Wednesday, November 28, 2012

CPLP® Boot Camp "Lite" Webinar South Africa


Katelind here with an Owl's Ledge event development. On December 5, 2012 at 12:00 CT | 20:00 Johannesburg, South Africa time, Trish Uhl will facilitate a CPLP® Boot Camp "Lite" Webinar online. Organized primarily for our learning professional peers in South Africa, this special event will also feature a brief presentation from Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick of Kirkpatrick Partners. Kirkpatrick Partners is the Official Home of the Kirkpatrick 4 Levels of Evaluation Model!

This CPLP®  Webinar provides an overview of the ASTD Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP®) certification and the ASTD Workplace Learning & Performance (WLP) Competency Model upon which the credential is based. 

Spend 90 minutes of your time to:

  • Possess a clear understanding of how CPLP® certification can help "accidental trainers" and formally educated learning professionals validate their skill against a professional standard.
  • Identify organizations using the CPLP® as frameworks for career paths and for continued professional growth and ongoing education. 
  • Articulate the history, development, and purpose of the CPLP® certification program, including its foundation on the ASTD Workplace Learning & Performance (WLP) Competency Model. 
  • Follow the criteria for both the CPLP® Knowledge Exam and CPLP® Work Product submission phases. 
  • Implement tips and tricks to be successful in both phases of the credentialing process.
Who should attend?

Learning professionals and those curious about the CPLP® certification are an especially good fit for this Webinar. Learning professionals include, but are not limited to: Directors of Training / Learning & Development, Learning VPs, CLOs, Instructional Designers, and Training Specialists.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. All attendees receive a copy of Trish's "Mastering the CPLP® Knowledge  Exam" eBook!

Click the link to register!

~ Katelind

CPLP® Knowledge Exam & Work Product Public Workshops in Hong Kong

Hi all!

I'm delighted to let everyone know that in-person workshops for both portions of the CPLP® Certification process have been scheduled for 2013!

A three-day public Knowledge Exam workshop will be held in Hong Kong from January 3rd to 5th, 2013. This instructor-led, in-classroom CPLP® workshop provides attendees with an integrative learning approach. Real-world study strategies are mixed with an immersive overview of the topics presented in the ASTD Workplace Learning & Performance Competency Model. 

This dynamic program was designed by Trish Uhl and:
  • Is fun and effective while it models the competencies assessed on the exam!
  • Includes games, activities, exercises, and techniques to increase learning and knowledge retention.
  • Has participants complete assignments that interact directly with all Areas of Expertise to internalize key concepts.
Public Work Product workshops will also be held in Hong Kong on January 7th to 8th, 2013 and June 10th to 11th, 2013. These two day, instructor-led, in-classroom workshops guide candidates through CPLP® Work Product submission strategies following a structured approach. Trish Uhl offers her tips and tricks for candidates that they can apply when they complete their written responses for Work Product essay questions. 

Registration is required, and limited, for all workshops. If interested, email for more details!

~ Katelind

Owl's Ledge CPLP® Knowledge Exam Mastery Prep Course

Hello ya'll!

It's hard to believe, but the time has come again for Owl's Ledge to present its 10 week online CPLP® Mastery Knowledge Exam Prep Course. Registration is required, and limited, for this course held online every Saturday from January 12th until March, 16th, 2013.

Through the prep course, which is broken down in to ten modules, candidates hoping to successfully complete the Knowledge Exam will: 
  • Review the ASTD Workplace Learning & Performance (WLP) Competency Model, upon which the exam is based. 
  • Build a personal study plan as you begin your CPLP® journey. 
  • Receive guidance in how to design and create learning interventions that meet business needs.
  • Gain tools for how to use models, leverage technology, and effective instruction to produce desired outcomes.
  • Discover lessons on how to deliver training that manages, engages, and responds to the learners' needs.
  • Grasp the differences between measurement and evaluation and how both are critical to your success as a Workplace Learning and Performance professional. 
  • Learn tips, tricks, and advice to encourage your success on the CPLP® Knowledge Exam.
Each lesson will be taught by Trish Uhl, PMP, CPLP, and will allow you to engage and interact with other candidates. Past clients have enjoyed the experience they had with the CPLP® Knowledge Exam Mastery Course and have credited with their success on the Knowledge Exam.

For more information and to register visit

~ Katelind

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

CPLP Boot Camp "Lite" Webinar (CCASTD)

Hello everyone!

It's Katelind here. I wanted to give you all an Owl's Ledge update and let you know that on December 11th, 2012 at 11:00 AM CST we are partnering with the Chicagoland Chapter ASTD (CCASTD) to host a CPLP® Boot Camp "Lite" Webinar online.

The Webinar provides an overview of the ASTD Certified Professional Learning and Performance (CPLP®) certification and the underlying ASTD Workplace Learning and Performance (WLP) Competency Model. It is a great opportunity for learning professionals who are considering pursuing the certification in 2013.

Over the course of the 90 minute program, you will:
  • Gain a clear understanding of how CPLP® certification can help validate your skills against a professional standard. 
  • Identify organizations that are using the CPLP® for career paths and for continued professional growth and education. 
  • Follow the criteria for both the CPLP® Knowledge Exam and the CPLP® Work Product submission.
  • Implement tips and tricks to be successful on both phases of the credentialing process.
Who should attend? 

Learning professionals interested in the CPLP® certification, including (but not limited to) Instructional Designers, Training Specialists, Facilitators, Coaches, and Training Managers are great candidates for this event. 

Registration is required to save your seat! 

Visit for more details about the program and how to register!

~ Katelind

Thursday, November 08, 2012

2012 CIASTD Fall Conference Participants Join the Chase!

We're EXCITED to welcome participants from the 2012 CIASTD Fall Conference to the ASTD Employee Learning Week Scavenger Hunt using the GooseChase app!

Here's how conference participants can get in the game, start completing missions, earning points, and winning prizes!

  1. Download the free GooseChase app on your Apple iOS or Android device.
  2. Login.
  3. Search for ASTD
  4. Select ASTD Employee Learning Week Goose Chase from the search results.
  5. Solve your first mission - Who are you?
  6. Solve conference specific missions starting with #CIASTD to win on-site prizes! (Visit keynote Lou Russell at the RMA booth for prize details!)
  7. Keep playing beyond the conference! Solve industry related missions and learn about the competencies outlined in the ASTD Workplace Learning & Performance (WLP) Competency Model!
  8. Sign up to receive weekly communications about the Sponsor Spotlight - for a chance to win weekly prizes!
  9. Final prizes go to highest score winners to be announced the last day of ASTD Employee Learning Week on December 7, 2012!

Friday, November 02, 2012

2012 Dr. Deborah Colky Student Award

Hello everyone!

I hope that you all had a very happy Halloween. Not only are the holidays fast approaching, but there is also an exciting development from Chicagoland Chapter of the American Society for Training- CCASTD is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Dr. Deborah Colky Student Award.

For the 6th year, the Dr. Deb Colky Student Award will recognize a student who shows excellent potential in the Workplace Learning and Performance (WLP) profession. Past recipients historically exhibit many of Deb's qualities, including enthusiasm and patience that encourages personal growth and skill development of those around them. It is hoped that applicants will also be effective, efficient, humanistic, and people-centric. The recipient this year will receive:
  • $1,000 cash
  • An invitation to the annual CCASTD Holiday Party in December
  • A commemorative plaque
  • One year membership to CCASTD
  • Publication of one article in the professional magazine Training Today
If you:
  • Are currently enrolled in a degree program related to the field of Workplace Learning and Performance
  • Are planning a career in the field of Workplace Learning and Performance
  • Exhibit the qualities listed above
  • Reside in the Chicago area
CCASTD encourages you to apply. If you meet the requirements and are interested in applying, download a copy of the application here and submit it to by November 19, 2012. 

Have a FABULOUS weekend!