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AICI Member Weekly Bulletin
December 3-9, 2017


Image Consultant Day 2017 Was a Global Success!

We'll continue to publish the highlights in upcoming issues of Global News.

Keep sharing your images with us — send them to Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, VP Marketing at or Lilian Bustamante, VP Human Resources at

The Voice of Chapters and City Circles

AICI Mexico City: Educational Day

November 23

Many specialists from Image, Fashion, Marketing, Social Media and Entrepreneurship gave life with lectures to more than 170 participants at the event. It was conducted at the Antara Polanco, one of the most exclusive fashion malls in Mexico City.

AICI Italy

November 23

Chapter members celebrated Image Day with Dr. Concettina Taglieri, psychologist, who led a class on “The important relationship between body image and psychological well-being” with a final debate and FAQ. The workshop was in a very famous shop in Milan, DressYouCan, where people can rent luxury clothes and accessories. After the lecture there was a buffet for the chapter associates.

AICI Chile Santiago

November 21

The chapter made a visit to the Salvatore Ferragamo store, where there was a scarves ties demonstration; after a lunch, the group went to the Santiago Fashion Museum for an exhibition of Lady Di dresses that included a replica of her wedding dress.

AICI Spain Central: XVI Congress of Protocol, Personal Image, Communications and Event Organization

November 27-29

Held at Calderon Theatre in Valladolid, Spain, this was a cooperation between OICP (International Organization of Ceremony and Protocol), Chapter AICI Spain Central and other Protocol Schools from Spain. There were 850 participants. Many Chapter AICI Spain Central members were among the speakers. There were over 40 guest speakers from all over the world. All of them spoke in TED Style, i.e. no more that 20 minutes each and no questions allowed. Members from 6 AICI Chapters came to the Conference: Brasil, Chile, Florida, France, Peru and Spain.

AICI International Board on the Move

Valeria Doustaly, AICI CIP, VP Conference and Lilian Bustamante, AICI CIP, VP Human Resources at XVI International Congress of Protocol, Corporate Communication, Personal Image and Events in Valladolid, Spain, November 27-29, 2017.

Welcome Our Newest AICI CIC: Wang Yan

Congratulations to Wang Yan on their achievement in earning their AICI CIC certification! This achievement signifies their knowledge and expertise required to excel in the Image Consultants profession.

As an AICI CIC, they may now use the AICI CIC designation on their business applications and will receive an AICI CIC certificate so that they may showcase their achievements.

We greatly appreciate the time and effort they took to complete this intensive certification process. We applaud them for recognizing the important role AICI CIC certification plays in a successful business strategy. Again, congratulations to Wang Yan on their success.

We wish them continued success and hope that they leverage the value of AICI Certification to move their business forward!

Are you ready to become a CIC? Find out more.

Become an AICI Angel Today

You are invited to join a heavenly band of financial supporters, the AICI Angels and Cherubs. The monies collected from your generous contribution are used to support learning opportunities and provide image education for our members around the world. Our members deserve access to quality educational materials – especially for those unable to attend Conference. This year AICI has chosen educational Webinars to receive this support. A Webinar is a combination of a teleclass and an online seminar. Participants hear the presenter via telephone, and can see slides and other visuals on their computer. All Angel funds are strictly member donations – gifts from the heart – from those who believe in and are dedicated to building and strengthening the AICI mission in the world and into the future. We are asking you to receive your first set of wings or renew the wings you received in past years.

Are you ready to become an Angel? Find out more.

Additional CEU Offerings

Training 4 Impact

0.6 CEUs | One Day

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The Foundation Course

5 CEUs | 6.5 Days, 50 Hours

This internationally praised course, offered in the UK and the US for nearly 20 years, combines image technology based on scientific theory and design principles with the skills to interact on a very human level with your clients. The scope of training offers practice and knowledge on color theory and analysis, how to build a style, four ways to analyze the body, cost-effective wardrobe and shopping strategies. In addition, you will learn fee structures and best practices to develop a successful business. You will benefit if you are a total beginner with flair, an expert in a related field or someone who wants to take your business to a professional level.

Our graduates say that they love the hands-on coaching, individual attention and benefit of the group experience that reinforce the highly practical nature of the course. They also say that you absolutely cannot get this heartfelt and generous kind of training in books or online.

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The Advanced Course or the Advanced Practioner Course

4.2 CEUs | 5 Days, 42 Hours

The internationally praised course, offered in the UK, US and Singapore for nearly 20 years, provides effective, proven design methods and coaching skills that enable you to facilitate in-depth workshops in image, non-verbal practices, updated business etiquette, presentation and communication skills to all levels in an organization. You also develop your own brand platform, practical guidelines to business development, sales, marketing and fee structures. You will benefit if you want to develop your brand, if you want to approach organizations, if you are an expert in a related field or if you are a coach interested in new methods to help your clients.

Graduates love our post-course mentoring, PowerPoint presentations, client materials and assigned reproducible formats. But what they say they really gain is a life-changing experience.

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After careful consideration, AICI has decided to increase the certification fee for CIP from USD300 to USD400 effective January 1, 2018. AICI sees this fee adjustment as a necessary step in view of rising costs and the need to ensure that sufficient resources are available for continued support and growth of the association.

The fee increase only affects applications submitted after December 31, 2017. All applications for CIP certification received by AICI headquarters with payment in full prior to January 1, 2018, shall not be subject to the fee increase.

We seek your kind understanding and we look forward to your continued support.

Riet de Vlieger, AICI CIP

Gigi Jaber-Sutton
Executive Director


Volunteer Wanted: English Moderator

AICI is in need of English-speaking moderators for our TeleClasses, which take place 3-6 times per year per moderator.

What does a moderator do?
  1. Coordinates with the AICI TeleClass chair and AICI HQ to confirm the TeleClass schedule.
  2. Works closely with the VP Communications to promote the TeleClass.
  3. Coordinates with AICI HQ to set up each TeleClass.
  4. Hosts or moderates each TeleClass for an English-speaking audience. Each moderator is expected to host 3-6 TeleClasses per year.
What skills are needed to be a moderator?
  1. Strong leadership skills: We need self-motivated, good listeners who are team players and can also communicate in front of an audience.
  2. Other skills: Basic computer skills, and ability to coordinate with AICI HQ to set up each TeleClass call.
Rewards and Benefits for the Volunteer

The confirmed volunteer will be awarded 50 points, which is equivalent to 5 AICI CIP application points for CIP/CIM. Leadership points will be awarded upon successful completion of the the 2-year term. Volunteers also have an opportunity to build networks within AICI's vast network of leaders, speakers, and seasoned image consultants.

To apply, please send a brief introductory email to Alhelí Valerio at

Upcoming Teleclasses

Sarah Brummitt

Why in Corporates it's Not Just about the Suit!

Sarah Brummitt, AICI CIP
Monday, December 4
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

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Silvana Bianchini

A Consultoria de Imagem no Mercado Corporativo

Silvana Bianchini
Tuesday, December 5
3:00 - 4:00 pm CST / 7:00 - 8:00 pm Sao Paolo

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Clarisse Ringwald

Grow Your Image Consulting Business: Create, Collaborate, Capitalize

Clarisse Ringwald
Friday, February 9, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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AICI CEU-Approved Calendar

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December 5
Image Business Development
Academy of Professional Image
Imogen Lamport, CIP
0.6 CEUs

December 7
Training 4 Impact - One Day Course
Image Impact International
Cindy Ann Peterson, AICI CIC and Pamela Judd, AICI CIP
0.7 CEUs

This is an amazing opportunity to keep your skills current, explore new topics and interact with experts!

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