Preconference Learning

If you want to become more proficient in a specific area of interest or expertise, extend your ATD International Conference experience to include preconference learning. These professional development options will help you enhance and develop the skills needed for you to perform at your optimal level.

Choose the best preconference learning experience for you:

  • Certificate Programs are two-, three-, or four- day courses focused on a comprehensive concept or group of skills. Learners earn a certificate of completion at the end.
  • Workshops are one-day deep dives on trending topics in talent development.

Get more out of your conference experience!



Certificate Programs


Certification Preparation

Begin your journey to become a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) or an Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD). These two-day workshops will prepare you for both the CPLP and APTD knowledge-based exams as well as the skills application exam (SAE).

May 4-5, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.