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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
As the pace of technological and societal change grows ever more rapid, organizations and industries have been investigating the meaning of the future of work. ATD too has been sifting...
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
As the skills gap in our workplaces increases, more organizations need to rapidly contend with the problem. Essential technical and software skills are falling behind and almost half (44...
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Thursday, October 24, 2019
I recently attended a conference solely focused on gamification in learning. As a custom e-learning development firm, we’re always interested in how organizations engage with learners. We...
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Most people at work will think you’re fine . . . until you say something that proves otherwise. Early in your career, it is important to be aware of how other people perceive your...
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
While you may not be looking for a new job, many talent development professionals are always willing to entertain a fresh opportunity when it's offered. Make sure you are ready for the next...
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Friday, September 13, 2019
In 2007, my manager carved out time for our small L&D team to begin preparing for the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential. I had not heard of the credential...
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Friday, July 5, 2019
I set out to earn my CPLP certification as a personal and professional goal. I needed a new challenge, and I certainly had one. In 2014 I earned my CPLP; I’ve since recertified once and...
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
As a learning and performance professional, two options were available to me that would help me show my value to the industry and an employer. The two main certifying agencies at the time...
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Credibility is a funny thing. Sometimes you earn it and sometimes you just stumble into it. For talent development professionals, the possibility of trying to teach a topic of skill without...
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
In 2014, after nearly four years on a very winding path, I finally earned my CPLP, placing a marker in my career by which to see things as pre-CPLP and post-CPLP. Well, sort of. That marker...
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Three years ago, when I took that big test, passed it, and then spent months preparing work product submissions, the far-off prospect of recertification didn't seem difficult—or important....
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Monday, April 29, 2019
I can’t believe it’s been almost six years since I earned the CPLP. Before obtaining the credential, I dreamt about this industry-elite certification, about expanding my learning and...
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Monday, April 22, 2019
Still on the fence about pursuing the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance certification? If so, maybe this post will sway you. 1. Your LinkedIn inbox will so much busier! The...
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Friday, April 19, 2019
You’ve decided that a professional certification will help you improve your performance on the job and boost your career. How do you convince your boss or your company that they should...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
I had spent months preparing, and today was the day to take the CPLP Knowledge Exam. I walked into the test center mentally prepping myself to get into the test-taking zone. I checked in,...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
If you do something long enough, it becomes ingrained. I had been an instructional designer and training manager for so long that I had crossed over to unconscious competence. I was...
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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Like many instructional designers, I just fell into the job. I was originally a call center agent, then a trainer, then someone who wrote the training. I don’t have a degree in...
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
I’ve spent most of my career building training programs for technology companies. Things move at a rapid pace in the tech industry. Decisions are quick, changes are swift, and learning is...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
In an earlier blog post, I discussed why the New Year is an ideal time to pursue an ATD certification. So, let’s say you have decided to pursue your CPLP in 2019; what do you need to do to...
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