Three proven ways to get more referrals

Let’s face it, we live in an ‘instant everything’ world, says Tony Rubleski, Mind Capture Group, and LERN Annual Conference opening keynote speaker in New Orleans, Dec. 3. He writes: From microwaves to cook our food, text messages and same day shipping we are an impatient society. I find this same parallel when it comes […]

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For-profits invade field

Having failed in the U.S. with K-12 and higher education, for-profit education providers are now invading the lifelong learning field.  The difference this time is they are going after your funding. Last month for-profit coding schools were on Capitol Hill looking for government funds. The for-profits, from new coding schools to online course providers to […]

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Tons of registrations for LERN Annual Conference

Hundreds and hundreds of people have already registered for the big LERN Annual Conference in New Orleans Dec. 2-5, 2015. The expected 900 attendees will surpass last year’s attendance. This year participants will get access to a free pre-conference online seminar.  Plus you will get all the session handouts online in advance of the conference, […]

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More FREE webinars coming!

You asked for it, and you got it.  More FREE webinars for LERN members are being scheduled throughout the year. This month more than 112 people signed up for our August free webinar on “Course Evaluation Strategies: Making Data-Driven Decisions,” with LERN’s Julie Coates presenting. Coates, also head of membership services, noted that we expect […]

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Beyond Your Logo: Creating your brand

Creating a brand identity involves multiple components and levels of communication with your customers and prospective customers. Often; however, lifelong learning programs confuse the symbols of their brand for their brand itself. Your brand is not your logo or your brochure design or your tagline. These are communicators of your brand, but your brand is […]

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Is your program the best of the best? Submit your nomination for the LERN International Awards

Get the recognition your program deserves – recognition only available to LERN members – by submitting your nominations for the 2016 LERN International Awards. Your program could be one of those recognized for innovation in programming, excellence in catalog or brochure design, a marketing effort, or exemplary management practice, or a noteworthy contribution to your community. […]

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21st Century Competencies

We need to determine and describe the new 21st-century competencies and attributes for lifelong learning administrators, Senior LERN Leaders agreed in this year’s annual leadership retreat Tucson. Top questions being asked by the top 30 members in the LERN leadership included: -How do we identify 21st-century staff attribute needs? -How do we measure those 21st-century […]

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Can you survive without LERN?

Can your program survive without LERN? The Senior LERN leadership and Board of Directors say ‘No’. Not just another association, LERN members report 12 percent higher registrations, an ROI of 10:1 on your investment in LERN, record conference attendance, and benchmarks and information not available anywhere else. With LERN being in the first year of […]

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Another Record for UGotClass

You set another registration record for UGotClass, with July registrations Up over July of last year. It is the 11th straight month of Month-to-Month records. June racked up a whopping 545 of your students registered for a UGotClass course. June registrations were up a whopping 34 percent over June of last year. Thanks to LERN […]

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Your Program Area of Focus

“If you are responsible for programming, what is your area of focus?” was the question asked on LERN’s latest member survey A whopping 854 LERN members responded to the survey asking for your focus of programming. The results were tabulated by these institutional settings: -Parks and Recreation -Community education in Public Schools -Continuing education in […]

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