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Interactive Webinars Hosted by Community Leaders

We started the Learning Series in 2010 to cover new topics, address important industry issues and create conversations that matter to people and organizations building dynamic online communities. This inventive webinar series is a collection of essential conversations hosted by community management experts, thought leaders and Higher Logic staff who are empowering their organizations through social technology and big ideas. Attendees grow their knowledge base in an exclusive online learning environment designed to be collaborative and educational.

The Higher Logic Learning Series Schedule

The Value of Bullshit-Free Writing

Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 2PM Eastern

Thought Leader: Josh Bernoff (@jbernoff), Chief Troublemaker, WOBS

It’s time to develop a new discipline for writing and communicating on a screen. Based on his upcoming book, “Writing Without Bullshit,” author and thought leader Josh Bernoff presents the strengths and advantages to clear writing.

No matter your community role, you need a different perspective when you’re writing for people staring at a screen all day (and nowadays, that’s pretty much everything we write). Your readers have computer and phone screens that are noisy, distracting places. Concentration is difficult, but bullshit-free writing can solve the attention deficit.

Learn Josh's top tips for writing community posts, emails, blogs and anything else in a way that truly stands out:

  • Write short
  • Front-load your content
  • Kill attention wasters like jargon and passive voice

CAE Credit: 1

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“The Higher Logic Learning Series topics are always relevant and helpful. Keep them coming!”

Tom Manning
Learning Forward
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

“Thank you Higher Logic for a great session. I can't wait to discuss what I learned with my board leadership! Thank you for offering this complimentary program to associations.”

Olivia V. McLaughlin
Executive Director
Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners

“The Higher Logic Learning Series session I attended was beneficial. I appreciated the live engagement polls and peer-to-peer advice and discussion.”

Bevin Callan
Senior Manager, Member Services
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

“The Higher Logic Learning Series webinars are engaging. Hosting webinars is no easy task, but Higher Logic manages to make them interactive, creative and fun.”

Alexa Serrano
Editorial Assistant
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists ® (ACAMS®)

“Thank you for hosting the Higher Logic Learning Series. The education sessions are really helpful and I would recommend them to an organization exploring the power of social networking.”

Faison Matthew
Program Manager
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

“Thank you Higher Logic for another great webinar! I've enjoyed all the Learning Series programs. Most times they have a useful take-home lesson for me and my association. The sessions are especially helpful because of the great interaction that occurs among participants.”

Sherry Milligan
Associate Executive Director
American Association for Respiratory Care


See the archived content – including re-play, slide deck and takeaway resources – from the 2014 and 2015 program.

2015 Webinar Archive

2014 Webinar Archive

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Volunteers: The Air We Breathe

Thursday, April 7 at 2PM Eastern

Thought Leader: Peter Houstle, CEO, Mariner Management

April 10-16, 2016 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week…and because we love volunteers, we’re celebrating all month long. Join us on Thursday, April 7 at 2PM Eastern with thought leader Peter Houstle, CEO, Mariner Management. Volunteers are the indispensable human link to the professions and industries we serve. They are the air we breathe — subject matter experts, “free” labor, and our bosses. Too often we’re in a love-hate relationship, but it doesn’t have to be. This webinar will include an exploration of data and examples of how associations can make this relationship a true win-win. In this webinar, we’ll:

  • Real world examples of successful volunteer management programs for a variety of association sizes and structures;
  • Essential attributes of highly effective volunteer management systems that will work best for your association;
  • We'll answer your questions! So bring ‘em.

CAE Credit: 1

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Automation and Motivation to Support Online Communities

Thursday, March 17 at 2PM Eastern

Thought Leader: Rich Millington (@FeverBee), Founder, FeverBee

Higher Logic, the leading cloud-based community platform, is proud to announce the 2016 Learning Series session "Automation and Motivation to Support Online Communities" with Rich Millington, founder of FeverBee.

Rich will present key tactics for tapping into what motivates members long-term, and how to use automation rules and campaigns to increase intrinsic motivation. He will outline how successful community managers can leverage competence, autonomy and social relatedness for members, as well as streamline tedious tasks and granular member monitoring to bump engagement and retention.

CAE Credit: 1

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10 Ways to Accelerate Your Professional Growth

Thursday, February 11 at 2PM Eastern

Thought Leader: Seth Kahan (@SethKahan), Founder, Association Transformation

Higher Logic, the leading cloud-based community platform, is proud to announce the 2016 Learning Series session "10 Ways to Accelerate Your Professional Growth" with Seth Kahan, founder of Association Transformation.

Seth will identify the top ten ways to accelerate your career, drawing on his work with over 70 association CEOs, and leadership classes he has taught at the World Bank Institute, CIA, FEMA, NASA, and many other organizations. Join us on Thursday, February 11, at 2:00PM Eastern and bring questions.

CAE Credit: 1

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Energize Your Education and Receive CAE Credit

Higher Logic is a CAE Approved Provider. The Higher Logic Learning Series meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. Attendees must attend each session LIVE to meet eligibility requirements and receive credit. Learn more about the CAE program and ASAE. For CAE credit questions, please e-mail our host, Lauren Wolfe.