Shannon Wzientek, CPLP is our newest Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP). Shannon recently earned her CPLP and is serving in a leadership role for the CPLP Virtual Study Group.
Shannon’s CPLP Journey
“As an active member of the talent development community and as a professional interested in enhancing and showcasing my skill sets, I determined that pursuing the CPLP certification was the best avenue to meet my needs. This credential, and the process of obtaining it, provided the opportunity for continuing development, knowledge reinforcement, and gaining the credibility associated with the prestigious certification.
Once my decision was made, the next step was committing. How? By applying and registering! During this process, my testing windows/dates were determined and it became real. I had to determine how to efficiently and effectively navigate the preparation journey. This involved developing a strict study schedule and researching the preparation resources available, including the variety of options offered by National ATD, ranging from self-study to live preparation courses.
I knew I found the right method for me when I discovered the virtual CPLP study group being offered by my own ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter. The design was exactly what I needed to keep me on track; a committed cohort that owned the process and met frequently. Members of the cohort were responsible for preparing and facilitating the content in an interactive format each week, with the sessions and process being overseen by certified CPLPs. This structure organically kept me on schedule, provided me with a community to collaborate with, and enabled me to take the deep dive into the content that was needed for true learning and adequate preparation to occur. The result? Passing both the Knowledge Exam and Skills Application Exam and obtaining my CPLP certification!
I attribute the accomplishment of earning my CPLP certification to my experience, devoting a significant amount of time to preparing for both exams, and being involved in the virtual study group. After earning my certification I immediately reached out to determine how I could help provide and support this rich and rewarding learning experience to others. I am now a co-facilitator for the study group and have the opportunity to assist current CPLP candidates. This new chapter of my CPLP journey is incredibly exciting. I look forward to continued involvement and progression of the study group.”
For more information about the CPLP or our award winning study groups, see http://atdrmc.org/CPLP-Study-Group.