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.

The certification conundrum

Aaron Wolowiec

Whether it’s for prestige, a salary bump or a resume builder, people from all industries seek out certification programs. But the question is, should your association offer certification programs? How can your certification program complement – not compete with – existing programs?

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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.

Study: Certifications Lead To Higher Salaries and Greater Job Fulfillment

Associations Now

A new study found that a majority of professionals who completed an online certification course reported bumps in salary and job fulfillment—promising news for associations and their members. Have you found that a certification led to increased growth and fulfillment in your career?

A Better Alignment of Membership and Certification

Associations Now

Last year the association launched the “APICS Membership” mobile app, which gives members information about their benefits, their status and expiration dates for certifications, and connections to their local chapters. In APICS’ case, the focus is clear: 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.

Certification Shift: Associations Seen Moving to Competency-Based Programs

Associations Now

Competency-based certification is gaining traction in the association community. Aside from the debate taking place over what will happen to SHRM’s current certification program, the decision highlights a recent trend toward more competency-based learning in associations.

New Tool Allows Members To Choose Certification Best for Them

Associations Now

selector tool, which allows users to see the different types of education and certification offerings as well as the different time and financial commitments that each require. The post New Tool Allows Members To Choose Certification Best for Them appeared first on Associations Now

@CESSE Optimizing Sales Results for Certification, Certificate & Training Businesses

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Whether you are selling certification in the United States or around the world, learn proven lessons on capturing potential candidates, how to motivate candidate behavior, and mixing education “prep products” to motivate and drive sales.

Certification Program Study – Invitation to Participate - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Certification Program Study – Invitation to Participate. The Moery Company needs your help with a study regarding certification programs for individuals. The post Certification Program Study – Invitation to Participate appeared first on Washington DC Association Consultant.

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Stronger by Association: Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification

AMR Management Services

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. Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification.

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.

Ad Industry Launches Certification Program to Fight Fraud

Associations Now

The Trustworthy Accountability Group, a coalition of advertising groups supportive of transparency efforts in advertising, has launched a new certification program to battle what’s considered rampant fraud in the digital ad industry.

Global Growth: 3 Tips for Launching an International Certification

Associations Now

Locally based content experts and the right partnerships are the keys to success in global certification expansion, according to the HR Certification Institute. In promoting HRCI’s global certifications, AMEDIRH continues to elevate the practice of HR throughout Mexico.”

The growth spurt continues for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

More than 30 percent of associations offer certification of some kind. Filed under: Associations , Marketing , Professional Development Tagged: 2016 Membership Marketing Benchmarketing Report , associations , certification , continuing education , marketing , Marketing General Inc.

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

New Venue Certification Considers Both Facilities and Quality of Service

Associations Now

The new Venue Standard global certification takes a different approach to assessing convention centers, evaluating quality of service as well as the venue’s offerings. A common one is certification status.

The growth spurt continues for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

More than 30 percent of associations offer certification of some kind. Filed under: Associations , Marketing , Professional Development Tagged: 2016 Membership Marketing Benchmarketing Report , associations , certification , continuing education , marketing , Marketing General Inc.

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?

Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

Perhaps of special interest to associations, 36 percent of the workforce sought education for a license or certification. Associations Learning Professional Development certification conventions lifelong learners MOOC Pew Research Center report study technology

Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

Perhaps of special interest to associations, 36 percent of the workforce sought education for a license or certification. Associations Learning Professional Development certification conventions lifelong learners MOOC Pew Research Center report study technology

Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To

Velvet Chainsaw

Our Board of Directors speak about learning and education in of terms and attendance at workshops, number of butts in seats, compliance, certification and standards. Most certification academic standards have limited value. Many associations are slow to change.

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Life goes on…and so does learning

Aaron Wolowiec

As a result, certification programs, assessment-based certificate programs, digital badging and competency-based education are likely to be areas of significant growth for continuing education and professional development providers.”.

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

WBT Systems

It prompted us to think about what might be the “next practices” associations need to adopt to future-proof the value of their education and certification programs for members and non-members.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs.

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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.

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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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.

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.

What will 2016 bring for associations?

Aaron Wolowiec

The demand for knowledge will continue to grow this year, specifically the focus on certification programs. In fact, Abila predicts certification revenue will surpass membership revenue in 2016. Let’s say your staff completes a certification program or engages in e-learning.

Collaborate, Discover, Explore Learning at ASAE Tech 2016

WBT Systems

Use digital badges to make training or certification more engaging. We would be happy to share our extensive experience of working with associations to power their education and certification programs with you.

Why are Associations missing from the Digital Credentials conversation?

WBT Systems

” Unfortunately, this mention is not elaborated or developed to show the many practical ways in which associations do provide “transformative” education, certification, or credentialing programs to facilitate their members’ professional development.

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.

Why Digital Badges are the Future of Association Education

WBT Systems

Traditional diplomas, degrees, certification, and skills can quickly lose their relevance and become obsolete. certification and micro-credentialing programs. Why are Digital Badges the future of Association Education? The way we learn is constantly evolving.

OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education

WBT Systems

There has been much discussion lately about the value of digital badges for both association education and certification programs. Associations Blog Certifications eLearning Tips Integrations LMS Debates TopClass Digital Badges e-Learning learning management system LMS OpenBadges

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

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.

Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – February edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Q: Transfer: Let’s say you just attended a certification course. Filed under: Associations , Learning , Professional Development Tagged: certification , Elyse Kopietz , Event Gardeian of the Month , knowledge transfer , Learning , Michigan Manufacturers Association , networking.

Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

During a similar powwow with the best and the brightest minds, local association leaders added certification, continuing education credits, programming for disparate experience levels, personal/professional motivation and regulations – all of which resonated with this group, as well.

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.

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Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

The authors of the whitepaper cite Georgetown University noting “Industry-based certifications address several problems that postsecondary credentials currently face: relevance, accountability, consistency, and portability.” Manage Complex Continuing Education and Certification.