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It’s All About Connections—Preparing for the APTD: Instructor-Led Workshop

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Based on your experience, are you ready to pursue the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) certification? Interested in learning with others to help prepare for the exam? Then the Preparing for the APTD: Instructor-Led Workshop is for you! It’s all about connections—connection to your experience, connection to the content, and connection to colleagues.

Connection to Your Experience

Your experience will support your preparation as you begin to connect your knowledge with concepts illustrated in the APTD Learning System. While the exam links to material in the APTD Learning System, your experience brings context to that material. The workshop provides opportunities to reflect on your understanding, answer practice questions, and participate in exercises that draw out your experiences relevant to success on the APTD exam.

Connection to the Content

The APTD exam aligns with content in the APTD Learning System. To support your success, the Preparing for the APTD: Instructor-Led Workshop facilitates connections to that content. During the workshop, you will use the Participant Guide to document connections to material in the APTD Learning System. The Participant Guide also includes an opportunity to develop your APTD study schedule and personalized study plan. The instructor-led workshop provides numerous opportunities to reflect on connections among APTD exam content, areas of strength, and areas needing more focus.

Connection to Colleagues

The Preparing for the APTD: Instructor-Led Workshop offers a variety of activities to help connect with colleagues. The benefits of joining colleagues include sharing perspectives on the content in the APTD Learning System, exchanging ideas for how to study for the exam, and supporting one another during the workshop and while preparing for the exam.

During the workshop, the emphasis will be on the content (including the location of the material in the APTD Learning System) and not precisely how to study. Keep in mind that the lesson objectives are for “definition” purposes in support of success on the exam related to instructional design, training delivery, and learning technologies with elements of evaluating learning impact and global mindset.


Join us for the Preparing for the APTD: Instructor-Led Workshop on February 4-5, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Florida in conjunction with the ATD TechKnowledge 2019 conference.

About the Author

Julie Patrick is a learning and performance consultant with JP Learning Associates. Julie has been a trainer, facilitator, and instructional designer since 1992. As a former manager of a corporate university, Julie was responsible for new employee orientation, leadership and management, sales, client training, systems, and administrative training programs. She holds numerous certifications, including DDI, AchieveGlobal, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment, and designs and implements training and development solutions that help clients achieve their desired business results. Julie also serves as an in-person and online facilitator for ATD's Master Trainer, Training Certificate, Instructional Design Certificate and Creating New Manager Training Programs Certificate Programs. She also wrote the Infolines "Creating Training Manuals" and "Creative Facilitation Techniques for Training." Julie has a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in organization development.

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