Implementing a new learning management system is exciting, but as with every new tech deployment, staff will need instruction in how to use and manage it well. Sarah Butler, training officer and QA engineer at WBT Systems, explains what an effective LMS training looks like.
Good intranet design matters to workers more than you might realize. Also: a way to mimic the spontaneity of in-person events.
Take advantage of preexisting features to make your content accessible to the hard of hearing and visually impaired. Also: the key to an effective online learning program.
Flexibility and transparency will help brands communicate well right now. Also: Even during tough times, good things are probably still happening at your association.
How to make sure your content is reaching your audience. Also: Don’t forget about members until it’s time for them to renew.
Dividing your days into blocks of time can help you stay focused on specific tasks. Also: Boost your email marketing efforts with landing pages.
Focusing on personal goals and aspirations can make you a better worker. Also: Prepare employees for remote work.
How learning to let go of perfectionism can improve productivity. Also: what young members expect from their associations.
What it takes to connect with diverse audiences through inclusive marketing. Also: How your association can help industry professionals deal with mental health issues.
Encourage membership renewals from lapsed members with these three strategies. Also: how to drown out the distractions and improve concentration at work.
To grow professionally and organizationally, encourage your team to participate in a deeper level of work. Also: how to market a family-friendly event.
How data can help create a more inclusive workplace. Also: a sustainable approach to professional development.
Don’t leave your team hanging: When transitioning to remote work, provide resources to help employees adapt. Also: meeting trends for 2020.
If a third party wants to throw your association a fundraiser, great! Just make sure it follows your fundraising guidelines. Also: Should your AMS be a customizable or configured model?
If you’re not careful, coworking could swallow up your organizational culture. Also: an interesting privacy strategy from Apple.
The Google-developed email protocol is starting to emerge in the wild—complete with big name companies putting their stamp on the feature. Also: Common questions people have after reading the news.
Nonmembers are searching for continued learning programs, too. Don’t exclude them by marketing only to members. Also: why meeting planners should collaborate with digital marketers.
Membership retention goes beyond providing value—accessibility and public image play a role, too. Also: Understand attendee goals before your next meeting.
Outlining new organizational initiatives can be a daunting task. Here’s where to start. Also: Be flexible on how members pay dues.
For an effective education program, your organization has to find the delivery method members are looking for. Also: making gig workers out of your team.
In a time of political division, knowing who your members are and following through on your mission is more important. Also: Find your competitive edge in education.
Inviting industry partners to join your community pushes its mission forward. Also: Online communities meet organizational and member needs.
Submissions have historically been used to determine education sessions, but a new emphasis on knowledge curation is taking precedent. Also: Create an engaging meeting website.
Want the director of the NIH to speak at your conference? Women better be included, too. Also: Can associations cure loneliness?
Sometimes members leave. But if your association seems like it’s suffering a mass exodus, it’s time to investigate why. Also: how team mindfulness can eliminate workplace conflict.
In an age of student debt, many young professionals are turning away from college. That’s where association credentialing and certificate programs come in. Also: tech and the member journey.
Drowning in data? Add these housekeeping tips to your data management plan. Also: improving the certification exam experience.
Hosting a joint meeting with another organization can come with big benefits—as long as you’re on the same page. Also: the metrics that planners should be tracking.
Accessibility standards are always changing. To keep your organization inclusive, your website needs to be usable by everyone. Also: Design a positive future for your association.
With improved scanner technology, the TSA will soon no longer require travelers to remove laptops and other items from carry-on luggage. Also: Your learning management system’s role in volunteering.
A needs assessment isn’t a once-a-year (or longer!) gig—it’s something your association should be focusing on habitually. Also: networking opportunities for remote employees.
Updating your tech toolkit this year? Improve your strategies with data-driven solutions. Also: how meetings affect planners’ well-being.
Your members’ employers no longer just prefer someone with soft skills—they’re a requirement. Develop a training curriculum to help members drive the industry forward. Also: the one trait missing from your content strategy.
To improve workplace environments, leaders should promote a culture of speaking up. Also: ideas for more inclusive events.
Long, unintelligible URLs can make it hard to differentiate real URLs from fake ones. Now, Google wants to change how URLs are conveyed to make the web easier to navigate. Also: Avoid these video mistakes.
A clever digital promotion by Walmart highlights the way digital experiences can have a real-world feel. Also: lessons from an AMS/LMS integration.
Associations are always changing. A learning strategy can help your team understand how to effectively deliver value. Also: questions to ask before creating an online community.
As environmental awareness grows in the meetings industry, planners need a holistic approach to going green. Also: understanding certification credentials.
To prime future leaders, create a talent development system focused on leadership fundamentals. Also: ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition, as it looked 98 years ago.
Get your creative wheels spinning; the American National Standards Institute is hosting a haiku competition ahead of its 100th anniversary. Also: a crowdsourced take on the ASAE Annual Meeting.
Don’t let boredom encroach on your next meeting. Here’s how to shake things up at your events. Also: how to get started with a content strategy.
A new approach to funding philanthropic organizations adds a layer of accountability. Also: Should you sell your education offering to corporate members?
A meetings website with all the right elements can attract more people to your next conference. Also: How to keep online students engaged.
An outdated website can put your visitors’ data at risk and cause them to mistrust you. Also: How to implement a culture of learning at your organization.
Avoid turning away potential members by making sure you’re asking prospects about their needs and interests. Also: So your online course failed. Now what?
The latest digital educational trends may make you rethink your membership offerings. Also: notes on a blackout at one of the world's most popular tradeshows.
How one well-known company that dropped its iconic magazine is bringing it back—in podcast form. Also: the hard part of selling professional development.
Here's why the post-event learning strategy is so valuable. Also: Don't be afraid to reboot your community.
Maximize your online learning offerings by helping your members become digitally ready. Also: Everything you know about password best practices is probably wrong.
In a crowded educational market, associations need to go the extra mile to stand out. Also: Here's how to make the most of a leave of absence.
Being a little more flexible with your business travel policy may keep your millennial employees happy. Also: Prepare your members for the future by teaching them these soft skills.
Now the Events Industry Council, the organization’s new name and logo came about thanks to member feedback. Also: why you should add fireside chats to your next meeting.
By adapting to the preferences of millennial learners, associations have consequently benefited members of all ages. Also: Deliver a more persuasive presentation with these body language tips.
Learn creative ways to maximize your meeting budget. Also: Transform your association into a learning organization.
Take care when communicating with your members during the stressful final weeks of the year. Also: Airbnb expands from rooms to experiences.
Micromanaging, lack of transparency, sticking to the status quo—when leaders embody these principles, nonprofits can’t grow. Also: When it comes to microcredentialing, put learners first.
Employee burnout is a real problem—and your association might be the answer. Also: Leverage learning post-meeting.
It’s National Intern Day. Time breaks down how a position that started as trade training became the new entry-level job. Also: Why online course maintenance matters. Back in 1992, only 17 percent of college students had an internship. Fast forward to today, and more than 62 percent of the Class of 2017 did at least […]
Building a strong brand is an important part of growing your membership, but there are a lot of challenges along the way. Also: How to provide different online learning experiences to your members.