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Adult Learning Certificate

Course Info

Practices for successful adult learning differ greatly from those used for teaching children. By understanding the science behind how adults learn, as talent development and education professionals, we should optimize our learning and development initiatives to better meet outcomes and drive behavior change. To put it simply, this course will change the way you work and increase your impact.

This comprehensive certificate program introduces the key adult learning and cognitive science theories and demonstrates how instructional designers, facilitators, subject matter experts who train, and other practitioners can put them into practice to maximize learning impact. With this critical knowledge at your fingertips, you will be able to use adult learning principles to inform all aspects of your education and training initiatives, from needs assessments to developing learning content to engaging and motivating participants in and outside of the classroom. You will explore how the adult brain works, including information processing, cognitive load, and communication theories and how these can be deployed in a learning setting.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of applying adult learning and cognitive science theory to help you improve your talent development efforts.
  • See adult learning principles in action through ATD expert facilitation and course design and activities.
  • Apply your learning through case studies, reflections, peer collaboration, and a personalized project.
  • Earn an industry-recognized certificate, continuing education credits, and an ATD digital badge to share with your networks.

Dates and Times:

Session 1: May 17, 2024, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Local Time
Session 2: May 18, 2024, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Local Time

Preconference Learning Price:

ATD Member: $1,775
Non-Member: $2,045

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Christie Ward

Christie Ward

Christie is Principal of the Impact Institute, a consulting firm that helps clients with interpersonal communication skills, team, leadership and presentation skills. Christie served in several capacities on the board for the Rocky Mountain chapter of ATD, was appointed to NAC in 2008 and served on the ATD National Board of directors from 2011-2012. She has spoken at the ATD International Conference & EXPO and Internationally for ATD. Christie chaired the PAC in 2016 for the ATD International Conference & EXPO in Denver, CO.

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