LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls


Trying to find the right learning management system can be an overwhelming task. When faced with a dizzying array of available platforms, many companies simply choose the one with the most features – and hope for the best.

The result? You could end up overpaying for features that you don’t need. Even worse, you may find yourself stuck with an LMS that lacks the key functionalities you do need to manage your users’ complex learning and development goals. Don’t mistake a long list of offerings for actual added value.  Sign up for our webinar to learn how to get everything you need from an LMS – and nothing you don’t.

Register now for LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls.

Do you know exactly what you need from a learning management system? Are you familiar with the wide range of features, functionalities, and support options on offer by the leading platforms? Are you confident in your ability to leverage an LMS to advance your organizational goals and supercharge your continuing education program?

If you answered no, you’re not alone. Finding the right LMS can be a daunting, costly, and time-consuming process. But it doesn’t have to be. By investing a little time on the front-end of your search, you can avoid common pitfalls and protect your valuable time. Let our expert show you how to evaluate your specific needs against common LMS functionalities to find your perfect platform.

In this 90-minute webinar, LMS experts Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele will walk you through everything you need to know when selecting the right Learning Management System for your organization. They will help you identify your LMS needs and priorities, a crucial first step in any LMS search. You’ll be introduced to some of the top LMS platforms and get an overview of the key features they offer – so you can understand how to quickly and efficiently identify the ideal system for your specific organization.

Supercharge your continuing education program! Learn how finding the perfect LMS can help boost employee retention, maximize member engagement, and build influence across your industry.

Reserve your space now to learn how to determine your organization’s needs from an LMS including:

  • Define what a learning management system (an LMS) is
  • Explain the importance of linking objectives for the LMS to higher-level organizational goals
  • Name the seven steps of the LMS selection process
  • Recognize common pitfalls in the LMS selection process so you can avoid them
  • Clarify and document your objectives and requirements for the desired platform
  • Identify the learning technology options best suited to meet your organization’s goals

Remember, investing in your LMS search now will help you avoid the costs associated with choosing a system that doesn’t fit your needs. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Register now for LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls.

Meet Your Webinar Leader

Jeff Cobb has spent two decades immersed in the global market for adult lifelong learning as an entrepreneur, consultant, teacher, and author. He has been at the forefront of learning technology trends and has developed deep expertise in helping organizations grow and improve their continuing education and professional development businesses.

With Celisa Steele, Jeff founded Tagoras, which provides expert strategy, marketing, and technology consulting services to organizations in the business of lifelong learning. Prior to Tagoras, Jeff was co-founder and CEO of Isoph, a leading provider of e-learning technologies and services to associations. He has also served as senior vice president of business development for Quisic, an e-learning partner to top-tier business schools and fortune 500 companies, and vice president of business development for LearnSomething.

Jeff is a vocal advocate of cradle-to-grave lifelong learning, an award-winning teacher, and author of multiple books, including Leading the Learning Revolution (AMACOM 2013). He currently serves on the governing board of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, to which he was specifically appointed as an education thought leader. He has previously served on the advisory board of Future Learning, the Professional Development Section Council of the American Society of Association Executives, the research committee of the eLearning Guild, and the editorial board of Innovate, a leading resource for information about innovations in learning and technology.

Celisa Steele is a seasoned entrepreneur with a unique blend of experience in marketing, technology, and education. With Jeff Cobb, she founded Tagoras, which provides expert strategy, marketing, and technology consulting services to organizations in the business of lifelong learning. The two co-host the weekly Leading Learning Podcast and run Learning • Technology • Design, an annual virtual conference for those working in professional development, continuing education, and lifelong leanring.

Celisa spearheads Tagoras’s research and publications, and she’s written numerous reports, white papers, and blog posts that explore learning, technology, their overlap, and more.

Before Tagoras, Celisa was a co-founder and chief operating officer of Isoph, one of the leading providers of e-learning services to the nonprofit sector. Prior to Isoph, she worked in creative services at Quisic, a developer of high-end online course content for major universities and Global 2000 companies. Celisa worked in curriculum development for the not-for-profit Family and Children’s Resource Program (FCRP), part of the Jordan Institute for Families at the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Celisa is also a poet and served from 2013 to 2016 as the poet laureate of Carrboro, North Carolina, where she lives.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is of value to all associations,  nonprofits, industry trade groups and professional organizations. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Education Program Director
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Credentialing and Certification Program Managers
  • Chief Finance Officer

Don't wait, register your entire team today!

CAE Credits: All live webinar attendees are eligible for 1.5 CAE credit hours. Association TRENDS is a CAE Approved Provider. Our programs meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. We will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org

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$215.00 LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls (OnDemand: Active for 12 months from 04.16.19)