LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

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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. One tried-and-tested way to keep members engaged is providing professional development opportunities – either to improve networking avenues for members or to support them in certification exams. But how do associations accomplish this? Business-driven Reporting.

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.

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Tips for Marketing (Online Courses) To Your Association Members  

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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. Include your network in marketing efforts. Network, network, network!

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. The social networking opportunities as well as ability to earn mass CEUs in a short time-frame were valuable member benefits and often a key differentiator to compete against the fully online, for-profit providers of continuing education. Top Association LMS Features.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Using Interviews to Build Your Online Course Business

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Are you looking for a way to market your online course business but don’t want to write article after article? Use these strategies to feed to marketing funnel and increase your enrollments: Networking: If possible, choose someone you know or are connected to for the first interview. Influencers are often busy. It is a lot of work, but interviews can elevate your status and your business. business

Is your eLearning business dependent on a fragmented network of software programs?

Academy of Mine

However, there is a risk associated with so much dependence: when technology goes awry businesses may suffer operational complications with major financial implications, with the added possibility of all business functions coming to a screeching halt (and business owners with massive headaches). In addition to your platform, as an eLearning professional you likely also rely on accounting software, marketing tools and other applications to operate your business. .

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. 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. Does this mean your association should part ways with your current learning management system?

Creating Connections: From Association Education to Employment

WBT Systems

The recent whitepaper, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, has generated significant conversation online about how associations need to lead change with education programs , as associations are uniquely poised to help bridge the growing gap between academic training and employers needs. Here we look at Lanke’s issues and explore some potential resolutions for both the association and its members.

Colorado Technology Association announces the 2015 APEX Awards nominees

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Denver, CO – The annual Colorado Technology Association APEX Awards celebrates Colorado’s outstanding technology innovators, connectors and leaders who have made important contributions to the industry in the past year. Since 2001, the Colorado Technology Association has hosted this prestigious event to bring together the technology community and celebrate the exceptional people, companies and accomplishments of the year. Platte River Networks.

A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation

CLO Magazine

analysis, at least 80 percent of companies acknowledge a critical need to redesign their traditional structure to create a network of experts for better, faster business decisions. For most organizations, creating an effective network of experts who share wisdom and execute business actions as a team requires a shift in organizational structure and culture as well as the adoption of a new type of technology.

Chicago Learning Impact Workshop & Networking Event

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Learn how to gather business outcome performance metrics to show association to learning programs. Discuss how to create and use business and activity metrics to associate and correlate to learning over time. This dinner offers attendees the chance to network while also enjoying great food and drinks. Event: Chicago Learning Impact Workshop. Date: Thursday, March 28th. Time: 10am – 4pm CST. Location: WeWork, 515 N.

NSGC Medical Association Goes Live with LMS

Association eLearning

NSGC promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communication and continuing medical education (CME). Digitec integrated Knowledge Direct with NSGC’s association management system, iMIS, to allow single sign-on authentication for members to seamlessly move between the learning portal and the association website.

Association Learning Blogs: Most Popular of 2016

WBT Systems

As we approach the end of June, and with a little inspiration from last week’s blog on Reflective Learning , we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the most popular association learning blogs of the first half of 2016. Retention is one of the most critical metrics for associations and membership organizations today, but what benefits truly increase value for association members and ensure they renew their membership?

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

Dear Associations, I am trying to get into a skilled labor position at company X. Dear Associations, Help! Associations, the letters above represent your prospective members, and what they want is a career. According to a 2014 Gallup survey , only 11% of business leaders believe that college graduates have the necessary skills and competencies to succeed in the workplace. I could have joined an association to get better. Check out our LMS for associations.

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

Increasingly, associations are adopting Learning Management Systems (LMS) to help simplify the administration and delivery of education and certification programs to a membership that is more geographically dispersed, increasingly busy, and dealing with a changing economy which can make it more difficult to attend meetings and conferences in person. Here we share a few often overlooked tips to help you make it easy for your members not just to use, but to love your Association LMS!

Turn sales associates into brand champions

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Once your product hits the store shelf, you start playing the trust game, where you trust the front line sales associates will do their best to represent your products and your brand to the customer. They’re all being represented by the same associates who often lack the knowledge and motivation to sell your brand over another. Brand advocates are informed, trained and motivated associates. Social media is too busy.

ASAE Annual 2014: An Interview with Kylee Coffman

Association eLearning

Kylee is an association leader who is passionate about building member communities, user experience, content strategy, mobile, and the impact of emerging technologies on business. Kylee Coffman: Seeing so many association friends and having a good time at the receptions! At Annual last year I was expecting my first baby and couldn’t enjoy the many receptions and vendor parties like I have in the past, where some of the best networking happens.

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. In the midst of COVID-19 , many associations are seeking alternative options for member collaboration with the cancellation or postponement of important conferences and meet-ups. Webinar on eLearning for Associations.

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

WBT Systems

How Does a Culture of Learning Help an Association? If you want to prepare your association for the future, you need lifelong learners to take you there—that’s the only way to stay competitive and agile enough to solve today’s problems and face tomorrow’s unknown challenges. SHRM says: “Companies with nimble learners can react quickly to disruptions, adapt to meet the demands of a changing business climate, and harness a wealth of ideas for new products, services and processes.”.

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Association eLearning

especially within those industries that are supported by professional associations. Continuing education is needed to address the crisis, but while most associations do provide education, a number of third-party suppliers have entered the marketplace as well. But if continuing education is readily available elsewhere, why should members continue to join associations? – Attracting new members to the association, while giving the labor force new career opportunities.

Benefits of a Digital Library for Associations and Non-Profit Organizations

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This has brought about a sea of change in the process of collection development, their organization, and accessibility, and organizations are increasingly trying to capitalize on this development for business purposes. 6 Reasons Why Non-Profit Associations Need a Digital Library. These organizations, which are more often than not nonprofit associations, still store their sensitive data in the form of hard copies. How to Create a Digital Library for Non-Profit Associations.

10 Unconventional Ways to Get More Value from Your Association’s LMS

WBT Systems

If your association’s learning management system (LMS) is only used by staff in the education department, you’re not taking full advantage of its potential. For each membership segment, identify their reasons for joining, problems they want to solve, resources they need, and how your association can help them achieve their membership goals. Quarterly live webcasts on a hot industry or career advancement topic with time for a Q&A session about the association.

14 Professional Development Opportunities Outside Work

KnowledgeCity

The business world is a naturally evolving environment with new processes, systems, standards and methodologies continually driving the way we do business forward. If you truly want to reach the next level professionally and personally, you need to invest in yourself to ensure the rapidly changing business world doesn’t leave you behind along the way. Find a Professional Association. Join an association that emphasizes professional development in its activities.

It’s a Wrap! ATD ICE 2017: It’s All About Connections with Chris Coladonato

Learning Rebels

Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks since ATD ICE 2017 ( here’s my wrap-up post ) and I think Chris’s guest post here is even more relevant now that the dust has had a chance to settle. I was able to connect with friends that I haven’t seen in a year, make new connections, meet some of my personal learning network in real life for the first time, make business connections, connect new ideas with existing knowledge and more! Connecting with the business.

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Make the Most of ASAE Annual 2013 Conference: An Interview with Jay Daughtry of Chatterbachs

Association eLearning

Jay is an association enthusiast and social media strategist that brings connections, innovation, and engagement to the Association world. Sarah Lugo: What is your networking secret weapon for ASAE Annual 2013? In my quest to be the most digitally connected man in the association world, I’ve realized just how powerful of a tool (that’s a lot friendlier term than “weapon”, don’t you think?)

The Nature of Business Tribes

CLO Magazine

In business, tribes are often social groups linked by a leader, shared purpose or goal, common culture or organizational boundary. Belonging to a tribe in business can infuse hope among team members and awaken collaborative instincts. Businesses can either become victims of this force or leverage tribal instinct for maximum business performance. As such, how leaders tell the story of a business has tremendous impact on how individuals create meaning and come together.

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

With so many blog posts and articles, how do you wade through all the predictions to uncover what trends will directly impact your association’s learning technology strategy this year? We’ve put together a quick summary of what the experts are saying about general trends for eLearning solutions and analysed how these might impact your association, so you can focus on innovating and developing your education programs in 2017. Trends Impacting Associations Right Now.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. As they advance in their careers and seek roles requiring leadership and higher-level communications skills, their development needs will likely not be met by ESL or Business English programs. From networking and small talk to relationship-?building

Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool

CLO Magazine

By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy. Therefore, dense networks are not always ideal.

Associations Have the Advantage in the Digital Badges Market

WBT Systems

Colleges and universities can’t adapt their curricula fast enough to meet the demand for new skills—but associations can. Associations are well-positioned to take advantage of the increased employer and learner interest in competency-based learning. WBT System’s Erin Pavane is presenting a session on digital badges next week at ORGPRO , the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ education and networking convention for professionals in the not-for-profit industry.

6 Challenges for Women Business Leaders

General Assembly

The business world is no longer just a man’s world. According to 2017 data from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), over 11 million U.S. As a woman entrepreneur, business leader, and the CEO and founder of the travel company Acanela Expeditions , I am incredibly passionate about female empowerment in the business arena. Below, I want to share six common challenges women business leaders face.

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.

Top 25 Training Topics for Small Business Employees

Pract.us

Simple steps, such as greeting a client when they walk into your business, replacing, “we don’t do that” with “here’s how we can help,” and following clear, effective escalation paths will improve your customer experience. His article focuses on hospitality businesses, but they can be applied to any company with customers. While good speaking skills make an impact face-to-face, a great deal of business gets done through writing. Knowing how to do business.

6 Essential Steps to Franchise Your Business Successfully

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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?