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Monday, August 12, 2019
To convince leaders that a culture of learning can solve the skills gap problem, you need them to connect skills gaps to engagement and other key business metrics. Today, it would be hard...
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
It was during July and August a few years ago when I studied for the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Knowledge Exam....
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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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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Talent development professionals know that professional growth for employees is critical for continued personal career success and the health of the organization where they work. “Lifelong...
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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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Monday, June 10, 2019
A month after I became a certified CPLP, I found myself seated at the table of a newly assigned client. A large client. An angry client. I was the troubleshooter and this was my first...
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Thursday, June 6, 2019
Reverse the clock to the early 2000s. Song like “Hips Don’t Lie” and “London Bridge” were playing on the radio. E-learning was in its infancy. Many people had cell phones but house phones...
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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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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 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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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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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Me obtaining—much less attempting—the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP ) was a big deal. I have a bit of trepidation about jumping into a learning course unless I...
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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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Monday, March 11, 2019
“Where do you work?” is a common question that I love to answer. “I work at a civil engineering firm, but I’m not an engineer!” is my response, which is always met with surprise. I often...
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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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Friday, March 1, 2019
I have been a professional trainer for _____ years! This is the reply offered by so many trainers when asked to prove they’re truly a professional. For a long time, it’s all we could really...
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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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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
In an , I discussed why 2019 is an ideal time to pursue an ATD certification. What do you need to do to make that happen? Here are my suggestions: 1. Determine when in 2019 you want to test...
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