How to Meet the Membership & Education Expectations of Millennials and Gen Z

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Generation Z and young Millennials are different. New research shows they have much greater price sensitivity and much lower brand loyalty than older generations. Their price sensitivity isn’t a surprise considering their: • Student loan debt. • Weakened job prospects. • Low earnings. • Lack of employer support for membership and professional development. The 4 Education Expectations of Millennials and Gen Z.

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? Millennial learners are more likely to perform better when instructors connect their lessons to real life. So it seems that Price is right.

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Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

WBT Systems

Millennials get their share of depressing headlines these days—like this one from NBC News : “Majority of millennials are in debt, hitting pause on major life events.”. A stunning sad fact: only 22 percent of millennials are debt-free. The state of millennial membership. Every association wants to recruit millennial members, but the cost of membership may exceed a millennial’s budget. Recruitment strategy: help millennials get jobs. Pricing.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

And then comes the price tag. With an education system that is being disrupted, college students graduating with degrees that fail to provide them practical job skills and more adult and nontraditional learners than ever, associations stand at a crossroads,” Engel and Alcorn wrote. The education-to-employment system is broken and we need to understand why and what we can do to help,” Alcorn said. When I graduated college 16 years ago, times were different.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

And then comes the price tag. With an education system that is being disrupted, college students graduating with degrees that fail to provide them practical job skills and more adult and nontraditional learners than ever, associations stand at a crossroads,” Engel and Alcorn wrote. The education-to-employment system is broken and we need to understand why and what we can do to help,” Alcorn said. When I graduated college 16 years ago, times were different.

How to Tame Technology

Association Adviser

” Nicole Malcom, director of operations for the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) , argued that associations don’t research [new tech initiatives] well enough to determine if they will really be used by the members, and they don’t shop around to find the best price and best fit for their organizations. “Associations are seeking more automation and integration of their systems to streamline operations. Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

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Attracting millennial/young professional supporters. WBT Systems explains what to do if one of your online courses fails , how to identify the problem and what to do about it. The Millennial Generation: A Demographic Bridge to America’s Diverse Future (Washington DC). The millennial generation, now 44% minority, is the most diverse generation in American history. Eric McDonald, sales executive and pricing expert.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.21.21

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The riches are in the niches, says WBT Systems. Presenter: Michelle Brien, VP of marketing and product strategy, WBT Systems. Presenters: Jacqualine Price Osafo, MBA, CAE, Vice President of Membership at the American Health Information Management Association.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.16.21

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Definitely look at what he has to say, especially if you’re using labels like Gen X, Millennial and Gen Z. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Online education revenue.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.27.17

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As a freelancer, I agree with WBT Systems that associations should prepare their membership model and professional development programs for the growth of the freelance economy. Amy Smith, Senior Manager, CME Credit Systems and Compliance, American Academy of Family Physicians. Recruit and Retain Millennial Members. Hear about strategies and tactics for not only understanding and recruiting millennials but also for retaining individuals in this age group as members.

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Daily Buzz: Don’t Be a Perfectionist

Associations Now

How to meet the membership & education expectations of Millennials and Gen Z | TopClass by WBT Systems [link] #assnchat #membership #associations pic.twitter.com/1Epl7pd3VB. — TopClass LMS by WBT Systems (@WBT_Systems) March 4, 2020.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

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WBT Systems shared some depressing statistics about the percentage of leadership positions held by women. Culture is a true business function, like IT or marketing, and requires processes, systems and internal positions to support it.

Why (and How) to Design Association Education for Young Professionals

WBT Systems

Millennials will make up nearly half the U.S. Generational definitions vary but most characterize millennials (or Generation Y) as 21 to 35 year olds. Generation Z, usually described as those who are 21 and under, is already a bigger group than the millennials or the boomers. Millennials in the workplace. Boomer and Gen X executives have been reading and talking about millennials for the last decade at least. contributor Nicolas Cole , a millennial himself.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.15.17

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WBT Systems has a solution associations can implement to solve that problem: a post-conference learning plan. Host: C Systems Global. While it’s true that Millennials are transforming the business world and the very way we meet and market events, your meeting format must not leave other generations wanting. The weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… We’re all Equif*cked. I swiped that word from TechCrunch —it’s a gem.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.22.19

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WBT Systems says three years is too long between need assessment cycles. Learn about the programs and engagement tactics most influential in establishing a strong perception of value with young members, the median price of membership and how it squares with what we know of the financial burdens millennials and Gen Z are facing, and actionable steps associations can take to eliminate cost as a barrier to joining – or renewing.

Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth

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Every week, I receive calls from association executives who are concerned about: Engaging a new generation – at first, these conversations focused on millennials, now the questions are about how to engage Gen Z, the fastest growing group of employees, customers, and voters. Gen Z thinks and acts VERY differently than Millennials. Today, CEOs must understand the capabilities and limitations of their systems and software.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.7.20

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But, this week, WBT Systems reveals the high career costs of working from home for Gen Z and millennials. Partner together to develop opportunities for them to bring their expertise to your members—for a price, of course.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.9.19

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WBT Systems (of TopClass LMS fame) explains how learning subscriptions help good intentions come to life. Their post describes the benefits of learning subscriptions for members, employers and associations, and shares ideas for tiers, pricing, and retention tactics. Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders: How to Attract, Retain and Engage Millennial and Gen Z Talent. Erin Pavane, Business Development Manager, WBT Systems.

To Invite Innovation, Make Friends With Risk and Change

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Each electronic conversion was a burst of adrenaline that shocked systems into running smarter and faster. Whether it’s understanding the impact of Millennials on the market, meeting the demand to go mobile with education and communications, or expanding its customer base beyond the membership—CHEST’s staff and volunteer leadership are creative problem-solvers who embrace growth and change.

Friday Buzz: Analyzing the Real-Estate Market

Associations Now

The report, focused on the Washington, DC region, highlights the neighborhoods where you’ll be able to find office space, and at what price. On Thursday, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting’s Jeff Hurt ponders whether relying on certification systems might be hurting education offerings at events : Much of our conference education programming is built upon proliferating a similar elitist system—industry designations and certification. Looking for a new office in DC?

The Hourglass Blog: Only Xers Care about Work/Life Balance

The Hourglass Blog

Like a lot of articles about generations in the workplace, this one calls X out as being particularly motivated--to a degree not seen in Boomers or Millennials--by a quest for "work/life balance." Theres a reason why work/life balance is a particular concern of Xers and not Boomers or Millennials. Millennials, conversely, are busy figuring out how to make their life their work. But I sense an undercurrent of jealousy in a lot of Xer talk about Millennials. Millennials.

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. Microsoft has made its Power BI suite available at an affordable price for nonprofit organizations. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Did I talk to these people?

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Survey Says… Online Education’s Role in Membership Marketing

WBT Systems

MGI noted the benefits of recruiting younger members: associations with increases in their one-year membership and five-year membership numbers are significantly more likely to have a higher percentage of millennial members. Offer member and non-member pricing. The post Survey Says… Online Education’s Role in Membership Marketing appeared first on WBT Systems. No one likes to admit it, but let’s face it, we’re all curious about how we stack up or rank compared to others.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.20.18

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You might want to take a look at this post from LMS provider WBT Systems about the benefits of outsourcing instructional design. Be What Millennials Want: a Content Curator. Learn how to help Millennials cut through all the junk and get to the good stuff in terms of professional development. Learn what goes into AMS pricing, how to make the case for new membership software, and other critical factors to consider when purchasing new membership software.

Membership Wakeup Call for Associations

Association Adviser

As we go live with this issue, the stock market is near its all-time high, housing prices are rebounding in most parts of the country and the jobless rate has significantly improved since we launched Association Adviser in March 2010. Whereas associations used to be scared off by the price tag of sophisticated technology solutions, she now sees “greater emphasis on investing in technology and incorporating it into the organization.” Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief.

SCD Group: 8 Articles for Association Executives: Best of the Week.

SCD Group

And eventually we run out of the incremental value we can squeeze out of our systems just by tweaking and adjusting. That value that we locked away because of the choices we made is now bigger than what we’re getting out of our current system. Is there a "magic" price for association membershi. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Monday, September 24, 2012.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.11.18

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WBT Systems shares 12 ways to increase student participation in online discussions. Bryan Clark, Associate, Vedder Price. Learn about new trends for 2018, how associations are crafting their messages to get better engagement and ROI, and how associations are marketing to their more seasoned members vs. millennials and how that message should differ. Linda Bowers, CTO, WBT Systems.

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15 And/Or Dilemmas Facing Association Leaders in 2013

SCD Group

Association organized and/or self-organized groups The and/or dilemma: Do you create your own closed system or use an open public system such as LinkedIn groups? And, if you establish an internal, private system, what should you do about members (and prospects) who maintain connection via a LinkedIn group? And, if you do, what systems do you install to help “hook” prospects and engage members. Those systems may be decaying or in need of repair.

The Hourglass Blog: The Unsung Heroes of Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Her summary: First, at the top, innovation leaders need to: -- Define the territory that the company should be exploring, -- Make sure that organizational systems support innovation, and -- Draw the distinction between practices that are appropriate for business-as-usual and those that make sense for more uncertain environments. Developing Millennial Leaders. Millennials. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, August 16, 2010. The Unsung Heroes of Innovation.