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Education to Employment #AMA

What are you doing Wednesday, February 1 at 12:30 pm ET? If your answer is “eating lunch,” or “nothing much,” I have a better option for you. Shelly Alcorn and I will be hosting an Ask Me Anything (aka “AMA”) … Continue reading

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Bridging the Education to Employment Gap: Where Can I Learn More?

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn a little bit about the disruption affecting education, the changes in the employment market (both in the US and world-wide), the “wicked” problem that perfect storm has created, and how Shelly Alcorn … Continue reading

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What Should Associations Do to Bridge the Education to Employment Gap?

If you’ve been persuaded by the information I’ve shared about The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm the past few days that we do have a large-scale problem that associations are uniquely equipped to address (and I hope you have), … Continue reading

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The Association Advantage

Yesterday, I mentioned that associations have some inherent advantages in bridging the education to employment gap for the audiences we serve. What are they? (third post of The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm release week) Direct connection to employers Experience … Continue reading

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Disruption in Education

What are some of the forces impacting education in 2016? (second post of The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm release week) Incorporating technological advances in the classroom Decreasing public funding Increasing class sizes High-stakes testing in K-12 Exploding … Continue reading

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The Perfect Storm

I’d like to share some sobering statistics about higher education and employment: In the United States, students graduate from college with an average debt load of nearly $29,000. Total student debt in the U.S. is $1.23 trillion and rising. 47% of … Continue reading

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Review: When Millennials Take Over

“Every 20 years or so, a new generation enters the workforce, and the rest of us, quite frankly, freak out about it.”  I recently had the opportunity to read a review copy of When Millennials Take Over, a new book by Jamie … Continue reading

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Next-Gen Membership

I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by the nice folks at Naylor for Association Adviser TV. One of the questions they asked me to address was: What are the top three things that an association can do maintain … Continue reading

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The Looming Retirement Crisis

No, I don’t mean the typical “Boomers haven’t saved enough!” wailing, although that’s certainly likely to be a problem. I mean the hourglass problem. As in, there are somewhere between 72-79 million Baby Boomers, and there are a lot fewer … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Shelly Alcorn gives us associations in five seconds (in other words, K.I.S.S.). The 2013 Social Media Marketing Report is out. Among the top 10 findings? People still think Facebook is the most important social media marketing platform, even though the … Continue reading

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