ATD Master Performance Consultant™ Program

Analyze performance gaps. Deliver impactful solutions. Foster exemplary performance.

As more organizations focus on delivering results through improved systems and processes, it is increasingly critical for performance consultants to have the tools necessary to identify the root causes of performance gaps and recommend solutions to address those gaps. The ATD Master Performance Consultant Program is a unique assessment-based offering that provides you with the opportunity to assess, refine, and enhance your performance consulting skills, while gaining hands-on experience applying proven tools and methodologies to real-world situations. This program leverages your experience and provides the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to improve individual, process, or organizational performance through systematic analysis and targeted solutions that deliver business results.

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

The new ATD Master Performance Consultant™ Program will take place on May 15-18, 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:

  • Assess current strengths in performance consulting competency areas and roles (e.g., Expert, Advisor, Coach, Facilitator, etc.) and identify opportunities for ongoing improvement.
  • Apply ATD’s Performance Consulting Framework (e.g., ethics, critical skills, consulting competency areas, process, methodology, tools, relationship management, and specializations) to enhance their ability to improve clients’ individual, team or organizational performance.
  • Establish and manage a trusting relationship with the client and key stakeholders during an engagement, and beyond.
  • Use the Performance DNA Methodology and tools to gain client alignment and commitment, capture goals and performance gaps, identify key performers, analyze human performance, recognize positive and negative influences on performance, and document findings.
  • Use effective HPI data analysis, consolidation, and decision making methods to derive defensible workplace performance findings, reveal trends and patterns of key performance, and make recommendations.
  • Use effective presentation techniques to report findings and recommendations and gain agreement from decision makers to move forward.
  • Select and design the most appropriate solutions that align with recommendations, close performance gaps, have a high probability of success, and meet or exceed the client’s originally-stated needs and business goal(s).
  • Lead, align with, or advise others on planning and implementing solutions that meet client requirements.
  • Lead, align with, or advise others in evaluating and measuring the success and impact of solutions on original client business goals.
  • Assist clients in planning for and improving the readiness of their organizations to benefit from the changes that are triggered by solution implementation.


This program is ideal for practitioners who want to elevate and validate their skills in performance improvement and consulting, including:

  • Experienced learning and development professionals tasked with performance improvement efforts and initiatives within their organization.
  • Experienced performance consultants and practitioners seeking to confirm their mastery of this area of expertise.

Program Topics

Click here to view the Participant Guide Table of Contents


  • 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.
  • This program is valid for 28 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Registration Fees

ATD Member: US $2,995
Nonmember: US $3,255*

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.