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706 Launching Your Micro Credentialing Strategy

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, April 13

Tracks: Management & Strategy

Modern organizations have long recognized that they need to address skills gaps to remain competitive. A solid talent development strategy spearheaded by relevant career growth will provide the tools needed to help keep your employees ahead of the game. With so many options for employee engagement, upskilling, and professional development, where do we even begin? The solution: Micro credentials.

In this session you’ll gain awareness of the importance and value of addressing skills gaps and the strategies needed for preparing future workforces. You’ll start with a look at what micro credentials are and how they differ from gamification and badging approaches for talent development. You’ll also explore several individual employee and company-wide challenges that micro credentials can solve for, including identification and alignment of hidden talent and ongoing professional development. Next, you’ll look at how Bloom’s Taxonomy creates a learning framework for micro credentials and how competency-based education (CBE) relates to a micro credential strategy. You’ll learn how learners submit evidence of their learning in exchange for their digital credential recognition and what forms of evidence could include. Finally, you’ll gain tips and strategies for building a micro credentials strategy and how you can accredit your micro credential offering. With all this, you’ll be able to walk away with the knowledge for creating and launching your own micro credentials.

In this session you will learn:

  • What micro credentials are and how they can address the growing skills gaps among employees
  •  Effective tips for getting started with a micro credentialing strategy
  •  How micro credentials differ from gamification and badging
  •  How to use micro credentials to solve common challenges for your employees and organization
  •  How you can accredit your micro credentials

Lynsey Duncan

Senior Instructional Designer


Lynsey Duncan is a senior instructional designer at D2L and a lifelong learning enthusiast with over 10 years in the education space. Having designed courses and programs for a wide variety of subjects and audiences, she is careful to consider the experience from the end users’ perspective to ensure it meets their needs. Lynsey has a passion for creating engaging and authentic course content and finding new tech tools that can enhance the learner experience. She holds a bachelor’s in applied linguistics and is currently pursuing a master’s in educational technology.