Category Archives: Careers

A Career Magic Wand: 8 Ways to Leverage Your Portfolio

How can you Harry Potter your way into career advancement? Your work portfolio can be your magic wand!

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The CPLP: Driving Success

Celebrating its 16th birthday this year, the CPLP exam has established itself as the certification of choice for workplace learning professionals who meet the testing criteria of five years of experience in training related areas (your MATD counts toward this). The CPLP certification offers training professionals a way to demonstrate and communicate their mastery of the ATD competencies. Even though our curriculum

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The Recipe for Success: Formal education leads to better results

When I began my studies at RU, it was with many years of experience working in the training and development field under my belt.  I was a competent training manager—serving as the liaison between the SMEs and developers, offering input on both design and execution.  But there was something missing—the foundational knowledge as to why things needed to be done

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Beyond Corporate America: Non-traditional career paths for training and development graduates

Kathleen Iverson, Roosevelt University Training and Development Department Chair If you visit the RU Training job board, you’ll find many opportunities for instructional designers and e learning specialists. In fact, instructional design was listed as No. 38 in 2012 in Money Magazine’s list of best jobs. Many MATD grads work for major organizations in Chicago and nationally including Allstate, Hewitt

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Training and Development for Non-Profits: The Road Less Taken?

by Vince Cyboran, Ed.D. Once upon a time, there was a New Yorker cover entitled “View of the World from 9th. Avenue.” It depicted a map of the United States with detail of NYC extending to the Hudson River, and then a vast almost-no-man’s-land extending west to the Pacific Ocean. Mental maps–or models–of T&D locales are often analogous: the detailed

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