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Step It Up: 10 Steps to Certification in 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Holly Batts, Associate Director, ATD and Susan Kaiden, Senior Project Manager, ATD

It's a new year at last! What are you going to do to survive and thrive in 2021? Is this the year that you have decided to pursue a professional credential? Join us to hear from Holly Batts and Sue Kaiden from the ATD Certification Institute about the steps you need to take to earn one of the coveted talent development credentials: the Associate Professional in Talent Development or the Certified Professional in Talent Development.

During the webcast you will learn about the:

  • Eligibility guidelines for each credential
  • Content and format of the certification exams
  • Timing, location, and setting in which the exams may be taken
  • Steps to take to prepare for the exams
  • Application process
  • Resources available for candidates

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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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