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Upcoming events

    • 31 Aug 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
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    CNG Virtual Meeting

    Credential As You Go Initiative

    August 31, 2022
    Networking - 10:30 - 11 am CDT

    Program - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

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    Description

    CAYG is an initiative with 21 universities, and a recent $3M grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Educational Sciences, that envisions an incremental credentialing ecosystem in which all learners are recognized for what they know and can do as they acquire learning from multiple sources.

    Leaders from the CAYG initiative and from Workcred will present information on this important initiative and how organizations can get involved to create pathways and greater access to their credentials.

    Presented by Holly Zanville and Nan Travers, Karen Elzey Bill West.

    Presenters

    HOLLY ZANVILLE is a Research Professor and Co-Director of the Program on Skills, Credentials & Workforce Policy at George Washington University. Previously she served as a strategy director at Lumina Foundation, overseeing portfolios on adult learners, student success, future of learning and workforce, and research. She has held leadership positions at state higher education systems/boards in Oregon and Washington, and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education; held academic positions at community college and nontraditional university programs in multiple states; and served as consulted on K-20 strategic planning, community college networks, and distance education. She serves on the Executive Committee of International Council on Badges and Credentials (ICoBC).

    NAN TRAVERS is Director of the Center for Leadership in Credentialing Learning at SUNY Empire State College. She serves as the PI for the Credential As You Go (CAYG) initiative, and has served as PI for CAYG #1 (planning grant) funded by two Lumina Foundation, and multiple grants that which explored the learn-work ecosystem, and impact of evaluating work-based learning, prior learning assessment, and incremental credentialing on the future of higher education. She led the development of the Global Learning Qualifications Framework to assess college-level learning, serves on the board for the Prior Learning International Research Consortium, is a lead contributor to the Learning Recognition Collaborative in conjunction with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), and co-edits the journal: PLA Inside Out (www.plaio.org).

    BILL WEST is a senior market leader and 25+ year veteran of the assessment industry. Bill has successfully served in a variety operational and sales capacities for test administration and credential management organizations as well as an NCCA-accredited non-profit credentialing association. Roles have included customer service, program management, business development. operations, and strategy. In these roles, Bill launched and managed numerous national and global assessment programs, assisted clients with expanding their businesses, implemented strategic partnerships, and developed new markets. 

    An active contributor to industry associations, conferences and committees, Bill served on the board of directors for the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) and currently serves on two boards: the Certification Network Group (CNG) and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), owner of the NCCA accreditation standard.

    KAREN ELZEY is the Associate Executive Director at Workcred. In this role, she works to advance Workcred’s mission to strengthen workforce quality by improving the credentialing system, ensuring its ongoing relevance, and preparing employers, workers, educators, and governments to use it effectively.

    Ms. Elzey has over 20 years of experience in areas of workforce development. Most recently, she was the vice president of the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), where she was involved with incorporating 21st-century competencies—critical thinking, problem solving, analytical reasoning, communication, and working in multi-cultural teams—into the undergraduate experience to prepare students with the knowledge and experience to succeed in high-performing workplaces. She also led several of BHEF’s projects, including the integration of data analytics into specific academic disciplines, the development of cybersecurity undergraduate programs, and the creation of new media engineering programs.

Past events

13 Jul 2022 How being intentional with your SME program affects your exam
25 May 2022 Multi–modal Test Delivery – Considerations and Implementation
14 Apr 2022 Blending the Principles of Credentialing with Real-World Applications: How Does It Work?
30 Mar 2022 The Importance of Governance Boards and Selecting Public Members
09 Feb 2022 Should your association develop a microcredential? Questions to answer and a case study
01 Dec 2021 CNG Virtual Event - Credentialing and Accessibility: Exploring Ways to Incorporate Accessibility into Your Credentialing Programs
27 Oct 2021 CNG Virtual Event: Ways to Approach and Develop Your Organization’s Value Proposition
22 Sep 2021 September 22, 2021 CNG Virtual Meeting
29 Jun 2021 June 29, 2021 CNG Virtual Meeting
05 May 2021 May 5th, 2021 Chicago CNG Virtual Meeting
25 Mar 2021 Welcoming Environments® In The Association World: A Data Driven Assessment of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
21 Jan 2021 Getting the Most Mileage Out of Your Social Media Content
15 Dec 2020 Building Championship Caliber Board Teams
07 Oct 2020 How Credentials Can Close the COVID Divide
31 Jul 2020 Managing a Crisis—Lessons Learned from COVID-19
17 Jun 2020 Managing During Disruption: How Certification Organizations are Retaining and Growing Business
26 Feb 2020 Planning and Facilitating Your Credential Program Meetings
19 Feb 2020 The Future of Work - (Event is not affiliated with CNG.)
04 Dec 2019 New and Small Certification Programs
13 Nov 2019 Chicago Quarterly Meeting: Maintenance of Credentials
11 Sep 2019 CNG September Washington, D.C. Event: Maintenance of Certification Panel Discussion
07 Aug 2019 Micro Credentialing: The whats, the hows and the future
12 Jun 2019 CNG June Washington, D.C. Event
15 May 2019 Luncheon Announcement: Special Invitation for the CNG Member
15 May 2019 The Life-Cycle of Exam Items from Conception to Retirement
27 Mar 2019 CNG March D.C. Event
27 Feb 2019 Certification Network Group (CNG) Chicago Quarterly Meeting
05 Dec 2018 CNG Roundtable Event
14 Nov 2018 CNG Open Space
12 Sep 2018 How the Shortage in Qualified Workers is Impacting Credentialing
08 Aug 2018 Mini-Learning Sessions on Credentialing Program Security
20 Jun 2018 CNG D.C. Event: A Robust Update on Legal Topics Concerning Certification Programs
16 May 2018 Opportunity in Adversity: How Challenges in Healthcare Certification Fuel Innovation
21 Mar 2018 How the Shortage in Qualified Workers is Impacting Credentialing
28 Feb 2018 Contextual Assessment: Games as evidence of competency

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