Slap a certificate on me I’m done! How are we separating the certificate from certification?

This is a guest post by Judith Mumford, LINGOs’ Learning and Systems Specialist.

I recently worked on designing a certificate toolkit for our members to help them market learning within their organizations. As I worked through the quick guide and designed a very nice (I may be biased there) certificate template, it got me thinking about the validity of these certificates. For some learners, getting a certificate is really important and gives them a sense of accomplishment, but do we switch their focus from capacity building to stamp collecting?

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