September has been an exciting month for FCCMA. I would like to thank all of you who participated in our Professional Development and Winter Institute Survey. Your feedback is incredibly helpful as we make decisions regarding our events and trainings.
FCCMA always offers ethics training at the annual conference. Though we could not hold the conference this year, the members of the Conference Planning and Professional Development committees still wanted to offer the training. In November, we will be hosting our first virtual Fall Symposium that will serve as an opportunity to complete the annual ethics requirement. The topic will cover Ethical Decision-Making in a Crisis. The ethics requirement runs within a fiscal year and must be completed by September 30th. If you could not complete it by September 30th, FCCMA offers a grace period until February 1st. If you have already completed your ethics training, the Fall Symposium could help you get your ethics training for FY 2021 done early!
In addition to the Fall Symposium, members can complete the ethics requirement by watching previous ethics trainings on our website, complete four hours of reading regarding ethical issues, or participate in ethics trainings from other organizations. The completion of the requirement is determined by an honor system. When you pay dues for the new fiscal year, you will be asked to record your ethics requirement before applying the credit card payment. If you are paying by check, you must sign the dues statement and mail it to FCCMA with the check or email a scanned copy.
As always, I am open and excited to hear your ideas for points of appreciation or improvement for the association. I am hopeful to see many of you at the Fall Symposium and our other trainings in the future!