How to Convince Employers to Pay for Professional Development

WBT Systems

When you’re a lifelong learner, it’s frustrating to see people in positions of power who don’t understand the value of professional development. Here are three of the most common reasons professional development budgets are sparse (or non-existent) and what you can do to help employees get the money and education they need. Employees who apply new skills and knowledge to their work help their company become more competitive. Here are some stats to buttress your campaign.

How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

” The idea was to get folks who do social media for nonprofits sharing best practices about social media adoption and culture change by balancing brief c ontent delivery with lots of interaction. This was a face-to-face session, but the learning was extended online afterwards, albeit briefly, in an organic way on twitter using a hashtag “ npsmpeer.” Community Cultivator Recruitment. We’d welcome inputs and suggestions to improve on what we’ve shared.

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Long Live Your Education Sessions: How To Repurpose, Reuse and Recoup Meeting Costs

Tom Morrison

The question for any association in this situation is, “how are you changing its delivery and purpose to engage your members in new learning styles?” These new learning styles are incredible opportunities for your association to create new income streams. All of the above are pieces to a new revenue model called, “Repurpose, Repackage, Reuse,” to selling knowledge to your members. Let me give you an example of how this looks in the real world.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.10.17

Reid All About it

I must admit I exceeded 140 characters a few times already but only to add a bit of commentary to articles I shared. I plan to continue being pithy on Twitter—at least in my own mind—and not use more characters just because I can. If you work in an association, I encourage you to think about content strategy for five minutes because the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation is studying how associations use content strategy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

Each episode is dedicated to a president starting with George Washington and ending with Donald Trump. I’m listening to them all in order, of course, and have made it up to the Warren Harding episode. I subscribe to dozens of podcasts and normally don’t listen to every single episode, like I do with Presidential. Since I love to cook, America’s Test Kitchen Radio is another favorite. Now on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. Every year, I look forward to pouring over this report as soon as it comes out. Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics. To participate in the survey, follow this link.