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New! 2018 Contract Training Awards

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For the first time at the 2018 Contract Training Conference this March in Chicago, LERN will be presenting Contract Training Awards. The LERN Contract Training Awards recognize LERN member Contract Training Teams...

Advocate Louder, Please

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Raise the volume and advocate for your lifelong learning program even more loudly in 2018. We are now in a critical phase of transformation of your institution, and the role of your...

Best Lifelong Learning Websites are Clean and Simple

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The only design trend that stands the test of time is simplicity. Refreshing, revamping and renovating websites can be a costly endeavor but lifelong learning and continuing education websites that hold up...

Conference Transformed Forever

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This year the LERN Annual Conference was changed forever.  Gen Yers and LERN leaders initiated the transition to a more engaged and active conference.  The new session formats were met with huge...

Program Review: Position Your Unit for Success

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Each year LERN performs more than 20 Program Reviews. A LERN Program Review is an informal review of your continuing education or lifelong learning unit. Attend a free, informational webinar – Program Review:...

Game On!

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The future of lifelong learning may very well be educational gaming. In a stunningly insightful and fun keynote before 700 LERN conference attendees, former Intel game developer Scott Crabtree reported on the...

How to Cultivate Your Creativity

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Everyone is creative but not everyone is effectively tapping into their creativity, says Senior LERN consultant Kassia Dellabough. Dellabough says tapping into your creativity is important because it helps improve problem-solving skills,...

The Youngest Attendee

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Here’s the youngest attendee, the oldest program represented, and the attendee who traveled the furthest: Youngest.   The youngest attendee at the big LERN conference was Aaron Swets, son of Christina Swets of the...

Gen Y Transforms Conference

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Gen Y LERN leaders on the Emerging Leaders Council were central in initiating, approving and doing the all-new Engaged Session format and other more interactive conference sessions that premiered this year. Some...