International Candidates for Certification (Asia-Pacific & SE Asia)

Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00am - 8:00am EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Holly Batts, Associate Director, ATD; Jason Durkee, CPTD, President, Idea Development; and Sam Doerr, Training and Media Design, Idea Development

Do you live outside the United States? Are you interested in pursuing one of ATD CI’s professional credentials: the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) or the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD)? Join us for this webinar designed to answer questions that are specific to international candidates for certification.

During this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The value of certification internationally
  • What ATD is doing to increase visibility of certifications outside of the United States
  • How the changes made in 2020 help international candidates
  • How to overcome challenges specific to international candidates
  • When and where you can take the exam
  • How to find others with whom to study or network

The webinar is being held at a time that should be convenient for those living the Asia-Pacific and South Asia regions, but all are welcome to participate. When you register, please submit a question you are hoping the panelists will answer during the session.


Please sign in to register for this Webinar.

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.

Jason Durkee, CPTD
Jason Durkee, CPTD

President, Idea Development

Jason Durkee, CPTD, is president of workplace learning and performance consulting firm Idea Development based in Tokyo and a director of ATD Japan. Since the 1990s, he's designed and delivered cross-cultural awareness, innovation and communication development programs to more than 40,000 participants in Asia. Idea Development is recognized as leader in learning transfer, dynamic training design, and effective use of technology in Japan. Jason regularly speaks at T&D related events in Asia and has published several books on business communication.

Sam Doerr
Sam Doerr

Training and Media Design, Idea Development

Sam Doerr CPTD is a Trainer, Facilitator, Media developer and virtual Producer for Idea Development in Tokyo, Japan. Since 2014 he has delivered cross-cultural communication training to companies based in Japan with trainees throughout the region. Idea Development is recognized as a leader in training design, transfer and delivery in Japan. Sam has also spoken at Focus on Performance Global L&D Conference in Stockholm, Sweden in 2019. He is also an improviser for the professional group Improvazilla in Tokyo."

Invite Others

Enter email addresses of people you want to invite, separated by commas.