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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 […].

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.

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

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.”.

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.

15 Myths We Hold As Truths About Conference Education

Velvet Chainsaw

15 Conference Education Myths. Here are 15 conference education myths, mostly grounded in confirmation bias. Our education is fine because it’s the way we’ve always done it. What other conference education myths would you add to the list? We all believe in myths.

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.

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?

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.

Conference Education Should Drive Business Growth

Velvet Chainsaw

The only reason that conference education sessions exist is to drive a business’ outcomes. Ok, sure some conference education sessions exist for personal development, hobbies or pleasure. Conference education that aligns with attendees’ business priorities is not a new thought.

Hit the Road: Using Roadshows to Bring Education to Members

Associations Now

Instead of associations making attendees come to them, many groups are taking meetings and education opportunities directly to attendees. At each location, attendees received a full day of education and earned 5.5 continuing-education credits for less than $200.

Conferences Are Providing Inferior Education Through Lectures

Velvet Chainsaw

Conferences are providing inferior education if all they provide is didactic, presenter monologue lectures. If all your attendees do is sit and listen passively to speakers, you’re providing bad conference education! times more likely to fail than those taking active learning education.

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.

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?

Understanding New Trends In Educational Technology [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

Trying to keep up with all of the new buzzwords in the booming educational technology sector can leave you feeling like a kindergartener in a calculus class. How many of these education trends is your organization implementing?

Dangerous Assumptions About Your Conference Education Part I

Velvet Chainsaw

We equate telling from the stage with audience education. Most of our conference education mimics our traditional higher education model. The majority of higher education institutions were developed as research institutions in the early and mid 19th century.

Six Incredibly Boring And Monstrous Mistakes In Digital Education

Velvet Chainsaw

The majority of online education is poorly designed and extremely boring. Six Big Online Education Mistakes. University Professor Guillermo Ramirez, author of The Virtual Presenter , believes that online education is here to stay. Taking the fun out of learning and education.

The Changing Role Of Conference Education

Velvet Chainsaw

The abundance of information, resources and relationships that is easily accessible via the internet increasingly challenges the traditional conference education model. We must provide education sessions that allow for personal sense-making.

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.

Top Ten Most Significant Challenges With Conference Education

Velvet Chainsaw

Along with pending education trends that will influence conference education, there are significant challenges that will also have a tremendous impact. An understanding of as well as requiring speakers to use evidence based education techniques when they present.

Your Conference Education Needs A New Narrative

Velvet Chainsaw

The future of conference education is not necessarily about the next shining technology advancement, even though technology does play a fundamental role. The true conference education revolution is about a much simpler idea—nothing more, or less, than a new definition of learning itself.

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.”

Education or Entertainment: Does One Matter More to Meetings?

Associations Now

Should museums and other cultural institutions be more educational or entertaining? Which is more important for cultural organizations: being educational or being entertaining?” Education justifies visitation. The post Education or Entertainment: Does One Matter More to Meetings?

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.

Five Super Effervescent Sparkling Fresh Conference Education Ideas

Velvet Chainsaw

Unfortunately, our existing model for most conference education is not adequate for today. have to transition to conference education that is experiential, participatory and socially constructed. Hat Tips to Educase’s Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies.

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.

17 Education And Learning Trends That Will Affect Your Organization This Year!

Velvet Chainsaw

Here are 17 education and learning trends in alphabetical order that many organizations are adopting this year. These trends are disrupting most traditional education programs. Evidence Based Education (EBE). Education education best practices learning trends trends

Converting Three Hugely Popular Complaints About Changing Conference Education

Velvet Chainsaw

Some conferences have begun to make the transition from passive listening experiences to active participatory education sessions. Participatory conference education is moving from a buzzword to a normal practice. Conversation starter #1: Why do conferences have education sessions?

Your Conference Needs To Go On An Education Session Diet

Velvet Chainsaw

Your conference attendees and prospects are less satisfied with an extensive list of education offerings than a narrow one. ” They think that if they offer as many education sessions as possible to as many different audiences as possible that they will win the race.

Five Steps To Take Your Education Programming From Blah To Wickedly Smart

Velvet Chainsaw

And it’s extremely critical to the success of your education programming. When it comes to choosing education programming, curation involves deep excavation of the right content for the right audience at the right time for the right issue. Authentic Curation For Education Programming.

Conference Education’s Dirty Little Secret

Velvet Chainsaw

All conference education has a dirty little secret. The current design of the education session sabotages your learning and retention. Unfortunately, your conference education attendance is usually wasted dollars, time and efforts.

Two Enormously Essential Questions Your Education Participants Must Answer

Velvet Chainsaw

Your education offerings only produce business value when participants transfer their learning to their work. Their applied learning to their job is the real reward of your education efforts. These two questions should also be adapted for your education evaluation surveys.

Unlearning Our Old Patterns Of Conference Education To Relearn For A Socially Engaged Future

Velvet Chainsaw

If we want to increase our value as conference organizers, we have to understand the two primary attendee outcomes: networking and education (with a focus on improving on-the-job performance). So does your conference education improve your attendees’ job performance?

Conference Education Value Soars With Walk & Talk Discussions

Velvet Chainsaw

If you’re not familiar with Dr. John Medina’s Brain Rules , that’s a good place to start learning more about brain science and its impact on education and engagement at conferences. Many conference organizers are being asked to step up their content delivery game.

Three Pitfalls To Your Conference Education Success

Velvet Chainsaw

In less than twenty minutes I visited four different conference education sessions. Three Pitfalls To Good Conference Content And Education. They neglect the very aspect of education that is to facilitate comprehension. I was extremely irritated.

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?

Bridging the Education to Employment Gap: Where Can I Learn More?

Spark Consulting

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn a little bit about the disruption affecting education, the changes in the employment market (both in the US and world-wide), the “wicked” problem that perfect storm has created, and how Shelly Alcorn and I think associations are uniquely positioned to respond, what if you’d like to learn more? Download The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm white paper.

Music Education Group Drives Membership With Legislative Win

Associations Now

With the Every Student Succeeds Act underlining in federal law the value of music education for the first time, the National Association for Music Education is on an upswing—and to take advantage of the renewed interest in the subject, the group is boosting its educational resources for new members.