IAEE Launches First Job Analysis of the Practice of Exhibition Management

February 14, 2012

The International Association of Exhibitions and Eventswill launch the first-ever job analysis of the practice of exhibition management.

The initial survey invitation has been sent to 10,640 individuals, according to IAEE officials. To take the survey, click HERE.

The goal of the IAEE job analysis is to create the exhibitions and events industry's first definition of core competencies in the exhibition management field.

The job analysis is a set of procedures designed to obtain descriptive information about the tasks performed within a specific profession and the essential knowledge and/or skills needed to competently perform those tasks, according to IAEE officials.

By using a survey-based job analysis, a large sample of subject matter experts will provide essential insight to create a solid foundation for IAEE education, the CEM Learning Program, The Art of the Show textbook and additional learning platforms, according to IAEE officials.

The IAEE Job Analysis Task Force, chaired by Jennifer Hoff, CEM, general manager of VP International, has spent more than 20 hours on the tasks of identifying job functions and the characteristics within each identified job function.

"The creation of a job analysis is a tedious, exhaustive process," Hoff said, "but the end results will be invaluable.”

She added, “Members of the task force have worked tirelessly on this important project, and we encourage IAEE members, as well as anyone practicing exhibition management to weigh in by completing this 30-minute survey."

Click here to begin the survey.

Those who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for one of five $200 iTunes gift cards or a complimentary, full meeting registration to Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition Dec. 4-6 in Orlando.

IAEE worked with Prometric, the leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment services, to help guide the task force and staff throughout the process.

The survey will be closed in approximately three weeks, and a full report will be provided to the IAEE board of directors at its June 2012 meeting.

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