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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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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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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 27, 2019
“It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it.” —Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their OwnOK, I am a sports fan, maybe a little competitive and always up for a challenge. 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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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
If you ask them, most hiring managers will tell you they don’t particularly enjoy sifting through traditional resumes. Enter the instructional design portfolio. You only get one chance to...
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This self-paced online course will help you create your personalized study plan to become a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP). You’ll begin to prepare for both the...
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Using the APTD Learning System, this course provides in-depth coverage of the content that could be covered on the APTD exam.
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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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