The Partnership’s Digital Badging Program

What is The Partnership’s Digital Badging Program?

The Partnership Inc. is committed to providing you with the tools necessary to advance your professional goals, and do so on an accelerated timeline. We recognize that broad promotion of your credentials and easy access to fellow Partnership leaders are crucial to professional growth, particularly in an ever-expanding online marketplace.

This is why we have partnered with Credly to provide you with digital verification of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.

A: We have partnered with Credly’s digital badge platform to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated through The Partnership Leadership Development Program(s) into a badge. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share, and verify your competencies digitally.

A: Our badges represent your individual achievement, your company’s investment in your leadership, and your Partnership alumni status, all in a badge that is simple to share, trusted, and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential, what you are now capable of, and the Partnership network of expertise that you now have access to. Credly also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. Lastly, you can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Credly platform.

A: Credly is a digital badge platform that works with credible learning and development- focused organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

A: You will receive an email notification from Credly ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

A: You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

A: No. This is a service The Partnership provides to you, at no cost.

A: While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Credly platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

A: You can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.

A: Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Credly. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.

A: Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.

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