Led by Mickie Rops
1:00-2:15 Eastern time, Wednesday, February 20
This session will introduce and outline a new design model for certificate programs that learning business professionals can use to develop and implement quality certificate programs in a comprehensive and systematic manner.
While several instructional design models exist for training programs, certificate programs are unique in that, in addition to the instructional system, they have an assessment system and an operational system (e.g., policies and procedures) that many training programs lack. This new model applies five phases—Assess, Build, Create, Deploy, and Evaluate—to each of these three system tracks.
In this session we’ll review the full design model briefly (and you’ll get a helpful cheat-sheet handout for later use) and then focus on the Build phase for each of the system tracks, covering what key decisions must be made and what key systems and policies must be identified.
We’ll use a combination of real and hypothetical cases as examples to guide you through the design model.
This session will be led by Mickie Rops, an expert in credentialing’s various formats and their relative benefits and limitations.
Mickie Rops is president and principal consultant at Mickie Rops Consulting LLC. Since 1997 Mickie Rops and her team have been helping organizations make the right credentialing decisions. Much of her consulting work is in conducting program audits against credentialing industry standards and industry best practices and, when desired, guiding organizations to achieve accreditation through the American Nationals Standards Institute (for certification, certificate programs, and standards development). She also educates organizations on credentialing options and guides them in the decision as to which credentialing program, if any, is the right fit for the challenges they face.
Mickie is an ANSI assessor for assessing compliance with the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons standard and the ANSI accreditation of personnel certification programs. She also serves as the lead technical advisor for ASTM International on the American National Standard ASTM E2659-18 Standard Practice for Certificate Programs which is the standard against which the ANSI Certificate Accreditation Program assesses compliance.
Mickie holds a master’s degree in adult and continuing education and the Certified Association Executive credential, and she has been awarded status as Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives.