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Preparing for the CPTD Certification Exam (Panel)

  • 11 Aug 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual

This is an ATD National Event


Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

By: Susan Kaiden, Senior Project Manager, ATD; Alicia Fuller, CPTD, Talent Development Program Leader, Zurich; Shane Jacques, CPTD, Instructional Designer, HORNE; Rosa Espinal-Perry, CPTD, Senior HR Manager, CareerSource Central Florida; and Alan Carrig, CPTD, Learning Architect, Lake Trust Credit Union

If you are thinking about pursuing the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD®) credential or are already preparing for the test, join us for this interactive panel discussion. During the webinar, you will hear from credential holders who have passed the current CPTD certification exam.

Our panelists will talk about:

  • What they did to prepare for the CPTD certification exam
  • How they would prepare differently, if they were starting from scratch
  • The most helpful resources and activities used during their preparation
  • How they benefited from the certification process
  • Any other advice they have for CPTD candidates
There will be time for questions. When you register, please submit one you hope the panelists will address during the webinar.

Susan Kaiden

Senior Project Manager, ATD

Susan Kaiden

Sue Kaiden is senior project manager, credentialing for the ATD Certification Institute. In this role, she supports candidates throughout the decision and preparation process and manages recertification for APTD and CPTD credential holders. Prior to joining the CI team, she served as manager of the career development community at ATD where she oversaw content and services related to career development, including ATD's Job Bank.

She is the author of “Keeping Your Career on Track” (TD at Work) and the editor of Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love, a book written with 16 top-notch career coaches, published in October 2016. Kaiden holds a master of business administration degree from Cornell University and recently achieved the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD).

Alicia Fuller, CPTD

Talent Development Program Leader, Zurich

Alicia Fuller, CPTD

Alicia Fuller is a talent development program leader for Zurich North America, where she primarily supports employees who are stepping into management roles for the first time. Prior to this, she worked for a technology company in various talent roles supporting learning, engagement, and corporate responsibility. She also has experience in nonprofit development and K-12 education. Alicia has a degree in music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and resides in the Chicago suburbs. She achieved her Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) credential in 2021.

Shane Jacques, CPTD
Instructional Designer,HORNE

Shane Jacques, CPTD

Shane Jacques has more than a decade of experience in learning and development. He serves as an instructional designer at HORNE, where he helps the firm reimagine its approach to talent development. Shane is an active member of the ATD Austin Chapter. He has been recognized by ATD as a Certified Professional in Talent Development as well as a Master Instructional Designer.

Rosa Espinal-Perry, CPTD
Senior HR Manager, CareerSource Central Florida

Rosa Espinal-Perry, CPTD

Rosa Espinal-Perry is a skilled HR leader with more than 25 years of experience in industries such as banking, telecommunications, hospitality, and retail.She is a Senior. Human Resources  Manager at CareerSource Central Florida, Rosa holds the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) credential and is working on her bachelor’s in Human Resources Administration with American Public University. Rosa is past president of the ATD Central Florida chapter and serves as a mentor to students who want to become talent development professionals.

Alan Carrig, CPTD
Learning Architect, Lake Trust Credit Union

Alan Carrig, CPTD

Alan Carrig is a Certified Professional in Talent Development working as a learning architect at Lake Trust Credit Union in Michigan. In his role, Alan focuses on designing programs and learning interventions that enable organizational leaders to create strong working relationships and maximize results. Prior to working at Lake Trust, Alan spent more than a decade with Domino’s Pizza in a multitude of roles supporting the learning and development needs of the organization. His experience with Domino's spans work on onboarding programs, contact center training and quality assurance, operations training, leadership development programs, entrepreneurial training, e-learning strategies and design, and global change management initiatives.

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