Summer is officially here! If you’re anything like me, you enjoy beating the summer heat with the occasional weekend inside binge-watching your favorite shows. So, why not do the same at work, but with content more informative than the “Real Housewives?” Take advantage of your slow season (or maybe just slower than normal) and catch up on some learning-focused recordings, so you can kick off the fall with new ideas for repurposing content, engaging members, and more! Here is my recommended watch list, pulled from the educational sessions at our Community Brands user conference, Xperience 2018:

Keynote – Welcome to Xperience 2018: Community Brands President and CEO JP Guilbault and our team of EVPs explain how Community Brands technologies are empowering organizations to drive engagement with their constituents and change the world. Check out this recording at no cost!

How to Deliver the In-Person Learning Experience Online: Our research tells us convenience is the main reason people choose online education over in-person courses. Your learners want the flexibility to get their education from the comfort of their own home, without having to travel onsite. The question is, how do you translate the unique qualities of the in-person experience to make the online course as valuable? In this session, learn about online event best practices to help you bring the in-person experience to the virtual audience through interactive and engaging features.

8 Ways to Incorporate Just-in-Time Learning Today: Your members are after practical education they can put into practice right away. Associations would benefit from catering to this trend and offering just-in-time content, so learners receive the education they want, precisely when they need it. In this session, we review eight tips for incorporating just-in-time techniques with your learning management system.

Understanding the Millennial Mind: Millennials make up not only the largest living generation, but the largest generation within the U.S. labor force. As the Millennial influence continues to grow, these young learners are redefining education programs, innovation in technology, and content development and consumption. In this session, we took a close look at the challenges of attracting and retaining Millennial learners. We took a deep dive into Millennial education preferences and tactics for how to target them with pricing, content, program types, and more. You’ll walk away with engagement strategies that will not only meet the needs of Millennials, but also generate revenue for your organization.

Leveraging Analytics to Grow Your Learning Program: Your LMS is rich with data that can help you optimize your user experiences. The challenge: How do you harness this data to help make decisions and plan new education content? In this session, we looked at real examples of data and the power of visualizations and dashboards to measure the health of your program.

Tricks of the Trade: Creating Effective Management Processes for a Kick-Butt Certification Program: In this session, you’ll learn the tricks of the trade to developing and maintaining your certification management processes and preparing your organization to meet and maintain third-party accreditation best practices. Whether your program is looking for third-party accreditation or not, this presentation will discuss many things to consider and lessons learned when organizing your documentation for accreditation readiness.

Repurpose Your Content Without Breaking the Bank or Losing Your Mind: Learners are after a variety of content types and want education that’s customized to meet their preferences. Meeting the individual learner’s needs can seem like a tall order, but with the right system, it’s easy to get the most bang for your buck on any given program. In this session, we’ll talk about best practices and strategies for stretching your content.

The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Education: Job opportunities and certification are two of the top reasons members join an association. This makes your LMS and your career center a killer combo for meeting your members’ needs. Members are looking to you to help them set themselves apart from the crowd and advance in their careers. In this session, we looked at how Community Brands systems can help you better engage with your members, and make some money along the way.

Want even more great content? Check out all the recordings from Xperience 2018! Learning moments from Xperience18 provided courtesy of Community Brands and our Freestone Event Capture Services. And, finally, save the date and join us in Orlando, Florida, June 9 through 12, 2019, for more education and fun at Xperience 2019!