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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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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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Thursday, January 24, 2019
If you have been thinking about pursuing a talent development certification, to set this goal for yourself. If you have decided you want to pursue an ATD credential but you’re not sure...
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Friday, January 18, 2019
“I’m so busy developing others that I don’t have time for my own professional development.” — Talent development professionals everywhereOne of the most common things I hear from talent...
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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?...
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Monday, December 31, 2018
In 2015 I attended a Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) information session, and, while the presenter was speaking, I thought to myself, “This is like getting a mini...
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Friday, December 7, 2018
The first thing I did after I got word that I had earned my CPLP credential was to add it to my signature on my email and website. As a consultant in the learning profession, it is...
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Monday, November 19, 2018
Back when I first started in learning and development nearly eight years ago, I recall reading about the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential. I remember...
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