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Managing Learning Programs Certificate

Course Info

This three-day learning management program provides critical tools for developing the learning function (its people and programs). Discover how to have a meaningful impact on the overall strategy of your organization. Access self-assessments, small group case study discussions, best-practice reviews, and feedback on specific challenges. You’ll also have access to rich content on the core disciplines of managing the talent development function.

This comprehensive certificate course will prepare you to provide leadership in developing your organization’s people to execute organizational strategy. It is aligned with the managing learning programs area of expertise in the ATD Competency Model, which serves as the foundation for ATD Certification Institute’s APTD and CPTD certifications.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Get empowered to partner with business leaders and advocate for learning as a catalyst for performance improvement.
  • Develop a long-range road map for learning initiatives to implement the vision, understand what drives business, and show how talent development can best add value.
  • Run talent development like a business. Convert strategies into real-world action plans, develop budgets, and understand staffing and resource deployment.

Dates and Times:

Session 1: May 16, 2024, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Local Time
Session 2: May 17, 2024, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Local Time
Session 3: May 18, 2024, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Local Time

Preconference Learning Price:

ATD Member: $2,195
Non-Member: $2,445

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Esther Jackson

Esther Jackson

Esther Jackson helps people discover their potential. Esther resides in Michigan and has myriad experiences in HR leadership, project management, instructional design, and training management. She is a project manager, consultant, college instructor, and national speaker who values selflessness, service, and learning. She has worked in the public sector for the City of Detroit and in the private sector doing projects for various companies including the big three automotive companies, financial clients, and manufacturing along with nonprofits. With a passion for helping others to maximize their potential, she has a track record of achievements to show what she’s doing with hers.

She empowers others to achieve greater levels of success in live workshops, virtual presentations, hybrid events, and in her literary work. You can find some of her articles in TD magazine, ISPI Performance Xpress, and Training Industry. Her training topics for various events include adaptability, change management, facilitation, DEI, emotional intelligence, leadership development, project management, and more. Esther has the uncanny ability to rock a platform and connect with her audience. Her facilitation style captures attention and engages her audiences.

One of her accomplishments is her first book about adaptability in talent development. After completing a bachelor's degree in education, instructional technology became her major with a master's from Wayne State University followed by a doctorate in higher education and adult learning from Walden University. She holds an AQ Foundations Certification for adaptability along with a Certified Diversity Executive credential near completion. The desire to help empower others keeps her driven to share her gifts and affect the masses.

Traveling, writing, and family fun are a few things that keep her busy when she is not working. Another passion of hers is the volunteer work she does as a National Advisor for Chapters with ATD chapter leaders across the country.

She not only wrote the book on adaptability, but she also puts it into action with her approach to meeting the needs of her diverse audiences with any topic she facilitates or presents. She’s an expert at inspiring others to put in the work and level up.

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