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The Value of Upskilling

  • August 05, 2020
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual meeting - Link will be emailed the day before the meeting
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As we have done the last two months, we are donating all registration fees collected for our monthly meeting to a nonprofit that is supporting the health and welfare needs of our community. This month our registration fees will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project. 

During this unprecedented time of need, we hope that all of you and your loved ones are well and are going to stay well throughout this national emergency.

Thank you for your continued support!


(Link to be emailed the day before the meeting)

The Value of Upskilling 

(Preapproved for 1 business credit through HRCI)

Jason Pfaff will take us from start to finish on an overview of how to establish the framework for a company sponsored upskilling and training program. Jason will discuss specific ways to design and construct programs so they directly improve employee retention and productivity. Jason will spend focused time sharing how to design programs for maximum engagement and measure the impact to employee retention and productivity. This will lead us to walking through how to measure and calculate the return on investment for programs built this way. 

Key Topics:

  • Charting a vision for training
  • How to set goals for a training program
  • How to assess skills and competencies
  • Using curriculum and training to close gaps
  • Using learning analytics to track progress
  • Calculating the ROI of a training program

Please join us for this very insightful program.

About the speakers:

Jason Pfaff

Jason Pfaff is Ancora’s Vice President of Business Development. He has spent 20 plus years at the forefront of adult-oriented education and innovative workforce training solutions.

Jason spent nearly a decade in executive and leadership roles at the University of Phoenix during a period of innovation, rapid growth and scale. In his last role at the University of Phoenix he served as Vice President of the Northeast overseeing revenue of over $100 million and staff of over 3,000.

Following his experience at the University of Phoenix, Jason served in a variety of leadership roles at Delta Career Education Corporation. Jason was a Regional Vice President, Head of Student Analytics and Experience, and also served as Vice President of Product Development. In his time as VP of Product Development, the company developed over two dozen new programs and concepts to grow and diversify the programmatic portfolio.

Following his time at Delta, Jason served as Head of Learning Innovation at the Association for Talent Development. He oversaw educational products that were sold on six continents for the largest association in the world serving the corporate learning and talent development community. During his time, Jason designed many new and cutting edge products such as ‘Elements’, an on-demand catalog of adaptive courses serving as a new revenue stream and opportunity for members to learn.

Most recently, Jason served as Vice President of the Online at Salem University where he spearheaded the development of new revenue generating programs.

Jason is currently Vice President of Business Development at Ancora Education where he is focused on generating new business through new relationships with companies all over the country through Ancora’s groundbreaking ‘Corporate Learning Management’ concept which is delivered through the breakthrough Lyo learning platform. 

A former entrepreneur and candidate for state office, Jason is a graduate of St. Gregory’s University and holds an MBA. He lives in the Washington, DC metro area with his wife and 4 children.

This program is preapproved for 1.00 Professional Development Credit towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification through SHRM and 1.00 business recertification credit through HRCI.


Mid-Cities HR Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit".

“The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.”

All online reservations are due by close of business on the Monday before the meeting.  Online registration will be closed at that time. 

Cancellations & Payments:
We regret that we must charge members and guests the cost of the event when cancellations are not received at least 48 hours prior to the event day. Also, all payments must be made before or by the time of attendance.  By submitting your registration, you agree to these conditions. We appreciate your understanding and support.

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