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CPLP Study group for Chapter Members

15 Mar 2019 2:00 PM | Jeff Zoller


Central Ohio ATD is currently looking for a member to lead a CPLP study group. We offered this service in the past and members found it valuable. Read the description below to learn how Central Ohio ATD conducted the study group in the past. If you have interest in leading this group please contact Cara North.

The Certified Professional in Learning and Performance™ (CPLP™) offered by the ATD Certification Institute (CI) offers workplace learning and performance (WLP) professionals an opportunity to enhance credibility and prove value in an increasingly competitive marketplace.  It is a broad-based certification and addresses ten areas of expertise as defined by the ATD Competency Model.   If you would like to learn more about the CPLP program, you can learn more at the ATD website at  or

Description of the program

The purpose of these study sessions is to prepare you to pass the CPLP exam. In addition, we strive to help you expand your knowledge of the ten areas of expertise as defined by the ATD Competency Model.

The agenda for each two-hour session includes:

First hour:

Focused review of CPLP resources (AST, study/lesson plans, and other ways to  help you prepare for the CPLP exam)

Focused review of 2 CPLP “areas of expertise” (AOE) during each quarterly meeting

Second hour: 

Create and update your individualized study plan and progress check-in

What’s in it for you? Top Five Reasons to become CPLP Certified:
  1. Build and validate your skills
  2. Increase your earning potential
  3. Differentiate yourself in a competitive job market
  4. Broaden your career opportunities
  5. Join an elite professional community

Your role in accelerating your career 

When and Where:

Quarterly meeting @ Panera, 300 West Lane Avenue , Columbus, OH

  • Saturday, Sept 19   9AM-11AM (Community room not available from 11-11:30)
  • Saturday, Nov 14   9-11AM
  • Saturday, Jan 16    9-11AM

You are NOT required to attend all meetings. Attend as you are able, but please register for each session you intend to attend. (This will help us w/ planning and set up reminder notices.)

About Paul Nedeau, your study group leader

Paul Nedeau obtained the CPLP in 2006 as part of the initial “pioneer” group of certified professionals. He has participated in scoring and developmental sessions with the ATD Certification Institute. His career passions are accelerating organizations and people by applying best practices and proven methods to grow profits and empower potential.  He has a 20-year track record of success in retail, healthcare , and the financial workplaces, and has a held a variety of positions from field trainer to instructional designer to training director. He is currently Learning Program Manager with Hussmann Corporation. 

Central Ohio Association for Talent Development provides you the opportunity to network with peers, build your knowledge of and skills in new industry topics, and even help find your dream job. 

If you haven’t considered the CPLP certification, now might be the time. I encourage you to join us and maximize the many benefits of your COATD membership.


For more information about our chapter, or to volunteer,
please  email or contact any of our Central Ohio ATD Board Officers.

Central Ohio ATD
2868 Stelzer Road #337
Columbus, OH 43219

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