EDmarket Milestones: Let’s Celebrate What Made 2023 Memorable

In an era where education is continually evolving, the Education Market Association (EDmarket) has consistently demonstrated its commitment to driving innovation, fostering excellence, and shaping the future of learning. The successful launch of several groundbreaking programs in 2023 stands as a testament to EDmarket’s dedication to advancing the educational marketplace. Let’s delve into these transformative initiatives that have garnered acclaim and are making a lasting impact.  

ECLPS Certification Program: Elevating Educational Leadership

The ECLPS (EDmarket Certified Learning Place Specialist ) program was introduced with the vision to cultivate a cadre of highly skilled and visionary educational leaders who are preparing the future of educational facilities. This rigorous certification process sets the benchmark for excellence in leadership within the educational facilities and design sector, emphasizing competencies, ethical standards, and strategic thinking. 

Participants undergo comprehensive training, engage in peer collaboration, and demonstrate mastery through a series of assessments. The ECLPS Certification Program has received widespread accolades from its inaugural cohort of industry leaders who are poised to navigate the complexities of modern education challenges and drive meaningful change to facilitate the creation of better spaces for learning. 

NexGen Rising Stars Award: Celebrating Emerging Leaders 

Recognizing the outstanding contributions and potential of young professionals in the education industry, the NexGen Rising Stars Award was launched to spotlight and celebrate emerging leaders under the age of 40.

This prestigious accolade honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional innovation, leadership, and impact in their respective domains. The award not only celebrates individual achievements but also serves as an inspiration for aspiring leaders, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous growth within the educational community. 

EDmarketplace Buying Consortium: Empowering Dealers with Collective Purchasing Power 

Understanding the financial constraints and challenges faced by independent education dealers, EDmarket pioneered the EDmarketplace Buying Consortium — a collaborative platform that harnesses the collective purchasing power of its members to secure favorable deals, discounts, and value-added services. 

By pooling resources and negotiating on behalf of its members, the consortium enables dealers to offer schools and institutions access to high-quality educational products, services, and solutions at competitive prices, thereby maximizing efficiency and driving cost savings. 

Future of Schools Forum: Envisioning the Next Chapter in Education 

The Future of Schools Forum emerged as a pivotal platform for thought leadership, dialogue, and collaboration among key stakeholders in the education ecosystem. This annual event convenes educators, industry leaders, and innovators to explore emerging trends, share insights, and co-create strategies for the future of education. 

Through engaging keynote sessions, panel discussions, and interactive focus groups, the Future of Schools Forum has fostered a vibrant community of forward-thinking professionals committed to reimagining education and fostering holistic development of products and services to Improve the learning experience. 

On to 2024! 

The Education Market Association’s successful launch of these transformative programs underscores its pivotal role as a catalyst for innovation and excellence in the educational landscape. By investing in leadership development, celebrating emerging talent, empowering members, and fostering collaborative dialogue, EDmarket continues to drive positive change and shape the future of learning. 

As these initiatives gain momentum and make a tangible impact, EDmarket remains steadfast in its mission to champion a brighter, more inclusive, and effective future for learners worldwide. Through collaboration, innovation, and visionary leadership, EDmarket’s programs are setting new standards of excellence and paving the way for a more resilient and adaptive educational ecosystem. 

Jim McGarry, EDmarket

Jim McGarry’s wealth of knowledge and expertise in manufacturing and distribution in both the commercial and education space has served the Education Market Association (EDmarket) well since 2011. As President/CEO of EDmarket, he facilitated the board’s communication of a redefined mission to connect people who want to succeed in the education market by providing events, resources, and leadership to those who serve education.