It’s All About The Credentials With Jonathan Finkelstein

Joining Ryan on this episode is Jonathan Finkelstein, the founder and CEO of Credly; a top 50 hottest tech company recently acquired by Pearson that helps the world speak a common language about people’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thousands of employers, training organisations, associations, certification programs, and workforce development initiatives use Credly to help individuals translate their learning experiences into professional opportunities using trusted, portable, digital credentials.

He is author of Learning in Real Time, a frequent contributor and speaker on HR and learning technology, a former board member of the American Alliance of Museums Media & Technology Committee, and producer or host of thousands of online events and programs for talent development, learning and HR audiences.


Creating a shorter form credential system connects people to the right job. This in turn facilitates upward mobility that is much more capability based.
While more industries and businesses are looking towards specialised training certifications, having a system in place to easily recognise the skill sets that individuals possess is important for translating and transferring those skills to a new arena.
No matter where your organisation is right now, the importance of holding onto your core values should always be at least equal to striving for larger financial goals.



‘ A lot of people over the last year have been re-thinking what it is they want to do in the world, what are they good at?’

‘What do you have to show for it at the end? The state of the art was still at best a paper certificate saying ‘good job’  attaboy, attagirl, you completed this thing.’

’Virtually everyone that engages in learning or taking an assessment or getting a certification has some positive benefit they have in mind.’

‘We want people to understand what their human capital is actually worth.’



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