparing for life after college and help jump start their career.

Schedule:
9:30-10:00 Student Check In

10:00 -11:00 Professional Panel Discussion

Presented by Des Moines area professionals from other industries including:

Kylee Krizmanic, Creative Director for Meredith Travel Marketing/ Midwest Living magazine

Gina Skinner-Thebo, HR Manager at B&G Foods 

Vicki Wade, a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Investments

-We will cover topics such as: “how to best prepare for an interview” and “tips on negotiating salary”

11:00-11:45 “What are Design Directors Looking For?”
Presented by Michelle Cramblit, FEH Design
-Managers prioritize certain traits during the hiring process, what does this look like? How do you stand out?

Noon- 1:00 LUNCH CEU: “Personal Branding Through Core Values”- DSM CC Event
Presented by Emily Steele, Brand Launch
-Creating a life and ultimately a legacy of intention online and offline & how that provides opportunities for you

1:00-2:00 Feedback from professionals
Students will bring portfolios, resumes, etc. and have time to gain insight and feedback from IIDA professionals

*Questions: Please email studentaffairs@iida-gp.org
**Dietary Restrictions: Please email abailey@storeykenworthy.com

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Chapter Wide | 2019 Call for Board Nominations - Election Results Announced
Mar
28
12:00 AM00:00

Chapter Wide | 2019 Call for Board Nominations - Election Results Announced

2019 Call for Nominations - Chapter Board of Directors: Are you interested in getting more involved in the IIDA Great Plains Chapter? Making a regional difference within the commercial interior design profession? Enhancing your leadership skills and sharing your talents? We ask all Members to consider being a leader within the Chapter and applying for an open position on the 2019 | 2020 Board or getting involved within your local City Center Committees in the coming year.

The IIDA Great Plains Chapter is active in 3 City Centers (Des Moines, Eastern Iowa, Omaha) and 5 Campus Centers (Kirkwood Community College, Iowa State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska - Kearney, University of Northern Iowa) with the mission "to elevate, advocate, and celebrate the profession of Interior Design in Iowa and Nebraska". Each year we seek new ideas in how to do this through filling openings on the Chapter Board of Directors and City Center Committees, with approximately half of the Board's positions turning over each year due to staggered 2 year terms. Will you help be the change and vision for the year ahead? Apply or nominate someone today to the Chapter's Board of Directors!

Submissions / Nominations due by: January 30, 2019 by 5:00pm
Professional Membership Voting: February 25 - March 8, 2019
Election Results Announced: March 28, 2019

Open Positions: Click Here! 
Candidate Application Form: Click Here! 
Candidate Nomination Form: Click Here! 

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EI CC | NCIDQ Coffee Talk
Mar
26
5:30 PM17:30

EI CC | NCIDQ Coffee Talk

Are you taking the NCIDQ this year, or considering signing up to take it in the near future?  Did you pass the NCIDQ recently?  Join us to meet others that are preparing for the exam to talk, ask questions and meet others you can talk to as you study and have questions.  There will be a few individuals that have recently passed the exam so they can answer questions and give advice.  

If you have questions please contact:  Tabatha Koerperick tkoerperick@opnarchitects.com

To join via Zoom Conference Call: Click here!

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Eastern Iowa CC | Art & Advocacy
Mar
18
5:30 PM17:30

Eastern Iowa CC | Art & Advocacy

We will start by learning about legislative advocacy efforts as well as what you can do personally to advocate for interior design over dinner. Then we will begin a letterpress project! Each participant will leave with a set of 5 hand printed cards and envelopes showcasing skills of letterpress and hand carving/stamping.

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