With digital marketing exploding in 2019, best practices are now being discovered for the field. This year’s annual LERN Conference in San Diego Nov. 19-22, 2019, will feature all-new benchmarks from the most successful programs.
An executive level webinar on how to present your view and information with charts to make your case.
If you haven’t encountered an online chat with a bot, you will soon, says Dan Belhassen, one of the foremost authorities in online learning and web technology. “And if you are with a lifelong learning provider, this is the future of how you’ll be interacting with your customers, and how you’ll personally be interacting with
A historic Senior LERN Leader meeting last month in Chicago will improve the professionalism of the entire field of lifelong learning. Your LERN leaders decided to move forward with both program certification and professional certification renewal. PROGRAM CERTIFICATION Leaders endorsed LERN creating a program certification for member organizations to be certified by LERN. Leaders will
The top ideas for achieving goals in 2018, as chosen by your LERN Leaders. #5 Encourage and allow staff to dedicate time to professional development. Suggested by Scott River, Olympia, WA. #4 Create manuals for core processes so everyone knows how key tasks are completed, such as registration, cancellations, refunds, hiring, etc. Suggested by Michael
The reluctance to change has significantly diminished over the past three years, LERN has discovered in its recent consulting. As a result, there has been a dramatic increase in employees, staff, and leaders who want more change, not less. The two forces opening the door to change wider are: 1. The outmoded institutional structure of
Here are three of the top 10 best promotion ideas our panel of experts reported on at the big LERN annual conference recently in Portland. Look for more of the best how-to advanced and practical information in the LERN Club. Paul Franklin: Give more brochure space to star programs and high-cost programs. Franklin explains, “I
When it comes to you and your staff’s professional development, it’s not magic, it’s LERN. All 7 of the Spring 2018 Institutes begin February 5, 2018, and will feature the proven and tested curriculum for the field of lifelong learning. You and your staff know only about 50 percent of what you need to
From the big LERN Annual Conference, your LERN Leaders submitted their best ideas of the year. Here are some of the best customer tips. Conference coverage continues in the LERN Club; check it out for more FREE great practical ideas. Remain kind and professional. Always. Submitted by Beth Pinargote, Glencoe, IL When meeting with clients,
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 lifelong learning program in your institution moving forward. Here’s how to do it: Raise the volume. Raise the volume on highlighting your program’s
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 Chicago Botanic Gardens. Aaron was two months old. Oldest Program. The person from the oldest program represented was Karen Schaivone of the fabled
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 Gen Y attendees also enjoyed a Portland pub crawl led by Ally Nguyen of San Francisco.
The exciting agenda has been finalized for the big LERN Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, November 15-18, 2017. A sneak preview – the PDF of the final brochure – has been emailed. If you did not get a copy, go to www.lern.org/conference or email us at email@example.com You save $100 by registering by August 1.
Our popular 4-webinar series on Summer Camps featuring top practitioners is back with all-new, advanced webinars with the latest updates. Camp season is in full swing but soon it will be time to get the latest info for a successful summer in 2018. Get advanced info you need to maximize your Return on Investment in
LERN Leaders meeting in Chicago this spring approved of a LERN campaign for c.e. units in higher education to document what percentage of their noncredit students later enroll in a credit or degree program at their institution. The effort also can be applied to documenting the value of community education in public schools and recreation
Suddenly in the last few months, the practice of engaging learners more in the learning experience has blossomed. The new learning format is now being seen in all formats, from in-person events and classes to online activities and even webinars. This moves active or engaged learning to the forefront of lifelong learning programs for the
Your LERN Club’s first online discussion was a hit! The question was whether you should collect gender from your customers for marketing purposes, especially now that M/F is suddenly incomplete. See Katie Lynch-Morin’s analysis of the discussion in the LERN Club articles, then click on the Discussion thread to see all the comments. Membership continues
Leslie Kowalczyk, Director of UGotClass Services, is back from maternity leave with a new assistant. Kai will be working alongside Leslie for the foreseeable future. Cheri Brenna, our other customer service UGotClass staffer, is still not back full time after being hit by a car. If some of your students did not receive prompt service
“There is a new conversation among neuroscientists that the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be an evolutionary change of the human mind,” noted Julie Coates in a pioneering new presentation on Students with ASD at LERN’s Faculty Development Conference this spring. One in 68 students is now on the spectrum, according to the Center for
New hot topics in community programming, and how they are named, appear to be framed by their target audience generations, according to LERN leaders meeting this spring. Three emerging areas of community programming: 1.Adulting classes. For Gen Y, assuming adult roles and activities is more complicated than it was for previous generations, say LERN Leaders.