Best Practices in Micro-credentialing

Track: Assessment-Based Certificate Programs and Microcredentials

Session Number: 5078
Date: Wed, Nov 7th, 2018
Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM


Professionals are eager to find ways to differentiate themselves in today’s competitive job market. They want to be recognized for their areas of expertise, specializations and competencies, which may not be directly represented by their current certifications.

As organizations constantly strive to provide additional value to their stakeholders, while also identifying alternative ways to engage and motivate their workforce, they have begun to develop smaller specialty certificates based on demonstrated competencies and skills, called “micro-credentials.”

This session will use case studies as a basis to guide a discussion about best practices in developing a micro-credentialing program by exploring such concepts as: How micro-credentials are different from traditionally offered credentials, the role of digital badges in micro-credentialing programs and what is involved in developing, granting and managing micro-credentials.

Leave the session armed with ideas of how to restructure existing content and learning and development practices to create a model that meaningfully recognizes stakeholders for their commitment to improving their skills and developing competencies.

Session Type: Concurrent Session

Session Type: Concurrent Session