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K-12 system, and the traditional
feeder systems into post-secondary
training or the employment sphere
are breaking down. Association
professionals need to think critically
about where future members are
coming from, and how we can help
individuals successfully transition
into employment in our industries
and professions.

The Post-Secondary System
High levels of student debt
(currently $1.3 trillion and not
dischargeable via bankruptcy)
is poised to surpass the housing
bubble that preceded the economic
crash of 2007-2008. A sharp
increase in the time it takes to get
the degree is leaving more and
more students behind. There is
an argument brewing about what
the purpose and value of a degree
is, and how well it will serve
students going forward. Employers
are bemoaning the fact that the
graduates they are inheriting
are deficient in skills such as

critical and systems thinking and
hyper-complexity. Associations
have a role to play in helping
individuals entering the workforce
in our industries and professionals
"skill up" in these critical areas.

The Employment System
The swath of automation that cut
through agricultural and blue-collar
jobs was bad enough. Now, with the
rise of intelligent machines, jobs
in sectors such as accounting, law
and medicine are at risk. Oxford
University, among others, estimates
that 47 percent of the employment
sphere in the United States
(69 percent in India, 77 percent
in China), is set to be radically
enhanced or outright replaced within
the next eight years. Your members,
and our entire global society, are
going to depend on you to help them
cope with integrating new tools in
the workplace or skill up so they can
move laterally into new positions.
These are just three aspects
of the education to employment

sphere that are creating a perfect
storm for associations. Although
they have long considered
themselves providers of professional
development, we now have
opportunities to create new revenue
streams by enhancing and retooling
our educational efforts to help serve
a new population of learners who
have specific needs that aren't being
met by the current system.
Download your free copy of
The Association Role in the
New Education Paradigm at
http://bit.ly/29CIquL.
Shelly Alcorn,
CAE is a
principal
in Alcorn
Associates
Management
Consulting. She
is a 2017 GSAE
Annual Meeting Keynote presenter
("Dispatches from a Disrupted
World") and will also lead a breakout
session on "The Integral Association."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Spring 2017

GSAE News & Events
New Members
Living Legends: Tim O’Donnell, CIC, Bill Anderson, CAE, LEED AP, and Robin B. Gray Jr., JD
Georgia Partnership for Educational Excellence: A Culture of Continuous Improvement
Questioning the Orthodox Beliefs of Association Governing
The Future of Education and Employment
Building Organizational Resilience
My Internship with the Southern Economic Development Council
GSAE February and April Luncheons
Meetings Thought Leadership
Advertiser.com
Index of Advertisers
Connections - Spring 2017 - intro
Connections - Spring 2017 - bellyband1
Connections - Spring 2017 - bellyband2
Connections - Spring 2017 - cover1
Connections - Spring 2017 - cover2
Connections - Spring 2017 - 3
Connections - Spring 2017 - 4
Connections - Spring 2017 - 5
Connections - Spring 2017 - GSAE News & Events
Connections - Spring 2017 - 7
Connections - Spring 2017 - 8
Connections - Spring 2017 - New Members
Connections - Spring 2017 - Living Legends: Tim O’Donnell, CIC, Bill Anderson, CAE, LEED AP, and Robin B. Gray Jr., JD
Connections - Spring 2017 - 11
Connections - Spring 2017 - 12
Connections - Spring 2017 - 13
Connections - Spring 2017 - Georgia Partnership for Educational Excellence: A Culture of Continuous Improvement
Connections - Spring 2017 - 15
Connections - Spring 2017 - 16
Connections - Spring 2017 - 17
Connections - Spring 2017 - Questioning the Orthodox Beliefs of Association Governing
Connections - Spring 2017 - 19
Connections - Spring 2017 - The Future of Education and Employment
Connections - Spring 2017 - 21
Connections - Spring 2017 - Building Organizational Resilience
Connections - Spring 2017 - 23
Connections - Spring 2017 - My Internship with the Southern Economic Development Council
Connections - Spring 2017 - GSAE February and April Luncheons
Connections - Spring 2017 - 26
Connections - Spring 2017 - Meetings Thought Leadership
Connections - Spring 2017 - 28
Connections - Spring 2017 - 29
Connections - Spring 2017 - Index of Advertisers
Connections - Spring 2017 - cover3
Connections - Spring 2017 - cover4
Connections - Spring 2017 - outsert1
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