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ATD Research: Employer-Sponsored Continuing Education

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Morgean Hirt, Director of Credentialing, Association for Talent Development and Caroline Cope, Senior Researcher, ATD
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Career development and growth has always been an important part of the relationship between employees, managers, and the organizations they serve. In a dynamic employment environment, opportunities for growth are top of mind for employees seeking career opportunities.

Organizations can respond to their own need to maintain a highly skilled workforce and to their employees’ desire for growth by offering continuing education benefits. Specifically, employers can provide financial and other support to employees who are pursuing formal, external programs leading to a degree, credential, or certificate.

To better understand the landscape of employer-sponsored continuing education, this webinar will investigate key questions around support for continuing education, provide benchmarking data, and highlight best practices.

Presenters

Morgean Hirt
Morgean Hirt

Director of Credentialing, Association for Talent Development

As director of credentialing for the Association of Talent Development (ATD), Morgean Hirt has more than 25 years of experience in personnel certification and accreditation across a variety of professions. She provides strategic leadership and technical expertise in developing and implementing credentialing programs, focusing on test development, policy and standards development, program audits, strategic planning, and ANSI/ISO 17024 and NCCA accreditation. Believing that standards and certification enhance professionalism and credibility, Hirt has led numerous organizations through establishing industry standards for emerging professions, including clinical research, massage therapy, and mortgage brokering.

Prior to joining ATD, she served as an account executive at MetaCred, a boutique association management firm specializing in managing credentialing programs, and spent 12 years as president and CEO of Certified Fund Raising Executives International Credentialing Board, where she was responsible for establishing international support across six continents for a unified standard of fundraising practice. Hirt is also active with the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), having served as a member of the research fundraising committee, education committee, and annual conference program committee as well as a presenter at the ICE Exchange.


Caroline Cope

Senior Researcher, ATD

Caroline Cope joined the Association for Talent Development (ATD) in 2021 as a senior researcher in the research department. Prior to joining ATD, she studied trends related to graduate education and training for the American Psychological Association as a research officer. She has a master’s degree in sociology from American University.