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6 Tips for Greener Events

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Nearly everything we do impacts the environment. Bicycling to work has a smaller carbon footprint than driving. It’s better to purchase locally grown produce than vegetables shipped across the country. The same goes for switching to renewable energy.

How Long Should Microlearning Be?

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A growing consensus suggests that microlearning will be the future of L&D. Tailor-made for millennials and Generation Z, this new philosophy of education seems set to dominate the world of online learning. We have easier access to information than ever before.

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Elevate: More Than an LMS

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You should choose your learning management system with care. After all, it will be the foundation of your association’s education strategy for years to come. Take this decision lightly, and you’ll pay the price.

Incentivizing In-Person Attendance at Hybrid Events

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The shift to Hybrid Events is as exciting for your attendees as it is for you. But whenever you step into new territory, you’re bound to feel some uncertainty as well. We’ve heard some concerns about the number of in-person attendees dwindling due to the permanent virtual component.

How Do You Measure the Success of Enterprise Learning?

Every organization measures ROI differently. With Thought Industries’ three pillars of learning in this white paper, you can identify what matters to your business, define KPIs and metrics, and see how other organizations measure success and impact.

2020 Considerations: Certification and Digital Credentialing

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As more and more learners migrate online and associations expand their LMS offerings, it’s time to consider creating a robust professional development experience by rewarding learners for accomplishing courses or personalized learning paths.

Pivoting In-Person to Virtual: Event Logistics to Keep

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This is a guest post written by Jordan Schwartz, president, and co-founder of Pathable, an event app and website platform for conferences and tradeshows. He left academic psychology for the lure of software building and spent 10 years at Microsoft leading the development of consumer-facing software.

Learning Strategies for New Members: Microcredentialing

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This is a guest post written by Tracy King, CAE. As CEO of InspirEd, Tracy King leverages her more than 20 years in workforce development consulting with organizations on education strategy and learning design.

Non-Dues Revenue: A Guide for Associations

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You’re always looking for ways to boost the revenue of your association. While membership dues can account for a big chunk of your organization’s income, they won’t cut it on their own. A 2016 report from ASAE found that membership dues accounted for 45.4%

Why Microlearning is Essential for Training

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Don’t be fooled by the small size of microlearning. It is a giant in L&D. Its uses range from K-12, to continuing education, to corporate training. Today, we’ll focus on the last.

The Ultimate Crash Course in eLearning Visual Design

Speaker: Connie Malamed, Founder of Mastering Instructional Design and Publisher of The eLearning Coach

Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist optimal retention. If you need rapid, easily actionable ways to improve your eLearning and slides, join this session to learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs.

The Millennial Attention Span: A Closer Look

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Our attention spans are shrinking. You’ve heard it before. It’s something repeated so often that many of us simply accept it as fact. But is it true? Are our attention spans really getting shorter? The truth is more complicated than you might suppose.

Hybrid Event Safety: A Brief Guide

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The events industry is at a crossroads. We can see the end of COVID-19, but we can still feel its sting. A return to in-person events has begun. Still, we have to remember: the pandemic isn’t over yet. A growing body of evidence indicates that SARS-CoV-2 will become endemic.

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Learning Strategies for New Members: Onboarding

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This is a guest post written by Tracy King, CAE. As CEO of InspirEd, Tracy King leverages her more than 20 years in workforce development consulting with organizations on education strategy and learning design.

Virtual Events and Their Implication on Sustainability

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Globally, July 2021 was the hottest month on record, according to the NOAA. We are experiencing the effect of climate change now. We should all do everything we can do be more sustainable—including in the events industry.

6 Tips to Transform Performance & Boost ROI with Video

Speaker: Don Schmidt - WW Sales Enablement Director, Inside Sales MongoDB

The power of video is working for a growing roster of organizations, whether working with a live mentor or scaling programs with artificial intelligence. Take advantage of this exclusive webinar to learn how to use video coaching to your advantage!

2020 LMS Considerations: Platform Organization and Taxonomy

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Imagine going to Amazon to purchase a new book and there is no search feature. You have to scroll through every single item Amazon sells until you come across the book you wanted. Phew, nightmare over.

How to Engage Learners in Your LMS: Tips and Tricks

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Your learners will get out of your Learning Management System (LMS) what they put into it. To make the most of any online learning platform, you need to engage learners virtually. LMS engagement initiatives will make the difference between an all-star elearning strategy and a middling one.

Picking the Right Hybrid Event Venue

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With virtual events dominating in recent memory, it’s been a while since you booked your last in-person venue. But events don’t look like they did pre-pandemic. They’ll be hybrid—a face-to-face experience with a significant virtual component.

Untangling Hybrid Event Synonyms

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The events industry is changing. With the first rumblings of effective vaccines and the end of COVID-19, the world began to look forward to a new era of events. Now, with vaccines proving to be effective and widespread, the future is now.

Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Baer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

What Unification Means to Us

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For years, CommPartners has existed at the intersection of events and education. We’ve offered Virtual and hybrid event services for well over a decade. In 2014, we launched our award-winning learning management system, Elevate. At a glance, these might strike you as two distinct offerings.

Feeding the Dragon: Five Reasons Why Your LMS is the Ideal Home for Your Hybrid Events

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The website English Language and Usage defines “feeding the dragon” as the pouring of resources into a self-perpetuating situation. In business terms, organizations develop self-perpetuating resources that we nurture and evolve to provide continuity and serve our communities.

What to Look for in an Association LMS

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Experts predict that the size of the global LMS market will increase by over 50% by 2025. What accounts for this? Increased demand. Our lives become more digitized by the day.

Virtual Audience Engagement at Hybrid Events: A Guide for Speakers

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Hybrid events are on the rise, and this should come as no surprise. They allow you to roll all the perks of a purely in-person or virtual approach into one unified educational experience. But they do come with a potential pitfall: failing to deliver on virtual audience engagement.

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Create Engaging Scenario-Based Training on ANY Budget

Speaker: Tim Buteyn - President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, Tim Buteyn of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions will explore how to optimize learner engagement with scenario-based training. You'll learn what makes up scenarios, how they benefit the learner, and why this is important to your organization. You'll also dive into real-world examples across a wide range of budgets and look at how typical training content can be completely transformed.

The Forgetting Curve: Explained

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People learn, and people forget. Sometimes, forgetting can seem inevitable. Think back to when you were in school. You stayed up all night cramming for an assessment, only to forget all the information you worked so hard to retain a few days later.

Hybrid Events 101

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Find out how to choose the right hybrid event platform for your organization. Then, how to make that event impactful. Blog customization engagement events management hybrid events Learning Management System livestream LMS marketing multi-media virtual conference

The Do’s and Don’ts of Badging

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When running a marathon or 5K, there is usually something that pulls you towards the finish line. Something that keeps you going to the next mile when you feel like giving up. Something that makes you want to do it all over again. For some, it may be the health benefits; for others, it may […].

Embracing the Future While Appreciating the Past

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By Richard Finstein Past: CEO / CommPartners Present: President, LMS and Managed Services Divisions, Cadmium “Innovation is the unrelenting drive to break the status quo and develop anew where few have dared to go.“

The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

5 Books to Inspire Leadership and Innovation

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In the spirit of today being World Book Day, we have compiled a list of some of our staff’s top book recommendations for e-learning leaders. These books fulfill different needs in our lives, whether it is to inspire or inform. Through reading, we can learn skills, adopt new perspectives, and experience personal growth. Books embody […].

Eyeballs Not Zzz: Keeping Virtual Learners Engaged

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Keeping your learners attention during a Virtual Conference or a Webinar can be a challenge. You had an awesome, 3-day conference planned with all these great activities to make your event interactive, but now you’re forced to go virtual.

3 Ways to Make Your Conference Website More Accessible

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Learn about ways to make your conference site fully accessible from guest, Mike Doane.

How to Create Microlearning with Elevate LMS

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Microlearning is one of the biggest buzzwords in online learning. If you’re already familiar with the e-learning space, you don’t need us to tell you that. Breaking learning down into bite-sized chunks is intuitive, fun, and—most importantly—it gets results. You don’t have to take it from us. Take a look at the research. Brief bursts […]. Blog Education elearning Elevate LMS microlearning Online Education

Discover What Stage Your CE Program is in and the Next Steps for Tomorrow’s Growth

Get the Customer Education Maturity Model Self-Assessment to quickly determine which of the 5 maturity stages your program is in today and then identify the next high-impact initiatives to undertake to advance to the next stage of program growth.

7 Things to Prepare For Your Virtual Conference Kick-Off Meeting

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One of the first steps in hosting a Virtual Conference with CommPartners is to meet with an Event Producer for a kick-off call. You likely went over some details during the sales call, but now will you dive more in-depth with your producer to take your conference to the next level.

Event Feedback: Beyond Attendee Evaluations

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Event Feedback: Beyond Attendee Evaluations Organizations of all sizes and interest groups can benefit from hosting or sponsoring live conferences and events. They help you connect your people with each other and with information.

Going Virtual with Kate On-Demand Here!

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Going Virtual with Kate is a weekly chat on Facebook Live with CommPartners’ Kate Ratcliffe. Kate discusses popular topics, answers questions, and shares ideas about all things virtual events during this time when many organizations are going virtual with their events.

2020 LMS Considerations: Wrap-Up

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This year we took a deeper look at several considerations that providers should apply to their LMS to support their learning community while increasing impact and reach in 2020.

Drips, Bots, and Blogs: A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning Reinforcement

Speaker: Shannon Tipton, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Rebels LLC

Today's work culture requires giving people the ability to control when and where they participate in their professional development. Learn how you can provide valuable, self-directed bites of learning content (and strategies to make that content stick) in this webinar!