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Skills Application Exam (SAE) Preparation

Friday, July 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Susan Kaiden, APTD, Senior Project Manager, ATD; Amy Shilliday, L&D Lead, Macmillan Learning; and Karen Simpson, Employee Education Manager, Maryland State Retirement Agency

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If you are planning to take the CPLP Skills Application Exam (SAE) and are looking for some insights about what to expect, then be sure to register for this webcast! Amy Shilliday and Karen Simpson will share their thoughts on how you can best prepare for this exam. During this webcast, you will learn about:

  • Creative ideas you can use to prepare for the SAE
  • Test taking strategies for the day of the exam
  • Additional resources to help you prepare 

Join us for this interactive session with recently credentialed CPLPs who will share their suggestions and creative ideas about how to prepare for the SAE. When you register, be sure to submit a question you are hoping the faciltators will answer during the webcast.


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Susan Kaiden, APTD
Susan Kaiden, APTD

Senior Project Manager, ATD

Sue Kaiden is the Project Manager, Credentialing for the Association for Talent Development’s Certification Institute (CI). In this role, Sue manages the preparation products used by candidates for the CPLP and APTD credentials. Prior to joining the CI team, Sue was the Manager of the Career Development community at ATD where she managed content and services related to career development, including ATD's job bank.

Before coming to ATD, Sue held executive and consulting roles in the healthcare, IT, and nonprofit sectors and founded a career coaching firm, CareerEdge. In addition, she started a job search support program for unemployed and underemployed people in the Philadelphia area which she ran for 11 years. Through this program and her coaching practice, Sue helped hundreds of people find meaningful work. Sue is the author of Keeping Your Career on Track (TD at Work) and the editor of Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love, a book written with 16 top-notch career coaches, published in October 2016. Sue holds an MBA from Cornell University, a BS from Miami University (Ohio), and is a certified Myers Briggs (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory practitioner.  

Amy Shilliday
Amy Shilliday

L&D Lead, Macmillan Learning

Amy Shilliday, CPLP, is the Learning and Development lead for Macmillan Learning. She has been practicing in the field for nearly twenty years, and recently attained the CPLP designation. Amy currently serves on the PAC committee for ATD's International Conference & Expo. In her spare time, Amy enjoys activities that allow her to stop talking, such as reading, cooking, and touring local wineries.

Karen Simpson
Karen Simpson

Employee Education Manager, Maryland State Retirement Agency

Karen Simpson is the employer education manager of the Maryland State Retirement Agency. She trains and certifies approximately 700 employer designated retirement coordinators who represent 800,000 members, retirees, and beneficiaries. Karen has dedicated her 25-year career to building effective education programs to assist agencies in developing a strong, productive, and stable workforce to serve Maryland and her citizens. Karen has previously served on several nonprofit organization boards. She holds a master's degree from Towson University and a bachelor's degree from Radford University. She also holds the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance credential from the Association for Talent Development.

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