I am not going to lie, this has been a difficult journey the past few weeks. Studying went well overall, but as the end of summer arrived and my duties of overseeing the Saluki Success course at my university (40 direct reports for 50+ sections), undergraduate director of Communication Studies program (an admin position), and my teaching responsibilities increased, it become increasingly harder to study. Fortunately, the last few days were topics I feel very confident about as a researcher.
Thank you to everyone who has followed me on this journey or who come across the page in the future. I hope you find the notes helpful. My intention was merely to keep track of notes in a public space, not share commentary on my journey. I think that was clear form the beginning.
Todays notes cover Future Readiness. I am ready for the CPTD exam, let's see how I do. My exam data is still am month away. I will use my notes now to review and I will continue to study, mostly by reading articles in areas I feel I may be lacking, such as Kirkpatrick's 4 Levels of Evaluation.
ATD Exam Topics Covered from Future Readiness:
Key things to know:
Astute TD professionals will likely find themselves scanning regularly and asking what it means for the future of talent development and the organization.
Know various approaches like Lean, Design Thinking, Divergence/Convergence, basic brainstorming techniques like mind mapping.
The TD BoK has some really basic stuff. Most questions will likely focus on when to implement something. So just think about what you would do in a sequential order on the job. In fact, that's the best way to approach most questions.
Hi. I am Craig Engstrom, I am posting some daily study notes as I cover each of the capabilities covered in the new Association for Talent Development's CPTD certification exam.