ATD Master Instructional Designer™ Program

Prove your ability. Elevate your design. Deliver impactful learning solutions.

Be properly prepared as the role of the instructional designer evolves and more is demanded of your talent and time. The ATD Master Instructional Designer Program covers the entire process of analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of learning programs. Grounded in theory and focused on practice and application, this program will help you master your professional capacity for instructional design. This unique assessment-based program provides you with the opportunity to evaluate real-world projects and work with expert facilitators to help you master the skills required to create formal and informal learning solutions. You'll benefit from peer collaboration and individualized feedback to reinforce your learning, as well as a customized toolkit of resources to use immediately back on the job.

The Master Instructional Designer™ Program will take place May 16-18, 2019 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:

Conduct a needs assessment for learning programs that:aligns organizational objectives and the learning opportunity

  • aligns organizational objectives and the learning opportunity
  • addresses target populations’ specific needs
  • identifies constraints and/or problems affecting design success
  • includes basic outcomes of the learning solution linked to business problems or opportunities.

Design learning solutions that reflect adult learning theories, and best address the needs of the learners and the organization through formal classroom training, blended learning, online learning, and informal approaches.

Use a collaborative approach with stakeholders (such as internal clients and subject matter experts) throughout a learning design project to:

  • plan and design the solution
  • select and/or create effective learning materials
  • establish sign-off and approval processes for each step of the design process.

Create complete learning solutions including:

  • measurable learning objectives
  • instructional content that reflects the diversity of the learners
  • a variety of learning methods and emerging technologies to reach learning outcomes.
  • Identify appropriate evaluation techniques and apply them to measure the impact of the learning solution.


This program is ideal for experienced talent development professionals who want to boost their competency, capability, and confidence in instructional design, including:

  • Those who are currently serving in an instructional design role and want to validate their expertise through a formal course of study.
  • Experienced learning professionals who have responsibility for developing programs and want to elevate their skills to a master level.

Program Topics

Click here to view the Participant Guide Table of Contents


  • Earn 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 21 CPLP recertification points. 
  • This program may be eligible for up to 21 APTD recertification point. 
  • This program has been pre-approved for 21 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 21 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Registration Fees

ATD Member: US $2,795
Nonmember: US $3,055*

To meet demand, we are offering multiple groups of this program.
Each group will take place in a separate room, with a different facilitator, but the content and delivery will remain the same.

To purchase this program and an ATD 2019 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 or 703.683.8100.