ATD Master Trainer™ Program

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

Be properly prepared as the role of the trainer evolves and more is demanded of your talent and time. The ATD Master Trainer Program is a unique assessment-based certificate that covers the entire process of training delivery, including assessment, preparation, creating a positive learning environment, facilitating learning, and evaluating learning. Throughout the course, you’ll work closely with the facilitators to master all aspects of training delivery. You’ll identify areas where you excel, and where you have opportunities for growth. You will also benefit from collaborative and structured training, along with an opportunity to assess your knowledge and skills.

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 15-18, 2019 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.


This program is ideal for professionals needing to deliver the most engaging and effective training, including:

  • 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


  • 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. 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.