Consulting Skills Certificate

Course Info

Talent professionals must demonstrate strong consulting skills to lead the development of learning solutions and successfully guide their organizations toward optimal performance. ATD’s Consulting Skills Certificate improves your ability to use effective behaviors and processes for internal learning consulting within your organization. External consultants will also benefit from this training.

You’ll explore ATD’s 5-D model and practice 30 fundamental consulting competencies with tools you can put to use immediately 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 clients as they identify needs, establish goals, and achieve desired performance outcomes. Prepare to establish strong client partnerships through an instructional design or organization development project, overcome obstacles and resistance, and build your consulting credibility to influence decision making.

Why Should I Attend?

  • Move from order-taker to true business partner by discovering a model, techniques, and tools you can use to consult with your clients.
  • Apply success strategies including working across organizational boundaries, providing feedback to senior leaders, and gaining buy-in.
  • Evaluate your skills and identify your developmental needs as a consultant.

Dates and Times:

Session 1: May 13, 2022, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Session 2: May 14, 2022, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Register now for ATD22 Orlando and the course.

You can also register ONLY for the preconference education course using the link here.


Erica Nelson

Erica Nelson

I have built a training and coaching business over 23 years that spans a variety of industries, corporate and educational fields. My work as a Business Leader Faculty™ member with the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management's Center for Leadership applies my expertise working with mid-level to executive level professionals in professional growth, coaching, succession planning and leadership and management devleopment.

I wrote a book for ATD's Workshop Series© on Management Devleopment published in 2021. The book is a training guide for a two-day and three-day course complete with downloadable course slides and the activity handouts. 

Clients include education, finance, and manufacturing and technical professionals. My coaching practice provides a customized model for each client and their unique interests and devleopemnt needs. I have been a certified mediator affiliated with the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago and provide mediation for clients as part of my coaching practice. 

Professional expertise includes curriculum development and facilitation of ViLT, Virtual instructor-Led training, in the area of internal consulting skills, communication practices and virtual teams.

My professional focus includes: mediation, conflict Management Strategies, collaborative-team modeling and implementation, coaching skills and application, communication strategy and skills, instructional design, and virtual and instructor led facilitation skills.