Planning Ahead: Insights and Impacts

Executive Conversations about Key Topics that Impact Credentialing


A one hour executive level dialogue with facilitated discussions on specific Action Briefs pulled from the ASAE ForesightWorks project.

 will facilitate the conversations, focusing the discussion on how the specific topic's Action Brief applies to the credentialing industry. 


Registration is limited to ICE Members who serve (or aspire to serve) in strategic leadership roles for their organization, such as CEOs and Executive Directors. 


Engage in these monthly, one-hour discussions with your peers on how each selected driver could impact your business, both externally and internally.

After each discussion, your feedback and insights will be captured and consolidated to present periodically to the ICE Board as well as inform future program development.


The 2nd Thursday of every month* from 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET. ICE will host these conversations via conference call. 

Preliminary List of Topics

Feb 14: Microlearning May 9: Mentoring 2.0 Sept 12: New Forms of Work
Mar 14: Rejection of Expertise Jun 13: Work Redefined Oct 10: Bifurcated Workforce
Apr 11: Higher Education 3.0 Jul 11: Automating Work Nov 14*: Human-Machine Cooperation
Dec 12: More Human Humans

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Previous Conversations

Nov 14: Human-Machine Cooperation

Though many forecasts include substantial job losses due to automation—and such losses are indeed already occurring—many jobs will rely on cooperation between humans and machines. While less disruptive than total automation, human–machine cooperation will be a massive shift, with entire work processes becoming machine-oriented and humans learning to complement automation’s role. 

 Oct 10: Bifurcated Workforce

Trends may create two classes of American workers: 1) mission-critical players who move the organization forward, 2) and foot-soldiers who do the basic work. The latter are regarded by employers as relatively disposable, with lower prestige and pay. Such a two-tiered workforce is not assured, but it is being driven by deep structural forces including the expansion of gig and freelance work and the rising inequality of opportunity for workers. J

Sept 12: New Forms of Work

Freelance, gig, contract, and temporary work and the infrastructure to support them (e.g., online platforms and reputation systems) are growing. The number of independent professionals is expanding, and networked organizations rely on them. Associations will have new opportunities to serve these workers and advocate for their interests.

Thursday, July 11 - Automating Work

Growing swaths of work are potentially automatable, and the impacts could transform most kinds of work and affect workers at every level. This could create a broad organizational rethink of how work is performed and managed, and how people find meaning and engage with society. Consider what this may mean for certification.  

Thursday, June 13 - Work Redefined

A variety of driving forces are redefining the boundaries and nature of work and jobs in fundamental ways. New employment and workplace systems, educational systems, and social safety net systems will need to rise to meet emerging needs.

Thursday, May 9 - Mentoring 2.0

With an aging workforce and rapid technological change, do you utilize reverse mentoring in your associations? Does it have a role to play in certification?

Thursday, April 11 - Higher Education 3.0

The way we work, connect, and access information is challenging traditional higher education models. Learners are looking for alternative and affordable pathways to education.

Thursday, March 14 - Rejection of Expertise

The general public is growing more skeptical of well-credentialed experts. Explore the impact of this trend on credentialing, and discuss how it is already impacting certification and licensure with the "right to earn a living" and "consumer choice" legislation. 

Thursday, February 14 - Microlearning
Microlearning provide short bursts of information in flexible formats. Discuss with your colleagues how the demand for this type of learning may affect your credentialing business.