What does the future hold for online education and knowledge management for your association?

It is well understood that eLearning, Web events and the sharing of knowledge is a critical reason members decide to join and continue to renew year after yer. Given this fact, how can you position your organization to succeed in the online education market and out perform others who are competing for the same community you are hoping to attract? How can you leverage your competitive advantages? What are the key decisions you need to make to position yourself for success in the coming years?

The purpose of the Education Innovation Series is to address key considerations for establishing and growing your online education. The series consists of five webinars that will take place from October to June. The next Webinar will be presented by Ben Martin on May 24th at 1:00 PM ET and is titled: A Community Approach to Learning: Cultivating Your Digital Habitat for Professional Development.

The Education Innovation Series Presenters Include:

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Wes Trochlil
President
Effective Database Management

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Aaron Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP, CTA
Founder and President
Event Garde

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Tracy King, MA CAE
Founder
InspirED, LLC

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Ben Martin
Chief Engagement Officer
Online Community Results

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Richard Finstein
CEO, CommPartners


  • Driving Interest for Education In Real-Time

    Learn how to drive interest for education using events that are trending and interesting from a real-time perspective. • Explore compelling real-life examples that introduce the SPIKE Method • Learn how to track positive sudden points of interest relevant to education and capitalize on them • Find out how to forecast negative issues so you can mitigate, manage or minimize them in advance • Discover how to scoop the news media and become the go-to source

Anytime Learning

  • Pros & Cons of Micro-Learning

    Is micro-learning a good fit for your organization? Learn the top advantages and disadvantages (in less than five minutes).

    Does micro-learning make sense for your organization? Want to know the pros and cons? In less than five minutes, education expert, Jeff Cobb, will share with you the top advantages and disadvantages.

    As the name suggests, this form of learning is brief, unlike traditional courses and conference sessions. The purpose is provide learners with small, bit-sized nuggets of content, whenever and wherever. As with anything, there are pros and cons and the goal of this micro-learning session is to share how it might work in your organization.

    Jeff Cobb

    Co-Founder, Tagoras

    Jeff Cobb has spent nearly two decades immersed in the global market for adult lifelong learning as an entrepreneur, consultant, teacher, and author. He has been at the forefront of learning technology trends and has developed deep expertise in helping organizations grow and improve their continuing education and professional development businesses.

    Jeff was co-founder and CEO of Isoph, a leading provider of e-learning technologies and services to associations. He has also served as senior vice president of business development for Quisic, an e-learning partner to top-tier business schools and fortune 500 companies, and vice president of business development for LearnSomething.

    Jeff is a vocal advocate of cradle-to-grave lifelong learning, an award-winning teacher, and author of multiple books, including Leading the Learning Revolution (AMACOM 2013). He currently serves on the governing board of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, to which he was specifically appointed as an education thought leader. He has previously served on the advisory board of Future Learning, the Professional Development Section Council of the American Society of Association Executives, the research committee of the eLearning Guild, and the editorial board of Innovate, a leading resource for information about innovations in learning and technology.

  • The Future Of Work: Six Radical Changes Disrupting The Next Decade

    Recorded On: 06/16/2015

    Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | Time: 3:00 ET, 2:00 CT, 1:00 MT and 12:00 PT

    jeffhurt.jpgChange is the constant. Chaotic environments the norm.

    Today is dramatically different than ten or twenty years ago. The line between work, play and leisure will continue to erode. Join Velvet Chainsaw Consulting's Jeff Hurt for his insight into the opportunities these changes create for associations.

    According to the technology research company Gartner, by 2020 more than 40% of an organization's work will be non-routine. During the next ten years six radical changes will disrupt traditional work. The need to adapt to these mega-trends will be imperative for success.

    Will you be nimble enough to adapt to these impending work changes and adjust accordingly?

    Today is dramatically different than ten or twenty years ago. Change is the constant and chaotic environments the norm. The line between work, play and leisure will continue to erode.

    According to the technology research company Gartner, by 2020 more than 40% of an organization's work will be non-routine. During the next ten years six radical changes will disrupt traditional work. The need to adapt to these mega-trends will be imperative for success. Will you be nimble enough to adapt to these impending work changes and adjust accordingly?

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Identify six radical work changes that will disrupt traditional work models.
    • Evaluate how these disruptors might benefit or hinder your work.
    • Distinguish how to take advantage of the opportunity hidden within these radical disruptors.

    Jeff Hurt

    Executive VP, Education & Engagement, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

    Jeff Hurt joined Velvet Chainsaw Consulting in January 2010. In 2012, he was recognized as the PCMA Educator of the Year. Jeff has worked in leadership roles with five associations, five government organizations and several companies in the education, events and meetings departments, including Meetings Professionals International and Promotional Products Association International, one of the top 50 shows in the industry.

    He is considered one of the leading authorities in the meetings industry on adult education, conference design, digital events and social media for events and associations. He speaks and blogs frequently about meeting and technology trends, the future of conference education, adult learning and all things meetings at velvetchainsaw.com.

    When we conceived the Elevate Learning Platform a primary objective was to foster the integration of knowledge from thought leaders with peer ideas and experiences to create a strong social learning environment. When you enroll in a webinar, you will immediately have the ability to join a forum discussion around the topic for this program. You have the option of receiving a notice each time someone posts to the forum. We expect our session leaders to support these discussions with their thoughts on their topic. What traditionally has been a 60 to 90 minute session can now evolve into a much more meaningful engagement.

    ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT
    You will be able to login 15 minutes before the event begins.

    Note that this program will be utilizing streaming audio (through your computer speakers).

  • The Future of Associating in The Age of Transformation

    What will it take for associations to thrive over the next decade and beyond?


    Jeff De Cagna

    In this virtual learning session led by Jeff De Cagna, you will learn how the fundamental human experience of associating--the deep and enduring rationale for the existence of associations--continues to expand and evolve in a world experiencing relentless transformation. By building an empathic understanding of the world in which your stakeholders live, you can develop your capacity to ask and answer more generative questions about the future of your organization. If your organization is not actively exploring possible responses to this question, you're running behind. The accelerating pace and intensifying impact of societal transformation is unforgiving. It will not slow anytime soon, and it certainly will not wait for you and your board to get your act together.

    The Future of Associating in The Age of Transformation

    Date: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 | Time: 2:00 ET, 1:00 CT, 12:00 Noon MT and 11:00 PT.

    Program Summary

    What will it take for associations to thrive over the next decade and beyond?

    If your organization is not actively exploring possible responses to this question, you're running behind. The accelerating pace and intensifying impact of societal transformation is unforgiving. It will not slow anytime soon, and it certainly will not wait for you and your board to get your act together.

    Are you ready to build a truly 21st century association?

    Above all else, leadership is an activity of purpose. Earning your status as a leader means being purposeful about forgetting the past and driving the challenging work of reinventing your organization for the very different world that is unfolding before our eyes.

    In this virtual learning session, you will learn how the fundamental human experience of associating--the deep and enduring rationale for the existence of associations--continues to expand and evolve in a world experiencing relentless transformation. By building an empathic understanding of the world in which your stakeholders live, you can develop your capacity to ask and answer more generative questions about the future of your organization.

    In the words of poet Mark Strand, "the future is always beginning now." It is time to make it happen for your association.

    Jeff De Cagna

    Chief Strategist and Founder of Principled Innovation LLC

    Jeff De Cagna is chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation LLC, located in Reston, Virginia. He is an author, speaker and strategic advisor for associations across North America and around the world. A well-known contrarian thinker on the future of associations, Jeff has been challenging orthodoxy and inviting senior decision-makers to pursue the generative work of transformation for more than 20 years.

    When we conceived the Elevate Learning Platform a primary objective  was to foster the integration of knowledge from thought leaders with peer ideas and experiences to create a strong social learning environment. When you enroll in a webinar, you will immediately have the ability to join a forum discussion around the topic for this program. You have the option of receiving a notice each time someone posts to the forum. We expect our session leaders to support these discussions with their thoughts on their topic. What traditionally has been a 60 to 90 minute session can now evolve into a much more meaningful engagement.

    ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT
    You will be able to login 15 minutes before the event begins.

    Note that this program will be utilizing streaming audio. (through your computer speakers)

CAE Approval


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CommPartners is a CAE Approved Provider. The program(s) linked here meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.