Choosing the Right Model – Certificate or Certification

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Michelle Nolin, Learning Strategy and Instructional Design consultant from Learn Ethos, LLC and Linda Anguish, Director of Accreditation Services at the Institute of Credentialing Excellence presented a webinar on choosing the right model between certificates and certification programs.

Setting Strategy for Certification’s New World

Associations Now

It’s tempting to jump right into the new ways to engage members in certification. Like most things in the association world, certification is undergoing a transformation. The substantial authoritative certification hasn’t gone away, Rops stresses. “I

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Pennsylvania Legislation Threatens Private Certification, ASAE Says

Associations Now

A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature is the latest in a series of state-level measures that threaten certifications offered by associations and other private organizations, according to ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition.

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. The report did find some generational gaps in the mix as well as some differences by field.

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?

Could An Early Career Certification Be Right For Your Association?

Associations Now

The HR Certification Institute just launched a new early career certification that helps the organization serve the entire lifespan of HR professionals. And an early-career certification may make it easier for those just getting started.

The growth spurt continues for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

s 2016 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report , it’s issues such as balancing a limited budget, engaging younger members and understanding what members truly want, especially in terms of networking and professional development. What keeps association leaders up at night?

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Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks Associations

Providers of continuing education for highly regulated certifications (e.g., medical specialty board certification, CRNA certification, etc.) For education departments with programs that need to be measured and reported on, look for ways to make your data work for you.

Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks Associations

Providers of continuing education for highly regulated certifications (e.g., medical specialty board certification, CRNA certification, etc.) For education departments with programs that need to be measured and reported on, look for ways to make your data work for you.

Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

From do-it-yourself projects to professional development, Americans want to learn, the report found. Perhaps of special interest to associations, 36 percent of the workforce sought education for a license or certification.

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Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

From do-it-yourself projects to professional development, Americans want to learn, the report found. Perhaps of special interest to associations, 36 percent of the workforce sought education for a license or certification.

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5 Reports No Association Should Live Without

MembersClicks

It contains all key contact information, annual billing, past transactions, related individuals and companies, events management, committees, certifications and much more. With the right reports, it’s easy to uncover powerful data.

Report: Women Underrepresented in Cybersecurity

Associations Now

A new report found women in cybersecurity continually fight obstacles to their career advancement. Leadership and professional development programs also help build the pipeline as women who’ve completed these programs feel more valued at work, the report found.

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.

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.

The 2018 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

The tenth anniversary edition of MGI’s Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report is now available to download. Similarly, a large proportion of associations have reported very stable renewal rates over the past ten years. Here is the link to download the full report.

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.

Why are Associations missing from the Digital Credentials conversation?

WBT Systems

“ This stark statement is the key finding of a new report by the World Economic Forum, Realizing Human Potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The report outlines practical measures for aligning education and training with future job requirements.

Report Calls for Professional Cybersecurity Association

Associations Now

But the authors of a new report from the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University want to take those efforts a step further: Theyre calling for the creation of a professional association dedicated to serving the cybersecurity industry.

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.

Report: Industry Group Raises Alarm About Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Associations Now

A new report from ISACA finds that the demand for cybersecurity positions outstrips the supply. That’s the key finding from information systems association ISACA’s recently released State of Cyber Security 2017 [PDF] report. ” The full report can be read here [PDF].

Report: Samsung Not Following Standard CTIA Battery-Testing Protocol

Associations Now

A Wall Street Journal report reveals that Samsung, unlike most other smartphone companies, is testing its batteries internally—a notable point in the midst of an unprecedented recall of the company’s flagship phone.

Association membership is on the rise

Aaron Wolowiec

recently released the results of its annual Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report , in which 53 percent of associations reported membership growth throughout the last year. Also in the report, associations indicated communicating membership value is the No.

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

Aaron Wolowiec

According to the report, 30 percent of associations have 5 percent or fewer international members and conference attendees. According to the United Nations, in the year 2100 the world’s population will be 11.2 billion people.

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

Aaron Wolowiec

According to the report, 30 percent of associations have 5 percent or fewer international members and conference attendees. According to the United Nations, in the year 2100 the world’s population will be 11.2 billion people.

Pay attention to what matters most

Aaron Wolowiec

According to a recent report by Abila , what members want from associations vs. what associations think members want don’t always align. This probably won’t come as a surprise to many of you, but it seems associations and their members aren’t always on the same page.

Would Mother Earth approve of ‘green’ venues?

Aaron Wolowiec

Friday is Earth Day, so in anticipation of all things sustainability, let’s take a look at the Green Venue Report 2015 , produced by Greenview and Twirl Management. 72 percent can provide event planners a specific waste diversion report for their event.

Would Mother Earth approve of ‘green’ venues?

Aaron Wolowiec

Friday is Earth Day, so in anticipation of all things sustainability, let’s take a look at the Green Venue Report 2015 , produced by Greenview and Twirl Management. 72 percent can provide event planners a specific waste diversion report for their event.

Back to basics: Education programs

Aaron Wolowiec

Additional insights were gleaned from The Meetings Report jointly published by Event Garde and MSAE. Prepare for certification. Case studies/reports. Certification. Certificates/certifications.

Skyrocket your association’s revenue through your member education program in 2020

YourMembership Blog

Your members look to you for learning opportunities including everything from continuing education to certification. According to the 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report, 85 percent of members look to associations for professional development opportunities. Here are three ways to boost your revenue through your continuing education program in the new year.

Report: Most Employers Giving Time Off This Thanksgiving

Associations Now

A new report indicates that most employees will be enjoying a long weekend, and those who do have to work will be well compensated. The report found that 80 percent of the 137 organizations surveyed will give extra financial compensation, while 16 percent will offer comp time.

David Gammel's Web Strategy Report, Volume 2 Issue 2

High Context

The economy is hitting meeting revenue hard in some sectors while programs such as certifications and distance learning are booming for the same organizations. David Gammel's Web Strategy Report ArchiveSubscribe to receive via e-mail. Thoughts On Strategy: If you can’t innovate now… If you are unable to innovate your web presence now you never will.

Should Associations Care About Blockchain?

Spark Consulting

There’s one more question you should pose to yourself, suggested by CompTIA in their Harnessing the Blockchain Revolution report: Are there non-blockchain solutions that are available and effective? And if so, why?

Membership Q&A: Don’t Leave Us!

Spark Consulting

She holds your professional certification, has presented at some of your events, is a regular contributor to conversation on your white-label social network platform, and served a three-year term on one of your committees. Increasing numbers of my clients are reporting problems retaining mid-career professionals. What’s the #1 reason a long-standing member would not renew?

Shaking Up Patterns

Jamie Notter

This weekend I taught a three-hour session on Systems to students in Georgetown’s Organization Development and Change Leadership Certificate program. One simple thing I’ve found to be a catalyst for conversations about patterns is creating Wordle cloud of board meeting agendas, survey responses, annual reports, and other core operating documents. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it.

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3 Ways to Improve Membership Acquisition at Your Association

Higher Logic

The Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report from Marketing General Inc. reports which recruitment marketing channels have performed the best for associations (trade and professional). The report is built on survey responses from over 800 associations.

How And What To Share In A Website Stats Report To Your Board

Moving through the Association World

Well it has been a fast few weeks as I have been working to get up to speed on a number of items as well as helping to put together a report to present to the Board at the annual Mid-Year Meeting. I think this works out to be a good time to share some insight on what I did with my portion of the report. I started my report off by doing a bit of brainstorming, getting a list of what is going on with the organization and how they tie into the website.

Personalized Learning: Who, What, Why? 

Blue Sky eLearn

Yes, they will view the content you are putting out there if there are credits or certificates attached that they need in order to keep their certifications. Why does personalized learning matter for your organization?

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What’s on tap

Moving through the Association World

While I have been busy with the examination program, the organization also has it's Annual meeting coming up in 2 weeks, which I will need to prepare an extensive report on all of our certified individuals. I will have a few weeks to prepare of the annual meeting and some downtime before releasing results and then the re-certification process of existing certificate holders. Certification General Small Staff association management Associations Joe Sapp small staff