Alexandria, Va. — Aug. 10
The use of social media tools is revolutionizing the learning and development profession, and practitioners need to develop skills in this important area. The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) has announced an update to the ASTD Competency Model that identifies competencies in social learning. This update will also be reflected in the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification exams beginning in September.
The ASTD says the research-backed competency model is strategically important to the profession because it answers the question, “What do learning professionals need to know and do to be successful in the learning and performance field?” The model includes nine areas of expertise and identifies what knowledge and skills are important to have and develop. ASTD published the latest major ASTD Competency Study in 2004 as a means to define and advance the profession, and to provide a roadmap for professional development for learning practitioners.
Information about the ASTD Competency Model and social learning update can be found at www.astd.org/competencymodel.
Source: American Society for Training and Development