How Can Your Association Build a Successful Learning Program? Top Tips

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Association professionals, what’s the best advice you’ve heard about how to develop and deliver great instructional programs? Today, we feature ideas for non-profit and association leaders. The post How Can Your Association Build a Successful Learning Program?

How to Create a Fundraising Training Program for Association Staff

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The benefits of an online learning platform for associations are abundant. For example, an online learning platform gives association staff easy access to training, provides a variety of engaging courses, promotes collaboration, and can save associations money. An online learning platform, such as a learning management system , can also help association leaders deliver a fundraising training program to improve revenue.

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How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

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According to the most recent IRS reports, nearly 64,000 professional and trade associations are based in the U.S. Over the past few years, I’ve helped more than 50 organizations choose a learning platform as a backbone for continuing education programs. JAKE SAYS: Over the past few decades, community associations (homeowners associations and cooperatives) have experienced explosive growth. Now 20% of Americans are part of a community association.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

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That was the goal when the DirectEmployers Association (DE) envisioned its new learning portal, DE Academy. If you don’t fully understand your audience’s learning needs, preferences and behaviors, your program is at risk. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: Tell us about the DirectEmployers Association. About 97% of these member organizations are government contractors that must meet Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requirements.

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.

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.

Software for Associations | 15 Platforms to Consider

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Your association is responsible for creating engagement opportunities—from continuing education courses to conferences and events—to help your members grow in their careers and meet like-minded professionals in related fields. Association management encompasses all activities related to achieving these goals, including program development, member communications, and recruitment. Association Management System (AMS) Software for Associations.

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

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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. But with so many options, how can you select the right solution for your continuing education programs? WEBINARS – In-depth sessions featuring association community pace-setters. Modern Certification Programs – With Arleen Thomas of AICPA. 7) How are associations preparing for the future?

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. CourseArc customers include encompassing K-12 school districts, state-level K-12 virtual learning organizations, community colleges, four-year institutions, graduate programs, nonprofits, and other training organizations.

Association Learning Technology

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The new brand came to a head for Web Courseworks as we prepared for the roll-out of the new version of our LMS, CourseStage, and progression as industry leaders in the learning technologies and association managed services markets. Part of this advancement of our identity that we are especially excited to share is this new blog dedicated to sharing insights and industry news related to association learning technology. Association Learning Technology

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.

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

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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 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

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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.

Measuring Your Association’s eLearning ROI

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There is a lot of talk about the return on investment (ROI) of eLearning within the corporate training and development world, but less emphasis is put on this performance indicator in the association space. Still, whether your organization is not-for-profit (or what I prefer to call “for purpose”) or not, it’s important to understand where your eLearning investment is most impactful and how it has helped your association meet its goals. What’s your association’s potential?

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

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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.

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.

Association LMS – Yes or No?

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Association LMS – Yes or No?: You Might Not Need an LMS I receive calls from associations who insist they need an LMS when they already have the software systems to deliver their informal professional development programs. eLearning aLearning association elearning formal learning informal learning Jon Aleckson LMS Web CourseworksThe Truth Is….

What makes an Association Education Program Successful?

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There is an association for every profession, trade, and interest. In the United States alone, there are tens of thousands of associations and non-profit organizations working to support, develop, and advocate for their respective members and industries. Many of these associations offer some form of professional development, continuing education, or training to both members and non-members, and increasingly this includes an online learning element.

3 Tech-Powered Tips to Improve Your Association’s Events

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When it comes to your association, successfully managing your event programming can be a major challenge. Pulling off an excellent association event takes time, effort, and expertise, and it’s no wonder that organizations like yours look toward tech solutions for ways to make this process easier. Luckily, with the right tools, your association can make major improvements to your event management strategy. Leverage data insights to improve your program.

When and How to Select an LMS for Your Association

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Successful education programs within an association entail harmonizing a diverse array of software systems. Associations must be familiar with the tools at their disposal. A Learning Management System (LMS) can be a crucial asset for managing education programs. Because every association’s learning mission is unique, there is no single strategy for success. The post When and How to Select an LMS for Your Association appeared first on Web Courseworks.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

to associate that content with the pre-existing schema in their brains, helping them to. Where learning and development programs used to be seen as. report on the effectiveness of its learning programs. Authoring tools have the potential to help transform learning programs and.

Setting up your Association’s eLearning

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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. So, it’s important to assemble a team that can provide advice about your membership, IT, marketing, conferences, and, of course, the current educational programs.

Transform Learning into Profits for Your Association

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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.

Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations

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There’s a huge skills gap problem facing our nation today, but this crisis represents an opportunity for associations to reinvent themselves and compete with traditional suppliers of higher education. I was recently asked to present on the skills gap issue and the opportunities it creates for associations at the ASAE Great Ideas conference in Orlando. How do these problems represent an opportunity for associations? Who are the Subject Matter Experts within your association?

6 Steps to Printing Money at Your Association with eLearning

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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.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

term more often than not describes the development of a full program. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? are the associated symptoms? XYZ Fire Association is a network of. The association’s mission is to provide. design a training program focused.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

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In this post, we have collected some articles that we think will be interesting for associations, and that touch on some of the challenges and opportunities for association education programs today. Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To. Connectivity is replacing knowledge – association education must facilitate feedback, understanding and application to provide true value.

Top 5 Things Associations can Learn from Corporate Training Departments

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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.

Taxonomy 101 from an Association Learning Technology Perspective

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Professional associations have a mandate to present and offer well-organized content and information to their communities of members and practitioners, but the process of creating and maintaining informational schemes that are relevant to end users doesn’t always overlap with designing to meet basic administrative needs. Here are a few basic considerations for associations looking to build better taxonomies in an LMS: Explore the feature set of your LMS.

Student Memberships: How Associations Can Fill Skills Gaps for Grads

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Joining a trade association or professional society is one avenue for helping realize those opportunities. I didn’t know anything about associations, let alone that many of them offer certifications in areas I’m interested in. If a senior or recent alumnus finds a topic that grabs their interest, and feels they have the hard skills to pursue a career in it, I would encourage them to join a related association and investigate certification programs, regardless of their college major.

Tips for Preserving Your eLearning Programs

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To preserve the online education programs and processes I worked so hard to put in place! So, for the sake of your educational programs and all your hard work, start building your binder*! A general timeline or calendar of your program year. Your program’s SMAR goals or KPIs. Essential usernames and passwords needed to access programs. Month-to-month graphs and year-over-year summaries that demonstrate your program’s growth and trajectories.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, a recently published whitepaper, outlines the potential for Associations to lead a much needed change in the current education industry. The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing.

Certification vs. Certificate Programs: Which Is Right for Your Association?

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Certification vs. Certificate Programs: Which Is Right for Your Association? Read more about Certification vs. Certificate Programs: Which Is Right for Your Association

7-Steps to Creating a Coaching and Mentoring Program Two: Design the Program

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A coaching or mentoring program is an important way for an organization to take an interest in its associates, train them, and let them know that there is someone out there to help them. In our first discussion about creating a program, you learned that you have to define whether the program will be coaching or mentoring, as well as define the goals of the program. You may be surprised – some of these steps are exactly like designing a training program.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

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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?

Don’t Undervalue Association Training Programs!

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When pricing your association’s training offerings, it is important to assess their value, and then price accordingly. Many associations are guilty of devaluing online learning courses and webinars as there is typically less administration overhead and no hard costs associated with things like booking a room or organizing lunch, so the event is perceived as creating less of an impact.