December 18, 2017
    TRENDS Attends: Inaugural Learnapalooza

    Helping association educators to do their jobs well


    The first Learnapalooza, hosted by Association TRENDS, was a success, as registrants from associations from across the country for three days of education about association education.

    Registrants were offered eleven sessions plus a deep dive on such topics as Integrated Learning Strategy: Moving From Event Based Learning to Continuous Learning, presented by Tracy King, M.A., CAE of InspirED; The Financial Aspects of Credentialing Programs: How to Build, Price, and Operate a Cash Cow Instead of a Draining Distraction, presented by J. David Rozsa; The Gamification of Talent Development in Nonprofits, presented by Jonathan Peters, Sententia Games; and Digital Badges Are All the Rage. presented by Denise Roosendaal, ICE and Christine Murphy Peck of SmithBucklin. The deep dive session was on Under-Performing Education Programs: Seeking Out Hidden Pain Points & Opportunities, presented by Adrienne Segundo and Keith Segundo, Limitless Association Solution Resource, and Aaron Wolowiec, Event Garde. Adrienne and Keith Segundo are past TRENDS Young & Aspiring Association Professionals.

    Features that registrants found unique and engaging included the speed dating-style networking opportunity with event sponsors, Demo Daze was a chance for registrants to break into groups to watch demos of sponsors’ products; and the first Learnies Awards, which recognizes top association education programs.

    “Demos are very helpful” - Chris Shank of Painting and Decorating Contractors of America discusses how helpful the first TRENDS Learnapalooza is, especially the LMS demos.

    Patricia Scott Timus, director of education & training at Solid Waste Association of North America, discusses her takeaway from the session "The Financial Aspects of Credentialing Programs" led by Metacred CEO J. David M. Rozsa, CAE, ACA

    AIHA wins a Learnie!

    The complete list of Learnie winners:

    Biggest success story - National Wood Flooring Association

    Most innovative education program - EPCOR

    Best use of multi-use purpose learning content - American Industrial Hygiene Association.

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