Membership and Affiliate Group

The Membership and Affiliate Group is looking for new members and affiliates to join.

The Membership and Affiliate Group is looking for new members and affiliates to participate and help drive forward the Group's objectives in line with the Institute's Strategic and Corporate Plans, which include recruitment to the Institute, promotion and retention of membership and affiliation, evaluating benefits of joining and increasing industry and public awareness of the discipline, profession, members and affiliates.

To ensure a diverse Group with varied backgrounds and experiences, we are seeking:

  • Two affiliates from – a small to medium size enterprise and/or medium size practice.
  • Two Associate members – from a small to medium size practice (one possibly based in a Centre and/or a recent graduate).

The Group is chaired by Gareth Alexander MCIAT and reports to the Education and Membership Chairs' Group.

We invite forward thinking, dynamic participants who can commit to two meetings a year, with additional discussion via email.

Meetings are currently held remotely, however travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed as per Institute policy for any meetings attended in person when it is safe to do so.

If you wish to support your Institute by adding fresh and innovative ideas, please register your interest by contacting, outlining why you wish to join the Group and how you envisage contributing in line with the Group's Terms of Reference, outlined below:

Principal overarching aim is to provide ideas for the promotion, recruitment and retention of those who wish to join or be affiliated with CIAT and be a part of the Architectural Technology fraternity; and to specifically:

  • Consider, evaluate and suggest promotional campaigns for recruitment and retention to CIAT including initiatives to support members and affiliates in employment;
  • Evaluate current advantages of joining and qualifying and develop further initiatives and advantages, review the value of CIAT, and the profession to each section of the AT fraternity;
  • Undertake research and analysis of the reasons members and affiliates lapse or resign and develop mechanisms for reversal, reapplication and retention;
  • Undertake research to identify examples of poor recruitment and develop mechanisms for improvement, positive case studies and creative ways to bring value;
  • Assess membership reports and data to prepare for future projections/trends;
  • Propose strategies to raise public awareness of the profession, discipline, members, affiliates and the Institute; and
  • Assist with International development where relevant.

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