Next Generation Learning at ASAE Great Ideas

BY Jeff Cobb

ASAE Great Ideas LogoThe ASAE Great Ideas Conference kicks-off this Sunday in Colorado Springs and the “Next Generation Learning” track will again be a key part of the content. I think it is worth highlighting what will be in the track and who will be presenting. The agenda provides a pretty good glimpse into the ideas that many forward-thinking associations are already implementing and that will move into the main stream in coming years.

The following is verbatim from the Great Ideas Web site, though I have included links to presenter Web sites – all of these are people/orgs worth following, whether on their blogs, Twitter streams, Facebook pages, LinkedIn profiles, or whatever other method you choose.

Five-Minute Forecasts on the Future of Learning

Based on the fast-paced, straight-shooting format of the hit television show, Shark Tank, thought leaders will present 5-minute predictions for the future. Contestants will be judged on creativity, probability, and progressive thinking by a panel of association leaders and an audience of their peers.

GAME ON! The Power of Online Games and Why Associations Are Playing Along

Games have an unmatched ability to create and unite community. Associations can capitalize on this trend by using online games, which can help recruit new members and spark the next generation’s interest in their profession. Learn from one organization’s successful venture into this area and what contributing factors you should consider when developing and deploying a game-based learning initiative at your own organization.

Collaborate, Innovate, and Accelerate Association Learning

The future favors learning that is collaborative, social, personalized, and on-demand. Uncover a portfolio of innovative options, and collaborate with a team of like-minded colleagues to design a strategy and plan future steps for making bold and exciting changes to your association’s learning opportunities.

Is Your Credentialing Program Future-Ready?

The workplace and credentialing environment has changed. Applicant expectations have changed. Employer and other stakeholder expectations have changed. But, has your program changed accordingly? In this hands-on session, credentialing expert Mickie Rops, CAE will lead participants in an exploration of five big changes in credentialing, their potential impact on existing or new programs, and strategies to increase the odds of your credentialing program’s success.

Leading the Learning Revolution: How to Thrive in the Modern Lifelong-Learning Education Market

Based on the book, Leading the Learning Revolution: The Expert’s Guide to Capitalizing on the Exploding Lifelong Education Market this session will focus on the tremendous changes that are taking place in the global market for adult continuing education and lifelong learning. It highlights the forces driving change, examines emerging business models, and provides practical tips and guidance for association leaders who want to stay ahead of the competition and truly lead learning in the field or industry their organization serves.

  • Jeff Cobb, managing director, Tagoras

Participant-Centered Education Rules!

Today’s association adult education is a victim to an outdated teacher- and expert-centered model. To better serve our the needs of adult learners, we must move out of the didactic traditional training box. We must refocus on people, their needs and how they learn best. We need to transition from expert-centered models to participant-centered models. In the end, telling doesn’t equal learning. Nor does covering content mean content is learned. Learn the four essential components of instructional interactivity so you can embrace the new model of education where thinking, doing, and participating reign supreme!

Social Learning

When your association builds its social strategy around knowledge management, the benefits create huge potential for further innovation and forward thinking. Learn how social learning can build loyalty and connectedness within your community. Discuss with panelists and attendees the concept of social learning, and review specific examples of its positive impact on your association work.

The Strategic Impact of Hybrid and Digital Events

Associations are often late when it comes to trying something new and potentially risky. Yet, between the years of 2009 through 2011 the nonprofit community was amongst the early adopters in experimenting with hybrid events. While many associations rely on their annual convention as a main source of revenue, ironically some are comfortable in the physical event space as is, and have yet to see the potential of using virtual technology extensions. Why? Join this panel for an informative discussion about the successes and the challenges facing digital events management. Come prepared to engage with the panel and ask pointed questions about monetization, and attendee and content management capitalization.

If you will be at Great Ideas, drop us a line. We’d love to see you in person.


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