Writing for Instructional Design and Training Certificate

Improve the quality of your learning programs through clear, engaging writing.

If you are like most instructional designers and developers, you spend about 80 percent of your working hours writing. You write needs assessment reports, design documents, pre-course surveys, facilitator guides, presentation materials, participant guides, job aids, e-learning scripts, post-course surveys, and evaluation questions. As a learning professional, your writing needs to be persuasive to gain buy-in from stakeholders, crystal clear to manage learners’ cognitive load, and engaging to aid learning transfer. There is an art to this style of writing, and having these skills can be a competitive advantage as you advance in your career.

The Writing for Instructional Design and Training Certificate will take place on May 04-05, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply persuasive writing techniques when creating needs assessment reports and design documents that effectively articulate your training solution.
  • Prepare well-written workbooks, manuals, job aids, slide decks, and e-learning courses that reduce cognitive load, positively influence learning transference, and serve as on-the-job resources.
  • Edit your writing to be clearer and more concise.
  • Effectively organize your reports, materials, and curriculums.
  • Write precise instructions for individual and group activities so they engage your participants.
  • Create training materials with easy-to-understand visuals that effectively support the written message and lead to greater learning retention.

Audience

This program is ideal for professionals who are responsible for developing learning programs and want to improve their writing and content organization skills.

ATD education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organization development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resource specialists.

Program Topics

Click here to view the Participant Guide Table of Contents.

Facilitator Information

Karin RexKarin Rex- Karin is a certified synchronous facilitator, designer and producer with a master’s degree in professional writing. Karin is also an adjunct professor of writing for both Penn State and DeVry Universities.

"The Writing for Instructional Design and Training Certificate Program will help make the instructional design writing process easier and reduce cognitive overload for your learners. Learn practical strategies that you can implement immediately to improve your writing and your courses.”

—ATD Facilitator Karin Rex





Credits

  • Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points for the face-to-face version and 15 CPLP recertification points for the online version.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 14 APTD recertification points for the face-to-face version and 15 APTD recertification points for the online version.
  • 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 14 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

Registration Fees

ATD Member: US $1,120
Nonmember: US $1,480*

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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The registration fee includes all course materials and is separate from general conference registration fees.

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