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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

million open jobs in this country and only 98,000 were added in March 2017. Prior to the digital revolution, these credentials were called certificates of completion. Badges recognize program and certificate completion, with badge color based on skill level.

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Don’t Ignore Non-Dues Revenue Potential of Digital Badges!

WBT Systems

This week Eric Kuhn, opening keynoter at ASAE’s 2017 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference advised attendees to “ adopt social media next practices , not just best practices “, when describing social media as one of the most powerful marketing tools for associations.

Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar

WBT Systems

Associations Certifications eLearning Tips Events General association Association LMS Digital Badges learning management system LMS Online education tips OpenBadges WBT Systems webinarToday’s workforce is caught in a relentless skills gap that grows wider each year.

5 Unexpectedly Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Association’s Volunteers

Higher Logic

If you help professionals achieve a certification, do the same with a member who used your resources to advance their career. Whether they’re in your office or working remotely, your association probably has volunteers contributing to projects every day.

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

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?


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?

Why are Associations missing from the Digital Credentials conversation?

WBT Systems

Interestingly, since January 2017 there has been a proliferation of well-researched articles, opinion pieces, and whitepapers which echo the sentiment behind this stark indictment of the current education-to-employment system.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

We are all making personal and professional new year’s resolutions for 2017, setting goals and making promises to ourselves to keep them this year. Certification and Accreditation Management – simplify the process for administrators and members.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

Most certification academic standards have limited value – without the ability to apply learning. Some of the relevant insights provide great messaging for associations seeking to market their education and certification programs to members.

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.

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

Apart from the content itself, your Association LMS can help to increase engagement among your members by making it easier to find, access, and manage their training for continuing education and certification.

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Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the basic elements an LMS for Associations must have to deliver effective, engaging member education and certification programs, while also simplifying the delivery of learning for administrators? Manage Complex Continuing Education Credits and Certification.

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

Reach out to a customer occasionally with a personal email to say “Hey, I noticed you recently earned a certificate by completing a course in our new online learning platform.

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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?

Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

For example, package a certification program seat fee with an online learning kick off course, webinar discussions, and study aids. Or, redesign a two-day in-person certificate program as a multiple course online program paired with exercises, assessments, and web coaching.

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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?

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.

Learning Pathways: How to Fill Your Industry’s Skills Gap

WBT Systems

Upon the completion of a learning pathway, the student receives a digital badge, certificate, and/or certification. When a learner completes a path—which can take anywhere from 10 to 68 hours—they can display a digital certificate on their LinkedIn profile. Certificate? Will an exam be required for certification? Associations Blog association Certifications Continuing Professional Development Design Digital Badges e-Learning elearning future work skills

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.

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.

Why You Should Consider Blended Learning

Blue Sky eLearn

Offer post-event learning opportunities – this could include post-tests in order to receive a certificate, surveys to provide feedback, and additional handouts and materials on the topic discussed.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.