Cadmium University

Learning & Community: Together at Last

Recorded On: 10/12/2017


The benefits of social learning have been widely discussed over the past several years. Sponsors of private communities recognize the power of peer to peer sharing of ideas when combined with knowledge from experts. But, most organizations continue to present their education in a separate and distinct area.

This session will review the approach taken by CommPartners and Higher Logic to foster community driven learning. We’ll be joined by Elizabeth Bicer, Education Director from Peak Grantmaking to discuss how her organization made the decision for a unified offering.

In this webinar we will present:  

•   The power of social learning and insights into the benefits of an integrated approach
•   Specific ways to bring a social learning framework to your education programs
•   Examples of what's possible through the work of Higher Logic and CommPartners

Andy Steggles

President & Co-Founder, Higher Logic

Andy is a frequent thought leader and keynote speaker at conferences and events, traveling the globe to educate professionals about the importance of collaborative software, the cloud and the impact technology makes on the community it serves. At Higher Logic, his guidance helps clients experience these profound impacts.

Prior to co-founding Higher Logic, Andy owned and built a profitable software business whose primary focus was on member-to-member collaboration technologies. It was this software, when combined with complementary software which his business partner, Rob Wenger had built, became the heart of the Higher Logic platform.

Before starting his software company, Andy spent ten years serving as the Chief Information Officer at the Risk & Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) where he headed their technology and social strategy initiatives. From 1986–1996, Andy served in the Royal Navy, which allowed him to travel internationally around most of the world including the Arctic and Antarctic. He returned from a three-year tour in Hong Kong to study Computing in Business at Brunel University in London.

Elizabeth Bicer

Education Director, PEAK Grantmaking

Liz leads the PEAK Grantmaking Learning Program Department and is focused on creating learning opportunities and environments that will empower and inspire you to make a lasting impact on your organization and profession.

Liz is a seasoned education professional with expertise in the planning and implementation of online and in-person training programs. She is responsible for all education programs and content for PEAK Grantmaking conferences, workshops and online resources.

She has over 20 years of experience in higher learning and not-for-profit association management. She brings experience in strategic learning design, technology development, association governance and membership recruitment and retention. Liz earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bay Path College and a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University.

Richard Finstein

President, LMS and Managed Services Division, Cadmium & Former CEO of CommPartners

Rich founded CommPartners as a provider of online learning services and events in 1994. His vision was to create a culture where people could learn, advance their careers and have fun. He has a passion for helping clients connect with their communities through education. Rich graduated from the University of Maryland and did his graduate work at Marymount University in instructional design. He now lives in Columbia, Md., with his wife of over 35 years. He has two grown children. Rich enjoys marathon running, biking, tennis and rooting for Baltimore sports teams.

LIVE Webinar
10/11/2017 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 10/12/2017
10/11/2017 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 10/12/2017