BeautyLink - Volume 8, Issue 2 - (Page 10)
MESSAGE FROM THE
AND CEA CHAIR
It's Spring-Time for Renewal!
has served up some very interesting scenarios for our schools, business and political climate. I am reminded of the message of John W. Gardner in his book Self-Renewal that really all systems, whether natural or human-made, experience periods of evolutionary change - methodical and
sometimes imperceptible; and sometimes revolutionary change - in-your-face and chaotic. The latter
being the most uncomfortable and yet most rewarding. Our beauty/wellness industry and our schools
are always on the move!
As AACS President, it is with pleasure that I share the progress of some of our "renewal initiatives" to
support our membership:
We are excited about the new professional and personal chapter of our CEO, Jim Cox. Yet, it has created
a challenge to identify a new candidate that will be able to seamlessly take the lead of our Association. I'm
pleased to share that we have received,
and are in the process of, vetting over
70 viable candidates. Visit the website
to review the position description for
our new Executive Director position.
The response to our recent webinar
series was a testament to our schools'
education and a reflection on how we
can all improve. In one session we had
over 600 participants. We are continuA PENNY SAVED is a penny earned ~Abraham Lincoln
ing to keep a finger on the pulse of develWe promise students that we will guide them to reachopments that affect us so that we can
ing their dreams. We tell them all about the opportunities
provide the value of information and
that the world of beauty holds for them. We teach them
the technical skills for creating the ultimate customer
One very impactful change in progress is the new GRC website rolling out
We must go the extra step of teaching them about
very soon. It is visually inviting, easy
finances by helping them set financial goals. Setting
to use and has a very robust "Action"
financial goals is not only smart, but it also can be very
rewarding. As educators, help students to set goals that
section. You will have instant access
are measurable, relevant, trackable and attainable.
to your state and federal officials to
weigh-in on a number of issues.
* Define your goals and write them down
Lastly, the new approach to com* Prioritize your goals. Short term, Long term
bine the Spring Conference and CEA
* Put together an action plan that includes milestones
Convention is in an effort to unify mesto keep you encouraged
Guide the students to ask themselves:
saging for admissions, marketing and
education functions within schools.
* Are my goals attainable?
Today, more than ever, our messag* Do I have a plan to pay back my student loans?
ing needs to be clear, accurate and
* Did I include continuing education in my budget?
When we teach a student to prioritize their finances,
Our commitment continues to prowe teach them the real key to success. It is not how
vide value to support your progress
smart we are; it is how we are smart that matters in the
game of life.
through the renewal process.
SO FAR 2016
to our recent
was a testament
to our schools,
a reflection on
how we can all
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BeautyLink - Volume 8, Issue 2
Message From the AACS President and CEA Chair
Workings of Washington
CEA Gets Amped Up in Vegas
The Bottom Line: What You Should Discuss With Your CP
Revelations About the Department of Education
Do’s and Don’ts of Shopping for Suppliers — It Isn’t Retail Therapy!
And Then There’s Compliance
Students and Money Management
Voices From the Classroom
Beauty Changes Lives
People & Places
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles: Financial Services
New School Members
Upcoming 2016 Events
Index to Advertisers
BeautyLink - Volume 8, Issue 2