Lindsey joined us for our ROCATD Consultant's CoP on Aug 11th and requested she share this information with our network (Bob P.).
I recently registered for Training Industry's Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM) program. This program is focused on the training manager role, with an emphasis on building training programs that align with business needs. The program has three steps: approximately 50 hours of online content, a four-day live practicum, and an exam, together estimated to take about 2-3 months to complete.
As a current Training Manager, I had my eye on this for a bit. My formal educational background is in teaching secondary education and now I've been in the corporate environment for nearly nine years. With recent changes to my team structure increasing our reach within the organization, I wanted to build on my Bachelor's in Secondary Education, Masters in Management and experience in training software to customers, taking the next step in managing a training department at the organizational level. And as a passionate L&D professional, I'm always eager to learn more and build my portfolio.
The relaxed social obligation calendar, thanks to a global pandemic, created an opportune time to place energy in personal and professional development. Having reviewed a few programs, I settled on the CPTM for the specificity on training management, as well as the open eligibility requirements. I'm about half way into the online content and I'm really enjoying it. It's placing definition and reasoning behind things I already felt and filling the gaps on what I didn't previously understand or recognize.
Here is the link for more information: https://trainingindustry.com/continuing-professional-development/certified-professional-in-training-management/