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Meet Our New Director of Certifications, Elizabeth Bayee

Monday, August 08, 2022 6:18 AM | Anonymous

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Meet Elizabeth Bayee, now the Director of Certifications for the ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter.

Elizabeth, we're excited to have you on board as the Director of Certifications! What interested you in this role?

I participated in the study group in the Summer / Fall of 2018. I enjoyed learning the capability model from my peers in the cohort, as well as the many guest speakers who had specialized in a specific area of the model. I kept my account active and have been a “ghost” observer of the activities and cohorts since, with a sincere desire to jump in some time. Fortunately, my work schedule has changed and given me greater freedom with my time and I was excited to see the opportunity to give back. Participating in the Summer/Fall 2018 cohort was exactly what I needed to keep my study of the capability model on track, and truly prepare me for the exam. I am excited to give back to others who want to take that next step and desire to learn through the community to achieve their goal of passing the CPTD exam.


Do you have any specific plans/ideas you're eager to start working on?

Yvonne and others have pioneered the CPTD study group. The ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter was one of the first to put forth the cohort idea and saw the eagerness and interest in the ATD community. It has grown and become recognized as an investment that is worth making. I am standing on the shoulders of all of those who have gone before to bring this opportunity to a national platform. I look forward to continuing the efforts and since I will be a new set of eyes, looking for opportunities to refine and grow what is already in place.


Tell us a bit about your journey earning your CPTD. 

I saw the opportunity to expand my learning from where I was in the capability model, successfully using the competencies in the “Developing Professional Capability” section of the model. I desired to expand beyond that niche. When I looked into the CPTD, I saw that the two other areas, “Building Personal Capability” and "Impacting Organizational Capability” aligned with the goals I had within my role at the company I was working for at the time. I put together a short proposal, and I was fortunate that my manager also saw the potential opportunity of expanding my skill set and seeing where it would impact the organization in a direction they were also hoping to strategically expand. 


Are you willing to share a fun fact about yourself?

It rarely comes up that I get to tell this story…My husband and I spent two years doing yoga at the park with professional wrestlers. I was traveling for work and met Dimond Dallas Page (DDP). (I might be dating myself here, lol. This was in the WCW and WWF era). He shared with me that he was trying to find yoga techniques that could help fellow wrestlers, as well as the average person. As he was learning more about yoga and what would work, we would go through sessions every Saturday in the park. DDP has been at our house for holiday events and sends me a birthday greeting every year. 


If you'd like to learn more about the CPTD/APTD study group, register for the August 23 info session here. Or, you can go straight to signing up for the fall cohort of the study group here.


Below are some of the chapter events we currently have scheduled. You can register for all of them through our events calendar.

CPTD/APTD Fall Study Group Info Session

Tuesday, August 23 | 5:30-7:30 PM | Virtual

This free information session will give you an overview of the virtual study group and what you can expect. This study group is designed for talent development professionals who are pursuing the CPTD (formerly CPLP) or APTD designation.

Presented by the Instructional Design Special Interest Group:

How Do You Measure Training / Online Learning Effectiveness?

Thursday, August 31 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Virtual 

Come together with other instructional designers to discuss effective methods for evaluating training.

Presented by the ATD Pikes Peak Chapter:

Winning an ATD BEST Award

Thursday, September 1 | 5:00-6:00 PM | Location TBD

John has led Hitachi Vantara to 7 consecutive ATD BEST Awards. This session will review the ATD BEST Application and strategies for winning ATD BEST Award. 

This session is included with ATD RMC membership through our partnership with the Colorado ATD chapters. Please use the code on the members only portion of our website when registering. 

The Power of Purpose

Wednesday, September 7 | 5:00-6:30 PM | In-Person and Livestream

Now more than ever we are reflecting on our life and contemplating our sense of purpose. The power of purpose gives us the ability to live with choice, dignity, and meaning. Purpose empowers us to both survive and also thrive! 

In The Power of Purpose workshop, Kara Sand, CPTD will share heart-centered insights and guide you through a purpose blueprint. You’ll learn practical strategies that will help you leverage your purpose to create success for you and your organization.

Book Club: Wired to Resist by Dr. Britt Andreatta

Thursday, September 15 | 12:00-1:00 PM | Virtual

Read the book and join us to discuss its implications and practical applications for our lives and organizations. This is a great opportunity to discuss the ideas presented during the August 3 program featuring the author.

Speaking of book clubs... Which talent development books do you tend to recommend to colleagues? Share your favorites and see others' recommendations on this LinkedIn discussion thread.

Watch our events calendar and follow us on social media to learn about additional events and programs as they're posted!

Interested in volunteering with the ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter?

Volunteering with the chapter is an effective and fun way to deepen relationships with other chapter members and contribute to your professional community.

Contact Katie if you're interested.

Your ATDRMC membership includes access to events offered by our partner chapters!

We are partnering with the Pikes Peak and Northern Rockies chapters to offer you access to even more events as part of your ATDRMC membership! 

Go to the Special Offers page (accessible to members only) for the discount code that gives you free access to these additional events.

Not a member yet, but want to take advantage of this? Join here.

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