Here's the top 4 new issues for the field for 2013, as named by your Senior LERN Leaders meeting last month in Tucson:
1. Reaching diverse audiences
Reaching and engaging minority and low income people, including having all the right people at the table, hearing different perspectives, and using the right resources to reach the intended audience.
2. Safety and security
New this year for our field is a concern about safety and security for courses and events.
3. Pre and Post Assessment
Leaders expressed greater interest in pre and post assessment for lifelong learning and continuing education courses, events and offerings.
4. Beyond completion
Rob Watters of ASQ in Milwaukee introduced the need for more documentation of training and educational outcomes beyond the completion of the course or training.
From Florida and Arizona to cyberspace, LERN left its mark on the field last month with training not available anywhere else.