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PACDA: Career Advancement with Micro-Certifications

  • Wednesday, April 03, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Webinar: Link sent after registration


  • For members of ATD-PHL, CTL, DVAPT, L&D Philly, MACCA, MCDA, NJCDA, NSA-PHL or PSCA.
  • The registration fee for guests is $25.

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Career Advancement with Micro-Certifications

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

1 - 3 PM

Employers and recruiters now focus on skills-based hiring to optimize fit for job candidates. And individuals focus on upskilling to make themselves competitive for internal advancement as well as job search.

This session will share perspective from Coursera and LinkedIn representatives as well as information gleaned from interviews with Udemy and other organizations to help upskill career professionals and inform the advice provided to students and clients.

Eric Ablett, Campus Advisor at Coursera, holds a BS from Syracuse University in Communications and an MBA from University of Illinois. He has more than 13 years of experience in EdTech. At Coursera, he focuses on connecting organizations and institutions with transformative solutions to enable learners to pursue success in the workforce. LinkedIn

Kim Davidson, Principal, Customer Success Manager at LinkedIn, holds a BA from Denison University and has worked at LinkedIn / Lynda Learning since 2014 after having worked for SkillSoft for seven years as a Learning Consultant. She builds partnerships with LinkedIn’s largest and most strategic clients and is viewed as a subject matter expert on LinkedIn’s learning opportunities. LinkedIn

Richelle Weiger, Instructional Designer at Penn State University, holds a bachelor's degree in social work from Elizabethtown College and a Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology from Penn State. She’s been with Penn State for 11 years and has nearly four years in prior roles in training, instructional design, and learning technology. She is currently working on designing courses that Penn State will be offering to individuals and employers for micro-credentials. LinkedIn

NCDA CEUs: This program is eligible for 2 NCDA CEUs.

  • CEUs are free for PACDA members
  • New! CEUs are free for non-members too!
  • If you attend the program live, simply complete the post-program survey and receive your CEU certificate.
  • If you register for the program but do not attend live, you will receive an email with a link to the recording. Watch the recording and then complete the post-program survey to receive your CEU certificate.
  • NCDA is the National Career Development Association ( See for information on NCDA credentials and Continuing Education requirements.

Act 48 credit:

PACDA and PSCA members: After the event, complete the post-event survey, then email to obtain your certificate of attendance, which you can then submit via the PSCA website.

Not a PACDA or PSCA member?: You may be able to obtain Act 48 credit. After the event, complete the post-event survey, then email to obtain your certificate of attendance. Submit this to the Pennsylvania Department of Education via your local education agency, which will have the final say on whether this program qualifies for Act 48 credit. Or, you may submit via the Pennsylvania School Counselor Association for $10.

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