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.

What is CAE Certification for Association Professionals?


In a snapshot, the purpose of the CAE certification is to : establish the body of knowledge; assess the level of knowledge ; encourage professional growth; formally recognize individuals who meet the requirements ; and. The CAE certification eligibility requirements and program materials were developed through an industry analysis survey to identify the day-to-day knowledge used by association professionals. Leadership. The benefits of CAE certification include: Individual.

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Wanna Boost Employee Retention? Focus on Leadership Training and Certifications

Associations Now

A new report from PayScale found that most employees wanted either a strong focus on certifications or to be trained on skills related to leadership and management. According to Professional Development: What Employees Want , a new report from PayScale, the nearly 38,000 workers surveyed by the compensation software firm were asking for two things: management and leadership training (32 percent) and professional certifications (30 percent).

Inclusive Leadership: Make It an Association Priority

Association Adviser

What Is Inclusive Leadership? Inclusive leadership is a complicated topic. Leadership itself is multifaceted and we’ve seen a change in leadership over time. Leadership used to be very focused on command-and-control. Then the concept of servant leadership came into vogue, and leaders were asked to focus on serving those in their charge. Inclusive leadership takes that one step further. Features Leadership association leadership leadership

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. Best Benefit Ever = Association Education and Certification Programs. So how do you make your education or certification program appear to be the best membership benefit ever?

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.

Professional Development and Certifications

Associations Live

MSAE's Young Professionals Networking Group met to discuss the various certifications one can receive in the association and hospitality industry as well as where to get professional development courses, credits and classes. Fees associated with application, study materials and re-certification. Fees are association with application, study materials and re-certification. Associations Leadership Young Professionals Miscellaneous meetings conventions

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. ” Members can choose from one of six answers via a dropdown menu, ranging from “starting my career” to “seeking leadership opportunities within APICS.” In APICS’ case, the focus is clear: certification.

Associations Live: Career Development, Professional Certifications.

Associations Live

Career Development, Professional Certifications and Advanced Education. You receive a certificate at the end of your course. Institute for Executive Director Leadership offers a 10 month program designed for higher level professionals. Leadership. (11). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Thursday, May 26, 2011.

Three Reasons Not To Start An Association Certification Program

Velvet Chainsaw

“All organizations can develop certification. Some organizations think creating a certification program is the sure way to solve some of its problems. Identifying Certification Goals. Rops advocates that before starting a credentialing program, an organization needs to identify its certification target and goals. Then identify how certification will address that challenge with a goal statement. The same holds true for a certification program.

4 Leadership Tips to Take Your Association to the Next Level


And in order to take leadership to the next level and run a successful association, you’ll need some practice. Taking initiative in order to see positive changes for your association is a leadership must. Consider attending workshops, joining webinars, and completing online certifications on the topics and skills you’d like to know more about. With just four simple steps, you could be on your way to truly enhancing your leadership skills. By Web Scribble .

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. To prepare its student members for the radiography certification exam, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists has developed the Radiography Student Exam Assessment Library (Radiography SEAL). The post New Certification Exam Prep Tool Sets Student Members Up for Success appeared first on Associations Now

What Recent Changes to the CAE Say About Leadership

Associations Now

Plenty of recent leadership scandals, inside and outside of nonprofitdom, have shed light on the importance of establishing a solid grasp of ethics. That’s something that is more almost coming into alignment with where certification is in terms of what’s expected,” he says. The post What Recent Changes to the CAE Say About Leadership appeared first on Associations Now

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. “Will’s commitment to the industry in earning this key certification is what sets AMR apart.". Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification. Pages. CONTRIBUTORS. AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Thursday, March 22, 2012.

Getting Leadership Buy-in For Your Conference Upgrades

Velvet Chainsaw

Now you have to convince your leadership including the C-Suite, possibly the Board of Directors, and others, that these changes are the right move to make. What types of discussion starters can you have with your leadership to impact positive changes? Common Leadership Resistance & Stage Setting. Our conferences offer education for certification and compliance so we just need to continue to do that.

Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

Blended Learning programs are the ideal way to deliver leadership development programs as they are more effective at creating behavioral change and deep learning. When your organization is concerned with “Building Strong Girls” as is Gamma Phi Beta, the first women’s organization to be called a ‘sorority’, a blended learning approach supports the development of both leadership skills and organizational growth.

Your Four Most Asked Questions Answered

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. Offer them the opportunity to get information to pursue their certification, to get online education in an environment that’s absolutely unprecedented.

Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To

Velvet Chainsaw

Often association leadership views change as something that disrupts the peace. 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. It does mean that understanding, application and wise use of specific standards represents a certification priority. Many associations are slow to change.

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Take the 2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey

Beth Kanter

The Building Movement Project is conducting a national survey on Nonprofits, Leadership and Race. The 2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey will provide valuable information about the current components impacting leadership in the nonprofit sector. Specifically, this confidential survey will help the sector better understand the supports and barriers that nonprofit staff face as they increase their leadership. Data Leadership

Recruiting members. and keeping them

Association Adviser

Throughout the years, this has led not only to a strong leadership stream in our chapter, but also to long-time friendships. Support member certification. For those industries and professions with accreditation or certification, provide support to your members pursuing this avenue. Even providing a way for those preparing for certification to connect with each other will provide the support your members need. Julie Frey, APR, CPRC.

A Board In The Know

Moving through the Association World

Our organization is in the beginning stages of applying for ANSI Accreditation for our certification and examination program. Board of Directors Certification Leadership association management Board Leadership Constructor Certification Commission Joseph SappLast week was our 2nd of 2 in person board meetings of the year. It was 5 hours long and was what I would consider a pretty heavy agenda.

Shaking Up Patterns

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. in Change , Leadership - 3 comments. This weekend I taught a three-hour session on Systems to students in Georgetown’s Organization Development and Change Leadership Certificate program. I went through this program 11 years ago myself (though it didn’t have the “change leadership” moniker back then). Leadership. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize.

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Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Prior to the digital revolution, these credentials were called certificates of completion. Unlike a paper-based certification, a digital badge is embedded with relevant “ metadata ” such as the badge title, description, date earned, issuer, recipient, expiration date and even specific details about the work submitted by the recipient. Badges recognize program and certificate completion, with badge color based on skill level.

Defining the Process of Change

Association Adviser

This work has given me the opportunity to hone my leadership skills. Should we build new certifications? Ultimately, I’ve also learned how much leadership is a lifestyle and not only a professional role. Or change leadership? Change Leadership.

Technology Considerations for Moving to a Virtual Office


Some organizations may require paper documentation for certain types of certification applications, while other organizations may require a finance manager’s signature on paper checks.

Great Marketing is NOT More Email

Association 141+

Certifications Most association approved certifications follow a format of covering a number of core competencies/domains that summarize the foundation of the industry. Many will pair certification-takers with study buddy's who will support each other through the test taking process until that happy day when the letter comes in the mail - you are certified! Here is your certificate!

Understanding the ABCs of Association Management Credentials

Association Success

This is especially true when attempting to navigate the alphabet soup of credentials and certifications geared towards association management professionals. ASAE’s CAE certification is the most ubiquitous association management certification, and with good reason.

Membership 101: The Role of Volunteerism

Spark Consulting

Bigger investment: item writing for their ONCC certification. This has had a positive impact on two of their key organizational metrics: membership retention and leadership development for individual nurses, which then increases the capacity of the entire system.

Partnership v. Membership: Is There a Membership Role for Suppliers?

Spark Consulting

For instance, the CFA Institute runs a free online program called Investment Foundations that is designed to help people who aren’t Certified Financial Analysts understand what’s involved in being a CFA and why the certification, which is expensive in time and cost and is difficult to earn, is worth investing in. In my previous post in this series, I concluded with the question: What role, if any, does supplier membership play in this ecosystem?

You’re Never Too Young to Conquer New Challenges

Association Adviser

Although it took her a little longer to realize what association work represents and the endless opportunities it offers, she wasted no time becoming involved in the association community on a deeper level than just 9 to 5, joining ASAE’s Young Professionals Committee, attending the NextGen mentorship program, and earning her Certified Association Professional certification at age 31. I felt like I needed more leadership opportunities or a change in association jobs.

The New Normal

Moving through the Association World

2012 Advice Membership Staffing Volunteers Work Associations Certification Joseph Sapp Leadership marketing membership success volunteers2012 has been off to a fast start. With my organization’s exam at the end of March and our Annual Meeting in Mid-April it makes the start of the year feel like a sprint to get through the first quarter. As we are just a few weeks away from both events it is starting to see some of the stress with staff and volunteers.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

Lowell Aplebaum offers some clever ideas for marketing your conferences, certifications, and components. blog roundup curation diversity innovation leadership Anil Dash creativity Inc. Tips for start-up success. Also, wow. How is creating something new like climbing a mountain? We tend to focus on summiting the peak, but that’s not the hard part. Be happier at work. Some of these are trite, but I absolutely agree on a few, including the importance of your physical environment.

ASAE Installs New Officers and Directors for Fiscal Year 2021 to Begin September 1st


The ASAE Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2021 was selected by ASAE’s Leadership Committee in June and is carefully assembled to be representative of the organization’s membership profile and diversity – including geography, size, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, skill sets and areas of expertise. If amended, Americans could use the credit to pursue and obtain industry certifications and other professional credentials.”.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – March edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Q: Transfer: Let’s say you just attended a certification course. Filed under: Leadership , Learning , Professional Development Tagged: Debra Zabloudil , Event Gardeian of the Month , knowledge transfer , Learning , networking , The Learning Studio Inc. Leadership Learning Professional Development Debra Zabloudil Event Gardeian of the Month knowledge transfer networking The Learning Studio Inc. Debra Zabloudil, president and CEO, The Learning Studio Inc.

Advice for Associations to Succeed in 2020 – Ask the Hard Questions

Moery Company

However, the world of associations must walk a unique tight rope: keeping in mind the needs of the industry and those of their members while responding to the focus of the current board and the potential for what will happen under future leadership.

Would Mother Earth approve of ‘green’ venues?

Aaron Wolowiec

According to the report, there are seven best practices among environmentally friendly venues: 83 percent have achieved a sustainability-related certification. An event that can be a showcase of organizational brand values, that has the potential to enhance attendee experience, demonstrate leadership, potentially reduce costs and is more efficient and less wasteful.”. On Friday, we’ll celebrate Mother Nature’s finest creations.

Would Mother Earth approve of ‘green’ venues?

Aaron Wolowiec

According to the report, there are seven best practices among environmentally friendly venues: 83 percent have achieved a sustainability-related certification. An event that can be a showcase of organizational brand values, that has the potential to enhance attendee experience, demonstrate leadership, potentially reduce costs and is more efficient and less wasteful.”. On Friday, we’ll celebrate Mother Nature’s finest creations.

Where Does Your Association Fit in a Changing Postsecondary World?

Blue Sky eLearn

labor force and those on the upper end of this generational spectrum are beginning to take on leadership roles within their respective organizations. In the late 1990s, higher education and the importance of a four-year college degree started to change.

Mastering Your Craft

Thanks For Playing

and problematic - sure, but the best you can do is a completion certificate. innovation trends leadershipThis past fall, I had the opportunity to participate in a multi-day retreat with a bunch of smart people where we focused on the future of work. Talking about the future of work led us naturally into talking about the future of getting ready to work, aka our education system. One of the concepts that came up, tying both work and education together, was apprenticeship.

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When Your Superpower is Member Development and Revenue Generation: Tamela Blalock, CAE, CMP, DES

Association Adviser

Making the president’s role a gradual three-year experience with two people helping you versus an intense three-year job on your own diversifies the number of people who can experience board leadership. If our leadership was in a state of complacency, then I would be awake at night.