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Webinar - What's My Job Again? - Exploring How to be a Modern L&D Professional

  • Tue, June 22, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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What does it mean to be a learning and development professional? If job postings are any indicator, it can mean SO many things! In this session, you will explore job postings and comparing them to the new ATD Capability Model. Do you need a formal degree to work in L&D? What parts of the ATD Capability Model are employers interested in? What technical programs are the most popular to know? This session will answer these questions through recent research.


  • Operationalize what L&D professionals do
  • Discuss the ATD Capability Model and what it means for you
  • Explore what it takes to be a modern L&D professional


Cara North is an award-winning Learning Experience Designer. She currently serves as a Training Manager for Silfex Corporation, the world's largest provider of silicon components and assemblies, where she oversees development of the company's operations training. While at The Ohio State University  she created online courses and facilitated workshops for the College of Education and Human Ecology. She served as President of Central Ohio ATD and is working on a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies at The Ohio State University. Cara was previously an instructional designer at Amazon where she created learning materials for Amazon Kindle. A self-proclaimed professional development and social media junkie, you can often find her on Twitter (@caranorth11) or hosting her show about Learning Technologies on The Training Learning and Development Cast (

Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit 

This program is eligible for 1 Credit Hour for either a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holder.


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