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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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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Transform Learning into Profits for Your Association

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, [...]

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Long Live Your Education Sessions: How To Repurpose, Repackage, and Reuse your Training Materials

The following is a guest post from Tom Morrison, an association CEO, professional speaker, and recipient of The Florida Society of Association Executives’ Association Executive Member of the Year Award for 2012. He is passionate about helping associations achieve true transformation for the future and build a REVOLUTION!   Over the last six years, if there is one [...]

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eLearning: A Solution to Workforce Readiness?

In The Atlantic magazine cover story “Making it in America” (January/Feb 2012), author Adam Davidson offers some hopeful and some dire predictions for the American worker. The bottom line? Unless we can better train our workers, a large proportion of the unskilled U.S. workforce may continue to be replaced through automation or off shoring. How [...]

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