Monday, April 11, 2011

Join us Tuesday April 12th 8:30 (EST) for CPLPtalk on Twitter!

What is CPLPtalk?

#CPLPtalk is a place for people interested in the ASTD Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) credential to use the social messaging service Twitter to learn from one another and discuss topics around professional certification.

The next online chat is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12th from 8:30pm to 9:30pm EST / 5:30pm to 6:30pm PST.

We are planning to hold a CPLPtalk every other Tuesday.

How does CPLPtalk work?

The “#” sign, known as a hashtag, enables you to search for #CPLPtalk and participate during the discussion. You can also use live-chat services such as TweetChat and TweetGridor even seek out #CPLPtalk in Twitter search.

What do I need in order to participate?

  • 1- Follow @CPLPtalk on Twitter
  • 2- The use of a tool like TweetChat or TweetGrid is recommended to follow the discussion.
  • 3- If so inclined, suggest a question/topic.
  • 4- Set aside time to participate.
  • 5- Use the tag #CPLPtalk in your responses.

Who hosts the meetings?

I've created a Twitter ID called @CPLPtalk that can be shared among moderators of the discussion, any given week. To participate, you simply need to follow this user, and to respond to the prompts.

What will we talk about?

Questions and topics are now being solicited via Twitter. Submit your ideas via Twitter by adding #CPLPtalk to your tweet.

While we could discuss many topics in a given evening, it is currently thought that each discussion remain focused on a single broad topic.

Topics might include: substantive content from an Area of Expertise, study preparation strategies for the Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) credentialing program, questions about the CPLP Knowledge Exam or Work Product submission, networking opportunity for CPLPs and CPLP candidates - as well as the CPLP curious, etc.

Why use Twitter?

Twitter allows anyone and everyone to respond, and offers a simple way to collect the responses of participants. As opposed to a live audio chat, the microblog interface allows you to split your attention among studying; work; television shows; parenting and the engaging conversation via CPLPtalk.

What if I miss it?

The entire discussion will be accessible by simply searching the tag #CPLPtalk via Twitter Search. We will also make the transcript available.

Will you join us?

Please feel free to leave a comment (below) on Why? or Why not?

~ Trish Uhl, PMP, CPLP

CEO, Owl's Ledge LLC

Twitter: @trishuhl