“Continuing education should not be a burden of industry. It should be a simple inventory of professionals being professional. This partnership brings us one step closer to that goal.”
John Waldron, MBA (FS) Class of 2008
Exciting news: The Globe & Mail Partners with Learnedly.
CEGE Connection reached out to John Waldron, MBA(FS) Class of 2008 to discuss his ongoing vision of supporting continuing education for Canadian financial professionals.
Canadian financial professionals today are very educated, with many holding multiple financial designations and maintaining dual licenses with securities and insurance regulators. But those designations and licenses have ongoing continuing education (CE) requirements, which can be very time consuming and very expensive.
Annual CE requirements can range between 12 and 40 hours for one license or designation. And with very little integration between them, some industry professionals face upwards of 100 credit hours, or more, of continuing education requirements every year.
In reality, most of us spend far more than 100 hours every year educating ourselves, but in a very informal way – which means it doesn’t satisfy industry CE requirements. We search for answers to questions, research problems, stay current with rule and regulatory changes, and read information that helps us to grow, personally and professionally.
Learnedly’s partnership with The Globe and Mail was about creating a way to formally recognize informal learning. We reviewed hundreds of articles and curated them into courses accredited for continuing education, allowing financial professionals to engage with Globe content and satisfy industry requirements at the same time.
Ten curated courses are now available to Globe Advisor users and Learnedly subscribers, with more on the way. Each course focuses on relevant and meaningful topics that matter to Canadian financial professionals.
Continuing education should not be a burden of industry. It should be a simple inventory of professionals being professional. This partnership brings us one step closer to that goal.
For more information we invite you to link on Globe Advisor CE Centre.
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