Unbundling the College Degree: How to Gain a Competitive Edge with Micro-Credentialing (EDU119E)

Presented By: Charlene Talbot-Paul
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Event Description

Attract Non-Traditional Students—and Prepare Them for Today’s Workforce

More and more employers are concerned about the skills gap and no longer look at a college degree as a prerequisite for employment. Meanwhile, colleges are struggling to maintain enrollment numbers as tuition prices climb. One solution: Unbundle the college degree so that students can receive fast, affordable training that addresses specific workforce realities.

In this information-packed webinar, education expert Charlene Talbot-Paul introduces you to the concept of micro-credentialing and the very real competitive advantages this trend could offer your higher education institution. The idea behind micro-credentials isn’t to devalue your school’s traditional degree programs, but instead to open up an untapped opportunity. Learn how to appeal to non-traditional students who seek specific, real-world skills—and to communicate that competence to potential employers in a way that a degree can’t.

Talbot-Paul will unveil a road map for developing a micro-credentialing program. You will learn how to use what you already have (such as unbundling existing undergraduate degrees) to develop micro-credential offerings that will attract a whole new class of students. You’ll also learn the nitty gritty of micro-credentialing—such as how to implement stackable, lateral, and nested credentials, as well as certificates and licenses.

The challenge of attracting students isn’t going away—neither is the consumer demand for alternate paths to career success. Register today to learn about this growing trend.

Session Highlights

In this edifying presentation, you will learn:

  • The definition of “micro-credential”—and various types (certificates, licenses, badges, etc.)
  • What the workforce skills gap has to teach you about your institution’s role
  • How to package learning into micro-credentials
  • How to appeal to non-traditional learners seeking alt post-secondary credentials
  • The benefits of incorporating micro-credentials into your offerings
  • The common challenges to developing a micro-credentialing program—and how to overcome them
  • How micro-credentials are changing the post-secondary landscape

Who Should Attend

  • Educators and administrators at higher education institutions
  • Student affairs professionals, advisors, and counselors
  • Workforce development professionals and training providers
  • Campus staff involved in alternative credentials, prior learning assessments, and transfer credits
  • Professional development personnel
  • Veterans

At the Q&A session following the live event, ask a question and get a direct response from our extremely knowledgeable speaker.

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Charlene Talbot-Paul
Charlene Talbot-Paul is a dynamic speaker and has over 12 years of experience in higher education. She has served as the Director of Business Development at the American Council on Education (ACE), the nation's largest and most visible association representing all sectors of higher education, where she led the internat... More info