CECM Self-Paced Workshops are available 24/7 for attendees to work through at their leisure.
How does it work?
Rather than having to arrange your schedule to accommodate a workshop's set time and date, CECM Self-Paced Workshops allow you to take a workshop when it is convenient for you to do so.
Each CECM Self-Paced Workshop is presented over a series of lessons, bite-sized chunks of a set duration (typically about 1/2 hour each) that you can work through on your own time.
Lessons are presented through readings, activities, podcasts and videos.
Can I ask my instructor questions?
You absolutely can! Instructors are available for asynchronous email communication and typically respond within 3 days of receiving your communication.
How long do I have to complete a workshop?
One year from your initial registration. Extensions can be granted upon request before a full year lapses.
Is the system easy to navigate?
Yes, and we are here to help you if you run into any problems. Once your workshop registration has been processed, you will receive a user name and password that you can insert in the login box on this page. When you do, you will be taken to your workshop, where you can jump right into the first lesson or view the full workshop agenda.
How can I access course readings and presentations?
Links will be supplied by your instructor for each lesson. There will also be files to download that appear at the very bottom of each lesson's page and on your workshop's homepage. Every lesson will include at least one download, a sheet that offers a synopsis and goal of the lesson.
Can I stop a lesson partway through?
For the most part, yes, but some activity-based lessons may not make this feasible.
How do I register?
You can register for CECM Self-Paced Workshops just as you would any CECM workshop. View the "Workshops" menu at the top of our website and select the workshop that you would like to register for. Each workshop's listing indicates how long the workshop is and CECM Self-Paced Workshops will have a reference to them being self-paced immediately after the workshop's duration. When you visit the specific workshop page, you will see a button to push to add the workshop to your cart, pay and register. You are always welcome to contact us if you are interested in registering and run into a problem.
Is this really the same as a live workshop?
No, and we are not pretending that it is. CECM Self-Paced Workshops do offer flexibility that live workshops cannot. You miss out on the opportunity to interact and network with other attendees but gain a great deal of participation flexibility. Typically, these types of workshops are among the lesser duration of our offerings, allowing them to complement live workshops to make it easier for you to complete your required certification or continuing education hours.
How can you tell that someone actually completed a workshop?
CECM Self-Paced Workshops are not like some webinars that you can just turn on and keep in the background to collect continuing education credits. These workshops are designed to help you learn something. They require a degree of interaction and instructor oversight. This varies by workshop but typically includes short quizzes at the end of each lesson or assignments that we can verify being completed through back end views and view durations. We expect all workshop attendees to participate with honesty and in good faith. Ultimately, if someone does not put in the expected time to complete a workshop, they are only hurting themselves as they will not receive the benefit of the full learning offered.