Building Your Talent Development Career

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Holly Batts, Associate Director, ATD and Courtney Vital, Vice President, Education, ATD

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Are you wondering how to grow your talent development career, but are not sure where to start? Perhaps you'd like to move into a position in the talent development field, but you're not sure how to accomplish that goal. Maybe you're wondering what skills you need to stay current or what you need to do to move into a management role in talent development. Or, you may be considering pursing a certificate or certification to boost your career. If any of those scenarios sound familiar, join us for this interactive webcast on building your talent development career.

By the end of this webcast, you will be able to:

  • Describe the most common talent development career paths.
  • Name the skills most in demand in today's TD job market.
  • Identify ATD resources that can help you plan and grow your TD career.
  • Describe several routes to reach your career goals.

Courtney Vital, CPLP, ATD's associate vice president of education and credentialing, and Holly Batts, associate director of ATD's Certification Institute, will be on hand to talk about building your talent development career with ATD's stackable credential learning paths.

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Holly Batts
Holly Batts

Associate Director, ATD

Holly Batts is associate director of ATD's Certification Institute, 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.

Courtney Vital
Courtney Vital

Vice President, Education, ATD

Courtney Vital is the head of ATD's education product line. She leads a team of 25+ staff and more than 120 contract facilitators to deliver a portfolio of 100+ courses via more than 700 learning events and online courses annually. Prior to joining ATD, she served as chief learning officer for the Human Capital Institute where she oversaw HCI's strategy and thought leadership around learning and led a multimillion dollar product line of certification programs targeted to senior human resource professionals.