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This month we’re springing into learning with two webinars! Check out these great offerings from Tagoras and Reed Scott.

Lead or Lose: Seven Principles of Learning Leadership

March 15, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

Leading learning begins with recognizing the broad and deep impact learning can have: on a field, a profession, an industry, an individual. Lifelong learning is growing in importance as the shelf life of college degrees dwindles and retooling during “the other 50 years”-the typical span of time between when we complete higher education and the end of life-becomes imperative in a hypercompetitive world where artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other technological and social changes disrupt past ways of living and working.

In this session we’ll explore seven principles to be embraced by those working in learning businesses that provide professional development, continuing education, and lifelong learning. These “leading learning” principles focus on helping those businesses ensure their own success and the success of the learners they serve. Session participants will leave with practical insights into how they can implement these principles to build authority and buy-in within their organizations and deliver lasting impact for the audiences they serve.

Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb, co-founders of Tagoras, will lead this session, sponsored by Digitec Interactive, and Jack McGrath, president and creative director of Digitec Interactive, will add his thoughts on what it takes to lead learning.

Tagoras is a CAE Approved Provider, and this session may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. (CAE credit is only available if you attend live online.)

About the Presenters:

Celisa Steele

Managing Director and Co-founder
Celisa has led the development and deployment of successful online education sites with numerous organizations ranging from smaller groups like the Frameworks Institute and the Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services to large national and multinational organizations like the American Red Cross, the American College of Radiology, the Society for Human Resource Management, and WebJunction, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Celisa was a co-founder and chief operating officer of Isoph, one of the leading providers of e-learning services to the nonprofit sector. Prior to Isoph, she worked in creative services at Quisic, a developer of high-end online course content for major universities and Global 2000 companies.
Before joining Quisic, Celisa worked in curriculum development for the not-for-profit Family and Children’s Resource Program (FCRP), part of the Jordan Institute for Families at the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A veteran of the e-learning world, Celisa
served on the research committee of the eLearning Guild and has served multiple times as a judge in Brandon Hall’s annual e-learning awards.

Jeff Cobb

Managing Director and Co-founder
Jeff Cobb has spent nearly two decades immersed in the global market for adult lifelong learning as an entrepreneur, consultant, teacher, and author. He has been at the forefront of learning technology trends and has developed deep expertise in helping organizations grow and improve their continuing education and professional development businesses.
Jeff was co-founder and CEO of Isoph, a leading provider of e-learning technologies and services to associations. He has also served as senior vice president of business development for Quisic, an e-learning partner to top-tier business schools and fortune 500 companies, and vice president of business development for LearnSomething.
Jeff is a vocal advocate of cradle-to-grave lifelong learning, an award-winning teacher, and author of multiple books, including Leading the Learning Revolution (AMACOM 2013). He currently serves on the governing board of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, to which he was specifically appointed as an education thought leader. He has previously served on the advisory board of Future Learning, the Professional Development Section Council of the American Society of Association Executives, the research committee of the eLearning Guild, and the editorial board of Innovate, a leading resource for information about innovations in learning and technology.

Jack McGrath

President and Creative Director
Digitec Interactive
Jack McGrath is President and Creative Director of Digitec Interactive. As an instructional designer, producer and multimedia developer, Jack has managed eLearning titles for organizations including The Walt Disney Company, Cisco Systems, VMWare, Symantec Corporation, Yum! Brands, VERITAS Software, Chase Manhattan, and Hard Rock Café, among others.
He is currently designing eLearning programs that use simulations, multi-player components, and game-based learning techniques to better engage the “games-based” generation. Jack is a recipient of the Brandon Hall Excellence in eLearning award. He also is a part-time professor teaching Humanities online, and he loves writing plays.

Solving the Mystery of Association Innovation: 7 Practical Steps to Increasing Members, Revenue and Value

March 22, 2018 2:00 PM EDT
Associations and nonprofits hear about the importance of innovating but often are unsure how to approach it or fearful they will not have the resources to be innovative. In addition, educating and getting buy-in from both Boards and staff about the importance of innovating can seem monumental, if not discouraging at times.
This webinar will review the process to ease into innovation and apply it to membership, growth and organization
al sustainability.
This intermediate to advanced webinar is for association and nonprofit staff holding CEO/Executive Director, Directors of Membership, Directors of Marketing, or other staff or volunteer leader positions seeking ways to grow and sustain your organization. CAE’s will receive one contact hour of credit and documentation for participation.
At the conclusion of this webinar, you will:
  1. Identify and break down the leading barriers to innovation
  2. Quickly and inexpensively assess which innovations members value the most
  3. Create a collaborative innovation strategy that starts today
  4. Form a culture of continuous innovation
About the Presenters:

Wendy W. Scott, CAE

Founder and Partner
Empowering and supporting Boards of Directors, staff and stakeholders of associations and other nonprofits has been Wendy’s passion for over three decades. She’s served as an CEO/Executive Director, AMC (Association Management Company) founder, speaker, trainer and consultant for both North American and internationally-based organizations.
Holding the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential for 20 years, Wendy was awarded the James J. Lowry Award (“Outstanding CEO of the Year”) by the Association Executives of North Carolina. Wendy manages ReedScott offices in Raleigh, NC, and in the Hartford, CT area.

Bob Reed, MBA

Founder and Partner
With graduate degrees in physics and business, and working for Disney, American Express, AT&T, and Florida Hospital, Bob has enjoyed working in a dozen different lines of business as an executive and project manager. Nearly every assignment has involved the startup of a new business, product or market and building memberships, producing events, and negotiating strategic partnerships.
For the past two years, Bob has been mentoring startups in the U.S., Ukraine, U.K., and Iran. He has had the good fortune of achieving many successes with leading membership-centric organizations
 in both the association and corporate sector.

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