The fact that the educational system in the United States is in disarray from the post-secondary system all the way down to the kindergarten level is heralding new opportunities for associations of all types. With disruptions coming at all levels from online learning to the advent of the MOOC movement no educational institution will be immune.
Complex workplaces require new combinations of skills and micro-credentialing is gaining new traction as a way for employers to measure skills attainment in multiple contexts. How can associations cope with and take advantages of openings being created by these changes?
In this session you will:
- Take a big-picture look at changes underway in the educational system.
- Examine new opportunities for associations to create radical value in this new marketplace.
- Explore the concept of micro-credentialing and why associations need to factor it into their current and future educational offerings.
Shelly Alcorn, CAE
Principal, Alcorn Associates Management Consulting
Shelly is a facilitator, trainer and speaker specializing in non-profit trade and professional associations. She conducts leadership and staff retreats, facilitates and designs tactical strategic solutions and speaks on critical issues faced by the association community and society. She is also the author of the Association Subculture blog. Find her on Twitter - @shellyalcorn.
Shelly was formerly the Executive Director of the California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) and Executive Director for the Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA).
Shelly has spent many years in association management with such organizations as the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE), California Automotive Wholesalers' Association (CAWA) and the California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA). She has extensive experience in board governance, chapter and component relations, government affairs, communications, finance, membership, endorsed programs, educational program design and the execution of conferences, meetings and events. Previously, Shelly owned and operated her own consulting practice that provided government affairs, ballot initiative campaign work, website design and grass roots lobbying program development for small associations.