10 Future Work Skills to Teach Your Members

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Is your association helping members develop the work skills they need for the future? Associations have traditionally offered education on the competencies members need to excel in their industry or profession. For example, association management societies like ASAE provide education on competencies such as governance, chapter relations, and membership engagement. Self-care for association CEOs.

Lifelong Learning in the Freelance Economy

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47 percent of working millennials freelance now—a larger percentage than any other generation and another predictor of the growing freelance economy. Now’s the time for your association to start asking questions: How is the growth of the freelance economy impacting your association now? How could it impact your association in the next several years? Do you know how many freelancers are working in your profession and industry? In what capacities are they working?

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Learning Pathways: How to Fill Your Industry’s Skills Gap

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A learning pathway is a designated route through online classes, courses, and other educational programs that is designed to help someone achieve a learning goal, for example, prepare for a specific career or update skills. These companies know that people need to acquire new skills to hold onto their existing jobs, move into new jobs, and enter new careers. Benefits of learning pathways for learners and associations. Designing learning pathways at your association.

Aging Members Will Stick Around (& Keep Learning) Longer Than You Think

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Many associations operate with the assumption that they’ll lose these aging members to retirement. According to a Merrill Lynch/Age Wave study, nearly 50 percent of retirees want to continue working in retirement. One-third said they have to because they need the money, and two-thirds want to work to stay mentally active. will have more than 15 million new jobs but only 9 million people of working age (18 to 64) to fill those positions.