The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Learning

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Did you know that 80% of Millennials are interested in relevant job opportunities based on their current certifications? The post The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Learning appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Member Retention Learning Management System Non-dues RevenueWouldn’t it be great if you could easily provide your members with both?

Use your association job board to drive membership and increase revenue

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In fact, with a growing Millennial workforce, the importance of offering opportunities for career growth and advancement will only increase. Career Solutions Online Learning Job Board Software Member Engagement Career Center Solutions Learning Management System Non-dues RevenueWe all know that job opportunities rank as one of the top benefits an association can offer its members.

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Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

There are countless articles describing how we need to change the way we deliver learning to attract and engage millennial learners, but many of these articles seem to forget that organizations must deliver learning to learners across multiple generational groups. Do millennial learners prefer different types of training? Younger members want anytime, anywhere access to learning, showing a preference for online resources, accessible via any mobile device.

OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education

WBT Systems

Digital badges inspire new pathways to learning and connect learners to opportunities, resources, and one another ”. Due to this, there has been growing interest in digital badging among associations, especially those seeking to engage more millennials in membership. This is leading to the availability of several platforms offering digital badge solutions , including a few learning management systems, such as TopClass LMS.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

We have come across several interesting articles in the past couple of weeks, which discuss some of the social, political and economic changes that are currently impacting how we work and learn. Members don’t understand learning – if they did, association education programs would suffer. Most certification academic standards have limited value – without the ability to apply learning. Lifelong Learning is Becoming an Economic Imperative.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs. Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology.

MTI's Story: Harnessing Community to Digitally Transform

Higher Logic

We sat down with Tom Morrison, MTI CEO, and Kristen Speer, MTI Director of Member Experience, to hear their story and learn about how they’ve harnessed the power of online communities to tap into the future of their membership and provide maximum value. “We’ve By allowing heat-treating specialists of varying expertise and career stages to learn from each other and maximize their industry knowledge as a whole, MTI positioned membership as a vital key to their success.

3 Reasons Why Online Mentoring Programs Attract New Members

Higher Logic

The number one member benefit millennials are looking for is jobs, according to a study by Abila. Unfortunately, millennials and the following generation, gen Z, aren’t adequately prepared for even entry-level jobs when they leave college. Unlike formal education, mentoring typically focuses on practical skills that mentors have learned throughout their career, such as creating pivot tables in Excel or brainstorming creative solutions to problems.

Association Tips: 6 Irresistible Member Benefits that Convince People to Join and Renew

Higher Logic

Active job boards are a great way to attract millennials as well. Even millennials who are already working in their chosen industry are often interested in new opportunities because, while they’re one of the most well-educated generations , millennials still make less money than their older counterparts. All that makes job boards an excellent benefit for acquiring new millennial members. Flexible Online Learning and Certifications.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.21.20

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Either way, career pathways , says WBT Systems in this #ASAE20 recap, help your members and market understand what they need to learn and which of your programs they should take to acquire those competencies. 5 Tips to Engage Gen Z and Millennial eLearners in 2020 and Beyond.

Growing Engagement through Multi-Generational Reach

YourMembership Blog

Working with over 4,300 associations worldwide, we often hear the same question, “how do we reach and engage millennials?” Over the past few years the millennial audience has been a focal point for associations, but why? Millennials tend to be early technology adopters and represent a change in the way people connect with the world for knowledge exchange and social connections. The systems and tools you use must be flexible enough to accommodate how your members engage.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.26.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Millennials and Gen Z are joiners but only if they believe the ROI your association offers is worth the short-term sacrifice to their budget. WBT Systems explains how to design and market programs that meet the education expectations of Millennials and Gen Z. Michael Brennan, Canadian Management Consultants Association. Matt Harpold, Account Manager at Web Courseworks.

6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

Blue Sky eLearn

With advances in association management systems (AMS), associations are attracting millennials , as well as other high-priority groups of professionals. Event Management. Virtual Events and Learning. Associations should target their communications to smaller groups and use membership management software to help segment their membership. Event Management. Choose a system that: Links to your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts.

March Madness Turns to April Gladness – It’s Time for Xperience 2015

YourMembership Blog

They will be there to take advantage of in-depth training on the YM platform; gain insights on where our suite of member engagement products and services are headed; learn from their peers on new ways to successfully use the YM suite of products in their daily work; and hear from some of the top thought leaders in the association industry. Along with a packed schedule of learning and networking opportunities we will also be providing a healthy dose of fun.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.22.19

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Does your association have a popular conference workshop or training class you want to convert into an online learning program? WBT Systems shares five tips they learned from Diane Elkins of Artisan E-Learning on how to convert instructor-led training to e-learning. Host: ASAE Association Management Company Section Council. Presenters: Joe Sapp, CAE (moderator), Director of Strategic Development, Talley Management Group. Host: Event Manager Blog.

Daily Buzz: Add Membership Value With An Online Learning Program

Associations Now

And though these educational programs come in many forms, Colleen Bottorff writes on the MemberClicks blog that there’s never been a better time for online learning. Here’s how an online learning program offers more value to members: 1. An online education system keeps members on top of the industry. “As If your industry requires certification, Bottorff says adding an online learning program to your benefit package can also attract other professionals in the field.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.12.18

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Harvard Business Review says, “Translators play a critical role in bridging the technical expertise of data engineers and data scientists with the operational expertise of marketing” and other front-line managers. WBT Systems explains how to motivate members to buy what you’re selling. You’re members expect you to be insiders like them, and insiders use the right words, as Amanda learned when she said “telephone pole” instead of “power pole.”

Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

What is competency-based learning and how would it work? A competency-based model involves creating learning journeys around high-need roles within an industry. Next, the association takes each competency and creates specific learning activities that teach that competency. Their learning management system (LMS) becomes a learning engine. As learners complete the activities, they reassess to determine the learning gains.

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Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

With so many blog posts and articles, how do you wade through all the predictions to uncover what trends will directly impact your association’s learning technology strategy this year? We know from over 20 years of partnering with associations to develop learning solutions, that associations have unique and specific needs regarding the creation and delivery of education programs. Online Learning and Cloud-based Learning Solutions. Mobile and On-Demand Learning.

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Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

What is competency-based learning and how would it work? A competency-based model involves creating learning journeys around high-need roles within an industry. Next, the association takes each competency and creates specific learning activities that teach that competency. Their learning management system (LMS) becomes a learning engine. As learners complete the activities, they reassess to determine the learning gains.

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Re-Energize Online Learning for Members

WBT Systems

If you have been providing continuing education programs or professional development training via your website or learning management system, but your members don’t seem to be interested in the training you are offering, how can you re-energize online learning for members? If your members are finding your online learning content to be a bit stale, or if participation levels are dropping, don’t despair!

Lifelong Learning in the Freelance Economy

WBT Systems

47 percent of working millennials freelance now—a larger percentage than any other generation and another predictor of the growing freelance economy. You may be surprised at what you learn. Freelancers stay competitive by learning new skills. 65 percent of freelancers said they’re learning new skills as jobs evolve, versus only 45 percent of regular workers. Freelancers have a heightened awareness of the need for lifelong learning.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.29.18

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WBT Systems explains how to create a really good RFP for a new learning management system (LMS) for your association. Learn how to prepare your organization for digital transformation; where and how to leverage data in your operations; how to leverage digital marketing, especially to engage Millennials and Gen Z constituents; and the consolidation of technology in the association space and what it means for the industry.

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

WBT Systems

The only way to do that is to cultivate a culture of learning. One of those behaviors is: “Seek learning. We want to surround ourselves with people who are obsessed with learning and development.”. Good things happen when an organization adopts a culture of learning. How Does a Culture of Learning Help an Association? The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) agrees. Millennials don’t just want learning opportunities, they expect them.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.16.18

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If you plan to shop for a new learning management system (LMS) in the coming year, WBT Systems explains why you may want to work with an LMS consultant during the requirements, selection, and/or implementation process. Join this Coffee Talk to workshop ideas for effective content production, management and distribution. Presenter: Jason Askew, Product Marketing Manager, Onsite Solutions, Cvent. Host: Event Manager Blog.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

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Now on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. Presenter: Jessie States, CMM, manager of professional development, MPI. Get answers to your cyber security insurance and risk management-related questions about website publishing liability, security breach liability, replacement or restoration of data, and regulatory proceedings, public relations, or security expenses. Presenters: Renata Lerch, deputy managing director, American Society for Quality.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.13.19

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WBT Systems explains how to increase your sales to nonmembers , an underappreciated market segment with huge potential. It’s not just Millennials. Check out this 15-minute web series covering hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. Learn the key considerations before deciding to rebrand, how to develop a successful re-branding plan and how to fuel equity and position with your brand (new or not). 8 Ways to Get Gen Z and Millennials to Give.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.23.18

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Over at Spin Sucks, you can learn a few ways to ensure your content stands out in the stream of mediocracy. WBT Systems outlines the criteria and process for sunsetting educational programs. Learn why and how to get your organization’s staff and board engaged in your program. Learn how usability testing can help drive significantly improved user experiences based on case studies and research. Host: ASAE Learning Management System Community.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.20.19

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While we’re on the topic of onboarding, WBT Systems suggests several ways you can use your learning management system to improve the new member onboarding experience. Check out this 15-minute web series covering hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. Learn how to increase your lead generation from webinars, your webinar’s ROI, and your conversion rates from webinar leads. Presenter: Financial Technologies & Management.