Posted on: June 13, 2016
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IACET And AAACE Announce Partonership To Support Continuing Education Initiatives

June 13, 2016 [Reston, VA] -- The International Association for Continuing Education and Development (IACET) and American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) are pleased to announce their partnership. The organizations will collaborate on continuing education and training research, content, and advocacy initiatives. They also will be seeking other associations and nonprofits to join this new collaboration, which will provide a stronger voice for adult educators, trainers, and learners and offer additional opportunities for these groups to interact and share knowledge.

Joe McClary, IACET CEO, said, "IACET is proud to announce this important partnership with the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education. While our missions are unique, our organizations share many commonalities that are complimentary. We are especially grateful for the many commissions hosted by AAACE and the research they do that contributes to the adult continuing education and training community."

Margaret Eggleston, AAACE President, added, “AAACE is committed to partnering with organizations who have related missions. Of highest value is demonstrating unity for adult learners, and the relationship with IACET is particularly critical in the cooperation to broaden the reach for adult education.”

Leslie Cordie, AAACE Director of Affiliated Organizations, contributed, “AAACE’s relationship with IACET is highly valuable in our quest to disseminate conference information and communicating professional development activities through various methods. These goals serve the higher purpose of striving to connect our diverse practitioners and scholars from across the globe through networking and communication tools.”

About the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET accredits education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines originally created in 1968 and recently updated by the IACET Council for Standards Development (ICSD). IACET accreditation is the standard learners seek for quality when they choose a provider. IACET's Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. Find out what accreditation can do for your organization:

About the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) is a non-profit professional association whose mission is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding opportunities for adult growth and development; unifying adult educators; fostering the development and dissemination of theory, research, information, and best practices; promoting identity and standards for the profession; and advocating relevant public policy and social change initiatives. AAACE is dedicated to the belief that lifelong learning contributes to human fulfillment and positive social change. We envision a more humane world made possible by the diverse practice of our members in helping adults acquire the knowledge, skills and values needed to lead productive and satisfying lives. For more information, please visit

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