There are a variety of paths people take to enter and advance in the training profession. The paths learning leaders take throughout their careers can offer insights for newer — and more experienced — professionals.
Because of the similarities between the CPTM and project management certification, CPTMs (and future CPTMs) could benefit from pursuing project management certification as well.
Hard work, dedication, perseverance … These adjectives are just three that come to my mind when someone asks about the journey of my career.
If you are willing to take a path into L&D, there is no telling where it might go. If my career tells me anything, it’s that there is also no telling where it might start.
Earning a certification can help us look outside our own organizations and comfort zones to gain valuable insights into other industries, share best practices, learn about emerging technologies, and connect with colleagues across the L&D community.
I consider the CPTM to be the most effective preparation for becoming a chief learning officer, thanks to knowledge, skills and abilities I have obtained to run training programs.
Training professionals tend to prioritize the development of others, but their own professional growth is essential to the continued success of their training organizations.