Elevate Receives Prestigious Award as Top Association Learning Management System (LMS)

Elevate Receives Prestigious Award as Top Association Learning Management System (LMS)

(Columbia, MD – Dec. 4, 2016) CommPartners, an award-winning Learning Management System, Web Events, and eLearning provider, is honored to be recognized by Talented Learning as the association community’s second-best LMS provider. Released in 2014, the once newcomer, Elevate, is now standing-out amid the competition, having earned its place as a distinguished frontrunner. Elevate customers describe the platform as one of the sleekest, most flexible and cost-effective solutions, making it the perfect fit for associations of any size and type.

What differentiates Elevate LMS from the rest?

Nimble & Intuitive Infrastructure
Tired of being coerced into static, cookie-cutter layouts with little customization options? Elevate takes an alternate approach and empowers each customer with full latitude of their design and layout specifications. This flexible platform, intact with SSO integration points, allows for parity among all technologies a customer employs, and delivers a seamless, intuitive experience for participants, and staff.

Free Integrated Webinar Tool
Learning objects come in many forms, and CommPartners encourages customers to offer a continuum of programs that appeal to different content areas and learning modalities. After all, a knowledge community is only as good as the resources and learning opportunities found within. To help customers expand their Elevate learning community with formal web programs and/or informal learning connections, CommPartners provides a complimentary, fully-integrated webinar tool, EventCenter™.

Low-Cost Disruptor
CommPartners understands that association professionals have a responsibility to be faithful stewards of their organization’s resources. Indeed, investing in a successful professional education program requires a financial commitment, but costs shouldn’t out-pace efforts and growth. Elevate has all the expected bells and whistles—plus more—with a sensible, sustainable fee structure.

Understanding of Professional Learning
Unlike other LMS providers that focus solely on the nuts and bolts of their technology, CommPartners specializes in a deeper, more holistic approach. Their unwavering philosophy is straightforward—learning strategy first, and technology second. CommPartners has a diverse group of professionals with backgrounds in instructional design, event management, technology development and customization, association leadership, and client-partner advocacy, providing their customers with unparalleled service, expertise and assurance.

“This unique platform was created in response to the ultimate LMS wish-list of education professionals,” shares Chief Elevate Developer and COO, John Volentine. “We listened to what the community needed, carefully studied learning trends, scanned the competitive environment, and relied on our historical experience to develop and launch our very own Learning Management System. From its initial conception, my goal with Elevate has always been to serve our loyal association community with a robust platform that can help them grow, remain relevant, and generate revenue. I can confidently say we delivered on all counts and look forward to seeing their successes.”

About CommPartners
CommPartners provides online education and event services to the association community. The company‘s mission is focused on providing a well-planned and intelligent approach to sharing of knowledge, with a core focus on creating positive user experiences.  Over 1,300 associations have selected CommPartners to manage their eLearning programs. The CommPartners team is diverse, and together they share a common passion: to be strategic thinkers, dedicated to advancing a client’s mission through exceptional education programs.

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CommPartners Launches Event Producer Live Learning Platform

CommPartners Launches Event Producer Live Learning Platform

(Columbia, MD –  August 10, 2015) CommPartners, a leader in online learning and events, is pleased to announce the launch of Event Producer, our second education platform from the Elevate Learning Management Suite.

Event Producer was designed specifically to build community and engagement through live and on-demand webinar programs. The platform integrates with a client’s database, content management system, branding and merchant services to provide a seamless experience for both the host organization and its participants. Processing of continuing education credits through assessment, survey and certificate components are included.

Benefits for Webinar Hosts

  • Integrated Web Conferencing: Event Producer comes with web conferencing eliminating the need for an external license.
  • Project Plans: Hosts are supported by integrated project plans that manage all the details for each webinar. The platform provides timelines leading up to an event and will notify host and presenters when tasks are due.
  • Relevancy to Each Member of Your Community: Tag content based on interest areas or roles and promote those programs to subsets of your community.

Benefits for Participants

  • Event Forums: As soon as a participant registers they can engage other registrants and the presenters through interactive discussions before and after the event. A one hour webinar becomes several weeks of peer sharing and social learning.
  • Pre Event Polls: Polls before the event provides the presenter a sense of where the audience is to produce a more relevant and informative event.
  • Access to a Library of Events: All upcoming and past events are available through a participant’s dashboard.

Rich Finstein, CEO of CommPartners, shared, “We realized through our years of producing online events that clients were looking for a more effective platform for webinars and other live programs. Event Producer delivers a true social learning environment, integrating expert content with peer ideas and experiences. We believe it’s the perfect way to engage a new generation of learners.”

For more information, please visit www.commpartners.com or email info@commpartners.com

About CommPartners
CommPartners provides online education and event services to the association community. The company‘s mission is focused on providing a well-planned and intelligent approach to sharing of knowledge, with a core focus on creating positive user experiences. Over 1,300 organizations have selected CommPartners to manage their eLearning programs. The CommPartners team is diverse, but together they share a common passion: to be strategic thinkers, dedicated to advancing a client’s mission through exceptional education programs.

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CommPartners to Team with Velvet Chainsaw Consulting For Online Education

CommPartners to Team with Velvet Chainsaw Consulting For Online Education

(Columbia, MD – June 15, 2015) CommPartners, a leader in online learning and events, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to provide its learning management system, Elevate LMS to Velvet Chainsaw Consulting (VCC) to support the evolution of its online education programs. A long-time collaborative partner with CommPartners, VCC is the premier consulting agency for face-to-face educational and networking events. CommPartners is thrilled to now also support VCC e-learning programs.

Velvet Chainsaw Consulting Managing Director Dave Lutz stated: “Velvet Chainsaw is extremely selective when it comes to partnerships. We only work with a few progressive companies who have similar vision and values for the industry we serve. We chose CommPartners as our social learning platform because they match these priorities and as important, provide the best learning environment for us to model highly engaging education experiences.”

Rich Finstein, CEO of CommPartners shared: “We are excited to support such an innovative company whose purpose is to help organizations evolve their onsite conferences and educational programming. Elevate embodies a progressive social learning model, integrating content from experts with peer ideas and experiences. This ties in nicely with Velvet Chainsaw’s approach to innovation in how learning occurs and how to increase participant engagement.”

VCC’s Elevate platform is set to launch later this summer.

About CommPartners

CommPartners is a leading provider of online education and event to the association community. The company‘s mission is focused on providing a well-planned and intelligent approach to sharing of knowledge, with a core focus on creating positive user experiences. Over 1,300 associations have selected CommPartners to manage their eLearning programs.

About Velvet Chainsaw

Velvet Chainsaw Consulting (VCC) is the leading choice for conference and trade show organizers interested in growing or transforming their major face-to-face events. VCC provides expert advice for designing premium education and networking experiences that result in increased loyalty and revenue. VCC is comprised of a team of industry experts who are change agents for where conferences and tradeshows need to evolve. Specifically, VCC specializes in: conference improvement, sponsorship growth, education differentiation, speaker improvement, general session design, and strategic facilitation.

To learn more about this new partnership, please contact Eve Finstein, at efinstein@commpartners.com

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Webinar: The Future of Work: Six Radical Changes Disrupting the Next Decade

Webinar: The Future of Work: Six Radical Changes Disrupting the Next Decade

Change is the constant. Chaotic environments are the norm.

Today is dramatically different than ten or twenty years ago. The line between work, play and leisure will continue to erode.

Join Velvet Chainsaw’s Jeff Hurt on Tuesday, June 16th for a conversation focusing on how associations can be nimble enough to adapt to these impending changes.

According to the technology research company Gartner, by 2020 more than 40% of an organization’s work will be non-routine. During the next ten years six radical changes will disrupt traditional work. The need to adapt to these mega-trends will be imperative for success.

Who: Jeff Hurt, Executive Vice President of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting
What: Free webinar looking at the opportunities these changes create for associations
Where: CP Learning Center
When: Tuesday, June 16th

For more information and to register, please log in to the CP Learning Center.

CommPartners to Support the Mission of Soldier’s Heart Through Online Education Programs

(COLUMBIA, MD –April 15, 2015) CommPartners, a leader in online learning and events is pleased to announce a new partnership with Soldier’s Heart, an organization dedicated to helping heal the invisible wounds from war and military service. This new initiative continues the mission of CommPartners to use its services to support those in need.

Since 2006, Soldier’s Heart has provided assistance for veterans, families, and communities overcoming the wounds of war.  An important component of this assistance is being able to disseminate education to reach impacted individuals and their loved ones as well as professionals that provide care to those impacted. Recognizing this need, CommPartners will be donating its services to ensure the program succeeds and Soldier’s Heart is able to maximize its impact.  Soldier’s Heart Executive Director Dr. Ed Tick says,

“At Soldier’s Heart we seek to widely disseminate our vision and practices for transforming the emotional, spiritual, and moral wounds of war.  In this effort we had planned to give webinars for several years.  Lacking the in-house time and expertise to achieve this, CommPartners generously offered their full-service production program for our first few webinars. We are honored and grateful to partner with CommPartners and thrilled to launch our new webinar series with their help.”

The webinars will be held monthly beginning in April and are open to anyone interested in learning more about this important cause. CommPartners’ CEO Rich Finstein says,

“Working with a group like Soldier’s Heart allows us to give back to those who have sacrificed so much for our country.  We are looking forward to supporting Soldier’s Heart as it disseminates information to restore and support our nation’s veterans.”

The first three programs are now open for registration by clicking here.

  • April 22nd – Warrior’s Return: Restoring the Soul After War
  • May 27th – Beyond Moral Injury
  • June 24th – Veterans, Sex, and Love

About CommPartners
CommPartners provides online education, learning management, and event services to the association community. The company‘s mission is focused on providing a well-planned and intelligent approach to sharing of knowledge, with a core focus on creating positive user experiences.  Over 1,300 associations have selected CommPartners to manage their eLearning programs. The CommPartners team is diverse, but together they share a common passion: to be strategic thinkers, dedicated to advancing a client’s mission through exceptional education programs.

About Soldier’s Heart
Soldier’s Heart tends the invisible wounds resulting from war and military service.  The organization believes that these “soul wounds” are sacred and, properly tended, can lead to wisdom and transformation.  They offer genuine homecoming and a path for post-traumatic growth to troops, veterans, families, and communities. Soldier’s Heart’s mission focuses on veterans and their families but transcends their wounding to include the entire society.  To learn more or make a donation, please visit the Soldier’s Heart website.

 

Webinar: The Future of Education in a Massively Disrupted World

The fact that the educational system in the United States is in disarray from the post-secondary system all the way down to the kindergarten level is heralding new opportunities for associations of all types. With disruptions coming at all levels from online learning to the advent of the MOOC movement no educational institution will be immune. Complex workplaces require new combinations of skills and micro-credentialing is gaining new traction as a way for employers to measure skills attainment in multiple contexts.

Join Shelly Alcorn, Principal at Alcorn Associates Management Consulting, on April 7th for a discussion focusing on how associations can cope with and take advantage of openings being created by these changes.

For more information and to register, please log in to the CP Learning Center.