Adult Learning Principles to Improve Learning Outcomes in Member Audiences

Adult Learning Principles to Improve Learning Outcomes in Member Audiences

Event Information


May 09, 2023 - May 09, 2023


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


CAE Credits:



Applied, Strategic

Member Price:


NonMember Price:



CAE Credits: Credits can only be earned through live attendance of each seminar. Watching recorded seminars will not count toward CAE credit.

Impactful professional development and continuing education requires that staff move beyond filling a session room or webinar time slot into Directors/VPs of Learning engaging in the design of learning strategy. Consider the mindset of busy adult learners and design engaging, relevant content to improve acquisition and application of knowledge. The true purpose for associations is to advance a profession with qualified, competent practice. We will also explore new approaches that move away from time-measured learning as we consider the future of Competency Based Education (CBE) vs. seat hours (CPE).

This online seminar features facilitated audio content and conversations. Soon after registering, attendees will receive login information from Zoom. Participants will have access to the recorded session, reference materials, and more for up to 30 days following the program.

Registration for this online seminar will close Tuesday May 9th, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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

Full Series:  Approaches to Upskill your Education/Meetings Staff and Grow Your Product Portfolio: Online Seminar Series

Session 1: Adult Learning Principles to Improve Learning Outcomes in Member Audiences

Session 2:  Content Creation and Speaker Management Strategies

Session 3:  Increase Non-Dues Revenue through Learning Products



  • Tracy Petrillo, EdD, CAE, Chief Learning Officer, CASBO
  • Jennifer Graebe MSN, RN, NEA-BC - Director, Nursing Continuing Professional Development & Joint Accreditation Program, American Nurses Credentialing Center - Accreditation
  • Amber Garrison Duncan, PhD, Executive Vice President, Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN)

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

  • Speakers

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      Tracy L. Petrillo, CAE

      Tracy Petrillo, EdD, CAE serves as Chief Learning Officer for CASBO and Executive Director for Pearls of Learning. Tracy is a thought leader in adult learning, digital credentialing, educational technologies, and leadership development. She is a past-Chair of the ASAE CAE Commission, won the 2016 ASAE Professional Performance Award, and was named a Changemaker by MeetingsNet magazine. Tracy’s articles have appeared in CalSAE The Executive and ICE Digest. She speaks nationally to nonprofit, ed tech, higher ed and corporate audiences, and also consults/advises. Dr. Petrillo completed her doctorate with a specialization in human resource development in 2015. Her dissertation explored the value of professional credentialing.

      Jennifer Graebe

      Jennifer Graebe has a professional nursing career spanning 25 years. Jennifer Graebe is the Director of the NCPD and Joint Accreditation programs at the ANCC. In this role, Jennifer is responsible for strategic operations and program expansion through identifying opportunities and creating relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders. Jennifer received her Master of Nursing in leadership and health systems management from Drexel University, her baccalaureate degree in nursing from Villanova University, and a certificate in healthcare management, accounting, and economics from Johns Hopkins University. Jennifer is ANCC Nurse Executive Advanced – Board Certified. Jennifer is a DrPH candidate in education and public health and a co-investigator with the Global Strategic Operatives for the Eradication of Human Trafficking. Jennifer serves as a board member for the Competency Based Education Network and the Academy for Forensic Nursing and is the chair of the Alliance Board Nominating Committee. Jennifer is a published column author, and a seasoned presenter. Jennifer is a peer reviewer and associate editor for the Journal of Continuing Education. She is part-time faculty at Capella University in the School of Nursing and Health and adjunct faculty at Villanova University College of Nursing. Jennifer has held positions in leadership at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as a Clinical Educator and Clinical Manager in the Emergency Department.

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      Amber Garrison Duncan

      Dr. Garrison Duncan is a proven catalyst with over 20 years of progressive leadership to scale postsecondary student success policies and practices, particularly competency-based learning that serves minoritized communities. Currently, Amber serves as the Executive Vice President of the Competency-Based Education Network, the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to focusing education on what learners know and can do. These models allow institutions to advance a truly learner-centric model that creates new, more equitable opportunities for economic mobility. Over her career, Amber has led work in competency-based education, learning frameworks, assessment, credential recognition, digital learner records and open data standards, as well as quality assurance. These activities allow her to draw upon her decades of campus-based experience designing co-curricular learning experiences and leading assessment. Before her role at C-BEN, Amber spent 8 years as a grant maker at Lumina Foundation and prior to that served as Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Research at the University of Oregon, and various student affairs roles at Florida State University, University of Michigan, Hope College and Texas A&M University.

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