Virtual Study Group Information
The virtual study group meets on Tuesdays for 12 weeks leading up to the ATD Certification Institute testing windows. This study group focuses on preparation for the Knowledge Exam.
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Who can attend?
The study group is open to anyone interested in preparing for the CPLP exams, this includes:
What to expect:
The first session is an orientation on how to get started. Then the next 10 weeks cover each of the 10 modules/chapters of the ATD Learning System (required materials). The final week is a review of all the Areas of Expertise (AOE) in the ATD Competency Model and Learning System.
The virtual study group sessions are meant to supplement your independent study. The sessions provide a chance to reinforce knowledge through discussion, clarification of key points, sample test questions and key test taking strategies. Each study group session is moderated by one or more co-hosting chapters. Each participant prepares for and facilitates a teach-back for one or more sections in the AOE being covered that week.
Each participant has access to the many resources available from previous cohorts via a wiki. Additionally each participant must have access to the ATD Learning System (required).
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CPLP Study Group Calendar
I have the CPLP study group to thank for a new position in an industry with limited budgets. Often working as a one-person "team," I thrived with the sense of community and the level of expertise we fellow practitioners shared with one another. As I was reminded of all wisdom I have to share in the process of acquiring more, my enthusiasm multiplied! To benefit from discounted enrollment, I became a national member, which was in itself a fabulous decision that I benefit from weekly. After the study course, I signed up for terrific ATD certification courses too. All the content and connections have been immeasurably valuable in my work and in my career path.
This online study group is a tremendous value. Not only did I pass the knowledge exam on my first try, but I also got the added benefit of networking across the country with a diverse group of other talent development professionals striving for the same goal. In addition, I gained access to the work and resources of past groups, my current group, and I was able to contribute to the knowledge base myself.
The teach back method we used forced me to know my material every week, and it even modeled the adult learning principles we are learning to master. What's more, the knowledge, support, and personal experience shared by the group leaders (who already are CPLPs) made the experience especially engaging for me. I would have gladly paid a lot more for all the value I received from this group!
Become a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance by this time next year! The CPLP is a certification offered by the ATD Certification Institute. It was designed exclusively for and by talent development professionals to validate industry-specific expertise and skills. Learn more about the credential here.