Webvent

Is Certification Right for Me?

Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Holly Batts, Associate Director, ATD and Susan Kaiden, Senior Project Manager, ATD

With 2020 drawing to a close, you may have started to think about your future career goals. What type of position do you aspire to? How can you prepare yourself to achieve that goal? Certification may be the best way for you to chart a path forward. 

During this webcast you will learn about the:

  • Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) and the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) programs
  • Benefits of being certified
  • Questions to ask yourself if you're considering certification
  • Differences between the two credentials
  • Eligibility requirements for the APTD and the CPTD
  • Capability model self-assessment and new learning plan feature
  • Content covered on the exams
  • Testing formats for both programs

Join us to hear more about the ATD Certification Institute's credentialing programs to learn if they are right for you. When you register, submit a question that you'd like our panelists to answer during the webcast.

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Presenters

Holly Batts
Holly Batts

Associate Director, ATD

Holly Batts is associate director of ATD's Certification Institute and has 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 holds a master of science degree in organizational leadership as well as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications.


Susan Kaiden
Susan Kaiden

Senior Project Manager, ATD

Sue Kaiden is senior project manager, credentialing for the ATD Certification Institute. In this role, she supports candidates throughout the decision and preparation process and manages recertification for APTD and CPTD credential holders. Prior to joining the CI team, she served as manager of the career development community at ATD where she oversaw content and services related to career development, including ATD's Job Bank.

She is the author of “Keeping Your Career on Track” (TD at Work) and the editor of Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love, a book written with 16 top-notch career coaches, published in October 2016. Kaiden holds a master of business administration degree from Cornell University and recently achieved the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD).
 


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