Seeing Systems (Culture 401 Series)

Jamie Notter

Peter Senge wrote The Fifth Discipline nearly 30 years ago, so systems thinking is by no means a new idea—though looking at most organizations, you might think it was. That’s what seeing systems can do for you. They understand systems. They use systems thinking.

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4 Reasons You Should Integrate Your Learning Management System and Community [Case Study]

Higher Logic

To provide its members with access to the education and training they needed in a useable, relevant way, AGMA invested in Higher Logic’s Learning Management System (LMS). Associations Member Experience Online Community Learning Management Systems

Unpacking the System Administrator / Systems Engineer’s IT Bag

Delcor

The system administrator (or systems engineer) is the Swiss Army Knife of association IT staff. Here are the people, policies, tools, and talents a systems engineer or sysadmin needs for your association to use technology effectively.

Online Learning Needs a Robust E-Commerce System

Web Courseworks Associations

This is why I consider e-commerce systems to be a significant component of the adult e-learning experience. E-commerce systems can be deceptively simple from a learner perspective. When an e-commerce system works well, the process looks something like this for learners: 1.

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Study: Women of Color Face Systemic Challenges in Nonprofit Careers

Associations Now

Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector , an in-depth report from the Building Movement Project, surveyed more than 4,300 nonprofit employees to better understand the systemic issues at play that make it more difficult for minorities, particularly women of color, to move up in the ranks.

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Bar Association Calls for Independent Immigration Court System

Associations Now

The American Bar Association issued a dire warning last week that the nation’s system of immigration courts is “irredeemably dysfunctional and on the brink of collapse.”. The post Bar Association Calls for Independent Immigration Court System appeared first on Associations Now

6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems

Socious

How many times have you heard someone say that they want to make a difference? Nurses, doctors, teachers, charity workers, and professionals from all generations long to love their work and make a difference in other people’s lives.

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3 signs growth leads you to switch membership management systems.

YourMembership Blog

But, you also deserve a little sympathy if you contend with manual spreadsheets or an entry-level membership management system. As your growth brings size and complexity, it becomes clear a more sophisticated membership management system is needed. The post 3 signs growth leads you to switch membership management systems. Is your organization experiencing growing pains? If so, congratulations are in order.

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5 Signs You’re Ready for a Learning Management System

MembersClicks

Learning management systems are flexible enough to make an impact on your organization (and its members) in a number of different ways. Content management? Check. Continuing education tracking? Check. Revenue generation? Check. And that only scratches the surface.

Killing The Silo System

YourMembership Blog

The post Killing The Silo System appeared first on YourMembership.com.Categories: Social Media and Business Trends Tags: innovation , jamie notter , open , transparency Silos (in organizations, not on farms) allow for departmental knowledge and expertise. They create a go-to mentality within organizations; if you need X – you know where to go.

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Blogging and Systems Level Thinking

Eric Lanke

Blogging forces me to think at a systems level. Which puts me immediately into a systems mindset. If I can only write about the systems-level challenges my association faces, then writing about my association forces me to look at things on a systems-level. A systems-level approach to problem solving is a necessary tool for leaders looking to accomplish big things. + + + This post first appeared on Eric Lanke's blog , an association executive and author.

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Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks Associations

We also understand that a Learning Management System is not a small purchase. What Distinguishes EvaluPac and CourseStage Learning Management System. The post Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting appeared first on Web Courseworks.

Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks Associations

We also understand that a Learning Management System is not a small purchase. What Distinguishes EvaluPac and CourseStage Learning Management System. We understand the pressure that association executives face when asked to justify their expenditures.

My System for Getting Sh*t Done

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

I present to you: KiKi''s System for Getting Sh*t Done. As many articles tout the Pomodoro Technique and GTD , my own habits for increasing productivity and breaking through procrastination are downright crude.

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Bad Data = Bad System

Effective Database

” The reality is, for many users, bad data = a bad system. In over 17 years of consulting, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a conversation similar to this one: Client: “Our database sucks.” ” Me: “What makes you say that?” ” Client: “The data is bad. I pull a list of board members and I see lots of errors.” ” Me: “Why is the data bad?” ” Client: “Because the database sucks.”

6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems

Socious

So to be as effective as possible, they buy association-specific software systems. Each association software system you purchase comes with its own price tag and often needs to be hooked to your other systems through integrations, which can cause problems with data and support.

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Membership Hack: Conference Buddy System

Associations Now

The membership department created a conference buddy system that paired experienced members with new members, mainly student pharmacists and young practitioners. AMCP saw an uptick in meeting attendance after the conference buddy system was established.

It Might Be Time for a Membership Management System If.

MembersClicks

So you’ve pondered the idea of purchasing a membership management system. In fact, it may be time for a membership management system if…. I mean, it would make your job a LOT easier. But you’ve made it this far without one.do you really need to pull the trigger now?

Buddy System: Get Yourself a Conference Pal

Associations Now

The post Buddy System: Get Yourself a Conference Pal appeared first on Associations Now Going it alone can be hard, especially when you’re one of a few thousand attendees at a large conference. Here’s how some groups are helping their attendees find a buddy.

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Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation.

WBT Systems Sponsors PersoniFest 2017

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is proud to sponsor PersoniFest 2017, hosted by Personify, April 2-5, in San Diego, California. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995.

Do’s and Don’ts of Selecting a Learning Management System (LMS)

MembersClicks

Many associations and chambers toy with the idea of adding a Learning Management System (or LMS) to their tech ecosystem. This especially holds true if you’re in an industry that depends on continued education and certifications.

The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

Beth Kanter

Found when researching systems thinking. Rebecca Arno was doing some research on systems thinking, found this excellent, very friendly visual that defines systems thinking as: Looks at the big picture. Find the keys to a system.

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The Future of Association Management Systems

SocialFish

This seems to be the question that has haunted association execs for more than 25 years when the initial association management system hit the not-for-profit marketplace. The Future of AMS Systems: A Provocative Discussion from David Gammel. What’s the future of AMS?

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Association Management Software (AMS) vs. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System

HighRoad Solution

When an association installs new technology, they usually have two main goals: to acquire new members and to improve engagement and retention of existing members. Association Management

Generations Are Part of a System

Jamie Notter

You need to keep your eye on the whole system and understand how the generations are relating to each other as they move through different life stages. Every 20 years or so, we get all flustered as a new generation enters the workforce.

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Chapter Growth Paradox: A Systemic Response

Mariner

There is a paradox of growth which occurs when a chapter reaches the size where incorporation is required to create an entity which can open a bank account

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“Our old system used to…”

Effective Database

In my experience, when associations make a database system change, staff will sometimes talk about how the old system used to work. They’ll say things like “In the old system, we could add a new individual record in two minutes; now it takes five.” ” Or “In the old system it was really easy to pull a list of committee members, just by selecting a checkbox; now it takes ten steps.”

UX Design and Your Learning Management System: Five Considerations for Providing an Exceptional User Experience

CommPartners

Blog AMS association community e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS user exeperience UXWhen an organization begins the process of evaluating LMS options, they typically will start by developing a list of features that should be included. Confirming this list, helps to identify ideal candidates. While the feature set is critical to narrow an organization’s search process, often what is overlooked, at least initially, is the User Experience […].

911 Association: System Upgrades Happening Too Slowly

Associations Now

Despite the fact that the digital technology is already out there in the private sector, 911 systems in communities nationwide are still poking along on landlines. The 911 system is an essential way to save lives, one that plays an important role in many communities.

Conference Circuit: Immune System

Associations Now

The post Conference Circuit: Immune System appeared first on Associations Now Rundown Attendees: 3,000. Exhibitors: 150 plus. Distinguished Lectures: 3. The American Association of Immunologists’ Annual Meeting kicks off in Seattle later this week.

Belief Systems as Bridge-Builders, Not Barriers

Idea Architects

Our life experiences inform and coalesce into the belief systems that guide our choices. When we come together with others—at home, in neighborhoods, in volunteer groups, or at work—our respective belief systems come into contact with those that others' hold.

Exhibitor Priority Points System that Rewards Loyalty

Velvet Chainsaw

Your Points System Should Influence Current Spend Decisions. Most trade-show organizers use a priority-points system to help determine the order of booth-space selection for next year’s expo and their system has been in place for quite a while. If your points system is collecting dust and having little influence on exhibitors’ spend decisions, consider a loyalty program that rewards the three R’s: Recency, Reoccurrence, and Revenue, and allows for a wild card, partnership.

5 Things Your Association NEEDS in a Learning Management System

MembersClicks

That’s where a Learning Management System, or LMS, comes in. We’re willing to bet that your association has educational resources you’d like to share in an easy, organized and professional way with your members and industry stakeholders.

Eric Lanke: Leadership is a System Capacity

Eric Lanke

Leadership is a System Capacity. Heres the key passage, pulling directly on the work of Peter Senge, and again, the emphasis is mine: Leadership, paraphrasing Peter Senge, is defined as the systems capacity to shape its future. Leadership is a System Capacity. Eric Lanke.

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5 Fascinating Facts About MPAA’s 50-Year-Old Ratings System

Associations Now

The movie industry’s iconic system for rating mainstream films, used on roughly 30,000 films since its introduction five decades ago this week, is widely seen as a success, even if it does frequently court controversy. MPAA recently opened up about the system with a digital archive.

Bad Systems Can Make Good People Leave

Effective Database

In the past week I’ve met with two different associations who are struggling with their current AMS systems. That is, since the time the system was first implemented, many (if not all!) Did the staff leaving cause the system to break down (i.e., become less effective) or did the staff leave because the system was not working correctly? Bad systems can make good people leave.

Healthy Systems Embrace Tension and Conflict

Jamie Notter

So they sought to reduce backorders in the system, but the ALSO sought to reduce inventory at the same time. And this is how systems work. But setting up your improvement goals in this way reflects a clear understanding of how dynamic systems work.

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Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? Various technologies, including learning management systems for associations , can help to bridge the time between events, by enabling members to connect online. Integration with other Software Systems.

Meet WBT Systems in Austin for PersoniFest 2018!

WBT Systems

WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS ensures a secure integration with Personify360 as standard for all Personify users, providing engaging and personalized experiences for learners, while simplifying and automating the administration of learning programs. appeared first on WBT Systems.