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Conference Brochure Now Out!

Save $100 – – Register by Aug 1 The exciting new LERN annual conference brochure for Baltimore Nov. 16-19 is now out. Click here and download the PDF. New this year:  Weekly news, starting now, leading up to the conference. Just click here. The final print brochure is being mailed in July.  If you do […]

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What Managing Up Means to a Millennial

“Helping your boss help you creates vertical cohesion and contributes to efficiency on both ends,” says Christina May, a LERN member with the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe, Illinois. She will be leading a Roundtable on “Managing Up for Millennials” at the big LERN conference. “Managing up is very important to the success of work […]

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New Operations Tips

From Greg Marsello, who visits lifelong learning programs all over North America every month, here are his 3 latest tips: Standardize First. Lifelong learning programs that have successfully centralized operations have first standardized processes. This way staff can be cross-trained and all be following the same processes. Centralizing without standardizing can cause confusion and reduce […]

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New Webinar: Low and No-Cost Marketing Techniques

Step out of your day-to-day marketing routine and discover a slew of no- and low-cost marketing strategies proven to work. From new social media strategies and unique email techniques to out-of-the-box print promotions, this new webinar, 39 & 1/2 low- or no-cost marketing techniques guaranteed to make your program more money, will deliver more ideas than you […]

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3 Top Tips from Top Partners

Here are 3 top tips from Tom Parfitt and Christina Draper on promoting UGotClass certificates and courses.   UGotClass, which is growing at 25% a year, has had its top three registration months in history all take place this spring and summer. Say ‘Online’ Not LERN or UGotClass No need to confuse your customers with a […]

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Quick Marketing Tip

Double Your Fun – – Bring a Friend.   Encourage your customers to register a friend for your classes, notes Tom Leaverton, head of marketing for Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He says “bring a friend” very much resonates with Gen Y, and can get more young adults to enroll in your classes.   He […]

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Emerging Leaders: Shut Up!

Here are three of the top questions this year emerging leaders are asking in our popular UGotClass online program Certificate in Leadership Development. Q1: How can I as an emerging leader get more visibility? Answer. Yvonne, the desire for visibility is a common misconception among young emerging leaders that usually has very bad results.  What […]

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5 Facts: Women and T

Here are the 5 things you and your teachers need to understand about female learning and spatial ability. Thanks to educator Susan Baranek  of Helena, Montana, for asking the question, “Have studies been done to see if higher testosterone levels in females leads to better spatial reasoning?”  She was a recent participant in our UGotClass […]

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Another Dumb VP Call

A LERN member emailed us this summer, “Well, we had to prove that LERN was right, and that we would take a nose dive. No printed and mailed schedule has cost us upwards of 68% in both revenue and enrollments for our program.” This is just the latest incidence of a vice president in central […]

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Forget Trump U – This is Worse

Our next U.S. president will further enable for-profits to undermine public education.  If you work for a nonprofit education institution, or even like them – – this is terrifying. From our NineShift blog of the 21st century, the story was reported by Raw, and not disputed by anyone to our knowledge. “In her first year […]

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