Monday, August 21, 2006

CPLP Work Product Submission Questions

Lots of questions are coming in regarding the work product submission phase of the CPLP -- candidates asking for tips & tricks.

Our last post featured tips & tricks for selecting a project as your work product. This post focuses on how your submission packet will be evaluated and graded:


  • Can a candidate submit work product for more than one AOE?

  • Nope. Multiple submissions not allowed.

  • How are candidates scored on their work product submissions?

  • Work product submissions are broken out into four (4) clusters, regardless of which AOE is designated.
    The 'clusters' are:

    • Project Relationships (how did you involve the people affected by the project - e.g. stakeholders)
    • Planning (what did you do to get ready)
    • Output (the core work product created)
    • Outcomes (what did you do with the results of what you did).

    • Each cluster is equal -- there is no weighting.You also must have a balance across clusters -- meaning, you can't be aces in one cluster and then take a total nose dive on another.

    • How is the work product submission graded?

    • There are three components you are graded on -- your work product (the thing(s) you submit), and your responses to follow-on question 1 and follow-on question 2.

      You will receive follow-on questions specific to your designated AOE and you will use forms E & F to respond to the questions in an essay-style format.

      There are two scorers (judges) per piece, and each piece is scored separately. So two people look at your work product and grade it independently; two look at your form E with your response to your follow-on question 1; and two other people look at your form F with your response to follow-on question 2.

    • Who are the scorers?
    • People identified by ASTD CI as experts in the industry. These folks are then trained -- by ASTD CI -- on the specific processes for evaluating Phase II components. Many of the scorers are CPLP certified.

'CPLP Preferred' Job Postings from Around the Web

Director of Training & Development
Kenneth Cole Productions - Manhattan, New York (ASTD Job Board)

Manager/Facilitator/Curriculum Designer
Soderquist Center - Siloam Springs, Arkansas (ASTD Job Board)

Internal Consultant
MedStar Health - Baltimore, Maryland (ASTD Job Board)

Training Manager
Princess Cruises - Santa Clarita, California (ASTD Job Board)

Training Designer
Dollar Tree Stores - Chesapeake, VA (CareerBuilder.com)

Training & Development Manager
TheLadders.com - Charlotte, North Carolina (AJB)

Training Specialist
7-Eleven - Dallas, Texas (CareerBuilder.com)

Training & Development Manager
The Shaw Group - Knoxville, Tennessee (CareerBuilder.com)

~ Trish Uhl, PMP, CPLP
Owl's Ledge LLC
http://www.cplpstudyprep.com

Submitted August 21st, 2006 7:52am Central

3 comments:

Albert said...

wow! I didn't know that there were starting to be Jobs posted with a preference for the credential. That makes this a much more valuable use of time.

Lynn said...

I'm definitely seeing the CLPL included in requirements, and not even just under "preferred". Had a discussion yesterday about it with an OD colleague, who preferred ISPI's certification. Her beef was that CLPL was developed with too much instructional design required, which in OD is not necessarily a primary responsibility.

Lynn said...

I'm definitely seeing the CLPL included in job listing requirements, and not even just under "preferred". Had a discussion yesterday about it with an OD colleague, who preferred ISPI's certification. Her beef was that CLPL was developed with too much instructional design required, which in OD is not necessarily a primary responsibility. I don't necessarily share that view, though do a lot of OD.