CPLP™ Roles Within Organizations
CPLP™ credential holders are equipped and positioned to fulfill strategic and tactical roles within your organization. These roles include:
- Learning Strategist – The CPLP’s in-depth understanding of holistic organizational structure and culture combines with their broad knowledge of workplace learning theory and practice to create and implement strategies that build upon individual strengths among staff and employees and promote universal growth throughout the organization.
- Business Partner – Using their business acumen, the CPLP is able to analyze short and long-term business goals with current and projected human performance, aligning them to strengthen growth and profits.
- Project Manager – The CPLP has a virtual toolkit of project methodologies, models and business processes which is used to plan, execute and manage projects that meet the exacting requirements of their stakeholders and clients – from beginning to end.
- Professional Specialist – Each CPLP, beyond their broad experience in all WLP areas also has one or more specialized knowledge or skill areas. Each of these Areas of Expertise provide insights into different areas of workplace performance (See sidebar)
Workplace Learning and Development - the Competency Model
ASTD established Workplace Learning and Performance (WLP) as a profession with the WLP Competency Model which identifies the roles, areas of expertise and foundational competencies for practitioners in the field. WLP practitioners are examined according to the stringent standards of this Competency Model and must uphold the Code of Ethics to become certified as CPLP™. The primary difference between a training specialist and a CPLP™ practitioner is the breadth and depth of knowledge in the learning profession and the demonstrated skills.