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Which Certification is Right for Me: APTD vs CPTD

Thursday, December 16, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

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

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If you are considering an ATD professional credential but can’t decide if the Associate Professional in Talent Development® (APTD) or the Certified Professional in Talent Development® (CPTD) is right for you, join Sue Kaiden, senior project manager of credentialing, and a panel of APTD and CPTD credential holders to hear about how and why they made this difficult choice.

During the webinar, you will learn the:

  • Basic information of each credential
  • Types of candidates that choose each credential
  • Factors that candidates considered when deciding which credential was right for them
  • How they went about making their decision
  • Pros and cons for each credential

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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 achieved the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD in 2019.

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