Basic Study Outline for APTD

by | May 31, 2023 | APTD, Political Course Evolution | 0 comments

According to the APTD Certification Handbook “The Talent Development Body of Knowledge (TDBoK) “does a good job of explaining the WHAT and the WHY of the concepts but does not address the HOW. The exam is practice-based which means that you will need to understand HOW to apply the concepts at work” (pg 16).

I decided to buy the $400 TDBoK because it covers 66% of the content I need to know (the What and Why). The Reading Reference List in the Certification Handbook has a helpful list of resources that answer the How question…How will I use this concept at work. My strategy is to create an outline of each section in the TDBoK and summarize the chapter plus include a summary of one of the Reading Reference links.


Domain 1. Building Personal Capability

    1. Communication
    2. Emotional Intelligence & Decision Making
    3. Collaboration & Leadership
    4. Cultural Awareness & Inclusion
    5. Project Management
    6. Complicance & Ethical Behavior
    7. Lifelong Learning


Domain 2. Developing Professional Capability

    1. Learning Sciences
    2. Instructional Design
    3. Training Delivery & Facilitation
    4. Technology Application
    5. Knowledge Management
    6. Career & Leadership Development
    7. Coaching
    8. Evaluating Impact

Domain 3. Impacting Organizational Capability

    1. Business Insight
    2. Consulting & Business Partnering
    3. Organization Development & Culture
    4. Talent Strategy & Management
    5. Performance Improvement
    6. Change Management
    7. Data & Analytics
    8. Future Readiness
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<h5>Lauren Kristensen</h5>
Lauren Kristensen

Lauren Kristensen is the owner of Kristensen Designs Inc. She started out as a news producer in 2018. She quickly learned it didn't matter how important the news was, all that mattered was how entertaining it was. For example, high speed car chases, car wrecks, building fires, etc. deserved more attention than state legislative bills or local special elections. Lauren decided she didn't agree with this hierarchy and wanted to focus more on education. She believes helping the individual reach his/her full potential through learning and development is the way to go.


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