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ACESENCE

Today, certifications and achievements are in digital form, not just hanging on the wall or shoved into a filing cabinet. We’re helping individuals put their credentials to work, and empowering organizations to better understand what to do with the verified skills their employees possess.

Johnathan Finkelstein, Founder & CEO

Credly

Why Digital Badging for Your Leadership Development Milestones?

We are committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals and we understand that communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. That is why we have partnered with Credly to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them. 

Who Can Earn These Digital Badges?

ACESENCE's digital badges are available to all professionals, managers and leaders around the globe who participate in our eligible programs. As long as you complete the program and meet the criteria (don't worry – the assessments are quick and application-focused), you'll obtain these digital badges. At our programs, we will inform you of the "claiming" process. As of now, ACESENCE is offering a total of five digital credentials for leaders to develop the necessary attitudes and skills for the present and future of work.

What's the Value of ACESENCE's Credentialed Programs?

Real-world Issues, Relevant Solutions

Get versatile frameworks that sharpen your thoughts so that you'll reach resolutions for today's most prevalent leadership challenges.

Global Practices, Powerful Application

Gain exclusive access to the best practices that our global clients love – highly versatile, the most useful and empowering.

Personalized Discoveries, Individualized Insights

We don't impose the "right answer" on you because if it's not yours, it's not right. We design our programs to be flexible yet structured so that you'll find your best leadership style and voice.

Bite-sized Learning, Mega-sized Implementation

Learning isn't complete until you can use it. We go light on theory and heavy on implementation so that you'll experience shifts quickly. Watch your influence skyrocket and confidence grow.

1. Complete a Program and Earn a Badge

When you complete an eligible program and the criteria to earn a badge, you will receive an email from Credly so that you will receive your digital badge issued by ACESENCE.

2. Create a Credly account

Follow the instructions in the email to claim your digital badge. If you are a new user, you will be invited to create an account. We aren't able to issue your badge if you don't claim it through this process.

3. Claim Your Digital Credential

Accept the badge that has been issued to you. You may configure the privacy settings under your profile. Public or private – your choice.

4. Share your new accomplishment

After all your hard work, celebrate your milestone with your network! Connect your social media accounts via Credly and it'll be shared in a click.

Digital Credentials Available For You 

Agile Thinking and Leadership I – A Strong Foundation for Lifelong Transformation

Earners of this badge have attended ACESENCE's quick-start training on Agile Thinking and Leadership. This program introduces the concept of the agile mindset, and a practical methodology to increase agility as a leader navigating change.

How to Get Credentialed
Apply for Your Credential

1. Apply to join the 500 Agile Leaders Project.

2. Attend quick start training in its entirety

3. Complete credentialing criteria (a reflection and short Q&A)

4. Submit application (orange tab)

5. Receive email from [email protected] within 7 business days

6. Follow instructions from Credly and claim your badge

7. Display your badge, share your achievement

Agile Thinking and Leadership Foundation
Agile Thinking and Leadership Intermediate
Agile Thinking and Leadership II – A Reflective Leadership Exercise That Navigates Ambiguity

Earners of this badge have completed ACESENCE's guided agile leadership program. This program facilitates participants' discovery of eight leadership grey areas, navigate the critical points, and how to reframe their thinking so that they turn ambiguity into certainty.

How to Get Credentialed
Apply for Your Credential

Completed steps 1 to 3 and ready to apply for your credential?

Submit your application here and you'll receive your badge within 7 business days.

Get Credentialed Now
Agile Thinking and Leadership III – Deep Dive Into Our Framework and Methodology Using Metaphors

Earners of this badge have completed ACESENCE's agile leadership digital learning program. This program reframes participants' leadership compass using metaphors, enhancing personal mastery, and improving decision-making. Earners are prepared to lead teams with confidence in uncertainty.

How to Get Credentialed
Apply for Your Credential

Completed steps 1 and 2 and ready to apply for your credential?

Follow the instructions in your membership site and receive your credential within 7 business days.

Log in to membership site
Agile Thinking and Leadership Advanced
Agile Thinking and Leadership Expert
Agile Thinking and Leadership IV – From Theory to Real-Life Application

Earners of this badge have completed ACESENCE's agile leadership coaching program. Fostering forward-thinking and agility, this program helps participants develop relevant solutions through a robust thinking process, strategic application, and rigorous refinement.

How to Get Credentialed

1. Enroll in our agile leadership executive coaching (submit enquiry form) 

2. Practice and apply new principles in daily work

3. Develop relevant solutions with agility for today's challenges

4. Feedback to feed forward, refining your strategy

5. Internalize agile thinking and leadership persona

6. Upon completion of your coaching program, receive invitation from [email protected]

7. Display your badge, share your achievement

Lead with Ease and Authenticity with Strengths and Values

Earners of this badge have completed ACESENCE's strengths-and-values-centered coaching program. This program enables participants to align individual strengths and values with leadership goals, and how to shape outcomes through the intentional application of talents.

How to Get Credentialed

1. Enroll in our strengths and values coaching

2. Understand and leverage your CliftonStrengths for work and life

3. Develop an individual development plan to apply CliftonStrengths with strategy and consistency.

4. Complete the program and receive email from [email protected]

5. Follow instructions from Credly and claim your badge

6. Display your badge, share your achievement

Strengths and Values Centered Leadership

Digital Badge Earner's Guide 

Download the document that answers all your technical and privacy questions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Credly Platform

1. What is an open badge?

Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.

2. How does my certification get displayed as a badge?

We have partnered with Credly’s digital badge platform to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.

3. What are the benefits of a badge?

Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Credly platform. 

4. Who is Credly?

Credly is a digital badge platform that works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

5. How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

You will receive an email notification from Credly ([email protected]) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

6. What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

7. Is there a fee to use Credly?

No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

8. What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?

While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Credly platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

9. Where and how can I share my badge through Credly?

You can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.

10. What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly?

Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Credly. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge. 

11. Can I export badges issued through Credly to other badge-storing platforms?

Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack. 

12. Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly?

Not at this time.

13. I have a question about the Credly platform. Where can I find support?

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.credly.com