Preconference Learning

Get a jumpstart on learning.
Preconference learning opportunities offer a deep dive into new skills and knowledge before the conference officially kicks off. These highly interactive sessions will help you build expertise and help you develop the skills that you can immediately put to work in your organization. This is an excellent opportunity to engage in shared learning and networking with your peers in an intimate setting. Space is limited, so be sure to register early.

Choose the best preconference learning experience for you:

  • Education Programs are two- three- and four-day courses designed to provide you with the latest instructional strategies that promote application and organizational impact. Learners earn a certificate of completion at the end.
  • Certification Preparation is a two-day intensive prep experience designed to help you take some of the guess-work out of preparing for the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) and the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification. You will receive free access to the ATD Learning System, as well as access to the Learner Community for ongoing peer support.
  • Workshops are one-day deep dives on trending topics in talent development and provide a unique opportunity to learn hands-on.

These programs are not included in the full conference registration and you must register separately. To purchase a preconference program and a conference registration, you will need to add both to your shopping cart during the registration checkout process. If you have already registered for ATD 2019 and would like to add a preconference program, please contact our professional development specialists by calling: 855-404-2783.

  • ATD Expert Coach

    Elevate your skills. Make an impact. Become an exceptional coach.

    The ATD Expert Coach program leverages your coaching experience and shows you how to have purposeful, powerful coaching conversations that provide the most value to your clients and organization. This unique, assessment-based program enables you to master the skills required for effective coaching with the guidance of expert facilitators. You’ll benefit from multiple opportunities to practice coaching and receive individualized feedback to reinforce your learning, and gain a toolkit of resources to use immediately back on the job.

    Master the key competencies of coaching, along with coaching ethics, benefits, dialogue tools, and the business case for coaching. In addition, this program explores professional branding as a coach and coaching across cultures. Grounded in theory and focused on practice and application, this program will help you perfect your professional capacity for coaching.

    Proving your ability will earn you the respected title of ATD Expert Coach. Join this exclusive group today.

    Learning Objectives
    After this program, you will be able to:

    • Assess your current strengths in coaching and identify opportunities for ongoing improvement.
    • Apply ATD’s COACH Model to coaching conversations, including working with coaching clients to assess the current situation, set objectives for the coaching session, and decide alternatives and choices for how they can move toward their goals.
    • Establish and maintain a trusting relationship with the client and key stakeholders during coaching engagements and beyond, following ethical guidelines.
    • Use proven methodologies and tools to effectively coach any manner of client, whether internal or external, for any type of coaching, including business, career, executive, leadership, life, and performance coaching.
    • Learn more about additional tools and strategies that coaches use, including establishing effective coaching agreements, measuring the effectiveness of coaching, working through difficult situations, and effectively marketing coaching services.
    • Establish a business case for coaching that supports your work with clients and organizations to gain buy-in for use of coaching as a discipline.
    • Draft and use a professional coaching branding statement that aligns with your personal attitudes and beliefs of what it means to be a coach.
    • Explain the similarities and differences in using specific coaching methodologies and tools across cultures based on geographic location, organization size, industry type, and more.
    • Demonstrate mastery of coaching by passing a Knowledge Assessment and capstone project.
    • Join a network of professional coaches for ongoing support, coaching practice, and partnering opportunities.

    Audience
    The ATD Expert Coach Program is ideal for experienced learning, talent, and organizational development professionals who want to master the coaching competency and learn new approaches to enhance the impact of their interactions with individuals, teams, and the entire organization.

    This course is especially beneficial for:

    • experienced talent development professionals who want to develop their coaching skills through a structured course of study with intensive practice
    • practitioners who are actively using coaching as an organizational development solution and want an industry-recognized credential to improve and validate their proficiency
    • professionals in any role, including managers, who want to professionalize their coaching skills to foster engagement, productivity, and improved performance.

    Credits

    • Earn 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 28 CPLP recertification points.
    • This program has been pre-approved for 28 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
    • This program is valid for 28 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit: shrmcertification.org.
    • This program has been approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for 18 core competency units and 10 resource development units. However, coaching certification under the ICF is not provided. For more information on how to become an ICF certified coach, visit: http://www.coachfederation.org/ICF/.

    Registration
    ATD Member: US $2,895
    Nonmember: US $3,155*

    Register for This Program

  • ATD Master E-Learning Instructional Designer Program

    Prove your design capacity. Elevate the impact of your e-learning solutions. Create performance-changing learning.

    This advanced-level offering introduces an e-learning design model that will take your initiatives to the next level while working through every stage of the process to design courses that motivate, inform, and, most importantly, change behavior and performance. Become a valued partner to stakeholders and design e-learning that impacts business objectives. This three-part program isn’t all based on theory; it’s about the practical process of applying e-learning instructional design principles to real workplace situations. Engage in an online learning community to prepare for the face-to-face course. Work through a case study and collaborate with other participants to plan, design, and learn how to build a real course. Create a final project for evaluation to demonstrate your proficiency and select an elective course to expand your knowledge of complementary topics.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this program, you will be able to:

    • Use the ATD e-learning instructional design model to develop e-learning projects that motivate, inform, and, most importantly, change behavior and performance.
    • Analyze factors that will shape your design, such as the audience, the learning environment, and the technology ecosystem.
    • Use research and evidence-based practices to make key design decisions at the course level, curriculum level, and initiative level.
    • Write storyboards that meet the needs of your learners, developers, and subject matter experts.
    • Make purposeful decisions about interface design, authoring tools, media, and other factors that affect development of your courses.
    • Create a plan to launch your course and evaluate its effectiveness.
    • Confidently manage e-learning production, from resources and scheduling to managing expectations and quality assurance.
    • Effectively connect and communicate the business impact of your e-learning solutions.

    Audience
    This program is for experienced practitioners who wish to master effective e-learning that exceeds stakeholder expectations and positively influences business outcomes, including:

    • experienced e-learning developers who want to strengthen their design capability and master new approaches to improve the effectiveness of their initiatives
    • experienced instructional designers who need to validate their skills and improve their ability to lead successful e-learning projects
    • instructional designers and developers who have taken some coursework in e-learning and want to expand their knowledge and take their projects to the next level through hands-on application.

    To ensure you gain the most from this advanced-level program, the following criteria are strongly recommended:

    • at least three years of experience in instructional design, with demonstrated e-learning experience.
    • a solid understanding of instructional design principles and models (such as ADDIE and SAM)
    • demonstrated experience conducting needs assessments and writing effective learning objectives.

    Preferred but not required: Completion of an aligned ATD certificate program, such as the Instructional Design Certificate (formerly Designing Learning) or E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate.

    Credits

    • Earn 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 28 CPLP recertification points.
    • This program has been pre-approved for 28 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
    • This program is valid for 28 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

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

    Register for This Program

  • ATD Master Performance Consultant Program

    Analyze performance gaps. Deliver impactful solutions. Foster exemplary performance.

    As more organizations focus on delivering results through improved systems and processes, it is increasingly critical for performance consultants to have the tools necessary to identify the root causes of performance gaps and recommend solutions to address those gaps. The ATD Master Performance Consultant Program is a unique assessment-based offering that provides you with the opportunity to assess, refine, and enhance your performance consulting skills, while gaining hands-on experience applying proven tools and methodologies to real-world situations. This program leverages your experience and provides the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to improve individual, process, or organizational performance through systematic analysis and targeted solutions that deliver business results.

    Proving your ability will earn you the respected title of ATD Master Performance Consultant. Become a part of this exclusive group today.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Assess current strengths in performance consulting competency areas and roles (such as expert, advisor, coach, facilitator, and so on) and identify opportunities for ongoing improvement.
    • Apply ATD’s Performance Consulting Framework (ethics, critical skills, consulting competency areas, process, methodology, tools, relationship management, and specializations) to enhance their ability to improve clients’ individual, team, or organizational performance.
    • Establish and manage a trusting relationship with the client and key stakeholders during an engagement and beyond.
    • Use the Performance DNA Methodology and tools to gain client alignment and commitment, capture goals and performance gaps, identify key performers, analyze human performance, recognize positive and negative influences on performance, and document findings.
    • Use effective HPI data analysis, consolidation, and decision-making methods to derive defensible workplace performance findings, reveal trends and patterns of key performance, and make recommendations.
    • Use effective presentation techniques to report findings and recommendations and gain agreement from decision makers to move forward.
    • Select and design the most appropriate solutions that align with recommendations, close performance gaps, have a high probability of success, and meet or exceed the client’s originally-stated needs and business goals.
    • Lead, align with, or advise others on planning and implementing solutions that meet client requirements.
    • Lead, align with, or advise others in evaluating and measuring the success and impact of solutions on original client business goals.
    • Assist clients in planning for and improving the readiness of their organizations to benefit from the changes that are triggered by solution implementation.

    Audience
    This program is ideal for practitioners who want to elevate and validate their skills in performance improvement and consulting, including:

    • experienced learning and development professionals tasked with performance improvement efforts and initiatives within their organization
    • experienced performance consultants and practitioners seeking to confirm their mastery of this area of expertise.

    Credits

    • Earn 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 28 CPLP recertification points.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 28 APTD recertification points.
    • This program has been pre-approved for 28 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
    • This program is valid for 28 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

    Registration
    ATD Member: US $2,995
    Nonmember: US $3,255*

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

    Register for Session 1
    Register for Session 2

  • ATD Master Trainer Program

    Tailor your learning. Prove your ability. Deliver the most engaging and effective training.

    Be properly prepared as the role of the trainer evolves and more is demanded of your talent and time. The ATD Master Trainer Program is a unique assessment-based certificate that covers the entire process of training delivery, including assessment, preparation, creating a positive learning environment, facilitating learning, and evaluating learning. Throughout the course, you’ll work closely with the facilitators to master all aspects of training delivery. You’ll identify areas where you excel, and where you have opportunities for growth. You will also benefit from collaborative and structured training, along with an opportunity to assess your knowledge and skills.

    Proving your ability will earn you the respected title of ATD Master Trainer. Become part of this exclusive group today.

    Program Benefits

    • Connection to a cohort of learning professionals.
    • A complete learning prioritization inventory tracking your professional growth in delivering training.
    • Access to the ATD comprehensive guide to delivering training.
    • Industry-recognized certificate—ATD Master Trainer.
    • Experience with three practice deliveries.
    • A video of your final training delivery with individualized feedback and analysis.
    • A robust participant guide, tools, resources, and templates to use back on the job.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Diagnose your current ability in delivering training with the ATD Master Trainer Self-Assessment tool.
    • Prepare for a training session.
    • Conduct a needs assessment and audience analysis to determine the need for training.
    • Identify measurable learning objectives.
    • Apply adult learning principles.
    • Establish an environment conducive to learning.
    • Create diverse opportunities for participants to connect with the content.
    • Facilitate learning using best practice techniques.
    • Practice learner-centered training methods and alternatives to lectures.
    • Develop strategies for different learning needs.
    • Identify challenges in the classroom, and select and apply the most effective solutions.
    • Enhance your capacity to design effective audio-visuals and learning aids and use them successfully in the training.
    • Evaluate training at the “Four Levels”: participant satisfaction, learning, application and behavior change, and business impact.
    • Identify strengths of delivering face-to-face training and online learning, and determine best practices that apply to both environments.
    • Demonstrate core and comprehensive knowledge in delivering training, including principles, models, and trends.
    • Demonstrate the ATD essential skills in delivering training, including preparation, creating a positive learning environment, facilitating learning, managing challenges, and evaluating learning.

    Audience
    This program is ideal for professionals needing to deliver the most engaging and effective training, including:

    • subject matter experts (SMEs) responsible for delivering training
    • trainers wanting a solid framework for delivering training
    • more experienced trainers seeking to confirm their mastery of this area of expertise.

    Credits

    • Earn 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 28 CPLP recertification points.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 28 APTD recertification points.
    • This program has been pre-approved for 28 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
    • This program is valid for 28 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

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

    To meet demand, we are offering multiple groups of this program.
    Each group will take place in a separate room, with a different facilitator, but the content and delivery will remain the same.

    Register for Session 1
    Register for Session 2

  • ATD Master Instructional Designer Program

    Prove your ability. Elevate your design. Deliver impactful learning solutions.

    Be properly prepared as the role of the instructional designer evolves and more is demanded of your talent and time. The ATD Master Instructional Designer Program covers the entire process of analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of learning programs. Grounded in theory and focused on practice and application, this program will help you master your professional capacity for instructional design. This unique assessment-based program provides you with the opportunity to evaluate real-world projects and work with expert facilitators to help you master the skills required to create formal and informal learning solutions. You'll benefit from peer collaboration and individualized feedback to reinforce your learning, as well as a customized toolkit of resources to use immediately back on the job.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you will be able to do the following.
    Conduct a needs assessment for learning programs that:

    • aligns organizational objectives and the learning opportunity
    • addresses target populations’ specific needs
    • identifies constraints and/or problems affecting design success
    • includes basic outcomes of the learning solution linked to business problems or opportunities.

    Design learning solutions that reflect adult learning theories and best address the needs of the learners and the organization through formal classroom training, blended learning, online learning, and informal approaches.

    Use a collaborative approach with stakeholders (such as internal clients and subject matter experts) throughout a learning design project to:

    • Plan and design the solution.
    • Select and/or create effective learning materials.
    • Establish sign-off and approval processes for each step of the design process.

    Create complete learning solutions including:

    • measurable learning objectives
    • instructional content that reflects the diversity of the learners
    • a variety of learning methods and emerging technologies to reach learning outcomes
    • appropriate evaluation techniques to measure the impact of the learning solution.

    Audience
    This program is ideal for experienced talent development professionals who want to boost their competency, capability, and confidence in instructional design, including:

    • those who are currently in an instructional design role and want to validate their expertise through a formal course of study
    • experienced learning professionals who have responsibility for developing programs and want to elevate their skills to master level.

    Credits

    • Earn 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 21 CPLP recertification points.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 21 APTD recertification point.
    • This program has been pre-approved for 21 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
    • This program is valid for 21 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

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

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

    Register for Session 1
    Register for Session 2

  • Evaluating Learning Impact Certificate

    Prove the value of your learning investments.

    This comprehensive certificate program provides a solid foundation in all aspects of measuring and evaluating learning and performance solutions. Through small group interactions, application exercises, and a running case study, you’ll gain the skills to determine the impact of learning programs and develop and implement an evaluation strategy for your organization. Master how to shift from activity-based to results-based learning, the basics of evaluation design, the five-level evaluation framework, and the process and standards that ensure evaluation works. Learn what questions to ask to effectively measure participant reaction, learning, application, impact, and return on investment.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Identify stakeholder expectations and determine organizational readiness for measurement and evaluation.
    • Develop detailed evaluation plans for specific programs and gain buy-in for the plans within the organization.
    • Select effective, valid, and reliable data collection instruments to measure participant reaction and satisfaction, learning, application, and business impact.
    • Analyze and interpret data to determine the impact of individual learning and performance solutions.
    • Report evaluation data in a compelling and easily understood way.
    • Leverage findings to increase effectiveness and provide recommendations for change.

    Audience
    The Evaluating Learning Impact Certificate Program is for professionals new to measurement and evaluation or anyone responsible for determining the impact of learning and performance improvement interventions. Individuals looking to strengthen and expand their organization's evaluation efforts will also benefit.

    Credits

    • Earn 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 21 CPLP recertification points.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 21 APTD recertification points.
    • This program has been pre-approved for 21 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
    • This program is valid for 21 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

    Registration
    ATD Member: US $1,595
    Nonmember: US $1,795*

    Register for This Program

  • Instructional Design Certificate

    Leverage exclusive ATD tools and templates to develop the most powerful, bottom line–focused learning.

    Learn best practices for conducting a needs assessment, job/task analysis, and course design and development using templates exclusive to ATD. Discover a structured step-by-step process that can be immediately applied to the development of your own training programs. You will leave knowing how to design a complete program that aligns with your business goals, including participant guides, instructor guides, visual support, and other materials. In addition, you will have an opportunity to work on the design and development of your own program throughout the course.

    This certificate is aligned with the instructional design area of expertise in the ATD Competency Model, which serves as the foundation for ATD Certification Institute's Master Series Programs and APTD and CPLP certifications.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe and apply the ADDIE model.
    • Conduct a training needs assessment that aligns performance needs with organizational results.
    • Select and use data collection techniques as part of the training needs assessment process.
    • Demonstrate how to structure instructional events that address psychological learning processes.
    • Apply the ROPES phases of instruction to construct effective learning events.
    • Write complete learning objectives based on observable actions or behaviors.
    • Select learning methods and media to support the attainment of learning objectives.
    • Apply guidelines to the use of visuals, text, and audio in instructional materials.
    • Create participant guides, facilitator guides, and supporting materials.
    • Prepare reports that document the training needs assessment, program design, and recommendations for training implementation, including pilot tests and rollout.
    • Develop an evaluation strategy for training initiatives.

    Audience
    This course is designed for practitioners new to the field of instructional system design, or those wanting to apply the latest best practices to their course designs. Participation in the ATD Training Certificate Program is not a prerequisite.

    ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

    Credits

    • Earn 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 21 CPLP recertification points.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 21 APTD recertification points.
    • This program has been pre-approved for 21 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
    • This program is valid for 21 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

    Registration
    ATD Member: US $1,595
    Nonmember: US $1,795*

    Register for This Program

  • Managing Learning Programs Certificate

    Boost your acumen as a manager of the learning function.

    This three-day program provides the critical leadership necessary to develop the learning function (its people and programs) and have a meaningful impact on the overall strategy of your organization. In addition to rich content on the core disciplines of managing the talent development function, you’ll get access to self-assessments, small group case study discussions, best-practice reviews, and feedback on specific challenges. This comprehensive certificate course will prepare you to provide leadership in developing your organization’s people to execute organizational strategy. This certificate 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 CPLP Certifications.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Understand the current and evolving role of the learning manager in challenging environments.
    • Establish a vision by creating a compelling picture of how the learning function improves business performance and enables execution of organizational strategy and partner with business leaders to advocate improving performance through learning.
    • Establish strategies; develop long-range learning, development, and human performance initiatives to implement the vision; and understand what drives business and how the learning function can best add value.
    • Understand the best practices in needs assessment methodologies and learning needs identification, adult learning theory, learning design theory, learning technologies, learning information systems, and marketplace resources.
    • Run the learning function like a business by converting strategies into action plans reconciled with real-life constraints, develop and monitor budgets, and understand staffing and resource deployment.
      AudienceThe Managing Learning Programs Certificate program is designed for professionals who implement workforce learning and development initiatives or those who are about to undertake this key organizational role.

    Credits

    • Earn 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. This program may be eligible for up to 21 CPLP recertification points.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 21 APTD recertification points.
    • This program has been pre-approved for 21 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
    • This program is valid for 21 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

    Registration
    ATD Member: US $1,595
    Nonmember: US $1,795*

    Register for This Program

  • Training Certificate

    The premier train-the-trainer program.

    Gain a practical, how-to overview of the entire training function in this best-in-class train-the-trainer program. Through modeling of best practices and the latest techniques in training delivery, you will experience a live demonstration of exceptional facilitation skills. Be introduced to a proven model for delivering outcome-based training, focusing on Purpose & Assessment, Planning & Preparation, Presentation & Facilitation, and Performance & Evaluation. Whether you are a new trainer looking to capture tips and techniques or an experienced trainer looking to increase learner engagement and refresh your toolkit, you’ll gain a strong foundation in proven training and facilitation techniques, balanced in theory and practical application. The course focuses on what happens before, during, and after you deliver training.

    This certificate is aligned with the training delivery area of expertise in the ATD Competency Model, which serves as the foundation for ATD Certification Institute's Master Series Programs and APTD and CPLP Certifications.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Describe the training cycle.
    • Identify and determine the need for training—what, who, and how.
    • Write effective learning objectives.
    • Design participant-oriented learning materials and exercises.
    • Apply adult learning concepts, develop supportive climates, and customize off-the-shelf materials.
    • Use training activities and alternatives to lecture, strategize for different learning needs, and create effective questioning techniques.

    Audience
    This program is ideal for new trainers or experienced trainers who have not had formal education in training. It is also for those trainers who need a refresher to improve their classroom techniques and methods to transfer learning to work situations.

    Credits

    • Earn 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 21 CPLP recertification points.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 21 APTD recertification points.
    • This program has been pre-approved for 21 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
    • This program is valid for 21 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

    Registration
    ATD Member: US $1,595
    Nonmember: US $1,795*

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

    Register for Session 1
    Register for Session 2

  • Adaptive Learning Certificate

    Harness personalized, mastery-based learning to deliver better outcomes.

    Receive hands-on experience with designing and implementing instruction that adapts in real-time to individual learner needs. You will analyze your own content and learning goals to design elements that will be used in an adaptive module, and practice creating learning objectives, assessments, and other course components. Take away practical know-how on the three primary components of adaptive learning design that can be applied to your own course, including best practices and common pitfalls.

    Learning Objectives
    After this program, you will be able to:

    • Define and contextualize adaptive learning.
    • Define the organizational needs addressed by adaptive learning.
    • Understand and apply the principles of learning science that can be employed in adaptive learning.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the three primary components used to design and author an adaptive learning experience.
    • Develop a familiarity with the kinds of issues that surround the operations and implementation of adaptive learning.

    Audience
    ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners —but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.


    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.

    Registration
    Fees: ATD Member: US $1,295
    Nonmember: US $1,495

    Register for This Program

  • Adobe Captivate Certificate

    Reimagine the way to create interactive e-learning

    This practical course covers everything you need to know to create visually rich, artistic, and highly interactive e-learning programs. Learn to create effective e-learning content that includes text captions, images, screen characters, quizzes, buttons, and hotspots. You don’t need any experience with Adobe Captivate to attend. You will quickly discover how powerful and accessible it is to use as you begin applying production best practices and techniques, significantly cutting down on development time.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Record demonstrations, assessments, and interactive simulations.
    • Add images, animation, text, and Flash video.
    • Publish completed lessons for multiple audiences.
    • Create custom object styles.
    • Work with themes, variables, widgets, and interactions.
    • Create and use a project template.
    • Create an accessible project.
    • Integrate with a learning management system.

    Audience
    Although this workshop is most appropriate for beginners, you should have a foundational understanding of e-learning design and development practices. No prior experience with Adobe Captivate is necessary. However, you must download a copy of Adobe Captivate on your computer. The trial offer is acceptable.

    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 has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    Registration
    ATD Member: US $1,195
    Nonmember: US $1,395*

    Register for This Program

  • Articulate Storyline Certificate

    Create highly engaging online learning with this easy-to-use tool.
    Whether you are brand-new to Articulate Storyline or have some experience, this hands-on course provides everything you need to know to immediately hit the ground running. Discover how to use Storyline to create cutting-edge, interactive e-learning programs. Software programs can be intimidating, but this certificate program takes the mystery out of using Storyline. You will quickly realize how easy—and fun—it is to use.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Build engaging slides with media including audio, video, and graphics.
    • Create interactive slides including click-to-reveal interactions, knowledge questions, and custom interactions using actions and variables.
    • Record your screen for sit-back-and-watch demonstrations or interactive practices.
    • Customize the player interface and incorporate custom navigation.
    • Publish your project, including publishing for mobile devices.

    Audience
    Although this workshop is most appropriate for beginners, you should have a foundational understanding of e-learning design and development practices. No prior experience with Articulate products is necessary. However, you must download a copy of Articulate Storyline on your computer. The trial version is acceptable.

    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.

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    ATD Member: US $1,195
    Nonmember: US $1,395*

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  • ATD Certificate in Strategic Leadership

    Develop your leadership currency.

    In talent development, our ability to lead others is fundamental to our success. This innovative program puts you in a full simulation, integrating the leadership competencies required of today’s talent and learning professionals into a typical organizational challenge. Through assessments, simulations, role play, and individualized feedback, you will discover your personal leadership style, influence team members, and build relationships across organizations. Learn how to manage change and transition while leading others and aligning actions and priorities with strategic direction. Leave the program with a complete individualized development plan and a commitment to action, including clear next steps to take to become a strategic leader.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Inspire and lead staff by demonstrating essential leadership skill development.
    • Reinforce communication required to maintain trust and awareness.
    • Model personal awareness, regulation, and development.
    • Leverage assessment results to align and collaborate with the team.
    • Respond to others’ needs collaboratively.
    • Use feedback to refine your own leadership.
    • Lead self and others through change and uncertainty.

    Audience
    ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals – trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners – but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

    Project leaders assigned to manage team.

    Participants attending this session are involved in one or more of the following areas:

    • Managers or supervisors of departments or functions
    • High potential candidates interested in positions of management
    • Project leaders assigned to manage team.

    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.

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    ATD Member: US $1,495
    Nonmember: US $1,695*

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  • Blended Learning Certificate

    Go beyond traditional classroom learning.

    Enhance the effectiveness of your learning programs by incorporating a mix of delivery methodologies and reaching your learners at their moment of need. This program uses a blended learning approach to model the concepts taught in the workshop. You’ll begin by completing a pre-work assignment that you’ll continue to work with throughout the course. Following the classroom-based workshop, you’ll reconvene with your cohort in an online session. To enhance your ability to apply the concepts on the job, you will work on adapting your own training program to a blended format throughout the course.

    Because this workshop uses a blended approach, participants must also attend a mandatory, live instructor-led online session that will take place on June 7, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Participants cannot receive a completion certificate if they don’t attend the online session at its originally scheduled time.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Define blended learning.
    • List the various formats and media that can be mixed for an optimal blended learning approach.
    • Integrate blended learning into the traditional instructional design process.
    • Determine the resources, expertise, technology, and budget required to implement high-quality blended solutions.
    • Identify common implementation challenges and plan for mitigation.
    • Identify performance support methods and tools that support the blend on the job.
    • Identify ways to ensure management and organizational support for a blended learning curriculum.
    • Make the business case for increased use of blended learning in the organization.
    • Research a variety of blended learning tools.

    Audience
    This program is ideal for learning professionals who design and/or deliver training and want to adopt blended learning approaches.

    Credits

    • Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.This program may be eligible for up to 15 CPLP recertification points.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 15 APTD recertification points.
    • This program has been pre-approved for 15 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
    • This program is valid for 16 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

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    ATD Member: US $1,495
    Nonmember: US $1,695*

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  • Change Management Certificate

    Become a change leader, facilitator, and communicator.
    Discover the key principles and stages of ATD’s exclusive change model through application exercises, case studies, and interactive program modules. Leave with the tools you need to be a trusted resource to facilitate the many stages of a change initiative in your organization.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Conduct diagnostic assessments and other forms of data gathering to define the change efforts needed.
    • Analyze data to provide feedback to help clients clarify outcomes, establish expectations, and identify realistic boundaries.
    • Understand change management theories, such as systems thinking and open systems theory, chaos and complexity theory, appreciative inquiry, action research, communication theory, and motivation theory.
    • Select an appropriate change model and design a strategic plan for change that minimizes the impact on people and maximizes buy-in.
    • Create implementation designs that involve and inspire formal and informal leaders.
    • Develop communication plans that raise awareness, build commitment, and ensure understanding.
    • Manage consequences that may occur, such as conflict, resistance, negativity, and complacency.

    Audience
    This program is designed for learning professionals who are currently responsible for managing change efforts or those who want to be ready for this challenge in their current or future positions.

    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.

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    ATD Member: US $1,395
    Nonmember: US $1,595*

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  • Coaching Certificate

    Help others develop, take action, and reach their goals.

    Coaching works. Evidence shows that it is a powerful form of development that leads to change and results. Practice foundational coaching competencies through role plays, group exercises, and case studies to experience the behaviors of a successful coach. Improve your ability to help clients develop more rapidly, produce better results, and improve others’ ability to set and achieve goals and take action— all through the use of their natural strengths.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Practice coaching competencies and apply them to coaching conversations with individuals, teams, or throughout an organization.
    • Establish coaching agreements with clients and identify how goals link to enhanced business performance.
    • Promote an open, flexible, and confident coaching relationship with clients and establish mutual respect and trust in a safe, supportive environment.
    • Apply coaching ethics and standards appropriately in all coaching situations.
    • Demonstrate active listening, ask powerful questions, and use effective dialogue and feedback techniques to provide maximum benefit to clients.
    • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of data and make interpretations that help clients achieve agreed-upon results.
    • Design actions and opportunities for ongoing learning that will most effectively lead to coaching results.
    • Develop and maintain an effective coaching plan with clients, manage ongoing progress, hold clients accountable for actions, highlight and celebrate successes, and adjourn the coaching process.

    Audience
    The Coaching Certificate program is for learning and performance professionals who want to develop successful coaching competencies and skills for use with individuals, teams, or an entire organization. Practitioners new to coaching or those who want to enhance and validate their current coaching skill set will benefit most from attending this program.

    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 approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for 8.5 core competency units, and 3.75 resource development units. However, coaching certification under the ICF is not provided. For more information on how to become an ICF certified coach visit www.coachfederation.org/ICF/
    • 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.

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    ATD Member: US $1,395
    Nonmember: US $1,595*

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  • Consulting Skills Certificate

    Build your credibility as a trusted consultant.
    Talent professionals must demonstrate strong consulting skills to lead the development of learning solutions and successfully guide their organizations toward optimal performance. Ensure your ability to practice the most effective behaviors and processes for internal consulting within your organization. External consultants will find they’ll also benefit from the concepts covered in the course.

    Explore ATD’s 5-D model and practice 30 fundamental consulting competencies with tools that can be immediately used 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 your clients to identify needs, establish goals, and achieve desired performance outcomes. Establish a strong partnership with your clients through an instructional design or organization development project, overcome obstacles and resistance, and build your credibility to influence decision making.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Understand the functions of a learning professional in the role of consultant.
    • Demonstrate exemplary internal consulting competencies, and the corresponding day-to-day behaviors required of an internal consultant.
    • Build relationships with clients, including techniques to effectively guide clients through the consulting process.
    • List questions to ask a client during a contracting meeting and/or data gathering meeting.
    • Outline client goals and set expectations for success.
    • Apply tools to analyze business needs and gather information.
    • Build credibility through communication to increase position as a knowledgeable, client-focused partner.
    • Model the most appropriate way to conduct a data-gathering interview and a feedback meeting.
    • Overcome resistance and difficult client behaviors.
    • Evaluate the solution/change, and identify areas for future improvement.

    Audience
    This program is for professionals who are new to an internal consulting role or want to prepare to assume this role in the future. Experienced learning and performance professionals as well as external consultants who want to sharpen their consulting skills will benefit.

    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.

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    ATD Member: US $1,395
    Nonmember: US $1,595*

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  • Creating Leadership Development Programs Certificate

    Develop impactful programs that will develop your future superstars.

    Access ATD’s exclusive model for creating transformative leadership development programs. Using data from your organization, you will be able to immediately apply what you are learning to your own development initiatives. A process to demonstrate the business value of your leadership development programs is a unique element of ATD’s model, equipping you with the resources you need to drive maximum results. You will evaluate leadership competencies and behaviors and how they relate to your organizational and workforce needs. Analyze various assessment models that can support your leadership initiative. Learn to evaluate your own organization's program as well as off-the-shelf offerings.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Use the ATD leadership development model to create a leadership development program.
    • Ensure alignment of a leadership development program to an organization’s culture, vision, mission, and goals, as well as competencies, customers' requirements, and business needs.
    • Select and implement appropriate learning methods.
    • List content and competencies that must be included in a leadership development program.
    • List observable behaviors that display a leader’s ability to demonstrate the competencies.
    • Discuss a hierarchy of competencies and content for entry, mid-level, and executives.
    • Utilize process planning checklists and other job aids to create a leadership development program.
    • Measure and link the value of a leadership development program to an organization’s bottom line.
    • Discern the advantages, disadvantages, and appropriate use of off-the-shelf leadership development programs.
    • Implement questionnaires, assessment methods, and self-evaluation tools presented in the leadership development program.
    • Incorporate best practices in leadership needs assessments, implementation, and when identifying high potential candidates for leadership programs.

    Audience
    Participants should have experience in designing learning and have a business need to understand the best practices in developing effective leadership programs. This is not a leadership course but a program that introduces participants to all of the necessary components of great leadership development programs.

    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.

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    ATD Member: US $1,395
    Nonmember: US $1,595*

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  • Designing Visuals for Learning Certificate

    Produce extraordinary visual learning materials that get results.

    Harness the full capability of PowerPoint to create instructional materials that increase understanding, recollection, and adoption. Learn tips, tricks, and secrets that will eliminate errors, save time and money, improve success rates, and enable you to deliver learning with confidence. This interactive course empowers you with immediately applicable skills to engage your audience and keep them focused, create content connected to outcomes, and build professional graphics and infographics using built-in PowerPoint tools.

    Learning Objectives
    After this program, you will be able to:

    • Make professional PowerPoint presentations, graphics, and handouts.
    • Improve understanding, recollection, and adoption using PowerPoint.
    • Save time and money using PowerPoint tips, tricks, and secrets.
    • Improve the quality and effectiveness of your content.
    • Uncover and avoid common PowerPoint traps.
    • Get PowerPoint tools that speed development.

    Audience
    This program is for learning professionals who want to create and deliver programs with impact. Whether you are a trainer, an instructional designer, or an organization development professional, if you are interested in making sure what you design or facilitate is focused on what matters, that your participants are engaged throughout the process, and that they leave able and willing to do what it takes to apply what they have learned and experienced back at work effectively, this program is for you.

    ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

    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.

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    ATD Member: US $1,395
    Nonmember: US $1,595*

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  • E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate

    Develop meaningful, memorable, and motivational e-learning programs.

    Based on examples from organizations that have implemented successful online learning, this program will provide you with the skills to develop asynchronous e-learning experiences that motivate learners to change their behavior. Learn to overcome instructional design challenges in any industry, and apply the principles of effective e-learning design to individualized courses, tutorials, games, simulations, and other e-learning modules. Explore the essential e-learning components of context, challenge, activity, and feedback to elevate your success. In this course, offered in partnership with Allen Interactions, you’ll discover the design elements of effective e-learning, investigate instructional interactivity that supports learning, practice applying these discoveries in designs, and learn to incorporate what works into your own projects.

    Participants will receive a copy of Michael Allen’s Guide to E-Learning book. A laptop computer (or other device that is able to play and download Adobe Flash files) with Wi-Fi capability and the latest version of Adobe Flash installed is required to review e-learning examples. Please do not bring iOS devices (iPhones, iPads, etc.), as the program materials will not function properly on these devices. There will be no computers available on-site for participants.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Apply the components of effective e-learning instructional design and learner motivation.
    • Describe how interactivity affects learning.
    • Examine how e-learning tools and trends can disguise the true learning challenge.
    • Orient e-learning toward behavioral-based outcomes instead of online information.
    • Use e-learning success prerequisites to improve programs.
    • Apply the steps of successive approximation for e-learning projects.
    • Apply the principles of effective e-learning navigation.
    • Evaluate e-learning programs and make recommendations for improvements.

    Audience
    This program is designed for practitioners new to asynchronous or non-concurrent e-learning technology, but not inexperienced in training and performance; practitioners who want to brush up on the newest techniques; instructional designers; curriculum builders; learning managers; courseware producers; or sales, safety, healthcare, finance, higher education, and government trainers. If you're moving from instructor-led training into the world of e-learning, this certificate is a uniquely valuable place to start.

    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.

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    ATD Member: US $1,295
    Nonmember: US $1,495*

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  • Facilitation Skills Certificate

    Increase your professional credibility with advanced-level facilitation skills.

    An effective facilitator builds consensus around a topic, uses questions to steer a group toward a plan of action, and manages disparate participants who may not want to engage with one another. This immersive learning experience is designed to move you beyond fundamental facilitation skills into the realm of higher-level meeting facilitation. Gain exposure to the critical concepts and tools that foster effective facilitation for C-level executives and other audiences. Practice facilitation techniques, receive feedback from your peers, and walk away with new strategies you can apply during your next meeting.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Define desired outcomes for the facilitated session.
    • Recognize group dynamics and behavioral styles.
    • Apply techniques to demonstrate confidence and command attention.
    • Ask appropriate probing and thought-provoking questions.
    • Apply idea-generating and decision-making tools and methods.
    • Apply conflict/difficult dialogue strategies.

    Audience
    This program is designed for those who need to sharpen their facilitation skills at a higher level. The ideal participant brings facilitation experience from outside a training role; has basic knowledge of meeting-related concepts, such as setting ground rules and creating and managing agendas; and understands fundamental communication principles, such as active listening. This program is well-suited for those who need to build their facilitation skills for the C-suite.

    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.

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    ATD Member: US $1,395
    Nonmember: US $1,595*

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  • Improving Human Performance Certificate

    Enhance performance with a systematic and results-based approach, driven by business needs.

    Discover how to leverage ATD’s practical Human Performance Improvement (HPI) model to work with your clients to articulate their business goals, link goals to human performance, diagnose the current state of performance in the organization, identify root causes of performance gaps, implement appropriate solutions, and evaluate results. You will experience performance consulting in practice and see what it takes to manage the change that accompanies solutions. Jump-start your move to a performance improvement mindset today.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the three principles that underlie HPI.
    • Explain the relationship between the steps in the HPI process.
    • Apply analysis models to determine performance gaps and their root causes.
    • Describe approaches to evaluate the impact of solutions.
    • Outline a strategy for addressing the root causes of performance gaps.

    Audience
    The course is designed for seasoned learning professionals in both the private and public sectors of training, workshop learning, human resources, and organization development who are ready to move beyond traditional methods for improving performance.

    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.

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    ATD Member: US $1,495
    Nonmember: US $1,695*

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  • Integrated Talent Management Certificate

    Match your talent strategy to your organizational objectives.

    Managing talent with a coherent strategy is an important responsibility for the talent development professional. In this hands-on course, you will uncover the practices essential to achieving an integrated talent management approach no matter the size of your organization. Learn practical methods for developing a talent strategy that considers the employee life cycle phases of workforce planning, talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention, succession planning, rewards and compensation, learning and development, and performance management capabilities in an integrated approach. This program provides a blueprint to align your human capital processes with organizational strategy so you can ensure you have the right talent with the right skills to achieve your business goals.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the key practices of talent management and how these practices support each other in an integrated system.
    • Align talent management to organizational objectives.
    • Compare various talent management systems to assist in selecting a system, identifying upgrades to an existing system, and planning an implementation.
    • Equip managers to develop their people.
    • Organize delivery of developmental resources.
    • Promote high-performance workplaces, including integration with performance management.
    • Coordinate workforce and succession planning.
    • Facilitate the career development planning process.
    • Facilitate career transitions.
    • Support engagement and retention efforts.
    • Identify resources for individual and organizational assessments.
    • Identify how to align learning and development with the compensation and rewards function.
    • Select talent management analytics to show results and impact.

    Audience
    This program is for professionals who want to understand the key responsibilities and challenges of aligning individual employee skills and talent with organizational needs. It is also for professionals who want to implement a fully integrated talent management approach in their organization.

    ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

    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 for the face-to-face version and 12 CPLP recertification points for the online version.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 14 APTD recertification points for the face-to-face version and 12 APTD recertification points for the online version.
    • 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.

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    ATD Member: US $1,495
    Nonmember: US $1,695*

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  • Measuring Return on Investment Certificate

    Connect your learning investment to the business bottom line.

    Develop the skills needed to create and deliver effective return on investment (ROI) evaluations for learning and performance, organization development, human resources, technology, change, and quality solutions. You will learn to apply the Phillips ROI Methodology techniques to learning and performance solutions, which includes isolating the impact of your program on business measure improvements, converting those improvements to money, and calculating the ROI.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Update internal processes on evaluation.
    • Develop application and impact objectives.
    • Develop data collection plans and select appropriate data collection methods.
    • Use appropriate methods to isolate the effects of programs.
    • Use appropriate methods to convert data to monetary values.
    • Tabulate appropriate program costs.
    • Calculate the ROI.
    • Identify intangible benefits..

    Audience
    This workshop is for anyone in an organization who manages a training function or anyone responsible for determining the impact of learning and change interventions. The workshop teaches the skills of research and measurement that are necessary to effectively conduct impact analysis studies. This workshop can be beneficial even for those who have a strong research and measurement background.

    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.

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    ATD Member: US $1,295
    Nonmember: US $1,495*

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  • Microlearning Certificate

    Use bite-sized learning for employee development.

    In today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world, your workforce needs to develop new knowledge and skills at a rapid pace. In this highly practical course, you’ll get access to ATD’s MILE model for microlearning and leave ready to design and develop a practical and effective microlearning program. The MILE model gives you a road map to create a program structure, gather resources using the three Cs (curate, create, and crowdsource), and implement, promote, and evaluate your programs. You will review case studies with an eye toward identifying design ideas that you can incorporate into your own programs. Additionally, this course will show you what to do once you have implemented microlearning—including how to measure for effectiveness and keep your program content current.

    Learning Objectives
    After this program, you will be able to:

    • Apply MILE, a microlearning design model, to design and develop a microlearning program.
    • Use the three Cs (curate, create, and crowdsource) to gather the best microlearning resources.
    • Ensure that learners are aware of your program and visit or revisit it in a moment of need.
    • Determine the best way to assess learning in the program.
    • Measure impact in a variety of ways.
    • Continually improve the program to ensure outstanding results.
    • Construct innovative designs that best meet microlearning principles.

    Audience
    This program is for learning professionals who want to create and deliver microlearning programs that learners engage with and share with others. If you want to develop a microlearning program or determine how this new approach to learning can have a positive influence on your organization’s learning strategy, this program is for you.

    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 resources specialists.

    Credits

    • This program is valid for 21 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
    • 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 has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    Registration
    ATD Member: US $1,295
    Nonmember: US $1,495*

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  • Mobile Learning Certificate

    Practice responsive design for multiple screens.

    Proper design and development of content for interaction across multiple screens requires adapting your skills and building a foundational knowledge of responsive design. This hands-on workshop explores the methodologies, technology, platforms, and devices required to design and develop effective learning solutions that can be delivered on multiple screen types. Leave with the skills and resources needed to ensure your learning solutions are accessible anywhere your learners are, effectively supporting their performance in the moment.

    Strategy, media development, deployment strategies, and everything in between will be discussed in this program.

    Technical Requirements: You will need to bring a laptop (PC or Mac) and a mobile device (Android phone, iPhone, or any tablet) to the workshop. It is critical to have the most up-to-date browser on your laptop. Google Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer 9 are all recommended.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Incorporate the appropriate mobile learning opportunities into the organizational learning strategy.
    • Apply best practices and solid design principles to mobile learning development.
    • Identify the differences between mobile web and a mobile app and determine the best option for your content and organizations.
    • Design maps, sketches, and wireframes for mobile learning.
    • Apply a comprehensive process for designing a mobile learning application.

    Audience
    This program is appropriate for any learning professional or trainer interested in learning how mobile learning is changing the training and development profession and how to leverage it for their own programs.

    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
    ATD Member: US $1,295
    Nonmember: US $1,495*

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  • Needs Assessment Certificate

    Identify individual and organizational performance needs to develop the most effective solutions.

    Many race to create course materials and roll out initiatives without upfront analysis of what is driving the need or how to ensure results. In this highly practical course, you will learn a systematic approach for conducting your own assessment of the individual and organizational performance needs that drive requests for learning and development solutions. Identify individual or organizational needs prior to developing learning strategies through an ATD-exclusive needs assessment process, so you can be sure the programs you develop will be effective.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Apply a systematic process to conducting a needs analysis that aligns learning solutions with business outcomes.
    • Increase credibility and use a collaborative approach to conduct a needs analysis.
    • Determine organizational goals with key stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with others to identify the individual performance levels necessary to meet organizational goals.
    • Isolate organizational factors, including knowledge and skill gaps, that contribute to current performance levels.
    • Identify constraints on the learning project.
    • Develop recommendations that incorporate formal, informal, and social learning strategies.

    Audience
    This program is for professionals who want to gain a foundational understanding of conducting a needs assessment for training, organizational development, and other organizational projects involving people and processes.

    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
    ATD Member: US $1,395
    Nonmember: US $1,595*

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  • Performance Support Certificate

    Flip your approach to provide the support your learners need at the moment of application.

    Performance support is about providing your learners with the right information and tools at the right time—the moment they are applying their knowledge in the workplace. Whether it’s blending your learning programs to extend beyond the formal classroom; embedding mobile and performance support; or providing coaching, mentoring, and collaborative learning opportunities to maximize knowledge transfer, a variety of options exist to harness the power of informal learning. Developed in collaboration with internationally recognized experts Conrad Gottfredson and Bob Mosher of Apply Synergies, this blended and project-based program provides the skills needed to develop innovative and comprehensive performance support initiatives, instead of one-off training events.

    ou must attend a three-hour, instructor-led online session the following month to receive the Certificate of Completion. This session will take place on June 17, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Align projects with the best performance and learning solutions.
    • Articulate the value proposition and requirements for effective performance and learning solutions to key stakeholders.
    • Create a job performance map with key tasks and supporting knowledge for each audience organized by job function and rated for criticality.
    • Develop a complete learning experience and performance blueprint that meets all five moments of need.
    • Identify the requirements for integrating social media with the performance and learning solution.
    • Manage content and learning assets for the performance solution.
    • Correlate training and performance support strategies with the workflow.
    • Design the EPSS framework and develop a proof of concept.

    Audience
    This program is ideal for professionals who are responsible for the development or management of learning programs that lead to improved performance in their organizations.

    Credits

    • Earn 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 16 CPLP recertification points.
    • This program may be eligible for up to 16 APTD recertification points.
    • This program has been pre-approved for 16 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
    • This program is valid for 16 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

    Registration
    ATD Member: US $1,495
    Nonmember: US $1,695*

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  • Project Management for Learning Professionals Certificate

    Be more effective in planning, organizing, and controlling your projects.

    We all have good intentions, but once we start a new talent development project, the initiative can take on a life of its own. In this workshop developed in partnership with Russell Martin & Associates, you will learn to better manage critical project management phases so you can deliver learning and performance solutions that meet business goals. This course provides a simplified method that is repeatable yet flexible, as well as concrete steps to improve your project management skills. You’ll walk away with a comprehensive approach to planning, tracking, resourcing, and managing learning projects.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Differentiate between project management and project work.
    • Define the roles of the project manager, project sponsor, and other key individuals on a project.
    • Create a project charter.
    • Build a project plan including schedules, resource allocations, and budgets.
    • Create activity networks (PERT, Gantt, and CPM) and other tools for communicating project scope and activities.
    • Create criteria for monitoring and reporting progress, including control point identification charts, project costing charts, and milestone charts.
    • Identify and manage project risks.

    Audience
    This workshop is designed for learning and performance professionals who are involved in one or more of the following areas:

    • accurately estimating project duration
    • planning, tracking, and monitoring multiple WLP projects
    • communicating project status to stakeholders
    • managing resources and reporting progress
    • managing external suppliers.

    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
    ATD Member: US $1,395
    Nonmember: US $1,595*

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  • Rapid Video Development for Learning Certificate

    Produce quality video quickly, affordably, and with confidence.

    Talent development professionals are increasingly called on to create video content that extends learning beyond the classroom as well as to introduce more learning resources into classroom training. This course illuminates how to use consumer-level equipment to create engaging video that looks professional and reinforces learning. Drawing on both media psychology and learning theory, the course takes you through a step-by-step planning process for structuring learner-centered didactic video. Plan a storyboard and write an engaging script, learn the video production process, streamline production to turn out video faster, effectively use a camera and compose shots, and edit video.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Explain how video works as a communication method in relation to learning content.
    • Understand how human cognition and adult learning theory apply to media content.
    • Plan and structure a didactic video so the content is quick and easy to understand.
    • Draw a video production storyboard that blocks out each shot size and camera position.
    • Write a video script that follows the conventions of “writing to picture.”
    • Create a production plan that includes logistics review, shot plan, responsibility chart, and risk assessment.
    • Shoot video on a consumer-level camera with manual functionality.
    • Cut shots together using a storyboard or timeline video editor and add appropriate message layers.
    • Publish final video in a format appropriate to your distribution platform.

    Audience
    This program is for learning professionals who need to make video content for use in the classroom, online, or on mobile platforms, along with those who are considering video as a skill to add to their professional toolkits.

    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
    ATD Member: US $1,495
    Nonmember: US $1,695*

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  • Sales Enablement Certificate

    Talent development meets sales enablement.

    The heart of sales enablement is the people. As a sales enablement professional, how do you ensure that the sales team has the business-essential competencies to achieve their goals? ATD’s World-Class Sales Competency Model (WCSCM) was designed to give you the tools to tackle this challenge from all sides—recruiting, coaching, training, process improvement, and more. In this practical course, you will learn to apply the WCSCM to develop and deliver effective sales talent development solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of a dynamic sales organization.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Leverage the ATD WCSCM to explore, identify, and customize business-essential competencies for members of the sales ecosystem.
    • Customize and use a competency assessment tool to determine competency gaps, which can then be used to prepare staffing tools and competency development solutions.
    • Use a systems approach to define, design, develop, deploy, manage, and measure sales talent development solutions with agility.
    • Screen and select sales talent, including trainers and coaches, who fit best with the overall strategy of the enablement program.
    • Conduct formative and summative evaluation of sales enablement solutions, and use the results for continuous improvement of these solutions.
    • Measure the business impact of sales enablement solutions.

    Audience
    This workshop is designed exclusively for sales enablement professionals. Primary audiences include individuals who are responsible for defining the talent development needs of the sales organization and for developing, managing, and evaluating sales learning and development solutions.

    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
    ATD Member: US $1,295
    Nonmember: US $1,495*

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  • Scenario-Based E-Learning Certificate

    Immerse learners in real-world scenarios to accelerate expertise and increase learning transfer.

    Many contemporary job roles require problem-solving and critical thinking skills to take on new and unanticipated workplace challenges. Traditional training that uses a directive approach, while useful for procedural learning, lacks what is needed to build problem-solving skills. In addition, some work skills either cannot be practiced at all on the job (due to safety or other high-risk adverse consequences) or can only be learned over a long period of time. Scenario-based e-learning (SBeL)—also known as problem-based learning or whole-task learning—is a highly interactive course design that puts the learner in the role of a problem solver responding to realistic workplace problems or situations. It is a proven method to build critical thinking skills and expertise in on-the-job tasks, especially those that may be unsafe or too infrequent to learn in the workplace.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the key features of a scenario-based e-learning design.
    • Summarize evidence and rationale for a scenario-based e-learning course in your organization.
    • Identify appropriate tasks and objectives for a scenario-based e-learning lesson.
    • Complete a design plan for a scenario-based e-learning lesson.
    • Draft a course structure diagram and storyboards for the project lesson.

    Audience
    This program is suitable for anyone who has designed or developed traditional e-learning and is looking for alternative approaches to build critical thinking skills or accelerate workplace expertise. It is also useful for individuals who have or are starting a scenario-based e-learning program, or who are exploring the potential of the approach. In-depth knowledge of programming or e-learning design is not necessary.

    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 12 (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
    ATD Member: US $1,295
    Nonmember: US $1,495*

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  • 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.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, you 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 transfer, 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.

    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
    ATD Member: US $1,295
    Nonmember: US $1,495*

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  • Preparing for the APTD: Instructor-Led Workshop

    Begin your journey to become an Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD).

    This comprehensive certification preparation experience is designed to accelerate your knowledge of the areas of expertise tested on the Associate Professional in Talent Development certification exam. The course provides in-depth coverage of the content in the three main areas of expertise (AOEs) covered on the exam: instructional design, training delivery, and learning technologies. The course also includes material from the evaluating learning impact and building a global mindset AOEs because they are touched on in the exam.

    You will receive free access to the ATD Learning System: APTD Edition, as well as an APTD Learner Community for ongoing peer support.

    About the ATD Learning System
    The registration fee includes online access to the ATD Learning System, offered in both a digital access format and a fully searchable and printable PDF. The 10 modules (areas of expertise) will be accessible by course participants during and after the course. The ATD Learning System is required for this program.

    Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Identify the APTD certification timeline and requirements for completion.
    • Define the core concepts for each AOE in the APTD Learning System.
    • Create a personalized study plan by identifying knowledge gaps based on content presented for each AOE.
    • Apply test-taking strategies for the program exam.

    Audience
    This program is designed for talent professionals who:

    • are in the early part of their career or whose professional roles focus on a few areas of expertise (AOEs) as defined by the ATD Competency Model.
    • have three years of relevant work experience in the talent development profession.
    • have decided that certification aligns with your career goals.
    • have achieved an ATD Masters Program designation, and would like to focus on gaining more in depth knowledge of other AOEs.

    Credits
    Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.

    Registration
    ATD Member: US $895
    Nonmember: US $1,195*

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  • Preparing for the CPLP: Instructor-Led Workshop

    Begin your journey to become a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP).

    CPLP Prep courses are designed to help you create and execute your personal study plan for the CPLP using the ATD Learning System as the primary study tool. Use the Learning System and a variety of interactive and reflective exercises to determine which of the 10 areas of expertise you need to focus on. The course includes assessment questions for each module, as well as a set of additional study questions. You will also review the requirements for the Skills Application Exam (SAE) component of the certification process.

    Each course group will have access to an online community for their course. You will receive access to the ATD Learning System, as well as a CPLP Learner Community for ongoing peer support.

    About the ATD Learning System
    The registration fee includes online access to the ATD Learning System will be offered in both a digital access format and a fully searchable and printable PDF. The 10 modules (Areas of Expertise) will be accessible by course participants during and after the course. The ATD Learning System is required for this program.

    Learning Objectives
    By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Define the core concepts for each AOE in the ATD Competency Model and ATD Learning System.
    • Refine a personalized study plan, by identifying appropriate resources to ensure thorough knowledge of each AOE.
    • Apply test-taking strategies for the Knowledge Exam.
    • Prepare for the Skills Application Exam (SAE).

    Audience
    This program is designed for those who:

    • have five years of relevant work experience in the talent development profession
    • have decided that certification aligns with your career goals
    • have the resources required (time, money, energy) to invest in the CPLP
    • are ready to start preparing to earn your CPLP
    • want to know where your understanding of CPLP content is strong, and also where you need to invest more effort in preparation in order to be successful.

    Credits
    Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.

    Registration
    ATD Member: US $995
    Nonmember: US $1,295*

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