Boullion Earns CPLP Credential From ATD Certification Institute

Michelle Boullion

Michelle Boullion

December 16, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Michelle Boullion, associate director of LSU Executive Education and instructor in the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, has earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance® credential from ATD CI (the Association for Talent Development Certification Institute). Earning the CPLP certification means Boullion possesses the knowledge and skills to be a top performer in the talent development field.

Becoming a CPLP provides credibility by recognizing that an individual has an overall understanding of the 10 areas of expertise for talent development as defined by the ATD Competency Model™ and can apply this knowledge in the workplace. In general, credentials benefit individuals by providing a roadmap for professional development, enhancing performance and broadening career opportunities.

To earn the CPLP certification, Boullion acquired industry-related experience, successfully passed a knowledge examination and submitted a work product that satisfied industry standards.

“The CPLP certification process is rigorous and challenging. It produces candidates with a breadth and depth of knowledge that brings significant benefit to their employers, colleagues and clients,” says Jennifer Naughton, ATD CI’s senior director of competencies and credentialing.

“As the association dedicated to the talent management profession, ATD is at the forefront, providing information on the critical skills and abilities that practitioners must have to succeed in the field,” says Tony Bingham, president of ATD CI. “The CPLP credential was built to provide talent development professionals with a means by which to increase their knowledge, competence and confidence while proving their worth to employers.”

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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business