Learning Formats and Levels

Learning Formats

Whether you seek short bites of learning, deeper dives into topic areas, learning labs to incite action, thought leader discussions, or all of these, ASAE learning formats meet you where you are and help take you where you want to be. With options for inspiration, peer learning, in-depth exploration, and hands-on training across a wide-range of subjects, you’re in control of your own professional development. Keep your skill set competitive and fresh with content taught by some of the most innovative, inspiring, and creative leaders in the industry.


World-class experts inspire by sharing unique experiences, knowledge, and ideas.

Express Talks:

Subjects that explore a single idea and illustrate practical tips through story telling.

Learning Labs:

A blend of lecture-based instruction, case studies, peer learning, and interaction.

Game Changers:

Thought leaders from diverse perspectives share revolutionary ideas and actions.

Deep Dives:

Targeted development of skills and abilities featuring high levels of interactivity.


Creative and experiential formats like Ignite, StorySlam, or Improv that inspire and refresh.



In-depth practical instruction to enhance capabilities and critical skills.



In-depth primer aligned with career and knowledge pathways to maximize outcomes.


 Separate registration required.


Learning Levels

We are all at different stages of our careers that require different levels of learning. ASAE provides this opportunity for you to explore what is relevant, what provides key takeaway application, and what stretches and challenges you to further your professional development. We leave it up to you to decide which content is most appropriate for your level of experience and benefit.

Applied levelFoundational: focus on awareness and factual recall; appropriate for those with limited experience of the subject area seeking introductory understanding of the content areas.


Applied levelApplied: focus on understanding and comprehension; appropriate for those with some experience seeking to build on, apply, or enhance existing knowledge using content in practical applications to master concepts.


Applied levelStrategic: focus on application and implementation of highly technical or detailed topics; appropriate for those with substantial prerequisite knowledge seeking the most up-to-date information to heighten expertise.