CEFPI Changes Name to Association for Learning Environments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Board of Directors of the Scottsdale-based Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI) unveiled the organization’s new name and brand at the LearningSCAPES 2015 Conference in San Diego on Oct. 25.

“It’s been a tremendous effort by a huge team of people who have engaged in analysis and discussion about our organization and what people respond to,” said the organization’s Chair Dan Mader in a statement. “We’ve looked at how we related to our members and what’s important to them. These conversations framed our rebranding effort.”

Central to the development of the new brand was an in-depth review of how the association supports its members. “Schools are designed, planned and built at the local level,” said the organization’s CEO John Ramsey in a statement.” Our regions and chapters are what make this organization function so well. Through this rebranding exercise we’ve moved from a top-down focus to a grassroots-up approach that ensures we provide our members the resources and tools they need to be successful.”

Additional changes occurred earlier this year when the board of directors approved a more flexible membership pricing structure, giving members and potential members better options for renewing their membership or for joining the association for the first time. The organization’s governance structure was also overhauled. “It’s an exciting time for use,” added the organization’s Chair Elect David Schrader in a statement. “This organization is moving ahead quickly and is being recognized globally, which is important to us.”

The Association for Learning Environments is the only professional organization with a principal purpose of improving the places where children learn. It comprises a collaborative network of professionals with a single goal of building healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable 21st century learning places that inspire transformation in education, enhance student and teacher performance, and support culture and community vitality.