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Denied but Not Discouraged — Moving Forward to NCCA Accreditation Success

Finding out the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) denied your organization's application for initial accreditation — after months of planning and hard work — can be discouraging. SeaCrest co-founder Janice Moore shares tips on how to stay positive, reevaluate and further strengthen a program for reapplication.

Key Takeaways From the ICE Microcredentialing Pulse Survey

Earlier this year, the ICE Microcredentialing Task Force conducted the ICE Microcredentialing Pulse Survey to define and better understand current and future plans for microcredentials. Read on to learn about key takeaways, respondent feedback and stakeholder insight.

When a Pandemic Accelerates Innovation: Testing and Assessment in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

Due to COVID-19, organizations have had to adapt their testing and assessment measures. Learn how the pandemic has accelerated innovation related to one testing company’s operations, communication and technology, and how these changes are shaping the future of the industry.

Managing Certification Renewals in COVID-19: Part 2

In part two of our Managing Certification Renewals Q&A, we spoke with ICE members Ben Babcock, PhD, and Robert C. Shaw, Jr., PhD, to learn more about how their organizations have pivoted their certification renewal processes in wake of COVID-19.

Managing Certification Renewals in COVID-19: Part 1

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations have had to pivot their strategies for managing certification renewals. In part one of our two-part Q&A, we spoke with Steven Garner, PMP, and Mihaiela Gugiu, PhD, to learn how their organizations have altered their respective renewal processes.

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Business Planning

In wake of COVID-19, organizations were forced to swiftly retool their business plans. Hear from ICE members Vicki Gremelsbacker and Mina Larson on how they navigated their teams through uncertainty, communicated key changes to stakeholders and what they see as long-term impacts on their businesses.

Security Considerations for the Changing Workforce Environment

As working remotely becomes common, an organization’s confidential data can be more easily compromised. Learn how your organization can better protect its data by reviewing and updating digital information safeguard, clean desk and bring your own device (BYOD) policies.

A Conversation on International Expansion of Credentialing Organizations and Associations

For credentialing organizations and associations considering international expansion, there are multiple factors to consider. Terrance Barkan, CAE, and Margaret Bloom, Esq., discuss insights and strategies for international and global expansion of a US-based certification program in this recording.

Key Business and Legal Considerations for Credentialing Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In order for credentialing organizations to be prepared to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis, they should work proactively to mitigate negative effects. Consider these three points — business continuity, test vendor contracts and data security — while making a plan.

COVID-19’s Impact on Credentialing Practices

In case you missed it, ICE recently hosted a virtual dialogue on the impacts of COVID-19 and the credentialing industry. Learn what credentialing bodies should be asking as it relates to business practices most at risk and hear how other organizations are adapting to these unexpected times.

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