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. Your writing needs to be persuasive to gain buy-in from stakeholders, crystal clear to ensure understanding, 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. Discover how to use rhetorical writing techniques to articulate desired training outcomes. Learn through hands-on practice how to write to clarify, simplify, illuminate, and explain. Find out how to use tone, point of view, and personality to keep your audience actively engaged.

The Writing for Instructional Design and Training 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:

  • 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.

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.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 14 APTD recertification points.
  • 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 $1,295
Nonmember: US $1,495*

 

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