How to Choose the Right Credential

Monday, September 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Holly Batts, Associate Director, ATD

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Looking for a way to give your career a boost? Earning a credential can help solidify your work experience and knowledge into one package that defines who you are as a professional and where you want to go. As Elaine Biech, talent development professional and noted author, has said, “Certification is your ticket to success. It validates your competence, enhances your professional image, and opens doors you never thought possible.” Choosing the right credential is as important as choosing the field of study to match your talents and interests.

During this webcast, you will learn about the:

  • importance of having a primary career goal
  • difference between certifications and credentials
  • pros and cons of pursuing a university degree versus an industry credential
  • best ways to evaluate your options.

Join us for this interactive webcast, where we will discuss the various paths of credentialing and help you to sort out which one might be right for you. Be sure to submit a question for the presenters when you register.


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Holly Batts
Holly Batts

Associate Director, ATD

Holly Batts is associate director of credentialing at ATD, with more than 15 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Her background in developing and maintaining certification programs includes mid- to high-stakes assessments, extensive work with organizing SMEs, and a thorough understanding of the certification process. Holly has an MS in organizational leadership, as well as the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications.