Considering Certification: Steps To Making A Decision

Velvet Chainsaw

Are certification programs the golden handcuffs to maintain membership levels and to increase revenue? Think again if that’s your primary reason for wanting to implement a new certification program. Here is the PPT slidedeck from my reason presentation at TSAE’s New Ideas on Steps To Making A Decision About Certification. She’s my go to person for certification issues for sure! Considering Certification: Steps To A Decision from Jeff Hurt.

Professional Development and Certifications

Associations Live

MSAE's Young Professionals Networking Group met to discuss the various certifications one can receive in the association and hospitality industry as well as where to get professional development courses, credits and classes. Fees associated with application, study materials and re-certification. Fees are association with application, study materials and re-certification.

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Three Reasons Not To Start An Association Certification Program

Velvet Chainsaw

“All organizations can develop certification. Some organizations think creating a certification program is the sure way to solve some of its problems. Identifying Certification Goals. Rops advocates that before starting a credentialing program, an organization needs to identify its certification target and goals. Then identify how certification will address that challenge with a goal statement. The same holds true for a certification program.

Stronger by Association: Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification

AMR Management Services

Thursday, March 22, 2012. Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification. The foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, the CMP program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industrys highest standard of professionalism. ▼ 2012. (30).

A Busy Start to 2012

Moving through the Association World

After a month it is beginning to look like 2012 is going to be extremely busy for me. So, 2012 is off to a fast start. Professionally this will be the first year that I will be working on both the certification and membership side of my organization. The start of the year was also the start of my first time leading an organization as the lead staff person. As if that was not enough to keep me busy, I have also had to help get a few new staff members up to speed.

Transforming your community into a collaborative learning environment

Aaron Wolowiec

4, I had the pleasure of presenting a breakout session on collaborative learning environments during the 2012 Higher Logic Super Forum. This likely includes face-to-face programs, digital learning, other meetings and events, and any certification, accreditation or licensure programs. On Dec.

Community Management Program Registration is up!


We know you’ve been sitting waiting by your email for this very moment… Registration is up for our Private Community Management Certificate Program ! Calling all community managers…!

Shaking Up Patterns

Jamie Notter

Posted January 31, 2012. This weekend I taught a three-hour session on Systems to students in Georgetown’s Organization Development and Change Leadership Certificate program. February 1, 2012 at 4:10 pm. July 2012 (9). June 2012 (7). May 2012 (7). April 2012 (9). March 2012 (9). February 2012 (7). January 2012 (6). Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter.

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Introducing the Nimble Nonprofit Series


Just about any university that offers business degrees now offers nonprofit management certificates or degrees, as well. This post is by Jacob Smith, co-author of the The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit.

How An Integrated, Locally Relevant Marketing, Sales, and Member Service Strategy Drove Massive Growth


The results they achieved in their Middle East region showed significant improvement within 12 months of implementing their new strategy in 2011: Growth in certification candidates of over 90%. In 2008, MCI completed a research project for the government of Abu Dhabi.

Jumpstart 2012: Plan now for next year! : Off Stage

Off Stage

20, 2011 - Jumpstart 2012: Plan now for next year! Jumpstart 2012 is an annual leadership program designed specifically for local Realtor Associations by Judith Lindenau, RCE, CAE. o Development of strategies and action plans for your association in 2012. Off Stage.

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

Digital Badges are a part of these changes and are set to make a big impact on education and certification programs in 2017. Diplomas, degrees, certification, and skills quickly lose their relevance and become obsolete. 2012, September 12).

Association Law Blog: Certification Programs: A Legal Issues Checklist

Association Law

Certification Programs: A Legal Issues Checklist. Establishing or operating a certification program is rarely a simple matter. Certification programs frequently provide compelling membership value, and enviable revenue streams. On the other hand, numerous issues arise with a certification program. Inherent Risks of Certification Programs - Credentialing programs always involve risk. ► 2012. (4). Certification Programs: A Legal Issues Checklist.

New Benchmarks for Success in the Knowledge Age


Professional movers raised their standards and sought to develop new competencies since certification as ProMover increased one’s customer base and profitability.

Is your online education ready for Generation Flux?


If they complete and pass the course, they receive a certificate, not college credits. This article originally appeared on the Avectra blog with the title, Association Learning Communities Offer More than MOOC. Deirdre kindly agreed to let us repost it here.

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All Learning Is Self Directed

Idea Architects

Some this is due in part to the formalized educational and professional development systems in which we engage (crayon creativity is not valued on most certification exams) and some of it is just the result of the limits on our attention.

When work is a matter of life or death.


The second group is (ISC)2 whose mission is to make society safer by improving productivity, efficiency and resilience of information-dependent economies through information security education and certification. This is a guest post from Steven Worth of Plexus Consulting.

A Primer on the Middle East Region for Association Executives


Others rely more on membership fees and revenue generated out of their certification programmes. International associations with certifications and strong professional development courses will find many takers in the region.

The New Normal

Moving through the Association World

2012 has been off to a fast start. 2012 Advice Membership Staffing Volunteers Work Associations Certification Joseph Sapp Leadership marketing membership success volunteersWith my organization’s exam at the end of March and our Annual Meeting in Mid-April it makes the start of the year feel like a sprint to get through the first quarter. As we are just a few weeks away from both events it is starting to see some of the stress with staff and volunteers.

Is Your Conference Primarily Focused On Speakers Or Attendees?

Velvet Chainsaw

Speaker-centric conferences assume that attendees are motivated to learn in response to external rewards such as certification, credentialing, awards and fear of failure. Is your conference primarily focused on speakers?

Gamification: Much Less Scary Than What’s Under the Bed


It’s the premise upon which our education system was originally based – leveling up, mastering skills/assessments, value attributed to becoming a master, certificates and competition to drive action. Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column.

Moving Towards More Peeragogy Learning Experiences For Conferences And Associations

Velvet Chainsaw

Why do some people feel that peer-based learning does not qualify for certification and credentialing? What if at your next education experience, the speaker gave all the expert-power to the audience?

Are You Still Providing Education Opportunities Based On The Industrial Revolution Model?

Velvet Chainsaw

Certification was a one-time learning process for permanent qualification. Tweet. Is your organization still trying to make revenue from didactic forms of education and instruction? Are you using a hierarchical, top-down, command and control delivery model?

CEUs Are The Fool’s Gold Of Conference Marketing

Velvet Chainsaw

Participants can’t earn a degree, but those who demonstrate a mastery of the subject taught will receive an official certificate of completion ( ASAE’s Decision to Learn research indicated that the higher the level of education a person has, the less likely s/he is to pursue certification. Similarly, this study found that it’s those individuals who are self-employed who are more likely to be certified or seek certification.

Tap Into Emotional Design for a Remarkable Website

Vanguard Tech

They need to renew their certification and are worried they don’t have enough credits. Get or renew certification. Business websites – particularly staid, professional, work only sites like those for a professional association – are supposed to be about facts and figures. Not emotion.

5 Quick Tips to Improve Your Website

Vanguard Tech

I was inspired by this comment from Bennie Johnson, Global Chief Marketing Officer at the HR Certification Institute. “I always make sure that when my team touches a piece of content or collateral, they make it better than it was before. No matter how small the requested change is.”.

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3 reasons to know your association’s RPM (Revenue Per Member)

SCD Group

Certification, exams or other. What is Your Association's RPM (Revenue Per Member)?

Stronger by Association: Who Should Manage Your Organization.

AMR Management Services

Tuesday, March 13, 2012. ▼ 2012. (30). Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification. Pages. CONTRIBUTORS. AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Who Should Manage Your Organization? Industry Experts vs. Association Experts. by Brian Reuwee. Welcome to a fight for the ages!

SCD Group: 30 Marketing Tips for Associations: Highly Rated Ideas.

SCD Group

Monday, August 13, 2012. 20 Build specific Facebook accounts for individual programs such as certification from the Tile Roofing Institute via Bostrom. ▼ 2012. c) 2012 SCD Group. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association.

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Stronger by Association: Which (c) is Right for Me? 501(c)(3) vs. 501.

AMR Management Services

Thursday, March 29, 2012. 1 comment: Dave June 22, 2012 5:40 AM Nice Reply Delete Add comment Load more. ▼ 2012. (30). Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification. Pages. CONTRIBUTORS. AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Which (c) is Right for Me? 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(6).

Association 141+: Don't Ask the Members, Talk to Them

Association 141+

Thursday, January 12, 2012. How many renewed memberships, conference registrations, or certification courses would it take to cover $40/hour? ▼ 2012. (9). Social Media And Events Continue To Grow: 2012 Research. Quick clicks: July 26, 2012. Association 141+.

Effective Management of Your Association's Chief Executive and Staff

AMR Management Services

Tuesday, July 31, 2012. These should detail progress on key programs, membership, conference attendance, certification, etc. ▼ 2012. (30). Pages. CONTRIBUTORS. AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Effective Management of Your Associations Chief Executive and Staff. by Brian Reuwee.

Product and Service Engagement Drives Membership Retention and

Membership Marketing

Tuesday, April 10, 2012. In our soon to be published 2012 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report , we asked associations to tell us first whether they offered a specific program or service and then the proportion of their members that participated in it. at Tuesday, April 10, 2012.

Certified Association Executive (CAE) ? What's the Value?

AMR Management Services

Thursday, March 1, 2012. The CAE is a professional certification program administered by the American Society of Association Executives and accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. ▼ 2012. (30). Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification. Pages.

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth Kanter

Day 2: Certificates Awarded To Senior Staff Attendees. We also gave awards, certificates, and chocolates as well as surprise and humor to keep everyone involved.

Renew The Heart & Soul of your Non-Profit for a Chance To Win $10,000

Beth Kanter

customer organizations attending the 2013 Outcomes Immersion Certification Training. Note from Beth: Last year John Haydon reached out about a special project he was working on for the CTK Foundation that was providing some resources and financial support for nonprofits.

Stronger by Association: AMR Promotes Two, Hires Policy Analyst

AMR Management Services

Tuesday, March 27, 2012. ▼ 2012. (30). Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification. Pages. CONTRIBUTORS. AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. AMR Promotes Two, Hires Policy Analyst. Ele Moreland. Kristy Brown. LEXINGTON, Ky.

The Networked NGO in India

Beth Kanter

Someone remarked that we have invited the “Flower Mic” Finally, each participants receives a certificate, books from a colleague, and a gift of chocolate from San Francisco!

Association 141+: Guest Appearances

Association 141+

Monday, January 30, 2012. 5 Tips to Keep Your Association Website on the Curve in 2012 - On the AssociationTech Blog - As 2012 ramps up there are a number of articles that have come out describing steps to take to make sure that your website stays forward looking. ▼ 2012.

E-Mediat: Reflections from the Conference in Fez, Morocco

Beth Kanter

Group Photo with Certificates.