How education protects organizations from fiascos.

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How to Take Advantage of the Continuing Education Slow Season

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Here are some ways to make the most out of your slow season: Segment your learners: According to Community Brands 2019 Digital Evolution Study 76 percent of members are interested in receiving personalized continuing education recommendations related to their interest or needs. The post How to Take Advantage of the Continuing Education Slow Season appeared first on YourMembership. Career Solutions Online Learning Learning Management System Continuing Education

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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. Our thesis is that the association community has a vital role to fill in addressing the needs of both workers and employers in the coming decades, in helping to bridge the gap from education to employment.”. The sad state of higher education.

Party of One? How to Manage Your Association’s Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Raise your hand if “providing education and learning opportunities” is part of your association’s mission statement and/or core values. With such a focus on education, isn’t it surprising when an association’s membership and events teams often have whole teams of staff, while an education department might have only a couple employees…or even only ONE? How to Manage Your Association’s Education appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn.

Continuing Education: Not Just for Meetings and Conferences Anymore

YourMembership Blog

According to the Community Brands Member Engagement and Loyalty Study, meetings and conferences, which traditionally have emphasized training and continuing education, are one area where association professionals (Pros) are very focused. The post Continuing Education: Not Just for Meetings and Conferences Anymore appeared first on YourMembership. A recent Community Brands study suggests it may be time for associations to focus on additional learning opportunities for their members.

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.

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. The US higher education system and, with it, traditional pathways into employment for young people are being disrupted by a host of factors. What are you doing Wednesday, February 1 at 12:30 pm ET?

Deliver Superior Conference Education Value

Velvet Chainsaw

Here’s what hasn’t changed: Education continues to be essential to a participant’s experience. For example, at PCMA’s most-recent Education Conference, a hackathon explored how the events community can combat homelessness. Challenge your education team and/or program committee to make wisdom the goal when developing tracks or breakout sessions. What kind of challenges can you give your education leaders to make wisdom the goal of your session outcomes?

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. The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”. One example: competency-based education.

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. The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”. One example: competency-based education.

‘Using the force’ from a professional education perspective.

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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 […]. That’s after 15 years of success and even the mistakes which made them possible. And the risky part is when they start cementing into practices.

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

YourMembership Blog

Here are three ways to boost your revenue through your continuing education program in the new year. 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.

Education: The Key to Member Growth and Loyalty

Wild Apricot

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

Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

Higher Logic

What I didn't realize then was that education never really ends. Continuing education is key to professional development, and some professions even mandate it, like the healthcare and teaching industries. That’s why this audience requires a unique approach to continuing education. In order to help organizations make the most of their continuing education technologies, we’ve collected our favorite strategies. Automate your marketing tactics for continuing education.

Education Sales: 3 Factors That Limit Them

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently I listened to the Leading Learning podcast, 3 Factors That Limit Sales of Education. When working with our association clients, we sometimes come across those that are struggling to sell educational programs or launch new initiatives. Much of what is positioned as education is actually just information. People expect most webinars to be informational, not educational, therefore they expect them to be free.

An Award Winning Approach to Professional Education

YourMembership Blog

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. Your educational program should recognize and prioritize these profiles and target them with relevant and timely content in order to thrive. You can find more traits of successful programs here in our Health Check for Professional education.

How to Resuscitate Your Education

Association Success

It’s no secret that traditional lecture-style educational sessions are no longer the most effective way to educate. Hone in on how learning happens and list some innovative education techniques to invite presenters to select from for their format. Novice attendees, for example, are looking for foundational education with a focus on the nuts and bolts. What can you do when your meetings are flatlining?

Association Webinars: Not Just for Continuing Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Our Blue Sky eLearn team spends a lot of time working with clients producing webinars associated with continuing education for their members. While many conference sessions might be continuing education credit, not all of them are, and sometimes only watching them live at the conference qualifies for CE. Think beyond continuing education credits – there are plenty of things to educate yourself on that may not tie directly into what your association represents.

Your 2020 guide to setting pricing for your association’s educational content

YourMembership Blog

Continuing education is a valuable member benefit and a great source of non-dues revenue for your association. The post Your 2020 guide to setting pricing for your association’s educational content appeared first on YourMembership. Pricing your association’s learning courses can be tricky, but important, business. With the new year quickly approaching, here’s a look at some strategic pricing practices you should be thinking about.

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MCI Education @ ASAE Toronto

GlowGlobally

Build Medical Education in China: Strategy and ROI. Medical education and international exchanges is a long-standing collaboration between the US and Chinese associations. Martin, CEO, SCCM will be interviewed to help us better understand the realities of structured medical education in China, the stakeholder landscape, building recognition and buy-in, and updates and implementation of NGO law.

The Role of Associations in the Educational Landscape

Association Adviser

Instead of taking a stab at the content associations should be offering, leverage the approach of an educational gap analysis to determine members' professional education needs. The post The Role of Associations in the Educational Landscape appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Membership education membership

Education Committee: More Advising and Curating, Less Slotting

Velvet Chainsaw

Most meeting organizers invest a significant amount of time creating the educational programming for their annual conference. As part of continuous improvement efforts for an education program, organizations are looking for ways to improve quality filters and overall fairness to all who participate in the submission process. The post Education Committee: More Advising and Curating, Less Slotting appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw.

Part 2: Secret recipe for continuing education LMS success.

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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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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. Associations generally operate with small staffs, so it’s important that your employees are happy, and the survey found a correlation between good benefits education and employee happiness. Bottom line: Employers need to do a better job educating their staffs about benefits.

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.”. 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.

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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ASID Accomplishes Education Mission Through Elevate LMS

CommPartners

Blog Customer Stories Education"The custom design services really sold us, in that their team worked with us to build a site to our specifications.".

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The Top 5 Challenges Education Directors Face ? Webinar Recap

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Dan Streeter, Blue Sky’s very own Vice President of Learning Strategy and Development, sat down and talked about the five challenges education directors face. The post The Top 5 Challenges Education Directors Face – Webinar Recap appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. Learning Strategies Online Learning Uncategorized education directors elearning instructional design learning strategies online learning

4 steps to find great speakers for your association’s continuing education program

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A strong continuing education program requires quality content and a great overall learning experience. Here’s how to line up speakers that will deliver high-quality content and a great experience for your association’s learners. The speakers that present your material are critically important for delivering the kind of quality content that engages and delights your learners.

5 Different Kinds of Online Education Initiatives for Members

MembersClicks

“We’ve been trying to get an online educational initiative off the ground for (2, 5, 10+) years.we More and more, having some kind of formal education in place for members isn’t an option, but a must-have. Education is a major join reason, it’s something that your organization can uniquely offer, and (if you want to get real savvy) it’s a huge opportunity to generate some non-dues revenue.

Education in Healthcare: the Next Fundraising Goldmine

GlowGlobally

For instance, can we give industry partners a choice to support education opportunities over exhibiting? Channel Mgmt: Partners - Sponsors - Sales Education MARCOM Market & Bus Planning Meetings Product Mgmt education europe exhibits industry partners medical meetings sales sponsorship

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." Dealing with the fundamental thesis of the white paper--that there is a crisis brewing in the global education-to-employment system, and that associations are uniquely positioned to provide useful solutions--is a massive undertaking.

Meetings, Education & Professional Development Survey Report

Association Adviser

A group of 12 state societies of association executives collaborated with Whorton Marketing & Research in Las Vegas, Nevada and Event Garde in Kalamazoo, Michigan to conduct a survey of their education, meetings, and professional development activities. The post Meetings, Education & Professional Development Survey Report appeared first on Association Adviser.

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. The course content primarily focuses on two chapters of Professional Practices in Association Management, Second Edition : Chapter 26 on education programs and Chapter 32 on meeting planning and management. In many associations, education programs help achieve these goals.”.

Creating an Educated Workforce in Three Phases

Eric Lanke

Two weeks ago, I posted about an upcoming panel discussion I was asked to participate in -- a panel on how associations are successfully working to develop a better educated workforce for the industries they represent. As I sat up there on stage listening to my co-panelists talk about the work their associations were doing to develop educated workforces for their industries, I quickly recomposed what I was planning to say in my head.

4 Ways to Becoming the Best Continuing Education Resource in Your Industry

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The post 4 Ways to Becoming the Best Continuing Education Resource in Your Industry appeared first on YourMembership. How associations can support members through professional development. Members’ needs and expectations evolve as they move through their careers journey and look to associations for support. Here are some tips and tricks to take your online learning program to the next level. Your members look to your association to be a leader, especially when it.

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. As a result, most of my member companies are used to providing their own professional education in our technology.

American Education Services

SocialFish

If you have taken out a loan to pay for college, then American Education Services is a name you may hear often. They access these loans for management from the US Department of Education database. The Department of Education normally assigns the students to their loan servicers randomly and you have not choice in the matter. The post American Education Services appeared first on Social Fish.

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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