Posted on: May 1, 2018

IACET recently partnered with King Saud University, the largest university in Saudi Arabia, to inaugurate a new educational program called Continuing Education and Training Standards for the 21st Century. The 21st Century program is a two-day, interactive course designed to help organizations systematize the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training. Over the course of two days, participants examine important frameworks involving the purpose of accreditation and how to systematize each of the categories in the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard.  For the inaugural program, the university provided more than 20 department heads and staff to learn how to set, implement and evaluate standards implemented in the organization. 

“This program is ideal for anyone who wants to get their stakeholders on the same page regarding educational standards.” said Joe McClary, IACET’s CEO. “Often organizations have one person who is responsible for accreditation standards, and it is difficult for them, alone, to encourage and systematize the standard across the organization.”  The 21st Century program was designed to help organizations systematize the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard and identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to improve their organization’s continuing education and training programs.

IACET also facilitated three Train-the-Trainer programs for King Saud University.  IACET’s Train-the Trainer program provides instructional design and facilitation skills for subject matter experts who are knowledgeable of their topic but may have limited-to-no exposure to the principles of adult learning.

Evaluation results for both programs were excellent, and the university is currently making plans to bring IACET back in the fall for what they consider to be two productive and useful programs.

For more information about IACET’s 21st Century program, visit .

To find more about IACET’s Train-the-Trainer program, visit

Pictured below IACET CEO, Joe McClary (r) and a representative from the Deanship of Skills Development at King Saud University.

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