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How Associations Can Transform Higher Education

Reid All About it

If you need a little inspiration—the kind that makes you feel blessed “to have been alive and well back then”—then read The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , a white paper from Elizabeth Engel, CAE and Shelly Alcorn, CAE. The sad state of higher education.

Education Is Not Enough

Eric Lanke

I just finished reading the latest white paper from Elizabeth Weaver Engel of Spark Consulting, this one written with Shelly Alcorn of Alcorn Associates Management Consulting, entitled "The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm."

Research Is Education

Eric Lanke

My posts from a few weeks back ( here and here ) on the role of associations in the work of educating next generation professionals for the industries or professions that they represent have been getting some attention. One is the idea summarized in this post's title: Research is Education.

Education to Employment #AMA

Spark Consulting

Shelly Alcorn and I will be hosting an Ask Me Anything (aka “AMA”) on our recent whitepaper, The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , on the association Slack channel. What are you doing Wednesday, February 1 at 12:30 pm ET?

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

education) wasn’t nearly as strong. As some of you may know, I work at a university (in addition to my Event Garde role), so I live and breathe higher education. One example: competency-based education. Mix and match educational opportunities.

Disruption in Education

Spark Consulting

What are some of the forces impacting education in 2016? second post of The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm release week). Scandals in for-profit education. Skills gaps and lack of agreement on the purpose of higher education. I’ll share more about how later this week, or you can find out now by downloading your free copy of The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm at [link] , no divulging of information about yourself required.

5 concepts for associations we’ve learned in professional education.

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In professional education, like in any field, there’s a preponderance of misconceptions which affect our daily practices and implementations. Here are five key concepts to consider when developing education programs […].

Applying the DIKW Methodology to Education Offerings at Associations

Web Courseworks Associations

The post Applying the DIKW Methodology to Education Offerings at Associations appeared first on Web Courseworks. Marketing to Members Assocations association marketing Continuing Medical Education elearning marketing to your members performance improvement professional development

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Build Medical Education in China: Strategy and ROI. Medical education and international exchanges is a long-standing collaboration between the US and Chinese associations. Channel Mgmt: Partners - Sponsors - Sales Channels Education MARCOM Market & Bus Planning

An Award Winning Approach to Professional Education

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An Award Winning Approach to Professional Education. Your audience may seem homogenous, but in reality, there are demographics and educational “buyer” profiles within your audience. You can find more traits of successful programs here in our Health Check for Professional education.

Xperience 2018: Must-dos for continuing education professionals.

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The post Xperience 2018: Must-dos for continuing education professionals. Roadmap sessions. Join us on day one of the conference for the Crowd Wisdom LMS and Freestone LMS roadmap sessions. Here, we will review the latest features and enhancements from the past year and discuss the product strategy and accelerated innovation shaping the upcoming releases and roadmap. Hear first-hand from the product managers about the.

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What makes an Association Education Program Successful?

WBT Systems

Many of these associations offer some form of professional development, continuing education, or training to both members and non-members, and increasingly this includes an online learning element. What reports and information will you need to evaluate the success of your education program?

Announcing New Educational Partnership with CalSAE - IDEAL

Association Subculture

Alcorn Associates Management Consulting has partnered with the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE) to begin a new learner-centric educational program called IDEAL. IDEAL stands for In-Depth Education Association Laboratory. education

Creating Connections: From Association Education to Employment

WBT Systems

We must also support and deliver “connection programs”–websites, career fairs and conferences that are designed to bring hiring managers from our member companies in contact with the people being impacted by our education programs.”

Part 2: Secret recipe for continuing education LMS success.

YourMembership Blog

Today, I’ll share the eight remaining elements to ensure your association has sweet success with its continuing education (CE) programs. The post Part 2: Secret recipe for continuing education LMS success. In last week’s post, I had the opportunity to dig into the first five ingredients of a winning learning management system (LMS) recipe. CE Management: Providing learners with an easy way to report and claim credits is paramount.

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Part 1: Secret recipe for continuing education LMS success.

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The continuing education (CE) market is sweet. The post Part 1: Secret recipe for continuing education LMS success. By some estimates, CE represents $47 billion of total formal training spending in the United States alone. So, it’s no surprise the CE market is attracting a broad spectrum of providers. Associations, for-profit commercial training companies, academic institutions and subject matter experts everywhere are competing for a slice of.

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Education: The Key to Member Growth and Loyalty

Wild Apricot Blog

If your association targets recent graduates, young professionals, and those looking to gain more employable credentials (or would like to), you may be familiar with the current educational landscape. White-Paper Education Shelly-Alcorn Elizabeth-Weaver-Engel

New Coalition Educates Drivers on Highway Safety

Associations Now

The goal of the coalition is to reduce the number of highway fatalities by educating drivers about the need to share the road with commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), such as buses and trucks. I don’t think there’s ever too much education,” she said.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

In this post, we have collected some articles that we think will be interesting for associations, and that touch on some of the challenges and opportunities for association education programs today.

Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

My session will illuminate current best practices in training and conference session planning and has come to be titled, “Leveraging Strategy to Amplify Education Initiatives.”. Aerial of downtown Detroit Riverfront Photo Credit: Vito Palmissano. On Oct.

Why Bother With Conference Education Peer Discussions?

Velvet Chainsaw

Participants learn more when they are intensely involved in their own education and have the opportunity to think about and consider how to apply what they are hearing. The post Why Bother With Conference Education Peer Discussions?

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.

How Associations Can Lead on Education

Associations Now

Associations have the infrastructure to help remake the education industry, according to a new white paper. That might be the case when it comes to education. In the paper, they point to a handful of associations that have ramped up and broadened their education efforts.

Conference Circuit: Literacy Education

Associations Now

Educational Sessions: 300. Thousands of professionals in the field of literacy education—teachers, authors, illustrators, researchers, school administrators, librarians, and others—are headed to sunny Orlando to learn the latest in literacy development, research, and teaching.

Business Improvement Conference Education Trends

Velvet Chainsaw

Does your conference education drive attendees’ business performance? Five Business Improvement Conference Education Trends. They seek education that provides a real value to their company. Here are five trends in aligning conference education with business improvement efforts.

Association Uses Facebook Live to Expand Education

Associations Now

Using Facebook’s live-streaming capabilities, the Association For Creative Industries has taken a meeting-based education session and made it accessible year-round. So education is always on the forefront.”.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, a recently published whitepaper, outlines the potential for Associations to lead a much needed change in the current education industry. Attracting New Members with Association Education Programs. “We

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. However, sunsetting an educational program isn’t always easy. How to tell it’s time to sunset an educational program.

The benefits of educating about benefits

Aaron Wolowiec

In the survey, only 33 percent of employees rated the benefits education they received as excellent or very good – a drop from 2012 and a reversal to the upward trend in ratings since 2009. Bottom line: Employers need to do a better job educating their staffs about benefits.

How Gaps in Higher Education Create Big Opportunities for Associations


“It went well. Really well.” - Me. That’s what I told everyone after the interview at my dream job. I was able to answer all the questions and it seemed like a perfect fit. I couldn’t stop smiling. I was so sure I'd get the position and I was ready to start my new career path.


Association Okie

The challenge of education is not to prepare a person for success, but to prepare him from failure. Admiral James Stockdale

Four Personalization Strategies Conferences And Associations Can Adopt From Education

Velvet Chainsaw

They have to ask the tough questions that any vendor makes,” says Bart Epstein, CEO, Jefferson Education Accelerator, a University of VA network of researchers, educators and entrepreneurs.

What professional education can do for Rose McGowan and #metoo.

YourMembership Blog

The post What professional education can do for Rose McGowan and #metoo. Last time, I chronicled the challenges faced by Gatorade’s new CEO, then how she overcame them, hoisting the company out of a major slump after decades of success. This time, I’m departing from the ongoing review of “The Power of Little Ideas” by David Robertson. Instead, I’d like to address something that’s had an impact in. appeared first on YourMembership. Online Learning Professional Development Industry Trends

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. The social connectivity offered by digital badges aligns perfectly with the nature of association membership and education programs in particular.

Good News For Association Education Courtesy of Generation X

Association Subculture

Generation X is the first generation to fully embrace the need for lifelong learning and they show every sign of continuing their pursuit of quality education that will make them competitive in the workplace. Education. education Gen X workforce No his mind is not for rent.

10 tips (and 5 don’ts) to plan an educational strategy for 2018.

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The post 10 tips (and 5 don’ts) to plan an educational strategy for 2018. Pop-up tree stands have appeared along every highway, and the sounds of Christmas music pierce the air wherever you go. Even if have that one neighbor down the street who has yet to take down the Halloween decorations, it officially feels like the holiday season. And, that means the new year is right around the. appeared first on YourMembership. Online Learning Professional Development eLearning Strategy

Association Forecast: Education to Employment

Thanks For Playing

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in the weekly Association Forecast broadcast on the topic of Education to Employment. The report identifies disconnects between all three players: students, the educational system, and employers.

Content Is Not Education

Velvet Chainsaw

Let’s get one thing straight: Content is not education! If content was education, then all of us would be very knowledgeable because we have information at our fingertips through the internet. But content is not education. Just as information and data is not education.

Back to basics: Education programs

Aaron Wolowiec

It’s again a reminder of the important intersection and relationship between learning and logistics, particularly as it relates to association education programs. In many associations, education programs help achieve these goals.”. So, what truly is the purpose of education?