Preparing for the New CPTD Exam (Panel)

Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Gina Snow, Instructional Designer, Gateway First Bank; Richard Parent, Director of Staff Training & Development, Goodwill of Northern New England; Chrys Vanderkamp, CPTD, Regional Training Manager, Multifamily, Cushman & Wakefield; and Melody Davis, Managing Partner, Versant Learning Solutions

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If you are considering or planning to take the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) exam, attend this webinar hear from a panel of successful CPTD candidates about creative preparation. You will learn about:

  • Pitfalls to avoid during your preparation for the exam
  • The most helpful preparation strategies
  • Ways to mitigate exam anxiety
  • Differences between remote proctoring and test-center options
  • The value of the process

The four candidates who took and passed the new CPTD exam during the last eight months will describe their study strategies and provide advice. When you register, please provide a question you hope the panelists will answer during the webinar.


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Gina Snow
Gina Snow

Instructional Designer, Gateway First Bank

Gina M. Snow is currently an Instructional Designer at Gateway First Bank in Jenks, Oklahoma. She is a credentialed, skilled learning producer with 20-plus years of experience in instructional design, eLearning development, facilitation, program development, and LMS administration. She has worked in varied industries, including career and technical education, telecommunications, for-profit education, industrial construction, and financial services. She holds an ATD Master E-Learning Instructional Designer Certificate and obtained her CPTD in November 2020. When she is not thinking about learning and development, she is dreaming about her next Disney World vacation with her husband.

Richard Parent
Richard Parent

Director of Staff Training & Development, Goodwill of Northern New England

Dr. Richard Parent is the President of the Maine Chapter of ATD. Professionally, he is the Director of Staff Training and Development at Goodwill Northern New England, where he is responsible for developing the strategic vision for talent development across the agency. He is an award-winning educator with over 15 years of experience designing and delivering innovative learning and development experiences, leading instructional designers and instructors, and providing ongoing training, coaching, and mentoring to individuals and teams.

Chrys Vanderkamp, CPTD
Chrys Vanderkamp, CPTD

Regional Training Manager, Multifamily, Cushman & Wakefield

Chrys VanDerKamp is a regional training manager for the property management firm of Cushman & Wakefield and has spent five years in the learning and development field, with over 15 years of experience in multifamily property management. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in adult education and training from Colorado State University and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt designation in addition to her CPTD. Outside of work, Chrys serves the state of Minnesota as an election judge, volunteers with two local nonprofit conventions as a member of the operational committees, and likes to spend time with her husband and three cats.

Melody Davis
Melody Davis

Managing Partner, Versant Learning Solutions

Melody Davis, Ph.D., CPTD, MSL-BC enjoys educating adult audiences. Dr. Davis pulls from her years in the field working with medical students, healthcare providers, and opinion leaders to inform her strategies and tactics. Melody has created learning experiences and custom interactive workshops for a variety of local remote teams. Melody works collaboratively with stakeholders to establish training to meet both current and future development needs. Melody has a Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from Vanderbilt University and a certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Washington.

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