How to Motivate Certification Candidates

WBT Systems

However, the path to the CAE credential involves a great deal of sacrifice—and many give up along the way. 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 to Create an Association-Backed Certification Program

Association Management

But if you have, here’s the answer: association-backed certification programs. As independent entities, associations are uniquely positioned to drive professional certification programs. Typically a certification program produces a large bank of questions.

Association Education and Certification: Best Benefit Ever

WBT Systems

It’s 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?

How to Save Staff Time on Tedious Certification Tasks

Membersuite

Don’t you wish you could spend less time answering the same set of certification questions, doing data entry, and dealing with other tedious administrative details? Read the post to learn three ways to minimize the time spent on certification tasks

Opportunities for Association Certification

Smooth The Path

I was lucky my parents invested in an SAT prep course to help get me into a fantastic college. The prep course made it easier for me to dramatically raise my score because the course taught me all the little tricks needed to take the test.

How to Launch an LMS with No Content

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve talked to plenty of organizations who don’t believe they are ready or qualified to purchase a learning management system because of lack of content. Instead of leaving these on your regular website, move any educational white papers over to your LMS. .

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The 1-Minute Guide to Getting a Website Security Certificate – For Free

Wild Apricot

Your custom domain could be missing out on website traffic and member registrations if you haven't secured it with an SSL certificate. This guide shows you why and how to get one

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.

Improving Your Association’s Certification Application Experience

Membersuite

Certification applicants come to your portal with the same expectations they bring to any other website. Learn how to improve your association's certification application and renewal experience to meet and exceed applicant's expectations

How to Use Webinars to Promote Your eLearning Programs

Blue Sky eLearn

How can we monetize our webinars? There is, however, an (almost) constant thread when it comes to webinars – a lower barrier to entry for both the person hosting the webinar and the person attending. Use this to your advantage!

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Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Once your members have attended their first event or taken their first course through your association, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to keep them involved and motivated. We’ll show you how you can: Learn more about your members by gathering information in your CRM.

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April Update: How to Learn About Fundraising, Marketing & Management for Free

Wild Apricot

This month's newsletter covers the best free webinars on the internet, how to get an SSL certificate for free, and 3 new event registration hacks

How to Become a Community Manager

Higher Logic

There’s no one right way to run a community, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that there’s not a single path to becoming a community manager. And yet, there are plenty of things you can do to prepare yourself for getting a job as a community manager.

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

WBT Systems

If you ever hiked up a mountain without the help of a trail, you know how frustrating and, sometimes, dangerous it can be. A learning pathway is a designated route through online classes, courses, and other educational programs that is designed to help someone achieve a learning goal, for example, prepare for a specific career or update skills. Upon the completion of a learning pathway, the student receives a digital badge, certificate, and/or certification.

Everybody’s Due-ing It! Ideas to Drive Non-Dues Revenue

Blue Sky eLearn

Associations are always looking for new and creative ways to drive additional non-dues revenue. At a recent Association SIG Summit, Blue Sky Client Success Manager, Kara Adams, joined a group of association executives as they crowdsourced ideas to drive non-dues revenue.

How to Sunset an Educational Program

WBT Systems

Since some of your courses have been around forever, you wonder if it might be time to sunset an educational program or two. How to tell it’s time to sunset an educational program. Talk to past students too about their experience. Value to market.

How to Lead in a Time of Declining Trust

Associations Now

But there are a few ways to get ahead. Trust in the certifications it delivers to its members. Problem is, trust isn’t what it used to be. This state of affairs is unlikely to improve as the 2020 election season kicks into gear.

How to Become a Bookkeeper from Home

SocialFish

Almost all companies must practice proper bookkeeping to keep track of their business transactions. Before I proceed to talk more about bookkeeping, it is essential to digress a little and explain the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant.

How to Get Sign Ups to Show Up

Blue Sky eLearn

But when the event rolls around, you’re dismayed to see that most of your registrants never make it to the call. According to a 2016 Webinar Benchmarks Report*, the registrant-to-attendee conversion rate for most webinars is between 35 percent and 45 percent.

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

GlowGlobally

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.

Q&A: How to Prepare for the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Higher Logic

We recently hosted a webinar to detail what you need to know and how you can prepare*. Check out the most commonly asked questions below for a primer on how you and your organization can learn and prepare for the changes. How GDPR Works.

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

Higher Logic

Online learning and distance education is on the rise, providing easy-to-access and challenging development opportunities for users. One student works on their own to consume educational material and pass assessments. How to Provide an Individual Learning Experience Online.

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

Wild Apricot

Sales operations refers to the unit, role, activities and processes within a sales organization that support, enable, and drive front line sales teams to sell better, faster, and more efficiently. But perhaps more than anything else, sales operations brings a system to selling.

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

Higher Logic

Did you know, according to the Pew Research Center , 73 percent of American adults consider themselves lifelong learners? There’s just one problem—according to the same research done by the Pew Research Center, more than half of American adults hesitate to embrace digital learning.

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How to Become A Travel Agent from Home

SocialFish

According to statistics, at least 8 million Americans are working from home today. The main reason behind this is improved internet connectivity and the desire for independence and more flexibility when it comes to careers. you will be required to plan these events for your clients.

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. In the next five years, there is going to be 1.2

How to Make the Most of ASAE Annual Expo 2016

WBT Systems

With less than two weeks to the ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo 2016 , the largest event for Associations each year, we are putting in place our final preparations to exhibit at Booth #515. As with any big event, the key to making the most of your time there is in the planning.

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.

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. We are very excited to sponsor INNOVATIONS, where this year we will be showcasing TopClass 10 LMS and our seamless integration with iMIS.

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Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit

WBT Systems

But how many set aside time on a regular basis to learn? Members who value learning enough to make it a habit don’t learn because an employer or licensing body demands it. They’re intrinsically motivated to learn. They’re even willing to invest their own time and money in professional development if their employer doesn’t. Listening to podcasts. How to Help Your Members Develop the Learning Habit. Nurture the Motivation to Learn.

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How to Empower a Community of Problem Solvers

Association Success

How can embracing a more community-centered mindset help create problem solvers? Despite our best efforts, it can be easy for associations to fall into a siloed way of working. We can get so wrapped up in only thinking about problems and challenges we face specific to the work we are tasked with doing that often times we do not see the downstream impacts until much later. That also challenges associations to understand who exactly it is they are meant to serve.

How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Or, it doesn’t have the functionality to allow your online learning business to grow. You need a better LMS but the powers that be aren’t going to like that news. Your argument for a new LMS has to be rock solid, so first we’re going to explain how to prepare a business case for a new LMS. Then, in our next post, we’ll explain how to make a compelling presentation of that case. How is it negatively impacting learners?

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How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. However, you don’t have the budget to hire instructional designers to develop courses. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget.

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How to meet the high expectations of today’s members

Nimble AMS

Tips for associations to exceed member expectations through personalization. . Your association must deliver the experience your members have come to expect or there’s a good chance they’ll take their business elsewhere.

How to Create a Culture That Embraces Sales

Associations Now

All associations are in the business of sales, whether they want to believe it or not. Girl Scouts have been everywhere this past month—in grocery store lobbies, at street corners, and at the entrance to the Metro station nearest my home.

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How to: Develop an Advanced Understanding of Social Media

SocialFish

Social media, as a professional endeavor, is still in its youth; has just started to think about the opposite sex, get hair in weird places, and catch wind of the Hunnic acne horde. And you know that schools haven’t quite yet figured out how to offer comprehensive social media classes.

How to Manage Board-Related Conflicts of Interest

Associations Now

A governance expert talks about how to handle them the right way. Or perhaps it’s a board member who serves on the board of another association that offers a competitive certification program, said Jennifer Druliner, VP of governance at the U.S.

How To Create An Entirely Unique, Clangorously New Conference Experience

Velvet Chainsaw

So how can a conference set itself apart from other commoditized experiences? This means that organizers need to focus on designing that attendee’s experience. How do you do that? How does it feel? It requires commitment to the goal.

Stronger by Association: Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification

AMR Management Services

Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification. – AMR Management Services is proud to announce Will Engle has earned his designation as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). “Will’s commitment to the industry in earning this key certification is what sets AMR apart.".

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

Nimble AMS

Why cross-selling is important for organizations to increase revenue and improve member retention. According to Fortune magazine, Amazon consistently ranks as the second most admired retailer in the world. Cross-sell invites customers to buy related or complementary items.