Education SIG: Under-Performing Education Programs: Seeking out hidden pain points

When:  Jun 5, 2017 from 09:00 to 10:30 (CT)
Who: Education Development SIG                                                                              
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fee: Complimentary for all Members
When: June 5, 2017
CAE Domain: Domain 4
CAE Credit Hours: 1.5
Location: Association Forum Headquarters ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 
Program Description: As education providers, we routinely inherit programs with unclear or undefined outcomes;. We operate in an increasingly competitive professional development environment with fewer resources and budget-strapped attendees;, and we consistently grapple with unrealistic revenue and attendance targets while forgetting to sunset programs that are past their prime. During this session, we’ll identify the hidden pain points most likely to result in an under-performing education program. We’ll then leverage an innovative framework for knowledge sharing, known as The Solution Room, to provide each participant with a brief but powerful consulting session on a personalized pain point of their choosing. Participants can expect to walk away with a variety of ideas and resources that can be immediately applied to their unique challenges, resulting in a stronger brand, an elevated reputation and more loyal participation. Come prepared to actively participate!
Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the hidden pain points most likely to result in an under-performing education program.
  • List ideas and resources that can be immediately applied to a current under-performing education program. 
Speaker: Aaron Wolowiec is a learning strategist and meetings coach for leading trade associations and individual membership societies across the United States. Committed to the latest research and trends on learning, intentional networking environments and meaningful transfer exercises, he launched Event Garde in 2011, a professional development consultancy.
Aaron earned a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University (CMU). He also holds a number of certifications, including his CAE and CMP. An active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Aaron is past chairman of both the Professional Development Section Council (PDSC) and the Young Association Executives Committee (YAEC), and a 2009-2011 Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) scholar.
Currently, he serves the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) as a top-rated Academy of Association Management faculty member on professional development and as the lead CMP Prep Course instructional designer/facilitator. His contributions to the meetings industry earned Aaron the Convention Industry Council’s (CIC) top #CMP30 Influencer Award in 2015. In addition, Aaron maintains the Event Garde blog and has contributed to a number of national association publications.
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Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program.  Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.



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