Castelle presentation approved for CEU

The designer sales division presentation focuses on “Furnishing the Great Outdoors”

CastelleMelissa Roman
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.- The Designer Sales Division of Castelle recently received approval for its presentation, “Furnishing the Great Outdoors - Tomorrow's Opportunity, Here Today” for continuing education units (CEU).

The presentation, which is designed to educate design professionals about the outdoor segment, has been approved by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC). Research about elements of style, furnishings and outdoor trends, as well as the sales potential of the category are covered within the 60-minute talk.

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“We recognize the need to educate the designer segment with regard to the outdoor category and its potential,” said Derek Ritzel, CEO, Castelle. “With this presentation achieving the CEU approval, design professionals will now also be able to earn needed credits while acquiring this category-specific information and insight.”

The presentation has been approved for a renewable two-year period via a submission process through the IDCEC. The IDCEC website notes that “Continuing education strengthens the interior design profession by improving individual attitudes, competencies, knowledge and skills in specific subject areas essential to interior design.” This governing concern monitors, approves and tracks CEU for design professionals. Each presentation is reviewed to meet requirements of the group. Multiple members of the Castelle Design Sales division including the director of designer sales, Melissa Roman, are approved to conduct the presentation.

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Topics within the presentation include history and growth of the outdoor category, market share and research of the category and reasons for designing for the outdoor room, as well as outdoor living trends. Design groups interested in hosting the presentation can contact Melissa Roman at Castelle.

“The development of this presentation was in keeping with the professional goals of the CEU process,” said Roman. “With our desire to encourage designers to embrace the outdoor segment, the more we can assist in this process, the better equipped they will be as the category continues to grow.” Roman recently conducted the program during the Design Outdoors Canada on March 22, 2017.

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