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Our informative and interactive events are designed to enhance your professional development. 

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Upcoming events

    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • 19 Jan 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • Virtual


    Sign up for our inaugural cohort!

    Having a support system during your preparation to sit for the CPTD exam can be extremely beneficial for your success. Our Chapter is partnering with several other New England chapters to offer a virtual study group to support candidates of the CPTD exam.

    This study group is ideal if you are considering the February – April ATD Certification Institute testing window or anyone preparing for the exam during 2022. This virtual study group will focus on preparation for the Knowledge Exam.

    Session Information

    Fall Cohort Study Group Dates

    Weekly for 12 weeks: October 27 through January 19, 2022

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (No November 24 session).

    Session 1 - October 27

    Session 2 - November 3

    Session 3 - November 10

    Session 4 - November 17

    Session 5 - December 1

    Session 6 - December 8

    Session 7 - December 15

    Session 8 - December 22

    Session 9 - December 29

    Session 10 - January 5, 2022 

    Session 11 - January 12, 2022

    Session 12 - January 19, 2022

    Who Can Attend?

    ATD national and local chapter members preparing for the CPTD exam.

    Registrant Information

    There is a cost of $75 per member.

    Participants much purchase CPTD study materials on their own. The Talent Development Body of Knowledge (TDBoK) is available at TD.org for $195 National member/$295 non-member. Please use our chapter code, CH1076 at checkout.

    Registered participants will be sent the virtual meeting logon information in advance of the session.

    Value of Certification

    Based upon the ATD Capability Model, CPTD is an esteemed credential provided to talent development professionals who successfully complete the requirement. The preparation is an intense process that takes several months and has many benefits:

    • Build and validate skills
    • Differentiate you in a competitive market
    • Broaden your career opportunities
    • Join an elite professional community

    The CPTD exam is grounded in the ATD Talent Development Capability Model and covers a subset of knowledge and skills and focuses on the application of knowledge and decision making.

    The CPTD is a professional certification for Talent Development professionals with at least five years of experience. It is broad and measures a professional's knowledge and skill application across the breadth of talent development capabilities.

    Successful CPTDs report that the process of studying and getting their CPTD designation was a tremendous growth opportunity, allowed them to both learn and give back to the profession, and made a positive impact on their careers.

    For more information, please contact Shelia Adkins at sheila.adkins@swimtothesky.com or Wendi Braun, CPTD at Programs@tdcentralmass.org.

    • 26 Jan 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting


    January 26, 2022

    7:00 - 8:00 pm

    Virtual Event

    Introducing Bolster Leadership: A Fresh Approach to Leadership Development

    Presented by:

    Lisa Wocken

    Co-Founder, Bolster Leadership

    How do we build relevant capabilities for the future of work? 

    How might we scale a personal touch and sense of belonging when we can't gather in person? 

    How do we upgrade our in-person offerings to stave off the “this could’ve been a virtual meeting” comment? 

    How do we develop people without expecting them to just spend more time online?

    As learning and leadership development practitioners, we often ask ourselves, should this be in-person, virtual, or digital - but there is actually a fourth flexible option. The Bolster Leadership Capabilities Through Cards System® is:

    • Slow/low/no-tech
    • Individual and/or group oriented
    • Introspective and dialogue-based
    • Focused on peer, shared, and decentralized leadership 
    • Beautifully-designed and packaged
     Participants can expect to learn more about:
    • 4 industry problems-to-solve to build better humans for a brighter future
    • 6 capabilities essential to the future of work
    • 3 different types of products people can use to build each capability

    Prepare to think differently about how you could develop yourself and your organization! 


    Location: Online Zoom Meeting

    The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.

    Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

    Time: 7:00 pm

    Participant Registration: $15

    Preferred Registration: Day before event 

    No refunds are granted within 48 hours of event.

    Speaker bio:

    Lisa Wocken, PhD, co-founded Bolster Leadership, which provides scientifically-based, artistically beautiful, slow/low/no-tech products to build capabilities for the future of work. Prior to starting Bolster Leadership, she held numerous roles in learning and leadership development at companies such as Cargill and Target. She is an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota and her research focuses are organizational leadership, appreciative inquiry, and effective conversations in the workplace.

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