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Broaden Your Talent Development Career Opportunities: Add the CPLP or APTD Certification to your Development Plan (Registration Closed)

  • February 22, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar



Adding a certification can help you grow your knowledge, and skills, increase your earning potential, expand your career options, and serve as a differentiator in a competitive job market!

The Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) is broad based and measures a talent development professionals’ competency in 10 areas of expertise (AOEs) with a focus on global mindset as defined by the latest ATD Competency Model.

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The Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) is a certification for talent development professionals who are in the early part of their careers or whose professional roles and aspirations are focused on a few areas of expertise.

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In this webinar, CPLP- and APTD- accredited professionals will discuss their experience obtaining and maintaining the certifications and how they have contributed to their professional and organizational life. Among the questions they will address are:

• Why should these certifications be in your career plan?

• Why should your organization include APTD and CPLP in its talent development plans?

• What are the steps to achieving an APTD or a CPLP?

• How do you prepare yourself for the APTD and CPLP?

• How will an APTD or a CPLP contribute to your professional life and growth?

Bring your questions about the certification to add to the discussion.

In addition, ATDChi will be kicking off a certification opportunity with the support of our Gold Sponsor, CARA, to support our members who have decided to add CPLP to their credentials. Join us to learn how ATDChi continues to Connect, Learn, and Grow the Chicagoland Talent Development profession and how you can participate.

ABOUT OUR Presenters

Eileen Terrell, PMP, CPLP
2019 ATDChi President
Service Delivery Manager
The CARA Group, Inc.
Eileen received her CPLP in March 2018, having passed the Knowledge exam in the summer of 2017 and the Skills Application Exam in December 2017.

She has over 25 years’ experience working as an Instructional Designer/Learning Strategist with a focus on meeting clients where they are to implement solutions to improve employee performance.

Her passion is to create trusted partnerships with clients to create sustainable learning solutions to drive business results.

She is currently a Service Delivery Manager with The CARA Group, responsible for consultant engagement and support on a variety of client projects.

Dave Lee, CPLPl
2019, ATDChi, Directory Membership Engagement & Retention
Dave was awarded his CPLP in March 2018 having passed the Knowledge exam in July 2017 and the Skills Application Exam in December 2017.

He is focused on Social Learning and Data Driven L&D as the profession transforms itself to meet the needs of our organizations, employees, and ourselves.

He also is a technology geek and gauges how new trends in technology can enhance the development and deployment of learning experiences.

Dave has been involved with Social Learning initiatives since 2014. He is an advocate of xAPI for learning analytics and automation of experiences that enable self-directed learning.

Dave lives and works in Chicago and blogs

Experience Architect | Learning Analytics Guide | xAPI Evangelist innovate!create learning

Kirsten Walker, APTD
2019 ATDChi VP Communications
Sr. Training Specialist Ecolab
Kirsten Walker is a training and development professional with over 10 years of experience.
With a background in retail management, Kirsten has always been training employees.
While working at Kohl’s Department Stores she had the opportunity to become a Field Trainer responsible for training new managers for Kohl’s. This experience provided Kirsten an opportunity to ‘test her wings’ as a true trainer. In 2006, Kirsten joined Oberweis Dairy as a Training Instructor. She added instructional design, facilitation and leadership development to her list of professional skills. In 2017 Kirsten participated in ATD’s pilot program for the APTD and received her certification in December 2017.
Kirsten continues to expand her training and development skills in the manufacturing business as a Senior Training Specialist at Ecolab.
Kirsten has been an active board member of ATD-Chicago since January 2016. She’s been the CETS (Chicago E-Learning Technology Showcase) liaison, Director of Event Management and is currently the Vice President of Communication.


On or before February 18th

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