Please note the upcoming changes to the CPLP exam and ASTD Learning System.
Current ASTD Learning System Portal Users: Download a copy of the eBook (PDF) to a local computer or other device prior to August 31, 2013. Users will continue to have access to the eBook, both for study and for reference.
2013 Exams and Materials: The current version of the ASTD Learning System supports exams held through October 5, 2013. If you have not already registered for the exam, the deadline is August 5, 2013 for the September 14-October 5 testing window.
2014 Exams and Materials: The new ASTD Learning System will be available in November 2013, and will support the revised CPLP exam. The new exam will be offered beginning in March 2014. It is recommended that anyone planning to take the exam in 2014 should purchase the new Learning System for study purposes. The current version of the Learning System can be used as a reference, but should not be used to study for the new exam as there are significant updates and additions throughout the new Learning System.
The next Dallas ASTD Study Series begins in January. Now is a great time to begin planning ahead for your studies! For more information, you can visit the following sites:
"I definitely encourage you to attend the CPLP Study Group. Besides getting a chance to network, I learned from a group with a wide range of expertise. The ASTD body of knowledge came to life when others presented and the group asked questions. Everyone had a chance to share their real world examples of applications. I felt this helped everyone clarify the data and gain a deeper understanding of the content."
Cathy McCreedy Howard, CPLP
Dallas ASTD Lunch & Learn
Skill Building for Training & Development Professionals
Hosted by Mary Anne (Wihbey) Davis
A Fresh Look at Goal Setting for 2014
January is goal-setting season in many companies now that goals are central to performance management. Oh and don’t forget the New Year Resolutions we attempt on a personal basis.
But how many of you find you give up on your resolutions or have seen the accomplishment of performance goals not make the progress expected?
Fitting a goal into a SMART (specific, measurable, actionable, relevant and time bound) template will only get you so far. What makes a really good goal?
Come and explore goals and perhaps gain a new perspective that will fuel your professional and personal success.
- What is the true purpose of a goal?
- How do you know you have a good one or not?
- Are you aware when your goals are holding you back?
- What does writing goals down have to do with anything?
Facilitator: Martha Germann, Founder of Mindful Games Institute, empowers individuals and teams to consistently and consciously obtain a productive flow. Within this flow, creativity and happiness are readily accessible, opening previously unseen avenues to intentional and effective solutions.