Demystifying Alternative Credentials and Providers for Cabinets: Opportunities and Threats at the Cutting Edge of Adult and Grad Growth

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Demystifying Alternative Credentials and Providers for Cabinets: Opportunities and Threats at the Cutting Edge of Adult and Grad Growth

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About Our Past Events

Stackable certificates, microcredentials, and MOOCs 2.0—among a plethora of alternative offerings—are evolving quickly, engaging a growing share of post-baccalaureate learners. Higher ed leaders are concerned that traditional institutions and credentials are being disrupted, potentially replaced altogether. But college and university leaders are also looking to the market for revenue growth and diversification. In fact, a recent survey of adult and grad leaders showed over 70% believe alt. credentials will help them meet their revenue goals. To maximize the market opportunity and minimize the disruption presented by alt. credentials, institutions will need to rethink both their investments in and approaches to post-baccalaureate programs.

Sessions

This two-part meeting series will provide higher education leaders with insight into what is happening in the alternative credential market and how guide their institution’s strategy to seize right-fit opportunities. During these interactive working sessions, we will share the key market insights, competitive intelligence, and best-in-class case studies you need to shape your institution’s strategy and bolster your competitiveness.

Sessions are limited to Presidents, Provosts and Chief Business Officers. Registration for each session is limited to three attendees per institution.


Select topics covered:

  1. Framework for understanding the crowded spectrum of alternative credential offerings
  2. Insights into post-baccalaureate alternative credential market demographics, size, and competitive dynamics
  3. Competitive intelligence on the revenue opportunities and risks of popular offerings
  4. Best bet opportunities for new alternative credential programs and hallmarks of successful offerings
  • Thursday, February 17 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Monday, February 28 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Select topics covered:

  1. Evolutions in the MOOC and its increasingly central role in building stackable alternative credentials
  2. A behind the curtain look at mass education platforms (e.g., Coursera, Guild) and their strategy implications for alternative credentials
  3. Strategies on building an alternative credential portfolio based on your institutional goals
  4. Pathways for evolving the degree amidst alternative credential market pressures, including a deep dive into MOOC-based degree programs
  • Thursday, February 24 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Monday, March 7 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Experts

Vashae Dixon
Associate Director, Research

Areas of Expertise: Leadership and Professional Development, Operations and Strategy, and Student Affairs

Larisa Hussak
Director

Areas of Expertise: Community Colleges, Strategy and Planning, and Student Success

Max Milder
Director

Areas of Expertise: Academic Affairs, Operations and Strategy, and Professional and Adult Education

Jackson Nell

Jackson Nell
Associate Director, Strategic Research

Areas of Expertise: Business Affairs, Financial and Strategic Planning, and Operations and Strategy

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