Decosimo, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm, announced that its Director of Professional Development Lawrence (Larry) Bernard Stone, CPA, CPLP earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential from the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Certification Institute.
Earning the CPLP credential means Mr. Stone possesses the knowledge and skills to be a top performer in the workplace learning and performance field.
Becoming a CPLP enhances a professional’s reputation by recognizing that they have an overall understanding of the nine areas of expertise for workplace learning and performance as defined by the ASTD Competency Model™, and can apply this knowledge in the workplace. In general, credentials benefit individuals by providing a roadmap for professional development, enhancing earning potential, and broadening career opportunities. To earn the CPLP certification Mr. Stone acquired industry-related experience, successfully passed a knowledge-based examination, and submitted a work product that met performance standards.
“The CPLP certification process is rigorous and it produces candidates with a breadth of knowledge that brings significant benefit to their employers, colleagues and clients,” said Jennifer Naughton, ASTD’s Director of Credentialing. “Employing CPLP credential holders brings respect to an organization’s training function and ensures successful learning programs.”
“At Decosimo, it is a top priority to provide our accounting professions and business clients with the most up-to-date and relevant training through workplace learning initiatives and publicly-held seminars,” said Nick Decosimo, managing principal of Decosimo. “We trust Larry to direct this important professional development function and feel that his new credential will only raise our firm’s training program standards.”