Keep your program out of the doghouse

Keep your program out of the doghouse with your institution.  Here’s what lifelong learning program leaders can do to keep your program – and you – out of the institutional doghouse. Anticipate concerns You probably know who is going to be critical, and what they are going to say.  Don’t wait to be reactive and […]

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5 ways to make your boss smile

Here are five ways to make your boss smile:  1. Show some success with data. Bosses love data.  And they love success.  But it doesn’t always have to be big success. It can be a little success as well.  Combine data with success and tell your boss about some success, and document that success with […]

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America’s #1 Problem

LERN’s lead researcher Julie Coates has announced the solution to America’s #1 Problem, premiering a new eBook at Pratt Institute in New York City this month. America’s #1 problem today is a skilled worker shortage. By “skilled,” we mean college educated knowledge workers. Georgetown University’s Anthony Carnevale, our nation’s leading training and workforce expert, says […]

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$1 Million Produced for Program

After working intensively with Pratt Institute, the leading design school in the United States, LERN consultants have helped the continuing education unit add $1 million to the bottom line in just one year. The huge ROI results to greater profitability show the value of LERN consulting in the field. LERN consulting can help any lifelong […]

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Latest Trends, News and Tips

A new LERN Magazine is now out. It’s probably the best summary of the latest trends, news and advanced practical how-to tips in the field of lifelong learning. You can get a free copy, even if you get another newsletter from LERN. It’s a great visual piece to give to your boss as well. Here’s […]

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Working with complaints about price

By Dr. Layne J. Harpine, LERN When I ask a group of Contract Training professionals, “What’s the number one objection your clients raise?” they often say, “Price!” When a client complains about price, they are really saying they aren’t yet convinced that the services you are proposing are valued at the price you’re charging. No […]

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New School Media Integrates Old School Techniques

One of the biggest trends in both the new awards for 2015 and the best promotion ideas of the year is the merging of old school print based marketing techniques with new school media. It’s not either-or, it’s not even both-and.  It’s the merging of them.  From the big LERN conference in Orlando, here are […]

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LERN’s Best Year Ever

LERN ended calendar year 2014 with its best year in history.  December 31, 2014, also marked the end of our best six months in history. FY14 income was a record, and our first half FY15 income (July 1, 2014-December 31, 2014) was a half-year record of over $1.9 million, up almost 10 percent over last […]

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2 numbers you love

Here’s a number 200 LERN members love: 0.005 That’s the amazingly low refund rate for UGotClass online certificates and courses. LERN offers any student a full refund, at any time (even after the course is over) with your approval of course. Sometimes we even beg someone to take a full refund. And yet, and yet, […]

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2015 UGotClass Course of the Year

2015 Course of the Year

Data Analysis has been named the continuing professional education Course of the Year for 2015.  Data analysis is a new 21st century skill for the workplace. The interest in it from people in all sorts of occupations and fields zoomed this year. “We have had all this data.  Now we can do something with it,” […]

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