Coro recognizes that in our increasingly digital world, our program alumni community is sharing, celebrating, and showcasing their Coro participation in new ways.

In an effort to better provide a recognizable digital Coro program certificate, Coro has partnered with Credly by Pearson™ to issue and maintain digital badges. This is an amazing new perk and benefit of Coro program participation! 

Coro’s digital badges will not replace the Coro certificate you receive at your program closing ceremony and graduation. Instead, this digital badge will augment your Coro certificate, allowing you to seamlessly share your Coro program participation digitally, including on your LinkedIn profile.

As authenticated, certified, and individually-awarded badges, you’ll be able to showcase your unique professional, management, and leadership development capacity-building in real-time with colleagues, current and future employers, and your network!

The following FAQs are here to support you as you receive, accept, and use your Coro digital badge.

What are the benefits of a digital badge?

Your badge allows you to digitally showcase your skills and professional development  via a trusted and real-time verifiable credential. Badges provide you with an opportunity to share online representations of your skills and achievements with your peer network, and with employers, current and prospective. Credly also offers skill-based labor market insights. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through Credly. 

Watch this short video to learn more about digital badges.

When and how will I receive my badge?

Within two (2) weeks of your Coro program completion, a member of the Coro team will email you a pre-badge notification. This notification will alert you that the program badge is being prepared to be issued and that you will soon receive your badge notification from Credly directly. 

This pre-badge notification and your badge notification from Credly will be sent to the same email address you provided during program onboarding. If you want or need to use a different email, please be sure to inform Coro immediately of your new email address. 

After this pre-badge notification from Coro, your badge notification email will come from admin@credly.com and include instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. 

Watch this short video to learn more about accepting your badge. 

I’ve received my badge notification from Credly. What do I do now?

You need to accept your badge and set up your Credly account (if you haven’t already been issued a Credly badge by Coro or another organization in the past). You can do this by following the instructions in the badge notification email. It is super easy and takes only a few minutes! 

After accepting the badge, it’s time to share your badge! 

You can share your badge directly from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, and even embed it on a website or in your email signature.

How do I share my badge via social media and email?

LinkedIn

There are two key ways to share your Coro digital badge on LinkedIn. 

  1. Posting about your receipt of the badge from Coro in your Linkedin feed. Look back at the pre-badge notification the Coro team sent you; we provided you with language you can use for this post;
  2. Add the badge to your LinkedIn profile’s Certificates and Licenses section. 

Credly makes it very easy to do both on LinkedIn.

After accepting your badge…

  1. Find the “Share” button on your badge’s profile page. This will take you to the “Share your badge” page. 
  2. In the “Promote” box, find the LinkedIn icon and click on that. 
  3. You’ll then be prompted to log into your LinkedIn account and allow the Credly-LinkedIn permissions. 
  4. After logging in, you’ll be greeted with a pop-up box. Be sure to click both “Add to Profile” and “Share to Feed” and to add the Coro provided blurb into the message box. You can find this blurb in the pre-badge email from the Coro team. 
  5. Then click “Share to LinkedIn.
  6. Finally, the License or Certification box will pop up. This will be auto-filled based on the badge information, so all you need to do is click “Save.” 

That’s it; you are done. You have just shared on LinkedIn your Coro program certification! 

Watch this short video to see all of these steps visually. 

Twitter and Facebook

Credly currently enables the sharing of your Coro digital badge on LinkedIn (see question above), Twitter and Facebook. Steps to share on Twitter and Facebook are similar to LinkedIn. Find those icons in the “Promote” box on the “Share your badge” page and follow the steps and instructions. 

Email

You can also add your badge to both your Gmail or Outlook email signature. Watch this short video on how to add your badge to your email signature.

ZipRecruiter

If you have a ZipRecruiter profile, Credly badges can also be shared and added to that platform. Again, find the ZipRecruiter icon in the “Promote” box on the “Share your badge” page and follow the steps and instructions.

Does my Credly account cost me anything?

No! This is a service Coro provides to you. There is no cost for creating or using your Credly account. In fact, even if Coro decides to end its partnership with Credly in the future, you will continue to have free access to your Coro-Credly badge(s) and account.

Can I receive multiple Coro badges?

Yes! For each eligible Coro program you complete, you will receive a Coro digital badge. These can all be shared on LinkedIn and elsewhere and will all be displayed on your Credly account profile.

I haven’t received a Coro digital badge. What should I do?

Currently, Coro is issuing digital badges for full-length Coro programs. If you participated in another type of Coro program (i.e Leading Through Change, Coro X Now, or Coro+) or a Coro X training, Coro has not issued badges for that type of Coro participation (yet).  

Coro is slowly rolling out digital badges by cohort/program in reverse chronological order. In 2024, Coro will be issuing digital badges to program alumni from program cohorts who completed their Coro participation between 2010 and 2024. This includes all Climate Resilience Leadership Network, Executive Fellows Program, Executive Leadership Network, Housing & Houselessness Leadership Network, Lead LA, Lead SoCal, Women in Leadership, Workforce Leadership Network, and Youth Fellows Program alumni and Fellows Program in Public Affairs alumni since 2010.

If you were a part of one of these cohorts and did not receive your badge notification email from Credly, first, be sure to check your spam/junk folder in your email. 

If you do not find an email in your spam/junk folder, email Carson Bruno, Vice President of Growth, at carson@corola.org. Coro might have an invalid email address on file for you and we can update your email and resend the notification. If neither of these are the case, Coro will work with you and Credly’s support team to problem-solve the issue. 

What stops someone else from copying or using my badge?

Each badge link is unique to you. While badges are digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure and eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential.

Who can I contact to learn more?

If you have any questions that can’t be answered here or need assistance, please email Carson Bruno, Vice President of Growth, at carson@corola.org or check out support.credly.com.