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Hiring a Technology Consultant

Web Courseworks

These problems usually have a direct and measurable effect on the business value being delivered by the technology group, and certainly can cause angst amongst the rest of the business leadership. Lack of forthcoming solutions can limit the business’ bottom line, and it can even have a negative impact the careers of the technology leaders. Hiring a technology consultant may be the solution. I think back to when I managed a stable of consultants in the Milwaukee market.

CourseArc Announces Partnership with Griffin-Hammis Associates

CourseArc

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.

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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. Many associations are discovering they are now behind their for-profit competitors.

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. Talented Learning, led by CEO, John Leh, is a research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of enterprise learning technology solutions. See more reasons why TOPYX LMS is perfect for associations.

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. JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in. The business models are fundamentally different.

How Can Company Leaders Be Benefitted from Hiring Mining Consultants

Learnloft

When it comes to managing projects, mining consultants play a vital role. Whatever the industry is, mining consultants are responsible for managing the entire department relationship with external and internal business partners.

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.

Software Demo Tips: What Works? Ask an LMS Selection Consultant

Talented Learning

For nearly 5 years, our consultants have been on a mission to help extended enterprise LMS buyers make better purchasing decisions. We obsess about every facet of the LMS market so our clients can more effectively attract, engage and educate learning audiences of all types – B2B and B2C customers, channel partners and contractors, employees, association members, continuing education students and the public-at-large. Business model and licensing strategy.

Offline Marketing for Online Courses with High Ticket Ecommerce and Consulting Business Expert Sayan Sarkar

LifterLMS

Learn about offline marketing for online courses with high ticket ecommerce and consulting business expert Sayan Sarkar in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Sayan has experience in scaling eCommerce businesses, specifically in the health industry and supplements niche. His company Sark Media Direct is where he teaches people how to start and grow a successful health, eCommerce, or consulting business.

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? There are steps you can take to make sure you have the appropriate assets and knowledge base to make your eLearning Business a success. Here are the four main components that make an eLearning business thrive or dive. If you want a healthy eLearning curriculum for your learners you will want to focus your research and development on: Where is your eLearning content coming from?

Association LMS Report & the Entrepreneurial Jeff Cobb

Web Courseworks

recently released a report focused on learning management systems for associations. I am writing about the LMS Report because it is an invaluable guide for associations considering a business model involving eLearning. Often educators, especially those who achieve success researching and teaching in the higher education market, dream of private sector opportunity. This new venture stemmed from what he saw as an important need for information in the association sphere.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Almost always, we find association leaders who are unsure about precisely where social functionality should fit into their learning strategies, and which social features are best for their members’ needs. Public social media vs. private association social learning?

Associations: Should You Move to a New LMS for Continuing Education?

Talented Learning

But case after case demonstrates that a state-of-the-art learning infrastructure leads to a demonstrable business advantage. It also means that independent learning technology consultants like me are enjoying pretty good job security these days.). For example, consider the association segment of the LMS industry. Only a few years ago I was writing about how smart associations were adopting LMS technology as a foundation for continuing education programs.

4 Stages of a Learning Business

Web Courseworks

OrgCommunity and Web Courseworks are excited to present the closing webinar of the Spring eLearning Thought Leaders series, The Learning Business Maturity Model , featuring Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras. Tagoras is a research and consulting firm for associations and organizations who focus on lifelong learning. In 2016, Tagoras unveiled the Learning Business Maturity Model. The Learning Business Maturity Model may never cease to change.

Aragon Research & Meridian Host Webinar on Changing Your LMS

Meridian

Award-winning learning technology provider Meridian Knowledge Solutions will host a live webinar with leading advisory firm Aragon Research for companies who are considering a search for a learning management system that better meets their needs. is a complimentary virtual event scheduled for Thursday, December 10th at 1pm EST. The webinar will feature Jim Lundy, CEO and lead analyst of Aragon Research and Patrick Devlin, Chief Business Development Officer at Meridian.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Is your association a learning organization? Do any of these themes sound familiar to your association? Though the label of ‘learning organization’ is more usually applied to corporate organizations, the concept is becoming more relevant to associations, especially in light of several recently published whitepapers that highlight the need for changes in the provision of continuing professional education and the levels of technology usage by association members.

5 Reasons Why Associations and Training Companies Should Use an eLearning Platform

eThink Education

Associations and other companies that provide some form of education or training can benefit from implementing an eLearning platform to support initiatives like professional education, certification and membership success. Consult experts to help navigate the LMS market.

MODERN LEARNING STRATEGY: BECOMING A BUSINESS PARTNER

PDG

Scenario A: A Learning team accepts projects as business requests. A recent Association for Talent Development (ATD) survey of talent management professionals found that only 42% of companies have talent management strategies that are aligned with their business strategies.

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MARGIE MEACHAM: Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. In my research for my latest book, AI in Talent Development, I discovered that chatbots are an underused alternative.

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The Future of Store Associate Training: Why retailers need a better approach

Axonify

As one of the few learning technology companies in attendance, it was the perfect opportunity for the Axonify team to address one of the most pressing issues facing retailers today: how to enable their front-line associates with the right knowledge to drive better results. Companies are struggling to give employees training that sticks, keeps up with the pace of business, and drives real bottom-line impact.

Your Association Members & Customers Have an Ear for Podcasts

WBT Systems

It’s time your association gets a podcast too. Like associations, there’s a podcast for every topic you can imagine. In its annual podcast consumer report , Edison Research said podcast listeners are predominately 18 to 54 years old, affluent, educated, and employed full-time. New listeners are highly likely to become regular listeners, according to Bridge Ratings Media Research , increasing their consumption as time goes on.

The Future of Store Associate Training: Why retailers need a better approach

Axonify

As one of the few learning technology companies in attendance, it was the perfect opportunity for the Axonify team to address one of the most pressing issues facing retailers today: how to enable their front-line associates with the right knowledge to drive better results. But retailers, in particular, are seeing firsthand how their associates can make or break a sale, depending on their level of expertise.

How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. Maybe it wasn’t designed for associations in the first place. Or, it doesn’t have the functionality to allow your online learning business to grow. Your argument for a new LMS has to be rock solid, so first we’re going to explain how to prepare a business case for a new LMS. This won’t come as a surprise: preparing a business case takes time.

Making the Business Case for Learning Technology

Degreed

Once you’ve determined your organization needs a new tool or technology, how do you build the business and investment cases to show leadership the clear path towards the changes that need to occur? Dani Johnson, VP of Research at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting, recently spoke with 3 learning leaders from Disney, AT&T, and Airbnb to learn more about their individual journeys with technology. Our business cases were not easy, but they’re a necessity.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Specifically, today we focus on top learning and certification solutions used by trade and professional associations , mission-driven non-profits, commercial training providers, trade schools and subject matter experts. For most continuing education providers, creating and selling content is their primary business, so the underlying infrastructure is absolutely mission critical. 2019 Awards List: Best Continuing Education & Association Learning Systems.

Content Marketing: What Every Learning Practitioner Needs to Know

Talented Learning

I hand-picked this collection of posts because I think they’re particularly useful for anyone involved in offering educational content to customers, business partners, suppliers, association members or even employees. By Michelle Linn , Co-Founder, Mantis Research. By Miranda Miller , Consultant, Miranda-Miller.com. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

6 Essential Steps to Franchise Your Business Successfully

GoConqr

Franchising is a great approach to scaling a business; when your product or service has already found a niche in a market where it’s successful, it’s natural to look for ways to take full advantage of its potential and continue your organizational growth. For that reason, we offer 6 steps to franchise your business successfully. How do I franchise a business successfully and safely? Is your business prepared?

Email is Cheap, but isn’t (Always) the Answer

Association eLearning

Partnering with Professional and Trade Associations, Meagan consults and develops programs to move the needle in membership marketing & engagement, event marketing & sponsorship/exhibit sales. . When it comes to appropriate marketing strategy for your association, processes can look different from one organization to the next – although, there is a ton of overlap in the methods used. Launch a blog: Your association has a lot to say.

Learning Events: 10 Ways to Level Up Your Content Programming

Talented Learning

Historically, associations built educational content programming around live location-based events. And with the arrival of innovative virtual learning technologies like live streaming and webcasting, many associations are racing to offer continuing education in a variety of new forms. Throughout her career, Jessica has collaborated with many of the company’s 13,000 association and non-profit clients as they developed and delivered successful learning programs.

Caveat Auditor: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Modern Business Training

Adobe Captivate

The skill of critical thinking in modern business is often described as desirable when asking employers what it is that they are looking for in new hires (Hart Research Associates, 2013). In this article, I’ll explore why critical thinking skills are so important to modern business, and in a series of activities that follow I’ll explore some methods that might prove useful for expanding the critical thinking skills of incoming employees. Hart Research Associates.

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LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. We founded this blog to research the industry and provide fiercely independent reporting and analysis of learning for measurable business impact. One of those opportunities was with SpongeUK , where I explained how LMS innovation is helping businesses create new revenue streams.

Customer Engagement Metrics: What Marketers Can Teach Learning Pros

Talented Learning

In other words, according to Gallup research , engagement metrics matter. Business Implications. Business growth comes in two fundamental ways: When you acquire new customers and when you expand your overall footprint among those you already serve. Most research supports the claim that acquiring new customers is more expensive than retaining current customers. Without customers, you don’t have a business.

Business Guide: How To Operate A Franchise Successfully

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Franchising is a great approach to scaling a business; when your product or service has already found a successful niche in a market, it’s natural to look for ways to take full advantage and seek to continue your organizational growth. To help reduce these concerns and give you the reassurance that you succeed, we’ve identified 6 steps to franchise your business successfully. How do I franchise a business successfully and safely? Is your business prepared?

17 AWESOME RESOURCES ON MICRO LEARNING

Learnnovators

This approach aligns with research that proves we learn better when engaged in short, focused sessions, than hour-long sessions that cause information overload. Micro-Learning Impacts : This contains seven interesting case studies that demonstrate how participants at Training Magazine Events applied micro-learning ideas to produce measurable business results. Associations/Events/Meet-ups. Custom E-Learning Learning Consulting M-Learning Micro-Learning Mobile Learning B.J.

Why Is Learning And Development Failing To Produce Consistent ROI For Businesses?

The Game Agency

Consulting firms Allen Interactions and Problem Solutions recently launched the Behavior Catalog to help companies like Delta Airlines and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) identify how their employees’ behaviors affect their businesses. The Behavior Catalog creates a detailed collection of discrete behavior targets and organizes them into chapters of essential business outcomes (positive, negative, strategic).

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