A Case for Going Global with Certifications

Associations Now

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors launched a new certification with an aim to increase global exposure to the new designation, the profession, and the association. We would like it to be a trusted certification.

How to Motivate Certification Candidates

WBT Systems

The candidates for your association’s certification programs face the same challenges as CAE candidates: Finding time and money to earn the required continuing education credits. How can you motivate certification candidates and keep them on the credential path? WBT Systems will be exhibiting at the ICE Exchange and listening in on conversations about credentialing, but we thought we’d start one first here about motivating certification candidates.

For a Good Time, Call on Members in 2017

Association Adviser

Have you resolved to network better in 2017? However you exchange your information, it has a certain look to it: the design on your paper card, the photos you choose for your online profile, the certifications you choose to include next to your name.

Association Education and Certification: Best Benefit Ever

WBT Systems

There are lots of great ideas in this collection, and one theme that runs through the collection is that of innovative association education and certification programs that have been tailored to the specific needs or interests of the association membership.

Photographers Association Offers New Drone Certification

Associations Now

The Professional Photographers of America says its certification for drone pilots, the first of its kind, is designed to help photographers better validate their capabilities to clients. The certification program requires a $75 application fee, plus $25 to take the online exam.

Online #learning exams and assessments.

YourMembership Blog

Why learners embrace them and associations are best qualified to deliver them. I cringe at the thought of my dreaded experiences as a youth with standardized Scantron Tests and the small answer bubbles.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks Associations

When a learner accumulates a sufficient balance of CE credits over a certain span of time, she achieves maintenance of certification. One case study a week paired with a multiple-choice question makes a ton of sense, perhaps even as a replacement for high stakes certification.

Association Education and Certification: Best Benefit Ever?

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From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry What benefits truly increase value for association members, increasing engagement and ensuring that they renew their membership? Its a question that many associations ask when planning benefit programs and communications to members. How do you make your member benefits both appealing and valuable to entice renewals and new membership subscriptions? What is the best benefit ever?

Community for Career Development: A Look Inside One NAVUG Community Member’s Journey

Higher Logic

With a vocational accounting certificate in my hand, I began working as an intern for the company CFO and loved both working and getting paid. 2017 brought a promotion and title change. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.

WBT Systems Sponsors PersoniFest 2017

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is proud to sponsor PersoniFest 2017, hosted by Personify, April 2-5, in San Diego, California. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995.

Law School Partnership Brings Finance Group’s Certification to Broader Audience

Associations Now

The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists and Fordham University’s Law School are partnering to bring the Certified Financial Crime Specialist certification to law students and graduates.

How Do Associations Need to Adapt in 2017?

Associations Now

This year is just getting started, but there are already a lot of reasons to get busy in these early days of 2017. “The importance of on-demand, online, and mobile learning options, and the value of professional certifications, will be on the rise,” according to the report.

Did You Know? Online Training, Collaboration Tools Changed the Game for Associations in 2017

Association Adviser

This month we asked our readers what technology has made the biggest difference for your organization in 2017. The results: What technology has made the biggest difference for your organization in 2017?

Accounting Association Highlights Certificate Program to Stay Ahead of Automation

Associations Now

In a new ad campaign, the Institute of Management Accountants highlights how its CMA certification program prepares industry professionals for the rise of automation. The post Accounting Association Highlights Certificate Program to Stay Ahead of Automation appeared first on Associations Now

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

Predictions for the next big trends in eLearning solutions started appearing before 2017 had even begun. Many of these trends for eLearning solutions will enable associations to take advantage of opportunities prompted by a changing economic, political and social climate in 2017.

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Virtual: A Day in the Life - Training Specialist

Association Management

I’ve been a Training Specialist at Virtual for five-plus years, I’m part of a team that manages the coordination and administration of the Global Certification Programs for one of our largest clients, a security standards council for the payment card industry. 1) WHAT DO YOU DO AT VIRTUAL?

Connect with TopClass LMS at 2017 NiUG New Orleans Conference

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be an official partner of the 2017 NiUG New Orleans Conference , hosted by NiUG International , May 22-24. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995.

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New Certification Exam Prep Tool Sets Student Members Up for Success

Associations Now

An online instructive tool helps the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ student members review for their certification exam. The post New Certification Exam Prep Tool Sets Student Members Up for Success appeared first on Associations Now

Association Tips: 6 Irresistible Member Benefits that Convince People to Join and Renew

Higher Logic

Flexible Online Learning and Certifications. Award certificates to members who pass a course, or series of courses, so they can demonstrate their expertise to current and future employers. Getting people to join your association is like making a sale.

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Did You Know? Online Training, Collaboration Tools Changed the Game for Associations in 2017

Association Adviser

This month we asked our readers what technology has made the biggest difference for your organization in 2017. The results: What technology has made the biggest difference for your organization in 2017? Online training and certification aided by technology has had the biggest impact on respondents this year, followed by collaboration tools.

6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems

Higher Logic

For example, an Excel learning path may end in an Excel certification that takes five courses to complete. They’ll also help ensure members are paying attention and committed to learning, not just getting through the course to download a certificate. By 2020, 65% of all jobs in the U.S.

Discover how to Engage Learners with TopClass LMS at iNNOVATIONS 2017

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is proud to sponsor iNNOVATIONS 2017 , hosted by Advanced Solutions International (ASI) in Orlando, Florida on March 8-9. The post Discover how to Engage Learners with TopClass LMS at iNNOVATIONS 2017 appeared first on WBT Systems.

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Membership 101: What IS “Engagement,” Anyway?

Spark Consulting

They all wanted to write for your blog and speak at your events and participate in your mentoring program and earn your certification and serve on your board and, and, and. Association membership professionals, particularly in the last several years, talk about engagement A LOT.

Integrated, automated membership renewal campaign leads to $18,000 increase in revenue.

YourMembership Blog

Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) provides veterinary management professionals ongoing education, certifications, and networking opportunities.

Super Lessons

Association Management

And whether that’s the final moment of a meeting, the final step before a certification program is launched, or the final implementation of a marketing campaign, the lesson applies here.

Sales Operations Demystified: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How To Do It Right

Wild Apricot

Only when ARR consistently exceeds $1 million should the company hire a “Sales Effectiveness Manager” who will supervise talent on-boarding, training, and certification. What is Sales Operations?

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3 Types of Online Learning Experiences Association Members Love (And How to Provide Them)

Higher Logic

When members complete the entire learning path, award them a certificate so they can support their new skills at work or when applying for a new job. Online learning and distance education is on the rise, providing easy-to-access and challenging development opportunities for users.

Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks Associations

Providers of continuing education for highly regulated certifications (e.g., medical specialty board certification, CRNA certification, etc.) We understand the pressure that association executives face when asked to justify their expenditures.

Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks Associations

Providers of continuing education for highly regulated certifications (e.g., medical specialty board certification, CRNA certification, etc.) We understand the pressure that association executives face when asked to justify their expenditures.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.6.17

Reid All About it

– The ABCs of ABCs: What Assessment-Based Certificates Are and How to Determine If They Should Be Part of Your Education Portfolio. Explore what ABCs are, the advantages they offer, and when they might be an appropriate option versus fuller-blown certifications or less rigorous courses.

Association Revenue Trends in the US and UK (Plus 3 Tips for Increasing Your Income)

Higher Logic

Professional development eCourses and certifications. The old adage that "change is the only constant" rings true for associations all around the world. Associations have to adapt to new member expectations, advancing technology and the shifting needs of their industries.

The Unexpected Problem with Your Association’s Online Learning Program (and How to Fix It)

Higher Logic

And today, with learning management system (LMS) options that seamlessly integrate with your online community, it’s possible to create a centralized member experience that includes education and certifications of all types.

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Where are the YPs?

Spark Consulting

We own non-college certification and credentialing. “How can I recruit young professional members if there are no young professionals entering our industry?”

Membership 101: Why Did They Join?

Spark Consulting

A mid-career professional might be ready to learn about your certification program, so as you’re describing your member value proposition to her, you’d want to be sure to highlight that.

Why Should You Provide Continuing Education to Your Members?  

Web Courseworks Associations

Advanced certifications can lead to promotions, salary increases and an increase in credibility in many fields. Professional courses can be an added source of revenue for your organization, especially if combined with exclusive industry certifications for completion.

Pricing Your eLearning Materials: Subscription versus One-Time-Fee Models

Web Courseworks Associations

When marketing eLearning materials at an association for continuing education purposes, you’re handed a unique benefit: a membership list and potentially a required certification for members to maintain.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.20.17

Reid All About it

As a CAE whose studying and exam experience is still imprinted in my brain, I can relate to this post from WBT Systems about motivating certification candidates. SURGE 2017.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.24.17

Reid All About it

I imagine your members (and others in your community) would keep coming back for more education if they were progressing along a learning pathway with a digital badge or certification as the prize at the end.

Membership 101: Life Time Value

Spark Consulting

One of the questions I get asked a lot is: “How much should I be willing to invest to recruit a member?” ” The answer is not obvious. For example, let’s say you invest $1000 on a recruitment campaign and bring in five new members.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.29.17

Reid All About it

Great content is only part of the equation for successful online education—most organizations also need a way to effectively deliver the content, track participation, and manage credit and certificates.