Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations

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. [...]

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What Millennials Want from Member Education

  Q3. What type of education offerings does the incoming generation want and how is what they want different from other generations? #assnchat — Association Chat (@assnchat) June 3, 2014 This question caught my eye in a recent association chat on Twitter. As a member of the incoming generation, I think it is crucial to [...]

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Getting Your Association’s Board Behind Online Learning

For many associations and nonprofits, a new eLearning initiative requires approval from their board. Understandably, some association executives have anxiety about the type of resistance they may face when presenting online learning to their board for the first time. eLearning may not be a term your “old school”  board is even familiar with. Or perhaps [...]

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How to Compete with FREE eLearning

Everyone loves free. Free coffee, free Wi-Fi, just about anything “free” is good, right? Not necessarily. And if your association has plans to sell your next online course or webinar, you might not be too excited to hear your competitor is offering a similar product for free. How can you possibly compete with free? Who [...]

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When to Bring Your Association’s Continuing Education Online

The following is a guest post from Moira Edwards, President and Consultant at Ellipsis Partners. She is knowledgeable in associations’ use of continuing education and strategic application of technology implementation. When developing continuing education, you typically look to provide high value to your members while keeping costs as low as possible.  You repurpose content in ways that get the [...]

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