Executive Conversations on Key Topics that Impact Credentialing

Next Conversation - COVID-19 and Drivers of Change

Information will be available in late May

About the Executive Conversations


An executive level dialogue with facilitated discussions on topics 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  discussions with your peers on how the topic 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.

History of the Discussions

March, 2020 - Data and Technology

In this session, Terri discussed data and technology with Emilio Arocho, Director of Technology and Digital Services at the National Association of Healthcare Quality. A recording is available in the online community. Access is limited to ICE members.

2019 Foresight Works Discussions 

Nov: 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: 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. 

Sept: 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.

July - 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.  

June- 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.

May- 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?

April- 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.

March - 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. 

February - 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.