ATD Master Trainer™ Program

Tailor your learning. Prove your ability. Deliver the most engaging and effective training.

This unique assessment-based certificate program has expert facilitators working closely with you to help you master all aspects of training delivery. With this program, you’ll identify areas where you excel, and where you have opportunities for growth. You’ll benefit from collaborative and concrete training, and then be invited to assess your skills and knowledge.

Proving your ability will earn you the respected title of ATD Master Trainer. Become part of this exclusive group today.

The Master Trainer™ Program will take place on May 02-05, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

Program Benefits

  • Connection to a cohort of learning professionals.
  • A complete learning prioritization inventory tracking your professional growth in delivering training.
  • Access to the ATD comprehensive guide to delivering training.
  • Industry-recognized certificate—ATD Master Trainer™.
  • Experience with three practice deliveries.
  • A video of your final training delivery with individualized feedback and analysis.
  • A robust participant guide, tools, resources, and templates to use back on the job.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Diagnose your current ability in delivering training, with the ATD Master Trainer Self-Assessment tool.
  • Prepare for a training session.
  • Conduct a needs and audience analysis to determine the need for training.
  • Identify measurable learning objectives.
  • Apply adult learning principles.
  • Establish an environment conducive to learning.
  • Create diverse opportunities for participants to connect with the content.
  • Facilitate learning using best practice techniques.
  • Practice learner-centered training methods and alternatives to lectures.
  • Develop strategies for different learning needs.
  • Identify challenges in the classroom, and select and apply the most effective solutions.
  • Enhance your capacity to design effective audio visuals and learning aids and use them successfully in the training.
  • Evaluate training at the “Four Levels”: participant satisfaction, learning, application and behavior change, and business impact.
  • Identify strengths of delivering face-to-face training and online learning, and determine best practices that apply to both environments.
  • Demonstrate core and comprehensive knowledge in delivering training, including principles, models, and trends.
  • Demonstrate the ATD essential skills in delivering training, including preparation, creating a positive learning environment, facilitating learning, managing challenges, and evaluating learning.


  • Subject matter experts (SMEs) responsible for delivering training.
  • Trainers wanting a solid framework for delivering training.
  • More experienced trainers seeking to confirm their mastery of this area of expertise.

Program Topics

Click here to view the Participant Guide Table of Contents

Facilitator Information

Donna SteffeyJulie Patrick – Julie Patrick is a learning and performance consultant with JP Learning Associates. Julie has been a trainer, facilitator, and instructional designer since 1992. As a former manager of a corporate university, Julie was responsible for new employee orientation, leadership and management, sales, client training, systems, and administrative training programs. She holds numerous certifications, including DDI, AchieveGlobal, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment, and designs and implements training and development solutions that help clients achieve their desired business results. Julie also serves as an in-person and online facilitator for ATD's Master Training Programs Certificate Programs. 



Christie WardChristie Ward- Christie Ward, CSP, is the principal for the iMPACT Institute, where she seeks to align communications skills with high performance, productivity, and effective leadership. Prior to this role Ms. Ward served as director of training for CareerTrack, Inc., where she coached and managed more than 200 of the best professional trainers around the world. Ms. Ward has been involved with ASTD for 22 years as a chapter member, chapter president, and a three-year term on ASTD's National Advisors for Chapters. She was appointed to the ASTD board of directors in 2011. 


  • Earn 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 28 CPLP recertification points.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 28 APTD recertification points.
  • This program has been pre-approved for 28 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Registration Fees

ATD Member: US $2,755
Nonmember: US $3,055*

To purchase this program and an ATD 2018 conference registration, you will need to add both to your shopping cart during the registration checkout process.




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For additional information on this program, please contact ATD Customer Care at or 703.683.8100.