Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Christina Heilig | Instructional Designer & e-Learning Developer 
John Rhoads | ICF Certified Life Coach

Value of L&D Certifications and How to Get Them

Visit this co-facilitated Table Talk to learn of certifications to boost your talent development or coaching knowledge, skills, and credibility. Learn about requirements and application of the APTD and CPLP, ACC, MCC, and PCC certifications.

About Christina Heilig

Christina Heilig is a learner-centric senior instructional designer and e-learning developer who strives to design and implement practical and effective learning experiences and solutions. She is experienced in the higher education, financial, software, insurance, and nonprofit realms and is based in Cincinnati.

Christina earned a master’s of education with emphases in instructional technology and human performance improvement from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In addition, she holds a post-baccalaureate certificate in web-based learning. Christina is a member of the Association of Talent Development (ATD) as well as member and conference planning committee member of the Greater Cincinnati Association of Talent Development (GCATD). Last summer she became certified as an Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) and this summer will begin teaching her first online graduate instructional design course at her alma mater.

Christina is passionate about knowledge-sharing with others in the instructional design and talent development spheres and values appropriate transparency. She has a growing interest in women helping women navigate their career journeys, as well as assisting military veterans with their transition to civilian employment. Connect with Christina on LinkedIn at

About John Rhoads

John RhoadsAs an ICF Certified Life Coach, John Rhoads guides individuals, teams, and small businesses to find their unique strengths, vision and purpose in a way that allows each person to see how they fill a roll in the context of the world around them; to find purpose and meaning in daily life. Through one-on-one coaching, workshops, seminars, vision planning, and action planning, John uses his gifts of being able to see the individual strengths of each person and the connection of how those strengths fit into the community and world to develop short, mid, and long-term goals.


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