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How Microcredentials Benefit Both Learners and Associations

Align your organization's education with skills-based training

The main benefits of membership at your association are most likely tied to professional development, such as networking opportunities and continuing-education courses. In recent years, we’ve seen the latter take the limelight as ongoing learning became crucial for career success.

Continuing-education trends have shifted to focus on skills-based training, encouraging members to carefully craft resumes targeted to their personal career goals. As this shift occurs, it’s important to align your association’s professional development opportunities with it and incorporate skills training. One way you can do this is by creating micro-credentials.

In this article, we’ll discuss what micro-credentials are, the benefits of creating these resources for your association, and next steps that you can take to begin incorporating them into your professional development offerings.

Please select this link to read the complete article from ASAE's Center for Association Leadership.

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