The Association’s Pursuit for Relevance: What Role Do Certifications, Certificates and Micro-Credentials Play?

Blue Sky eLearn

They hold strong to their roots, of lending books and providing a space where people can come together to meet. Credentialing: This is an umbrella term, used to refer to concepts such as certification, licensure, certificate programs, micro-credentialing, accreditation, etc.

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. Dedicating mornings, nights, and weekends to reading books, understanding information, meeting with study groups, and preparing for the exam. How can you motivate certification candidates and keep them on the credential path? 3 intrinsic drivers that motivate certification candidates.

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Lessons From a Certification Overhaul

Associations Now

SHRM’s shift to a new certification model points to associations’ need to better understand their members—and the people their members serve. All of this suggests to Alonso that SHRM was “40 years overdue” in implementing the new certification model.

Opportunities for Association Certification

Smooth The Path

Some professionals feel the same way about certification exams. They wonder how valid the exam is if it: Opposes all of your real-world experience or, only covers material in the book or prep-course and experience is an actual detriment. I’m proud to have my certification.”

New Bill Would Expand 529 Savings Accounts to Cover Professional Certification

Associations Now

A new bipartisan bill would expand the use of 529 education savings accounts to cover the fees related to professional certification and credentialing programs. ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition say it would benefit associations and the workforce.

Invest in Yourself: Book Recommendations for Young Professionals

Association Adviser

I’m talking about books that help you grow by developing your time-management, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Since the time Gutenberg’s Bible first left the press, the world has embraced books as the primary technique for knowledge transfer, storytelling, entertainment and archiving.

Content Producers, Take a Page From This Editor’s Book

Associations Now

One book, 101 volunteer contributors. Executing a large project, such as a 530-page resource book for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, takes extreme organization, diplomacy, good communication and collaboration, and passion—as one editor demonstrates.

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. Dan Pink, in his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us , said science shows that mastery is an intrinsic motivational driver that leads to better performance and personal satisfaction.

Did You Know? Despite Living in a Tech Age, Association Members Still Prefer In-Person Courses

Association Adviser

Good old-fashioned books? For starters, some credentials and certifications are only offered through in-person courses. Even if a certification is offered online, many people prefer learning from another human instead of a video screen or audio recording.

Shaking Up Patterns

Jamie Notter

Books: Jamie Notter. This weekend I taught a three-hour session on Systems to students in Georgetown’s Organization Development and Change Leadership Certificate program. This is drawn from Barry Oshry’s Seeing Systems ( book and blog ). Books and Reading. Buy the Book. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Shaking Up Patterns. Posted January 31, 2012.

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40+ Helpful Events Resources for Association Execs and EventProfs

AssociationChat

But please make sure to visit her website to find out more about her book on intentional event design so you don’t miss her other resources and next posts! Where you can obtain the CIS – Certified Incentive Specialist and CITP – Certified Incentive Travel Professional certifications.

Jumping Into A New Position

Moving through the Association World

I had been with my current client for just a few months working on the membership side of things when a few sudden changes put me in charge of the organization's certification program. While this is my first time working with a certification program, I spent over a month with the previous manager of this program learning the ins and outs. What I am excited about with this new opportunity is being able to work within a certification program.

The Pandemic’s Effect on Association Membership, Events, and Leadership – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 227

Moery Company

The easiest thing to deliver right now may be education or certification; you may want to loosen your membership requirements there, especially for jobs where people must be on site and they could be doing nothing right now at their homes.

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

If your engagement rates are falling , make sure your events (especially those requiring paid registration) offer meaningful, sought-after benefits like education and certification opportunities.

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5 Unexpectedly Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Association’s Volunteers

Higher Logic

The North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) sends their volunteers an entire book. They’ve chosen the simple, yet inspirational Gratitude book, which is filled with quotes that resonate with volunteers.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.7.20

Reid All About it

Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Small Staff Association Book Club: The Power of Moments. ” During book club, we’ll explore how we can apply the book’s lessons to our work.

How do you price a virtual event?

Association Success

What you ultimately want is to be able to monetize the event,” said Michael Tatonetti , director of certification and education for the Professional Pricing Society.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

Reid All About it

West Virginia inmates will be charged by the minute to read e-books on tablets. Presenters: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. ASAE Small Staff Association Professionals Book Club.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.17.20

Reid All About it

Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Presenter: Lauren Harley, Assistant Director of Education and Certification, MCI Group. Small Staff Association Book Club: The Power of Moments.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.1.19

Reid All About it

When the neighborhood boys used to get mean, they called me Reid-a-Book. Here are a few of my favorite book and writer podcasts. The Book Review (New York Times): my kitchen companion this morning. Book Cougars. Mon 2/4 at 2 p.m.* – Are Your Certifications at Risk?

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.20.19

Reid All About it

Presenters: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. I’m not including my food, books, writing and arts resources because that would take all day.

Print Directory Association Welcomes Online-Only Members

Associations Now

The Association of Directory Publishers is welcoming new members from the digital world and updating its benefits to include new certifications and industry awards.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.3.20

Reid All About it

Just one quick hit this week because I haven’t been reading much beyond fiction lately: 20 great books for content marketers published in 2019 (and one in 2020). Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman.

See the top 10 articles from AssociationSuccess.org in 2019

Association Success

A futurist’s view : On the Amazon of certifications: In another blog from Garth Jordan, we get the cold, hard truth about how associations need to step boldly into a new world.

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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. Small Staff Association Book Club: The Power of Moments. ” During book club, we’ll explore how we can apply the book’s lessons to our work.

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. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.4.19

Reid All About it

Americans are spreading their book consumption across several formats, and the use of audiobooks is on the rise. Book summaries for busy people who want to quickly understand the key concepts of best-selling nonfiction books.

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How do you price a virtual event?

Association Success

What you ultimately want is to be able to monetize the event,” said Michael Tatonetti , director of certification and education for the Professional Pricing Society.

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26 ways association professionals find problem-solving inspiration

Association Success

But the time commitment means for many, the certification is not an option. . Books: Sometimes, the answer you’re looking for is right there on your book shelf.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – March edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Q: If I were writing a book about your life, what would the title be, and why? Q: Transfer: Let’s say you just attended a certification course. Debra Zabloudil, president and CEO, The Learning Studio Inc. Q & A with Debra Zabloudil , president and CEO, The Learning Studio Inc.

Finishing Up Free - BlogClump

BlogClump

I am finishing up Chris Andersons book Free, finally. Later in the book, Chris talks about it again. skip to main | skip to sidebar. BlogClump - Blogging About Associations From a Gen Xer. A Gen Xer giving his thoughts and opinions on the Association world. Wednesday, September 9, 2009. Finishing Up Free. The end of summer got me, but now I am catching up with my reading. A while back I posted on Starting Free vs. Going Free.

How to give your association’s members an Amazon-like experience

Nimble AMS

A great example of this would be selling a study guide as part of a certification course or suggesting related events to book as part of a conference order. From store orders to soliciting donations or booking tickets for upcoming events, it’s configurable and customizable.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.5.18

Reid All About it

I spent the holidays weeks coughing, sniffling, and reading books, not blogs, so I don’t have much in the way of reading to share this week. I bought a lot of books too. My secret ebook sale sleuthing method is daily alerts from BookBub , Early Bird Books , and Goodreads.

The Short Story of Associations

Association Subculture

These came from a book called Life In Five Seconds: The Short Story of Absolutely Everything.you can visit them here and I highly suggest that you buy the book. Seriously, these are two of my favorite illustrations of all time.

Library Group Aims to Reeducate Public on Its Profession

Associations Now

As innovative maker spaces seem to be pushing out book stacks in school libraries, the American Association of School Librarians posits that there’s room for both—and that certified school librarians are the most qualified professionals to give students the best of both worlds.

Membership 101: Life Time Value

Spark Consulting

Even if they don’t renew, they may do things in that membership year like register to attend your conference, or buy a book or a webinar, or contribute actively to discussions in your white label social network, or boost your social media signals to their own friends, fans, and followers.

Association Learning Blogs: Most Popular of 2016

WBT Systems

This blog explores how improving learner engagement is key to helping members to understand the value of education and certification programs, which in turn contributes to retaining and nurturing association membership.

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Finally Something to Blog About - BlogClump

BlogClump

I know I have been very inconsistent, but I have just started reading Chris Andersons latest book Free - which you can read for free in some versions. The Long Tail is my favorite book, and I am hoping this one can upstage it. skip to main | skip to sidebar. BlogClump - Blogging About Associations From a Gen Xer. A Gen Xer giving his thoughts and opinions on the Association world. Monday, July 27, 2009. Finally Something to Blog About.

How to Get Sign Ups to Show Up

Blue Sky eLearn

They’d love to be there, but have had to book another appointment at the same time. You’ve done the hard work of generating registrations for your webinar. But when the event rolls around, you’re dismayed to see that most of your registrants never make it to the call. It’s a common challenge.

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