Certification in the Time of COVID Online Seminar Series

Certification in the Time of COVID Online Seminar Series

Event Information


Feb 08, 2022 - Feb 11, 2022



United States

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CAE Credits: Registrants will earn a maximum of 4 CAE credits. Credits can only be earned through live attendance of each seminar. Watching recorded seminars will not count toward CAE credit.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate societal and economic changes, associations must reevaluate every aspect of their non-dues revenue sources (stakeholder needs, program purpose and content, business and marketing plans, and operational practices) in order to remain relevant and achieve strategic and financial success. This online seminar series, led by David Rozsa, CAE, ACA (CEO of Metacred, an association management company that specializes exclusively in credentialing), will focus on timely opportunities that can help associations advance their missions through credentialing, including: Training / reskilling members in alignment with evolving workforce needs; providing better value to stakeholders by assessing certificant outcomes in practice; price-point setting and global localization; and curating what pandemic-related innovations are worth keeping. Sign up for whichever topics interest you most, or for the full series.

This online seminar series consists of four 60-minute live online sessions that feature facilitated audio content and conversations. Soon after registering, attendees will receive personalized login information from Zoom. Participants will have access to recorded sessions, reference materials, and more for up to 30 days following the program.

Registration for this online seminar series will close Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

The full four-part series is available for registration, or you may register separately for any of the individual sessions:

Full Series: Certification in the Time of Covid

Session 1: A Black Swan Opportunity: How Associations Can Take the Lead in Reskilling a Post-Pandemic Workforce Through Credentialing

Session 2: Ensuring We Make a Difference: Adding Outcomes Assessment to Competencies-Based Certification Programs

Session 3: Price-Point-Setting Strategies for International and Global Credentialing Programs

Session 4: Is it a Keeper? Curating Innovations Necessitated by the COVID-19 Pandemic


J David M. Rozsa, CAE, ACA, CEO, Metacred, Inc.

Accessibility Features:
This program will be hosted via Zoom and will have closed captioning provided by Otter.ai. If you would like to request a live captioner to be available during the event, please reach out to Linnae O’Flahavan

  • Agenda

    • Tuesday February 8, 2022
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

      A Black Swan Opportunity: How Associations Can Take the Lead in Reskilling a Post-Pandemic Workforce Through Credentialing

      Even before COVID-19, employers felt that there were skills gaps in the workforce. Tune in to learn how this pandemic has created a once-in-a-generation opportunity for associations to help our members reskill and upskill through credentialing programs to thrive in a world of remote work, automation and AI, supply chain vulnerabilities, and an ever-increasing pace of change.

      Wednesday February 9, 2022
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

      Ensuring We Make a Difference: Adding Outcomes Assessment to Competencies-Based Certification Programs

      Verifying certification candidates’ work experience and education, and assessing their knowledge, skills, abilities is just a proxy for what employers, customers, and other stakeholders really care about: Positive outcomes in practice. Join us for a conversation about why and how to incorporate the measurement of outcomes into your association’s certification programs.

      Thursday February 10, 2022
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

      Price-Point-Setting Strategies for International and Global Credentialing Programs

      “Not-for-profit” does not mean “non-profit”—if we want to keep the lights on. Breakeven analysis (based on our operational costs) is necessary but not sufficient to determine optimal prices for our credentialing programs. This practical session will walk through a proven approach for setting credentialing program price points, in alignment with our missions and brand strategies, and will invite participation to share success stories and lessons learned.

      Friday February 11, 2022
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

      Is it a Keeper? Curating Innovations Necessitated by the COVID-19 Pandemic

      What pandemic-related innovations in credentialing have worked and have enduring value? From live, remotely proctored exam administration to web-based, asynchronous item review platforms, to cut-score-setting via webconference—in this session, we will apply lessons learned during the pandemic to categorize work-arounds as “keepers” or “temporary compromises.”

  • Speakers

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      J David Moses Rozsa, CAE

      David Rozsa is the founder and chief executive officer of Metacred, Inc., an association management company (AMC) dedicated to developing, managing, and growing the best credentialing programs in the world by bringing the best credentialing practices, staff, vendors, and other resources within the reach of all organizations. Prior to launching Metacred, David Rozsa led the certification departments of associations representing industries and professions as diverse as clinical research, construction materials, and financial services—consistently turning around growth slumps and enhancing legal defensibility. Credentialing is his third career. A professional child actor and model for sixteen years, David appeared in television commercials, print advertisements, television shows, and off-Broadway plays on New York’s Theatre Row. A National Merit Scholar, he went to college at age sixteen and earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the fencing, polo, equestrian, crew, and debate teams. His second career was as a political campaign manager, culminating in the management of a U.S. Congressional campaign. Mr. Rozsa is currently the Chair of the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) Professional Development Advisory Council, the Chair of the ISO Subcommittee of the AMC Institute’s (AMCI) Accreditation and Standards Committee, a member of the AMCI Accreditation and Standards Committee, and a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) International task Force. He is a past: Member of the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) AMC Section Council, member of the CAE Pass Point Task Force, member of the ICE Board of Directors, Chair of the ICE Government Affairs Committee, member of the ICE International Committee, Chair of a National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) Appeals Panel, special liaison to the ANSI / ICE 1100 Standards Revision Main Committee, member of the 2012 and 2018 AMCI Standard Review Canvasses, member of the AMCI Global Task Force, Vice Chair of the City of Alexandria Youth Policy Commission, Executive Committee Member of the Fairfax County Council of PTAs (FCCPTA), Chair of the FCCPTA Advanced Academic Programs Committee, and member of the Steering Committee of the Certification Network Group (CNG). David is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), an ICE Certified Credentialing Professional (ICE-CCP), and a certified Advanced Certification Administrator (ACA). Inspired by the Ephebic Oath of the ancient Athenians, which concludes with the words, “I shall leave my city no less, but rather greater, than I found it,” he founded Metacred in 2007 with the mission of developing, managing, and growing the best credentialing programs in the world.

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