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Overcoming Obstacles to Certification

Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Susan Kaiden, APTD, Senior Project Manager, ATD

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Pursuing a professional credential is a big decision. It requires time, money, and motivation to get started and stick with a study schedule. Join us for this interactive webinar to hear about creative strategies that credential holders use to manage their time, save money, and stay motivated throughout the process. Sue Kaiden, Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD), will share her perspective and stories from recent successful APTD and Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) candidates.

During the webinar, you will learn about:

  • Creative strategies you can use to maintain your motivation and focus throughout the process
  • Ideas that can help you optimize your study time
  • Suggestions that can save you money or get your boss to sponsor your certification journey
  • Tips to manage test anxiety

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Susan Kaiden, APTD
Susan Kaiden, APTD

Senior Project Manager, ATD

Sue Kaiden is senior project manager, credentialing for the ATD Certification Institute. In this role, she supports candidates throughout the decision and preparation process and manages recertification for APTD and CPTD credential holders. Prior to joining the CI team, she served as manager of the career development community at ATD where she oversaw content and services related to career development, including ATD's Job Bank.

She 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. Kaiden holds a master of business administration degree from Cornell University and recently achieved the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD).

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