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.

CTIA Expands Certification Program for IoT Security

Associations Now

The wireless association’s long-running testing labs program will soon launch a certification process for internet of things devices, which are expected to become increasingly prevalent in the 5G era.

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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.

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Smart Monday Serves up Cutting Edge Content for IMEX America #imex14

Cvent Association Tips

Once again, MPI and other association partners provided IMEX America attendees with a full day of free pre-trade show education, training, workshops. ISES Approved sessions at IMEX America have been identified as content that complement the ISES Core Curriculum.

Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

Likewise, Detroit is not the ‘black eye’ of America and Motown magic continues to attract business. Aerial of downtown Detroit Riverfront Photo Credit: Vito Palmissano. On Oct.

Legal Issues That Are Important To Any International Strategy.


No question the world is shrinking as associations and non-profits are realizing the importance of looking outside the borders of North America for growth. Without practical value, certification will never appeal to an audience. Creating localized certifications is the ideal.

Membership Q&A: Networking Events

Spark Consulting

Are they comfortable getting their groove thing on together, or would they rather attend an event that will also provide continuing education credits they need to maintain a certification or license? What is the best type of networking event to hold to get the maximum member engagement? It depends. I know, I say that a lot.

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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Globalization isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

Other key findings in the report: North America is the most popular location in the world for global expansion among associations, followed by Europe, Australia/New Zealand and South America. According to the United Nations, in the year 2100 the world’s population will be 11.2

Globalization isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

Other key findings in the report: North America is the most popular location in the world for global expansion among associations, followed by Europe, Australia/New Zealand and South America. According to the United Nations, in the year 2100 the world’s population will be 11.2

Photography Group Adds Credential for Wedding Photographers

Associations Now

With weddings one of the more lucrative avenues for many professional photographers, the Professional Photographers of America is aiming to boost engagement with a new Master of Wedding Photography degree.

Meetings Industry Moves Forward With Safety Initiative

Associations Now

During the 2016 edition of IMEX America, stakeholders announced steps to further safety endeavors within the meetings industry through the launch of a new council.

Restaurant Association Trains Active-Duty Military on Culinary Skills

Associations Now

The association recently hosted service members during its first-ever Advanced Culinary Training Program (ACTP), held at the campus of the Culinary Institute of America Texas campus in San Antonio.

Seasonal Shift: Associations Partner to Promote Year-Round Mountain Recreation

Associations Now

The Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors has teamed up with the International Mountain Bicycling Association in an effort to engage their community of outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.20.19

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Tis the season to support your local food bank—you can find yours on this map from Feeding America (where you can also search by zip code). Presenters: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman.

Use a Rebranding to Announce Member Upgrades

Associations Now

Since its creation in 1951, WPA has focused mainly on producing pet events and tradeshows, including its SuperZoo , the largest gathering of pet professionals in North America. Is it time for your association to rebrand?

Learners Want Transformation—What Does It Take to Deliver?


Yes, some associations have certification programs. Tracy shared these statistics from the Association for Talent Development: corporate training is a $160 billion industry in North America, and worldwide it’s a $355 billion budget. Trendspotters are great, but trendsetters are golden.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.20.20

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You can find yours on the Feeding America website. Good Morning America, YouTube ). Lisa Sallstrom, CAE, PMP, Vice President of Certification and Membership at the Association for Supply Chain Management.

Recording Industry Group Adapts to Changing Technologies

Associations Now

100 on-demand audio and/or video streams will count as one unit for certification purposes. A gold certification can be earned by selling 500,000 permanent downloads or obtaining 500,000 certification units through permanent downloads plus on-demand streams.

Driverless Associations

Potomac Core

Former, National Investor Relations Institute, NIRI , CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE, now CEO of the Club Managers Association of America, CMAA , established an “incubator, venture capital type fund.” This level of investment helped NIRI launch its industry Certification Program.

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Funding Industry Innovation

Potomac Core

Now CEO of the Club Managers Association of America, CMAA , Morgan pointed out that this level of investment helped NIRI launch its industry Certification Program. Anemic economic performance is unfortunately becoming a mainstay in the U.S. economy.

APICS Aims to Fill a Need with its New Credential

Associations Now

Integrating AST&L into APICS allows us to fortify our supply chain education and certification offering with deeper content in the areas of transportation and logistics,” said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi in a press release issued last July.

Recording Industry Group Adds On-Demand Streams to Album Awards Formula

Associations Now

To account for the increased use of streaming services, the Recording Industry Association of America updated its Album Certification formula to include on-demand audio and video song streams.

Best Benefit Ever: For Golf Course Managers, New Association Brings Renewed Perks

Associations Now

Now that the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association has dissolved, its members will reap the benefits of their new affiliation with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.7.20

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Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Michael Barrett, Sports & Leisure North America Centerplate, a Sodexo Company.

Jay-Z’s ‘Holy Grail’ Sparks Change in Association’s Award Rules

Associations Now

The Recording Industry Association of America updated its rules for certifying gold and platinum digital albums in light of Samsung’s giveaway of 1 million digital copies of the rapper’s latest album.

Do associations still matter?

Association Success

Standards: High sets of standards, codes of ethics and certifications in specific fields. With the LGBTQ population in America making up only 4.5

Friday Buzz: Analyzing the Real-Estate Market

Associations Now

Also: The ups and downs of certifications at events. Groups such as the New America Foundation and the Edison Electric Institute are among those taking advantage of the real estate market in finding larger new spaces. A Certification Conversation. Looking for a new office in DC?

Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

The ability to track logistics and participation, gather all the data for on- and off-line learning in one place and run reports, enables your organization to make more informed decisions when planning education and certification programs.

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue


Their new membership model includes unlimited access to certifications, online education, newsletters, industry analyses, and communities—the “ pay-to-play ‘extras’ in most association business models.”.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.30.16

Reid All About it

Its first office outside North America was opened in Mumbai, India in 2015. The future of learning has been on my mind lately.

New Membership Category Brings Cohesion to Mystery Shopping Industry

Associations Now

The Mystery Shopping Providers Association of North America recently opened its doors to the individuals who make their industry tick—the shoppers themselves—and are seeing early success.

Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

WBT Systems

If you don’t have the time to create content, take the Public Relations Society of America’s approach. Upon the completion of a learning pathway, the learner receives a digital badge, certificate, and/or certification. Researchers have found that millennial students favor badging and certificates over traditional degrees.

Happy Birthday to Us

Association Management

As we mark America’s birthday, there are a few other birthdays that the team at Virtual, Inc.

Connecting Brands, Clearing Inboxes, and Cultivating Employee Engagement with an Intranet Community

Higher Logic

Ascend Learning’s intranet has been so successful that, just a year after launch, basecamp was awarded the Gold PRISM award for Internal Communication by the Greater Kansas City Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

Since I love to cook, America’s Test Kitchen Radio is another favorite. Katherine Matthews, database manager, Entomological Society of America. Since presidents are on everyone’s mind this week…I recently discovered the Washington Post’s podcast Presidential.

Association membership is on the rise

Aaron Wolowiec

And then, there’s my Public Relations Society of America membership, which provides professional development, networking opportunities and member-only must-haves for public relations junkies like me. I love my Barnes and Noble membership.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.14.20

Reid All About it

Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Presenters: Felicity Clancy, vice president, marketing, communications, and membership, Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Sweet Association Social Media & Marketing Jobs – June 21


Marketing: Develop, implement and monitor marketing campaigns and materials for education and certification programs as directed. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !