MACPA and the Business Learning Institute release the first nano-learning course for CPAs, accounting and finance professionals that meets the new CPE standards.
NASBA and the AICPA approved the revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards) effective September 1, 2016. Among the most significant changes to the Standards is the addition of two new instructional delivery methods: nano learning and blended learning.
The Maryland Association of CPAs and its Business Learning Institute believe that Learning is THE only competitive advantage in this rapidly changing world. They have been on the forefront of learning for the past ten years. Since passing nano-learning in 2015 at the Maryland State Board of Public Accounting, they have been integrating new formats of learning to make learning continuous, engaging and ultimately transformative. The Anticipatory Organization: Accounting and Finance Edition is THE First nano-learning program in North America for accounting and finance professionals. Winner of the Accounting Today 2016 Product of the Year in the learning category. This program combines nano learning format (three to four minute single concept videos) with rapid application exercises to accelerate learning of complex competencies in less times than traditional CPE / CPD programs.
MACPA and its Business Learning Institute have pioneered new methods of learning including second life (CPA Island), remote collaboration via the ThinkTank platform, participation engagement via conferences.io and their #MBSN Management by Sticky Notes collaboration process.
Here are five ways we are changing up learning:
Mobile / nano, or “Just When You Need It” learning;
Cloud: In what we call the four Cs of talent development, the AICPA Navigator allows us to offer Competencies, Career Path, and a Curriculum on a Cloud-based learning platform that allows firms and companies to move their talent development to a strategic and systematic approach;
Collaborative: MBSN (Management By Sticky Notes), Conferences.io, and the ThinkTank Collaboration platform are highly engaging ways of increasing learning through involvement (see our post on LinkedIn);
Competency-based learning: With our Bounce framework (which maps BLI programs to the new CGMA Competency framework) and our new program to develop a special self-directed action learning program to build a competency around anticipation and strategic thinking.