ATD Expert Coach™

Elevate your skills. Make an impact. Become an exceptional coach.

The ATD Expert Coach™ Program leverages your coaching experience and shows you how to have purposeful, powerful coaching conversations that provide the most value to your clients and organization. This unique, assessment-based program enables you to master the skills required for effective coaching with the guidance of expert facilitators. You’ll benefit from multiple opportunities to practice coaching and receive individualized feedback to reinforce your learning, and gain a toolkit of resources to use immediately back on the job.

Proving your ability will earn you the respected title of ATD Expert Coach. Join this exclusive group today.

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

Learning Objectives

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Assess your current strengths in coaching and identify opportunities for ongoing improvement.
  • Apply ATD’s COACH Model to coaching conversations, including working with coaching clients to assess the current situation, set objectives for the coaching session, and decide alternatives and choices for how they can move forward with their goals.
  • Establish and maintain a trusting relationship with the client and key stakeholders during coaching engagements and beyond, following ethical guidelines.
  • Use proven methodologies and tools to effectively coach any manner of client, whether internal or external, for any type of coaching, including business, career, executive, leadership, life, and performance coaching.
  • Learn more about additional tools and strategies that coaches use, including establishing effective coaching agreements, measuring the effectiveness of coaching, working through difficult situations, and effectively marketing coaching services.
  • Establish a business case for coaching that supports your work with clients and organizations to gain buy-in for use of coaching as a discipline.
  • Draft and use a professional coaching branding statement that aligns with your personal attitudes and beliefs of what it means to be a coach.
  • Explain the similarities and differences in using specific coaching methodologies and tools across cultures based on geographic location, organization size, industry type, and more.
  • Demonstrate mastery of coaching by passing a Knowledge Assessment and capstone project.
  • Join a network of professional coaches for ongoing support, coaching practice, and partnering opportunities.

Program Topics

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Facilitator Information

Lisa DownsLisa Downs, CPLP, ACC, is a leadership development coach, facilitator, and consultant specializing in helping technical professionals and executives work at their best to achieve their desired business results. As president and owner of her company, DevelopmentWise Consulting, Lisa focuses on using assessment tools in her work with leaders and their teams to gain greater self-awareness of their behaviors, recognize the impact of those behaviors, and work toward who they want to be as leaders and as people to accomplish their goals. In addition to Time Management Training,Lisa is the author of Listening Skills Training and Negotiation Skills Training in the ASTD Trainers WorkShop series. She resides in Redmond, Washington.


  • 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 has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 28 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Registration Fees

ATD Member: US $2,855
Nonmember: US $3,155*


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.