At its heart, CEdMA has always been a social network. CEdMA was founded in January 1991, two years before Mosaic (the first multi-media web browser) and much has transpired since those humble beginnings. Although the power and value of meeting face-to-face is still very much in the forefront of how we learn from each other – in the form of our highly attended bi-annual Training Leadership Conferences - the power of social networking online is undeniable. Most would agree that our work life and career management are forever intertwined with the social network.
We are pleased to announce that submissions for the 2017 CEdMA Impact Award are now open!
This prestigious award recognizes a project completed within the last 12 months that produced quantified impact resulting in clear return on investment for the organization. Return can be measured by financial impact as well as customer satisfaction, or retention rate. A good application will clearly show how the impact was measured, in a way that could be adopted and adapted by other CEdMA members. Please share with us your impactful projects from 2016/2017!!
- You can view past award recipients on our site.
It’s time for a big wake up call. Education leaders have a tendency to report the “easy” metrics. After all, we are a business within a business, so we typically report:
- Training Revenue
- Training Margin
- Number of Students Trained
- Number of Courses Added and Revised
- Number of Online Courses Completed
The CEdMA Innovation award is a prestigious award that recognizes creativity and innovation among our membership. If you have implemented a creative project in 2016 that resulted in either a positive impact on your business OR provided valuable lessons learned let us know about it and you could be recognized - You can view past award recipients on our site.
The mind numbing tsunami of data presented to executives daily threatens to drown any significant information you present before assimilation. In data-led business cultures, remember to generate interpretable information that enables human exploration.
When I launched my first Customer Education organization from scratch, I was terrified. I reached out to a colleague to mentor me through the process, and the first thing she said to me was, “Join CEdMA.”
Being a training department of one, I didn’t have colleagues readily available to throw ideas around with, to share experiences of successes and failures. But as soon as I joined CEdMA, I had a network of colleagues to learn from. My solitary training department just got a lot bigger, and my CEdMA network gave me the tools and the confidence to move forward, and bring so much more to the table than my limited experience and skills.
When I need to learn something quickly, I first ask myself, “Who can I talk to?” I am wondering if someone has done this before, and I don’t have to figure it all out myself.
Networking provides many benefits, including gaining access to advice and expertise, improved opportunities, increased confidence, and satisfaction from helping others.