Selecting the Right LMS for Your Association

BY Celisa Steele

This Thursday, September 24, our 2015 Leading Learning complimentary Webinars continue with “Selecting the Right Learning Management System for Your Association,” sponsored by WBT Systems.

If selecting a learning platform is on the horizon for your organization, then this is the session for you. We’ll walk through our time-tested, seven-step process and provide valuable tips for making sure you choose with the right platform. Find out more and register for free at

The role of technology (like LMSes) in learning is a topic we spend a lot of time and energy on here at Tagoras. And we have a particular bias when it comes to technology and learning. Not a bias toward a particular platform or vendor, but toward the belief that technology is a tool, a means to an end, not an end itself.

No organization should have a learning management system simply to have one or because the majority* of other associations have one. An organization should only employ a learning management—or any type of technology—if the technology supports their overarching mission and objectives.

That’s why the first step in our seven-step process is to identify and clarify objectives.

Tune in Thursday for the other six steps and to ask your questions and share your comments about selecting a learning platform.

* Association Learning + Technology Survey

The majority (51.0 percent) of associations who use technology to enable or enhance learning make use of a learning management system, according to the survey behind our 2014 Association Learning + Technology report.

We’re updating the Association Learning + Technology report, and we’re looking forward to seeing if the percentage of associations using an LMS has changed. But before we can issue the new report in December, we need your help. You can help in two ways:

It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and, depending on your answers, may take only a couple of minutes.

  • Spread the word.

Point your association colleagues who work in continuing education and professional development to the survey at


  1. Great initiative! I agree, it’s important to find an LMS that suits the company (or user) well. However, a good LMS will still be a good LMS.

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