Consulting Skills Certificate

Build your credibility as a trusted consultant.

Talent professionals must demonstrate strong consulting skills to lead the development of learning solutions and successfully guide their organizations toward optimal performance. Ensure your ability to practice the most effective behaviors and processes for internal consulting within your organization. External consultants will find that they’ll also benefit from the concepts covered in the course.

Explore ATD’s 5-D model and practice 30 fundamental consulting competencies with tools that can be immediately put to use on the job. This practical model and structured approach to a consulting engagement empowers you to ask the right questions to diagnose needs. Boost your ability to guide your clients to identify needs, establish goals, and achieve desired performance outcomes. Establish a strong partnership with your clients through an instructional design or organization development project, overcome obstacles and resistance, and build your credibility to influence decision making.

The two-day Consulting Skills Certificate will take place on May 17-18, 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:

  • Understand the functions of a learning professional in the role of consultant.
  • Demonstrate exemplary internal consulting competencies, and the corresponding day-to-day behaviors required of an internal consultant.
  • Build relationships with clients, including techniques to effectively guide clients through the consulting process.
  • List questions to ask a client during a contracting meeting and/or data gathering meeting.
  • Outline client goals and set expectations for success.
  • Apply tools to analyze business needs and gather information.
  • Build credibility through communication to increase position as a knowledgeable, client-focused partner.
  • Model the most appropriate way to conduct a data-gathering interview and a feedback meeting.
  • Overcome resistance and difficult client behaviors.
  • Evaluate the solution/change, and identify areas for future improvement.

Audience

This program is for professionals who are new to an internal consulting role or want to prepare to assume this role in the future. Experienced learning and performance professionals, as well as external consultants who want to sharpen their consulting skills will also benefit.

Program Topics

Click here to view the Participant Guide Table of Contents

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 12 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 12 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 12 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 $1,395
Nonmember: US $1,595*

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