CARA and ATDChi Team Up to Create the 2018 ATDChi CPLP and APTD Scholarship

July 9, 2018

Oak Brook, IL – The CARA Group, Inc and ATDChi are excited to announce the ATDChi CPLP and APTD ScholarshipThis program will assist the winner with the costs of the CPLP, the ATD Certification Institute’s Professional in Learning and Performance Certification, and the APTD, the Associate Professional in Talent Development Certificate. The CPLP and APTD certifications are some of the most recognizable and respected certifications in the learning & development field. How do they differ? The APTD covers 3 main areas of expertise, while the CPLP covers 10 mean areas of expertise. There are currently only 500 CPLP certification holders making the CPLP one the most well-known certifications in the L&D field.  The CPLP and APTD certification process provides real-world, practical experience that can be readily applied to current work environments. Not to mention, it is a great networking tool to meet others in the Chicago, and global, learning & development community. Deadline to submit is Friday, July 7, 2018.

“CARA is proud to have partnered with ATD to create the scholarship in support of ATD’s mission of developing Learning & Talent professionals.  We are pleased to continue again this year and hope other companies will show their support in the future to grow the scholarship fund,” commented Tina Jandris, CARA’s COO

CPLP Sponsorship Details

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, July 7, 2018.

A review board consisting of current ATDChi CPLP and APTD credential holders will review the applications and chose one individual to win the CPLP scholarship and one to win the APTD scholarship. Applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of July 2018.

Winners will receive:

  • One-time payment to cover the testing fee and preparation program (CPLP and APTD)
  • One year membership to ATDChi
  • One article in ATDChi magazine Training Today
  • One registration and one guest registration for the ATDChi Holiday & Volunteer Recognition Party
  • A commemorative plaque
  • Formal announcement and picture on The CARA Group, Inc. website and newsletter
  • Formal announcement and picture on ATDChi social media platforms

Please send any questions to the ATDChi’s Director of CPLP – Bill Cupuro, CPLP

About ATDChi

The Association for Talent Development, Chicagoland Chapter, is the oldest chapter of ATD. Founded in 1943, ATDChi is proud to be one of three largest chapters in the nation, and is among the most influential. With membership of approximately 500 learning and development professionals in Chicagoland, ATDChi provides a forum for networking and the exchange of professional development opportunities and resources.

 About CARA

CARA helps employees adapt to changes, learn new skills and abilities, and align on expectations.  In short, CARA consulting solutions help people perform.  We are thought partners, strategists, designers, developers, technologists, trainers and technical writers, with deep expertise in the human side of business performance.

Because the best way to develop the business is to develop the people who make it work.

To learn more about CARA, please contact Martha Watt at 630.869.1951 or