Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

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Existing Technology: Between learning management systems (LMS), association management systems (AMSs) and social media, many associations have a robust technology ecosystem in place to support rapidly changing skills-based training and digital badges.

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Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

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In order to do this, members must have the opportunity to communicate their concerns, interests, and feedback to the association leadership, helping to shape changes to education programs, based on their experience of learning and of applying learning in their professional careers.

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Is your Association a Learning Organization?

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The key recurring theme in these whitepapers and the ensuing discussions is that associations need to adapt and change their strategies, especially concerning the use of technology, to become more competitive and innovative in the face of changing external pressures.

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

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Thinking small isn’t going to turn your association into a market leader and innovator, but an educational moonshot will. Indian River County “provides leadership training, structure and relationships to move from traditional silo-based approach to a collaborative learning culture.

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

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Industry partnerships with vendors can bring new knowledge leadership to your association with a small set of carefully thought-through and custom-designed products to fulfil your members’ needs…” [emphasis added].

Daily Buzz: Are You Suffering From Founder’s Syndrome?

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As nonprofits develop from start-up to adolescent, many founders continue in their initial leadership role, preventing innovation and new ideas from emerging,” says Karolyn Benger on Blue Avocado. — TopClass LMS by WBT Systems (@WBT_Systems) November 13, 2019.

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5 Essential Must Haves for Your Association’s eLearning Efforts: Your Questions Answered

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As I mentioned last time , Learning Management Systems, and e-Learning in general, are hot topics for many associations as they look to keep up with their members’ growing professional development needs, and the disruptive innovations and the players driving change in this dynamic market.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

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To make many of the changes Mike suggests, you need more than technology, you need staff with an innovation mindset. WBT Systems identifies ten traits of an innovation mindset to cultivate at your association if you want to turn innovative ideas and strategies into reality.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

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Even though WBT is a learning management system (LMS) provider, not one of the trends and opportunities they highlight is about technology. LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.19.19

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While listening to speakers and fellow attendees at digitalNow , I kept thinking associations are their own worst enemy when it comes to innovation. This week’s post at WBT Systems resonates with that line of thought: they explore nine barriers to association innovation.

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2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM

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You may be wondering why an LMS offering now? AMS, LMS and Job Board technologies have proven themselves in the association marketplace, but what about the new offerings we’ve yet to consider? The leadership vacuum. Welcome to 2015!

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

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Innovation by Design: Building Your Innovation Capabilities to Deliver More Value to Members. We’ve all heard leaders declare, or perhaps you’ve said it yourself, “we need to be more innovative.” What Community and Social Features Are Vital to Your Organization’s LMS?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

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Innovation by Design: Building Your Innovation Capabilities to Deliver More Value to Members. We’ve all heard leaders declare, or perhaps you’ve said it yourself, “we need to be more innovative.” What Community and Social Features Are Vital to Your Organization’s LMS?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.27.16

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Mon 6/27 at 1 p.m.* – Road to Innovation: Why the AMS Platform Supersedes All Else. Innovation today is moving at light speed and to deliver a world class member experience your association needs to be able to leverage a strong platform to take you there.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.14.19

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Learn how data from an LMS can help determine future decisions for education programming and audience engagement options. Host: Community IT Innovators. Presenter: Steve Longenecker, Community IT Innovators.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.28.18

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Association departments are business owners of technology—think AMS or LMS—but they usually don’t know how to map out the roles and policies needed to best use those systems. Tue 10/2 at 2 p.m.* – Geek Chic and Innovation in the Association for High IQs!

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.22.19

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Integrating Your AMS & LMS: Bridging the Gap. Learn how to bridge the gap between your AMS and LMS by identifying key integration points and how to work with multiple vendors to accomplish a successful integration. Rosen, President of ML Innovations, Inc.

Learners Want Transformation—What Does It Take to Deliver?

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Tracy King, MA, CAE, CEO and Chief Learning Strategist at InspirED, is one of those innovators. They are long on enthusiasm but short on leadership experience. LMS systems are even being bundled with licensed content. Trendspotters are great, but trendsetters are golden.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.15.19

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The podcast has allowed him to reach a global audience on a weekly basis—showcasing thought leadership content on sales, business development, and association trends; and it’s propelled The Moery Company brand within the nonprofit community. Clearly, these innovations are promising.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.23.18

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Over on the WBT Systems blog, three associations share their AMS-LMS integration stories including their challenges, lessons learned and benefits reaped. Presenters: Jim Clarke, CAE (introduction), senior vice president, public policy, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.12.18

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Whatever your next step or long-term goals may be, advancing in government affairs and/or advocacy requires unique professional and leadership development to catch the eye of future employers and executive recruiters. John Sigmon, founder and CEO, Sigmon Leadership Solutions.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.5.19

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WBT Systems discusses how to use your LMS for leadership development and all kinds of volunteer training. Hear five innovative ideas to enhance connections at your next event.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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The council manages leadership recruitment, candidate evaluation, and nominations. Innovation today is moving at light speed and to deliver a world-class member experience your association needs to be able to leverage a strong platform to take you there. Host: Community IT Innovators.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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The council manages leadership recruitment, candidate evaluation, and nominations. Innovation today is moving at light speed and to deliver a world-class member experience your association needs to be able to leverage a strong platform to take you there. Host: Community IT Innovators.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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Presenter: Whitney Johnson, expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption. – Buying an LMS Today to Meet the Learning Needs of Tomorrow. – Association Leadership Study: What Makes up a High-performing Board. Host: Community IT Innovators.

The Human Face of Digital Transformation

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You installed a new LMS, CMS and AMS; redesigned the website; migrated to the cloud; and purchased the latest computers, printers and tablets for your staff. Unless you are willing to embrace risk, innovation, experimentation and new patterns of thinking there can be no transformation.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.2.18

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The best marketing for educational programs is content marketing , said LMS provider WBT Systems—and I agree. Cultivating Thought Leadership to Build Your Personal Brand. Thought leadership and content delivery is a valuable part of modern marketing.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

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LMS provider WBT Systems writes about instructional design innovations that associations could borrow from “ModPo” and a few other award-winning MOOCs. Effective boards have a clear definition of strategy, as well as defined expectations of leadership roles, resources, and finances.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.9.18

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TopClass LMS provider WBT Systems suggests several ways to create these new sponsorship opportunities. Lead or Lose: Seven Principles of Learning Leadership. Solving the Mystery of Association Innovation: 7 Practical Steps to Increasing Members, Revenue and Value.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.25.19

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WBT Systems continues its series on project management basics for accidental project managers —otherwise known as the education, membership, communications or marketing directors who get saddled with overseeing LMS, AMS or other technology implementations.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.24.17

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Mark Prevost at Billhighway continues his series on chapter leadership conferences. Hear about the changing role of the LMS.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.10.17

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According to the ASAE Foundation study on information technology (IT) maturity levels at associations, only 9% of associations were found to be truly innovative. Why aren’t associations more innovative when it comes to tech maturity?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.10.18

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If a new learning management system (LMS) is in your future, find out from WBT Systems how an LMS business analyst contributes to the success of your project. Host: Community IT Innovators.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.6.19

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The Harvard Business Review describes how the New York Public Library involved employees from 93 branches in innovation communities —could be a good model for chapters. LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.15.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… WBT Systems lists the integration issues you should consider before selecting a new LMS. Celess Tyrell, Director of Online Learning and Innovation, ANNA.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.26.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Innovation isn’t about ideas. His advice and insights make this one of the better articles about innovation I’ve read. ACC, leadership coach and resilience trainer for the U.S.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.13.19

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Whether it’s due to a merger, new leadership, changing audience demographics or to just keep pace with the competition, at some point all organizations come to the question: “Is it time re-brand?” Presenter: Moshe Hecht, Chief Innovation Officer, Charidy.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.6.18

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Get pointers on how to prepare a convincing business case for a new LMS or other technology. ( Tue 4/10 at 2 p.m.* – Innovation and Events. Board Relations and Leadership DC Idea Swap (Washington DC).

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.31.18

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In the latest post in their series about the different people involved in an LMS implementation on the vendor side, WBT Systems explains what their developers and quality assurance testers are doing behind the scenes to ensure an LMS meets the client association’s requirements and expectations.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.17.18

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You’re sure to find several useful ideas in a recent Billhighway post about helping your chapters build a leadership pipeline. WBT Systems discusses the critical role of the LMS project manager —your “significant other” during implementation.

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