ATD Master Instructional Designer Program

Preconference Certificate Program

Master Instructional Designer Program
May 14-16, 2020, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. each day

About This Certificate Program
The role of the instructional designer is evolving, expanding, and more in demand than ever before. Learning is the smart way to keep up. The ATD Master Instructional Designer Program covers the entire process of analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of learning programs.

Strengthen your professional capacity for instructional design in this assessment-based program that’s grounded in theory and focused on practice and application. Evaluate real-world projects and work with expert facilitators to help you master instructional design required to create formal and informal learning solutions. Benefit from peer collaboration, individualized feedback to reinforce your learning, and a customized toolkit of resources to use immediately.

Why You Should Attend
Present your final project and receive individualized feedback and analysis.
Benefit from ATD’s comprehensive guide to instructional design and a robust participant guide with tools, resources, and templates to use back on the job.
Receive an industry-recognized credential that validates your proficiency.

Who Should Attend
This program is ideal for experienced talent development professionals ready to boost their competency, capability, and confidence in instructional design.

Eligibility Criteria
To ensure you gain the most from this advanced-level program, you must meet the following criteria to participate:

  • Minimum of three years in the instructional design profession
  • Solid understanding of instructional design principles and terms
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of models, such as ADDIE or SAM
  • A strong background in conducting needs assessments and writing effective learning objectives
  • Completion of a foundational ATD certificate program, such as the ATD Instructional Design Certificate, formerly Designing Learning Certificate (preferred, not required).


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

To meet demand, we are offering multiple sessions for this program.
Each session will take place in a separate room, with a different facilitator, but the content and delivery will be the same.

Prove your ability. Elevate your design. Develop impactful learning solutions.
“In my preconference Certificate I made connections with people I could go out to dinner with to discuss our hopes and plans for the conference, as well as the challenges we faced in our roles back at home. I was able to pick these same faces out of the crowd during sessions and keynotes, making the conference feel friendlier and granting me the confidence to engage with other attendees whom I did not know.”
- Crystal Downey, Senior Talent Systems and Learning Specialist