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

Blue Sky eLearn

ICE is a leading developer of standards for both certification and certificate programs and is both a provider of and a clearinghouse for information on trends in certification, test development and delivery, assessment-based certificate programs, and other information relevant to the credentialing community. Often certification programs have eligibility requirements (i.e.

14 Free Membership Certificate Templates

MembersClicks

And one way to demonstrate your appreciation is with a personalized membership certificate. A membership certificate is more than a piece of paper. Members can display their certificate in their home or office to proudly show their involvement with your organization.

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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.

A Futurist’s View: On The Amazon Of Certifications

Association Success

Associations are stronger together, how can they collaborate to create a place to develop, provide, and update certifications? What if that competitor also had a simple way to sell valuable certifications “in bulk” to your member’s employers? What if that competitor offered a state-of-the-art online learning platform to deliver those certifications, making the learning experience easy and enjoyable? Certifications have long been the domain of associations.

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

Marketing Groups Bring Joint Certification to Members

Associations Now

The American Marketing Association and the Digital Marketing Institute will collaborate on delivering education around digital marketing—and offer those who complete the program certifications from both groups.

@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. The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²®, Based in Tampa, (ISC)2 is recognized for Gold Standard certifications and world class education programs. (ISC)2

New Tool Allows Members To Choose Certification Best for Them

Associations Now

With the launch of a selector tool as well as new self-study options, one association is hoping to give its members more flexibility and control when it comes to choosing their educational opportunities. In order to do this, the group announced the launch of new self-study courses and an education selector tool last week. Both of the new tools are intended to better meet member needs.

Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

The six add-on tech tools we’ll cover today will help you support a sustainable association growth strategy by showcasing membership value so that your current members and prospects have a strong understanding of the value of their dollar within your community. Whether it’s through continuing education, certification courses, or gamified interactions, extending online learning components to your community members and prospects showcases value by supporting their professional growth.

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CompTIA Explores New Certification Offerings to Back Evolving Tech Field

Associations Now

The technology trade group, working from the wish lists of employers and industry pros, is hoping to bring certifications to areas such as data visualization and the programming language Python. CompTIA’s certification game is already pretty strong—but there’s always room for more. Through this process we’ve identified several areas within the tech ecosystem where job roles have become well defined and a vendor-neutral certification is needed.”.

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 exam prep tool is part of an effort by ASRT to extend part of its brand promise—“trusted partner”—to student members, Kudlas said.

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.

48 No-Brainer Tools Every Marketer Needs

Higher Logic

Tools, technology, and coffee keep us running. Since there are so many tools out there, our marketing team came together to compile a list of our favorites to share with you. OneNote is a digital notebook with nice organization tools, making it easy to cleanly jot down meeting notes or brainstorming ideas. Trello and Airtable are two good project management software tools you can use to help keep those plates in the air. Did we miss any marketing tools you rely on?

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CompTIA Clears a Path for Tech Careers With New Interactive Tool

Associations Now

The new interactive tool explains what prospective IT workers should expect from a series of different fields, such as IT networking, web development, IT support, cybersecurity, and data analysis.

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LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content. There are a multitude of different tools available to instructional designers and eLearning developers, and it is important to consider which tools will help you to achieve the desired learning objectives and outcomes for your courses.

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New Tool Lets HR Test Applicants’ Cybersecurity Skills

Associations Now

As the cybersecurity skills gap persists, a new training and testing program can help bridge that gap, while providing a recruitment and retention tool for HR departments. In light of these challenges, ISACA is helping organizations close that skills gap with a new cybersecurity training and assessment tool as part of its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) portfolio. “As The post New Tool Lets HR Test Applicants’ Cybersecurity Skills appeared first on Associations Now

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Did You Know? Online Training, Collaboration Tools Changed the Game for Associations in 2017

Association Adviser

Online training and certification aided by technology has had the biggest impact on respondents this year, followed by collaboration tools. If your association benefited from a tech tool not listed above, let us know what it is and how it helps your association in the comments below! Online Training, Collaboration Tools Changed the Game for Associations in 2017 by Association Adviser staff first appeared on AssociationAdviser.com.

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Did You Know? Online Training, Collaboration Tools Changed the Game for Associations in 2017

Association Adviser

Online training and certification aided by technology has had the biggest impact on respondents this year, followed by collaboration tools. If your association benefited from a tech tool not listed above, let us know what it is and how it helps your association in the comments below! This month we asked our readers what technology has made the biggest difference for your organization in 2017.

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How Associations Are Using Community to Support Their Members During COVID-19

Higher Logic

But the increase in engagement isn’t the only sign we’re seeing that communities are a key communication tool for associations, their members, and their industries. Engagement Member Communities Associations Member Experience Member Engagement Collaboration Tools Online Community Events

Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

The goal: If your organization offers certifications, continued education, or trainings as membership benefits, your leadership may want to boost involvement in these areas to grow non-dues revenue. MTI chose online community as a tool for digital transformation.

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.”. For example, if an association offers online certification, it can easily incorporate a YouTube video or podcast.

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Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

Higher Logic

Technology advancements allow working professionals to take classes, earn credits, or achieve certifications through software called a Learning Management System (LMS). Offer certifications, accreditations, and other valuable resources. Let’s think about some of the the most common times when professionals need access to continuing education: When their certifications are about to expire. Offer certifications, accreditations, and other valuable resources.

The growth spurt continues for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

Perhaps not surprising, associations said conferences and trade shows are also common recruiting tools, ranking No. 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. What keeps association leaders up at night? According to Marketing General Inc.

The growth spurt continues for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

Perhaps not surprising, associations said conferences and trade shows are also common recruiting tools, ranking No. 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. What keeps association leaders up at night? According to Marketing General Inc.

Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To

Velvet Chainsaw

Our association’s success or failure hinges on digital tools and ultimately becoming digitally mature organizations. 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.

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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.” These characteristics, combined with accessibility and affordability, makes association education programs more attractive to young professionals than traditional full-time certificate or degree programs. Manage Complex Continuing Education and Certification.

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. Describing the appeal of digital badges, the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory ( HASTAC ) says, “ Digital badges are a powerful new tool for identifying and validating the rich array of people’s skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and competencies. A valuable tool indeed.

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

WBT Systems

This week Eric Kuhn, opening keynoter at ASAE’s 2017 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference advised attendees to “ adopt social media next practices , not just best practices “, when describing social media as one of the most powerful marketing tools for associations. Digital Badges enable your association to extend the potential to generate non-dues revenue from your education and certification programs in a number of ways.

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? Many organizations are using eLearning content authoring tools such as Lectora, Articulate, Captivate, Camtasia, iSpring, and others. Manage Complex Continuing Education Credits and Certification.

5 Mistakes Associations Can Fix Now! (6m 8s) – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 299

Moery Company

Many times the associations that are active right now, are only promoting a conference or a show or an event, it should be about content delivery, showcasing your members and what they’re doing, tips and tools on how to make members businesses grow, etc.

How to prepare your association for 2022 and beyond

Nimble AMS

This means putting more of your staff’s effort on those areas that will drive the greatest impact with today’s members: individual benefits such as training and certifications, and industry-focused benefits such as industry news and information, advocacy, and raising awareness. .

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3 Ways to Use Your LMS for Member Engagement (Beyond Continuing Education)

MembersClicks

An LMS (or learning management system ) is the ideal tool for giving you and your staff visibility into members’ progress with any education initiative, whether it’s industry required or for member engagement purposes.

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!

3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

Another LMS tool which may support reflection would be the pre- and post-learning surveys. Some organizations are also using the LMS to facilitate mentor-mentee relationships , especially for learners who must incorporate a practical or experiential element in their training or certification programs. Associations Blog eLearning Tips General LMS Debates TopClass Certifications e-Learning elearning learning management system LMS LMS Success Online education tips

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The digital imperative for today’s associations

Nimble AMS

What you can do: Prepare to offer a great hybrid event experience for your members by putting in place the right tools and strategies to engage both in-person and online attendees. Recent association industry research underscores the importance for associations to be digital-ready. .

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.14.22

Reid All About it

Moving Today’s Leaders from What IS to What CAN BE, author and event industry expert Heather Hansen O’Neill will provide a deeper dive into one of the primary concepts and tools. Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.7.22

Reid All About it

Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Hear from advocacy experts about the lessons they learned last year and the best practices and tools they’re bringing into 2022.

How to get started with artificial intelligence and predictive analytics for your association

Nimble AMS

Predictive analytics and AI are tools to help you accomplish jobs that need to be done. Consider what tools you have. Nimble AMS is the tool you need to be successful with predictive analytics. .

How Associations Can Deliver More Value to Members Through Job Training

Socious

Method #1) Develop a Certification Program. Certification programs qualify someone to perform a job or task. Most associations develop and implement certification programs based on their industry knowledge. According to the whitepaper, certification programs are also typically more flexible than traditional postsecondary degrees. NALPN created multiple certificate programs to fit different nursing fields, including IV Therapy and Gerontology.

Membership Hack: An App for Maintaining Credentials

Associations Now

An app from the American Board of Anesthesiology assesses members on their professional knowledge year-round to help them maintain their certification, replacing its traditional exam. For those required to maintain a certification, setting aside time for a formal exam can be challenging. That’s why the American Board of Anesthesiology turned to an assessment tool that quizzes members more frequently and in smaller bursts online or on their smartphones.