Ask the Association Veteran Anything – October 2020

Blue Sky eLearn

What have organizations done to transform their business model as they deliver both webinars and virtual events? . A lot of organizations are sitting on their hands – not making any major business model shifts right now.

Association Learning System Rankings

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The Association market is by far, IMO, one of the top three markets, that as a vendor, you should be in. In the past, I’ve always listed the association mkt within the B2B/Customer Education, because it does fit nicely within. Before diving into the rankings and the explanation on this new approach to rankings, here are some interesting factoids about the association space. There are Professional (which most folks are aware of) and Trade associations.

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LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership. But how do associations accomplish this? Learning management systems have taken over how associations distribute and generate revenue from their professional development materials. But like everything else, not all association LMS platforms are created equal.

Content Curation & Association Education Strategy

Web Courseworks

In the Learning & Development world there has been a lot of buzz recently around content curation and the skills associated with being a curator. National associations or “communities of practice” have been in the business of content curation for many years: publishing journals, books containing the community’s body of knowledge, and face to face educational sessions. The post Content Curation & Association Education Strategy appeared first on Web Courseworks.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

CourseArc Announces Partnership with Griffin-Hammis Associates

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Griffin-Hammis Associates (GHA), a nationally recognized leader in Customized Employment training and technical assistance, announces the upcoming release of its newly revised Certified Business and Technical Assistance Consultant (CBTAC) course. The CBTAC course provides Community Rehabilitation Providers throughout the country with the tools they need to support prospective business owners with disabilities through all stages of business research, design, and launch.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

That was the goal when the DirectEmployers Association (DE) envisioned its new learning portal, DE Academy. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: Tell us about the DirectEmployers Association. We want DirectEmployers Association to be the go-to solution for contractors who need OFCCP compliance and talent acquisition information, resources and support. We know it can be difficult for busy professionals to find large chunks of time. The business models are fundamentally different.

TOPYX a Top LMS Solution for Associations

TOPYX LMS

TalentedLearning.com recently announced that TOPYX learning management system (LMS) made the Top 10 Association LMS Solutions in the World. Over 100 LMSs were reviewed to determine the top learning management solutions for associations of all sizes. Their research helps organizations at every stage of the learning technology lifecycle, including business case development, requirements identification, technology vendor selection, deployment and adoption marketing.

Association LMS Buying Companion

Talented Learning

But for association professionals, August brings another kind of opportunity. Many are designed to help associations educate their members more effectively and to develop an ecommerce training business. If you’re an association decision maker, how do you decide which learning technologies are the best fit for your particular needs? I hope this virtual “Association LMS Buyers Companion” helps you before, during and after the ASAE conference.

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

Prior to 2020, many associations relied heavily on in-person tradeshows, seminars and on-site training because they were historically popular offerings for both the association and the member. Over the last decade many associations slowly started to transform their offering to include some of their education, but rarely all their education, certifications and test prep online via an LMS. Many associations are discovering they are now behind their for-profit competitors.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

According to the most recent IRS reports, nearly 64,000 professional and trade associations are based in the U.S. I found out several months ago, when I hosted a roundtable with leaders from two prominent member-based organizations – Kevin Pierce , Manager of Digital Learning at The American Academy of Dermatology and Jake Gold , Director of Education at The Community Associations Institute. In 1970, there were only 10,000 associations representing 2 million residents.

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Years ago, while interning for a social media marketer, I was taught the value of social media to engage and attract business. Yet associations and organizations are slow to capitalize on these advertising venues assuming them to be unprofessional and lacking in their target audiences. So here are the facts, if you want to market your association to millennials, make it social. This generation of young professionals needs the bridge skills your association provides.

Valuing Your Association’s eLearning: Tips for Pricing Membership Education

Association eLearning

How do you decide what is a fair price for your association’s eLearning? The first consideration you should make when pricing your association’s online learning is how much value it offers your members. When content is interactive and audience specific, it helps drive the perceived value to learners and can yield a higher return for the association. Look to see if another association, university or training provider offers a similar course.

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

These dog days of summer invite us to relax and recharge before we jump into back-to-school activities and the fall business rush. But association executives look forward to August for a very different reason. ASAE is also the place to be if you’re interested in new association learning technology. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions featuring association community pace-setters. Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association.

5 Tips to Engage Gen Z and Millennial eLearners in 2020 and Beyond

Speaker: Nick DiMaso, Learning Content Manager and Technologist at BenchPrep

If 2020 hasn’t radically changed your approach to your learning program, it’s time to get in the digital learning game or risk being left behind. But if you’re searching for current, new ways to engage people online and keep your business thriving, look to your youngest learners. In the next 5 years, Millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce, and Gen Z is right behind them. To future-proof your learning program, make sure your content is designed with these young professional learners in mind.

4 Ways to Ensure Association Membership Renewal in 2020

Blue Sky eLearn

Many people join associations to meet other professionals in their field and take advantage of valuable networking opportunities. For these people, the cost of the membership is greatly justified by the value that the association brings, whether it’s through continued learning courses or large conferences with important speakers. . By focusing on digital engagements and online opportunities, your association can still provide value to your members.

6 Steps to Printing Money at Your Association with eLearning

Association eLearning

It’s no secret that associations want higher member retention, increased non-dues revenue, and a unique value-add members can’t get anywhere else. And how can associations generate a new, profitable revenue stream AND create higher member engagement? In this Webinar, Tom Morrison, CEO at the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) and Jack McGrath, President and Creative Director at Digitec Interactive come together to share the secret to “printing money” at your association with eLearning.

Tips for Marketing (Online Courses) To Your Association Members  

Web Courseworks

Associations and nonprofits share a marketing dilemma unlike traditional for-profit businesses. The target market and demographics for a business are centered around prospective clients and existing clients. Nonprofits and associations have a limited target audience, which consists of existing members, sponsors and exhibitors. Tips for Marketing to Association Members. To create interest and get association members to notice your opportunity, make it a big deal.

Setting up your Association’s eLearning

Association eLearning

If you’ve been tasked with implementing your association’s eLearning what are you going to do to make sure you don’t end up some place else? Here is my perspective on setting up your association’s eLearning: Assemble Your Assets Team. How would you like your Association Management System (AMS) to integrate with the Learning Management System (LMS). • You want members to recognize the value of the content provided in your Association’s eLearning.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

critical skills needed to achieve a specific business. design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. of addressing a business need. to solve the business problems that need solving.

Transform Learning into Profits for Your Association

Association eLearning

It’s a new year and a new opportunity to explore other means of non-dues revenue for your association. For years, associations have relied on annual sponsorships, conference and meeting fees and internet advertising to generate cash and offset higher operating costs. Now, with many associations getting into the “education business,” they are finding that they, too, can profit from selling education and training to both members and nonmembers.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. Not surprisingly, a 2018 survey of more than 1000 association members confirmed that career development is now the primary reason why most people join associations. However, only 53% relied on their association for those educational experiences. How can associations reverse this trend? What does this mean for associations?

Top 5 Things Associations can Learn from Corporate Training Departments

Association eLearning

Most associations have provided some degree of member education as part of their mission. And for associations, educational offerings can be a valuable source of non-dues revenue. But with the growth of new learning technologies and with members facing more and more change and a need for continual learning, associations are missing out on an even bigger opportunity. To grow this opportunity, associations can learn from corporate training departments.

Applying the DIKW Methodology to Education Offerings at Associations

Web Courseworks

Online courses, journal articles, and annual conferences are a large aspect of association and medical societies marketing campaigns. We need to take that “Information” and turn it into “Knowledge” To get to Knowledge, we start to connect those information points and see associations between them. For associations and medical societies, that can mean providing actual practice interventions which are actionable for your member today.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. to associate that content with the pre-existing schema in their brains, helping them to. As a busy L&D professional, you want to spend more. learning on business outcomes. true business impact.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Before the rise of social media and cloud computing, associations competed to attract new members — but only in a subtle “non-profit” sort of way. Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. Why Look to Associations?

OpenSesame announces partnership with the American Management Association to expand leadership, management, and business skills course library

OpenSesame

Enterprises can now leverage engaging, scenario-based elearning to develop employees’ leadership, management, and business skills. 27 May 2020 — OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced American Management Association (AMA) has been added to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to expand the leadership, management, and business skills offering. . About American Management Association. American Management Association (“AMA”?)

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

Talented Learning

I invite you to join Chad and me, as we compare notes about key technology trends and their implications for association software buyers. In particular, the center-of-gravity for association software has shifted from all-in-one AMS platforms to diverse ecosystems. We both help associations find software that meets their strategic needs, right? And why do you specialize in association software? So, what are the major technology components associations rely upon today?

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Before the rise of social media and cloud computing, associations competed to attract new members — but only in a subtle “non-profit” sort of way. Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. Why Look to Associations?

Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

Way back in 1953, when the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) first reported industry financial benchmarks, membership dues represented a whopping 96% of the typical organization’s revenues. In fact, by 2016, subscription income averaged only 45% for trade associations and 30% for professional associations. Currently, learning programs contribute nearly 25% of average non-dues association revenue, according to a 2017 Association Adviser poll.

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). Here’s why: As non-profit entities with a mission, associations aim to improve the world in countless ways by advancing ideas, people and professions. Once the only place to go for continuing education , associations now face serious competition from for-profit learning providers. This new landscape affects the status and influence of every association in its respective profession.

Association eLearning Guru

Web Courseworks

The association marketplace has caught my attention as a promising avenue for eLearning services. The market is as large and diverse as it can get— an association exists for almost all types of interests and businesses from the American Bar Association to the Knitting Guild Association. Professional consultant Jeff Cobb has positioned himself as an expert on eLearning and associations.

Proud Winners At The International eLearning Association Awards

eLearning Industry

Savv-e is proud to have partnered with the Royal Life Saving (RLS) to be winners at the 2020 International eLearning Association (IELA) awards in the Blended Learning—Business Division category.

Using Interviews to Build Your Online Course Business

LearnDash

Are you looking for a way to market your online course business but don’t want to write article after article? Influencers are often busy. It is a lot of work, but interviews can elevate your status and your business. The people who listen to your interviews will naturally begin to associate you with the people you talk to. The post Using Interviews to Build Your Online Course Business appeared first on LearnDash. business

Upcoming Webinar: Developing a Compelling Strategy for Your Education Business

Web Courseworks

A Sneak Peek at an Upcoming Webinar with Tagoras on March 26, 1 pm Eastern – In just two weeks, Web Courseworks will join Tagoras for a webinar on Developing a Compelling Strategy for Your Education Business. I have a strong interest in joining Tagoras for this webinar because of how impactful an education business strategy can be on the entire lifecycle of educational products. Of those associations that use technology for learning, under a quarter (23.4