The New Zealand Library Association

lianza F 300In the past most of our courses have been face-to-face events in the main centres. Although our members appreciate the networking opportunities that come with this type of training, not all librarians can attend because of remote geographical location, difficulties with release time and shrinking staff training budgets. Consequently in 2012 we decided to explore self-paced online learning formats with an aim to create our own online courses specifically targeted at libraries and librarians.

LIANZA doesn’t have the resources or experience to create an in-house product, which is where CLAD came in. CLAD took our content and converted it into an online learning course. I’m not sure what I was expecting but I was surprised at how quick and easy the whole process was. CLAD worked closely with the author of the content to create a logical sequence and check questions. All communication with the company is handled in a very timely manner and the staff immediately act to rectify any reported problems.

New Zealand librarians love the fact that they are able to undertake learning at their own pace, wherever and whenever they like at an affordable cost. Feedback from our members has been very positive and we are currently working on content to give to CLAD to create more online courses for us.

Maree Kibblewhite
Professional Development Manager, LIANZA

New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

NZAOT PNG Logo 250wIn looking to deliver professional development opportunities for members outside of face-to-face events, we hosted several webinars. As expected, running the webinar itself was straightforward, however, the administration of the process (registrations, cancellations, provision of pre-reading, payments, and follow-up), for a one hour webinar was as time-consuming as hosting a face-to-face day-long workshop - and less profitable.

In comparison, the online CPD solution provided by CLAD Services allows us to supply professional development to members with very little involvement by me - especially as CLAD handle our course registrations, payments and reporting. This is done safely and with transparency. I also receive a nudge every so often from CLAD to promote the course when registrations slow down - fantastic! It is just that kind of support I need. When I am sending out e-newsletters or other electronic communications it is simply a matter of pasting some brief info on the course and a link. I do it time and again. So simple. So ‘always there’, hassle-free. CLAD also sort log-in questions - if a member enquires about the course to me, I confidently forward the message to CLAD who follow-up - just like they are an extra .25 FTE on staff. Outstanding service.

Tina Larsen
New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa


New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists' Association

newlogoedited.pngThe New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association has been able to open up a new realm of learning to its members through our partnership with CLAD. We have found CLAD incredibly professional, knowledgeable and supportive during the process of compiling materials for the individual online courses we have launched. Feedback from members is that they love this self directed style of learning and they want more.

Philippa Friary
President NZSTA

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