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.

    Provide even greater value to your clients and your organization after advancing your ability to have purposeful, powerful coaching conversations. The ATD Expert Coach Program provides multiple opportunities to practice leadership coaching. You’ll also receive individualized feedback that reinforces your learning and gain a resource toolkit to put to use immediately.

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

    Why You Should Attend

    • Gain access to ATD’s comprehensive guide to coaching and receive a robust participant guide with tools, resources, and templates to use back on the job.
    • Share five recorded coaching conversations and receive individualized feedback and analysis for your final project.
    • Connect with a cohort of learning professionals to help you continuously improve your skills.


    Who Should Attend

    • Professionals needing to deliver the most effective coaching experiences.
    • Experienced coaching professionals who want to master their coaching skills and techniques

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

    1. minimum of three years in the coaching profession
    2. solid understanding of basic coaching principles and competencies
    3. demonstration of active listening skills, effective dialogue, and feedback techniques
    4. completion of a foundational ATD certificate program such as the ATD Coaching Certificate (preferred, not required).


    Facilitator
    Susan Coonan

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

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  • ATD Master E-Learning Instructional Designer Program

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

    Learn to design courses that motivate, inform, change behavior, and elevate performance. Earning the ATD Master E-Learning Instructional Design designation prepares you to design and align learning to meet business objectives and makes you a valued partner to stakeholders.

    Theory is important, but so is learning e-learning instructional design principles you can directly apply to workplace situations. This three-part mastery program provides both. Engage online as you prepare for the face-to-face course. Collaborate with fellow participants to work through a case study and then plan, design, and learn to build an actual e-learning course. Demonstrate your proficiency by creating a final project for evaluation, and select an elective course that complements what you’ve learned.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Critique e-learning modules using an ATD-exclusive rubric.
    • Learn to connect with stakeholders and elevate your position as an e-learning leader.
    • Develop an e-learning solution to a current skill or behavioral challenge in your organization.

    Who Should Attend

    • Experienced e-learning developers who want to strengthen their design capability and master new approaches to e-learning course development.
    • Experienced instructional designers ready to validate their skills and improve their ability to lead successful e-learning projects.

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

    1. demonstrated e-learning experience with at least three years of instructional design
    2. solid understanding of instructional design principles and models (ADDIE, SAM, and so on)
    3. demonstrated experience conducting needs assessments and writing effective learning objectives
    4. completion of a foundational ATD certificate program, such as the E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate (preferred, not required).

    Facilitator
    Diane Elkins

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

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  • ATD Master Performance Consultant Program

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

    It is critical for performance consultants to have the necessary tools 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 the opportunity to evaluate, refine, and enhance your performance consulting skills.
    Gain hands-on experience applying proven tools and methodologies to real-world situations. Use this performance consulting training to leverage your experience and demonstrate your ability to improve individual, process, or organizational performance. See how systematic analysis and targeted solutions deliver business results.


    Why You Should Attend

    • Assess your current strengths in performance consulting competency areas and identify personalized development opportunities.
    • Access ATD’s Performance Consulting Framework and a comprehensive guide to performance improvement to enhance your ability to improve clients’ individual, team, or organizational performance.
    • Select a real performance challenge in your organization and complete a capstone project.

    Who Should Attend
    Experienced learning, talent, and organization development practitioners ready to elevate and validate their skills in performance improvement and consulting.

    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    1. To ensure you gain the most from this advanced-level program, you must meet the following criteria to participate:
    2. a minimum of three years in the performance consulting profession
    3. demonstrated knowledge of the human performance improvement process and steps
    4. ability to identify standard practices of performance consultants
    5. completion of a foundational ATD certificate program, such as the ATD Improving Human Performance Certificate (preferred, not required).

    Facilitators
    Sardek Love
    Bahaa Hussein

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

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

    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.

    You’ve seen the role of the trainer evolve and demand more of your talent and time. The ATD Master Trainer Program is a unique, assessment-based certificate that properly prepares you for what comes next.

    This advanced-level program covers the entire process of training delivery, including assessment, preparation, creating a positive learning environment, and facilitating and evaluating learning. You’ll work closely with facilitators to master all aspects of training delivery. Identify areas where you excel and where you have opportunities for growth. Benefit from collaborative and structured training and the opportunity to assess your knowledge and skills.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Develop and demonstrate mastery of training and facilitation through multiple practice deliveries and individualized feedback and analysis.
    • Gain access to ATD’s comprehensive guide to delivering training and receive a participant guide full of tools, resources, and templates to use on the job.
    • Receive personalized feedback from your facilitator and peers, along with a video of your skills demonstration to support continued development.

    Who Should Attend
    Experienced professionals ready to elevate their skills and demonstrate mastery in training delivery and facilitation.

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

    • a minimum of three years in the training and facilitating profession
    • knowledge of effective training techniques (such as managing participants, engaging a variety of learning styles, managing classroom challenges, and creating a positive learning environment) and how to apply them
    • experience developing engaging, learner-centered training solutions
    • completion of a foundational ATD certificate program such as the ATD Training Certificate (preferred, not required).

    Facilitators
    Julie Patrick
    Carrie Addington

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

    To meet demand, we are offering multiple sessions for

    Each session 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.
    Develop impactful learning solutions.

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

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

    Why You Should Attend

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


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

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

    1. minimum of three years in the instructional design profession
    2. solid understanding of instructional design principles and terms
    3. demonstrated knowledge and application of models, such as ADDIE or SAM
    4. a strong background in conducting needs assessments and writing effective learning objectives
    5. completion of a foundational ATD certificate program, such as the ATD Instructional Design Certificate, formerly Designing Learning Certificate (preferred, not required).

    Facilitators
    Mimi Banta
    Kimberly Devlin

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

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

    Register for Session 1
    Register for Session 2

  • Evaluating Learning Impact Certificate

    Prove the value of your learning investments.

    Develop a solid foundation in all aspects of measuring learning impact and evaluating learning and performance solutions. This comprehensive certificate program offers small group interactions, application exercises, and a running case study. Gain new skills to assess your learning programs’ impact and to develop and implement your organization’s evaluation strategy.

    Take this opportunity to master shifting from activity-based to results-based learning, evaluation design basics, the five-level evaluation framework, and the process and standards that ensure evaluation works. Learn key questions to ask to measure participant reaction, learning, application, impact, and return on investment.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Build a credible business case for increased evaluation in your organization.
    • Select appropriate strategies, measurement tools, and evaluation design.
    • Collect and analyze data to explore its possible implications and communicate results to a variety of stakeholders.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

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

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  • Instructional Design Certificate

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

    With instructional design training you’ll learn best practices for conducting a needs assessment, completing a job/task analysis, and designing and developing courses using exclusive ATD templates. Discover a structured step-by-step process you can follow and apply immediately to your own training program development.

    Earning this instructional design certificate gives you easy access to tools you’ll put to great use in your training initiatives. You’ll learn to design a complete program that aligns with your business goals, including participant guides, instructor guides, visual support, and other materials. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to work on your own real-world 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.

    Why You Should Attend

    • 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.

    PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS
    The Instructional Design Certificate materials model best practices so you can experience outcome-based training from a learner’s perspective. The program contains more than 15 ATD-exclusive job aids, process documents, templates, and checklists, including:

    • needs assessment process
    • interview guide
    • task analysis checklist
    • lesson outline
    • design document.


    Who Should Attend
    Developed for participants new to instructional design or for those who want to gain a comprehensive skill set, this is the complete workshop for designing outcome-based training.

    Facilitator
    Lorimer Fauntleroy

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

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  • Managing Learning Programs Certificate

    Boost your ability as a manager of the learning function.

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

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

    Why You Should Attend

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

    Facilitator
    Rita Bailey

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

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  • 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.

    You’ll be introduced to a proven model for delivering outcome-based development and training. This will cover Purpose & Assessment, Planning & Preparation, Presentation & Facilitation, and Performance & Evaluation. New trainers seeking tips and techniques and experienced trainers who want to increase learner engagement and refresh their toolkit will benefit by earning this trainer certificate. Acquire a strong foundation in proven training and facilitation techniques that is balanced in theory and practical application.

    The focus of this corporate/organizational training course is on what happens before, during, and after you deliver training. This certificate aligns 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.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Fully grasp how to use adult learning theory to engage your learners.
    • Gain a foundation in conducting a needs assessment, developing learning objectives, and evaluating the impact of your training initiatives.
    • Learn and apply effective training techniques for engaging a variety of learning styles and preferences, creating an effective positive learning environment, leveraging effective questioning techniques, and managing classroom challenges.
    • Develop engaging, learner-centered training solutions.
    • Design and deliver your own 10-minute skill exercises to practice new techniques learned in the course.
    • Identify professional growth opportunities through pre- and post-course self-assessments.

    PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS
    Innovative technologies provide tips and tricks on how you can maximize engagement with polling technology, virtual parking lots, mobile apps, game-based applications, augmented reality, and video creation tools. An array of tools, templates, and job aids—including the ATD training cycle job aid, an instructional methods checklist, a training delivery assessment tool, and the PUNCH Model for engaging adult learners—are included with this program to support your application back on the job.

    Who Should Attend

    • New and experienced trainers, training coordinators, or instructional designers looking for insight into the role of trainers.
    • Anyone ready to learn from fellow trainers spanning various industries will benefit from the collaborative nature of this course.

    Facilitators
    Nelson Santiago
    Emmy Monticelli

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

    To meet demand, we are offering multiple sessions for this program.
    Eachsession 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

    Deliver better outcomes using personalized, mastery-based learning.

    Receive hands-on experience designing and implementing instruction that adapts to individual learner needs in real time. Analyze your own content and learning goals, then design elements that will be used in an adaptive module. Practice creating learning objectives, assessments, and other course components. You’ll 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

    Why You Should Attend

    • Discover what adaptive learning is, how it can benefit your learning programs, and how to begin designing adaptive courses.
    • Identify key tips for implementing an adaptive learning platform in your organization.
    • Learn how to improve organizational performance with greater learner efficiency, effectiveness, and engagement.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Aaron King

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

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  • Adobe Captivate Certificate

    Reimagine how you create interactive e-learning.

    Discover all you need to know to create visually rich, artistic, and highly interactive e-learning programs. Earning the Adobe Captivate Certificate enables you to create effective e-learning content including text captions, images, screen characters, quizzes, buttons, and hotspots. Adobe Captivate training doesn’t require program experience to attend. You’ll discover quickly its power and accessibility as you apply production best practices and techniques that significantly reduce your content development time.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Receive expert guidance on building software simulations, demonstrations, and soft-skills e-learning projects to make your e-learning modules as interactive and engaging as possible.
    • Learn to interact effectively with other software programs, including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, to optimize your design.
    • Receive a step-by-step workbook, created exclusively for ATD and available only to course attendees.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

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

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  • Articulate Storyline Certificate

    Create interactive, engaging e-learning simply and swiftly.

    Discover how to use Articulate Storyline to create innovative, interactive e-learning programs. Whether you are brand-new to the program or have experience, this hands-on Storyline 360 training prepares you to hit the ground running. While some software programs can be intimidating, this Storyline training certificate program will build your confidence from the start. Experience how easy, fun, and rewarding Storyline is to use.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Learn how to integrate content simply and swiftly from other sources to customize e-learning modules and ensure interactive, engaging, and effective outcomes.
    • Develop and leave with a complete 15-minute course that uses Storyline’s major features.
    • Get the latest steps, tips, and tricks for using the tool.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    William Everhart

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

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  • ATD Certificate in Strategic Leadership

    Develop your leadership currency.

    Leading others is fundamental to your talent development success. This strategic leadership program immerses you into a full simulation, integrating the leadership competencies talent development professionals need into a typical organizational challenge.

    Through assessments, simulations, role plays, and individualized feedback you will discover your personal leadership style. Learn to influence team members, build organizational relationships, and manage change while aligning actions and priorities with strategic direction. Leave the program with an individualized development plan and a commitment to action that includes clear next steps to take to become a strategic leader.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Cultivate your leadership competencies and self-awareness to motivate and lead others through change and uncertainty.
    • Build collaboration skills so you can leverage relationships for improved performance.
    • Learn effective leadership techniques to coach and mentor teams and individuals to achieve higher levels of engagement.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

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

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  • Blended Learning Certificate

    Go beyond traditional classroom learning.

    Learn to incorporate a mix of delivery methodologies to reach your learners at their moment of need. This blended learning training program models the concepts taught in the workshop. First, you’ll complete a pre-work assignment and then continue working on it throughout the course. Later, you’ll reconvene with your cohort in an online session following the classroom-based workshop. By adapting your own training program to a blended format as the course unfolds, you’ll enhance your ability to apply blended learning models on the job.

    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.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Learn best practices for selecting and using the appropriate mix of innovative learning technologies to design effective blended solutions.
    • Design a complete blended learning program using an ATD-exclusive process and templates.
    • Anticipate and navigate successfully the challenges associated with blended learning.

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

    Facilitator
    Nadine Martin

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

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  • Change Management Certificate

    Become a change leader, facilitator, and communicator.

    It’s likely you already see the need to apply change management best practices. By earning an ATD Change Management Certificate you’ll gain the necessary tools to become a trusted resource ready to facilitate all stages of a change initiative in your organization. Discover the key principles and stages of ATD’s exclusive change management models through application exercises, case studies, and interactive program modules.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Prepare to sponsor and engage in change efforts, conduct diagnostic assessments to define needed change efforts, identify an appropriate change model, and design a strategic change plan that minimizes impact and maximizes buy-in.
    • Develop communication plans that raise awareness, build commitment, and ensure understanding, while navigating and managing outcomes as they occur.
    • Analyze data to provide feedback to help clients clarify outcomes, establish expectations, and identify realistic boundaries.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Erica Nelson

    Registration
    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 for individuals, teams, and organizations works. Evidence shows that it’s a powerful development approach that leads to positive change and results. Earning your ATD Coaching Certificate improves your ability to help clients develop rapidly, produce better results, and improve others’ ability to set and achieve goals and take action. This coaching certificate program lets you practice foundational coaching competencies through role plays, group exercises, and case studies. Learning the behaviors of a successful coach amplifies your ability to help employees succeed by using their own natural strengths.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Practice core coaching competencies and hone your ability to apply them to coaching conversations.
    • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of data and make interpretations that help clients achieve agreed-upon 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.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Kiran Mohan

    Registration
    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. ATD’s Consulting Skills Certificate improves your ability to use effective behaviors and processes for internal learning consulting within your organization. External consultants will also benefit from this training.

    You’ll explore ATD’s 5-D model and practice 30 fundamental consulting competencies with tools you can put to use immediately on the job. This practical model and structured approach to a consulting engagement empowers you to ask the right questions to diagnose needs. Boost your ability to guide clients as they identify needs, establish goals, and achieve desired performance outcomes. Prepare to establish strong client partnerships through an instructional design or organization development project, overcome obstacles and resistance, and build your consulting credibility to influence decision making.

    Why You Should Attend

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

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Ethan Sanders

    Registration
    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.

    As you earn your leadership certificate you can access ATD’s exclusive model for creating transformative leadership development programs. You’ll be introduced to a unique process for demonstrating the business value of your leadership development programs.

    Equipped with the resources you need to drive maximum results, use data from your organization to apply what you learn immediately to your own leadership training. Evaluate leadership competencies and behaviors and their relation to your organizational and workforce needs. Analyze various assessment models that can support your leadership initiative. Learn to evaluate both your organization's program and off-the-shelf offerings.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Discover the components you need to design best-in-class leadership development.
    • Gain the latest information and trends on the state of leadership development and the opportunity to compare best practices against your organization.
    • Access a toolkit of more than 100 activities to use beyond the classroom. Explore ideas to engage leaders within your organization and dozens of comprehensive, ready-to-use tools.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Elaine Biech

    Registration
    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.

    Strong visuals increase training impact. Learn to use the full capability of PowerPoint design to create instructional materials that increase understanding, recollection, and adoption. Discover tips, tricks, and secrets to make any visual for presentation stand out. Eliminate errors, save time and money, improve success rates, and deliver learning with confidence.

    In this interactive course you’ll learn immediately applicable visual presentation skills to engage your audience, keep them focused, create outcome-based content, and build professional graphics and infographics using built-in PowerPoint tools already at your fingertips.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Master the four critical success factors to planning successful visual support.
    • Build and deliver learning content in PowerPoint to improve understanding, recollection, and adoption.
    • Get hands-on experience making dynamic PowerPoint presentations, slides, and infographics to support your learning events.

    Who Should Attend
    Learning professionals who want to create and deliver programs with impact. Trainers, instructional designers, and other talent development professionals who want to make sure that content they design or facilitate is focused on what matters—creating learning visuals that fully engage participants throughout the process.

    Facilitator
    Mike Parkinson

    Registration
    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.

    Gain the skills to develop effective instructional design for asynchronous e-learning. Based on examples from organizations that have implemented successful online learning, the course will share how successful instructional design for e-learning motivates learners to alter their behavior. You’ll learn to overcome instructional design challenges in any industry, and apply effective e-learning design principles to individualized courses, tutorials, games, simulations, and other e-learning modules.

    This course is offered in partnership with Allen Interactions and lets you discover the design elements of effective e-learning, investigate instructional interactivity that supports learning, and practice applying these discoveries in designs. Explore the essential e-learning components of context, challenge, activity, and feedback to elevate your success by incorporating 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.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Gain practice-based insights into designing effective e-learning courses.
    • Use instructional technology to make learning meaningful, memorable, and motivational.
    • Ensure your e-learning programs contribute to behavioral-based outcomes for your learner, as well as quantifiable business impact.

    Who Should Attend

    • Practitioners new to asynchronous e-learning design and development, but not inexperienced in training and performance, and those who want to brush up on the newest techniques.
    • Instructional designers, curriculum builders, learning managers, and courseware producers.

    Facilitators
    Nikki O’Keeffe

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

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  • Facilitation Skills Certificate

    Apply advanced-level facilitation skills to increase your professional credibility.

    Effective facilitation skills are needed to build consensus around a topic, ask questions that guide a group toward an action plan, and manage participants inclined not to engage with one another. Earning this facilitation certificate will help you move beyond relying on fundamental facilitation techniques.

    Discover critical concepts and tools that foster effective facilitation for C-level executives and other audiences. Practice your new techniques, get peer feedback, and walk away with new strategies you can use to take your next meeting to a higher level.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Construct questions to stimulate conversations, understand the importance of staying on topic, and recognize environmental characteristics that encourage interaction.
    • Acquire resolution strategies to use in challenging situations and when handling difficult participants.
    • Participate in role-play activities, work through real-life scenarios, and leave with facilitation tools, techniques, and best practices you can apply immediately in your next group session.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Peggy Greenberg

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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.

    Improving human performance is at the heart of talent development. Learn how to leverage ATD’s practical human performance improvement (HPI) model to reach peak effectiveness. Discover how to work with your clients to articulate their business goals, link goals to human performance, diagnose their organization’s current state of performance, identify root causes of performance gaps, implement appropriate solutions, and evaluate results.

    Experience performance consulting in practice for an up-close look at managing the change that accompanies solutions. Jumpstart your move to a performance improvement mindset today.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Learn to better analyze your business needs and gaps so you can focus on business goals.
    • Understand your organization’s strategic priorities and how to use those priorities to guide your decisions.
    • Apply analysis models to determine human performance gaps and outline a strategy for addressing their root causes.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Mason Holloway

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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 talent management program, you will uncover the practices essential to achieving an integrated talent management approach—no matter your organization’s size.

    Learn practical methods for taking an integrated approach to developing a talent management strategy. Key areas of consideration include the employee life cycle phases of workforce planning, talent acquisition, engagement and retention, succession planning, rewards and compensation, learning and development, and performance management.

    Discover the blueprint you’ll need to align your human capital processes with organizational strategy to ensure you have the right talent with the right skills ready to achieve your business goals.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Build a road map for an integrated talent strategy that will prepare your organization for success today and in the future.
    • Learn from the approaches of best-in-class organizations, your expert facilitator, and your colleagues in the course.
    • Be empowered with the tools you need to facilitate the strategic development of talent to support organizational needs.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Barbara Goretsky

    Registration
    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.

    Training’s return on investment is often top of mind for business leaders. That’s why developing the skills needed to create and deliver effective return on investment (ROI) evaluations should be at the top of your to-do list. Important areas where measuring ROI is key include learning and performance, organization development, human resources, technology, change, and quality solutions.

    In this ROI training you will learn to apply the Phillips ROI Methodology techniques to learning and performance solutions. This includes isolating the impact of your program on business measure improvements, converting those improvements to money, and calculating the ROI.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Apply ROI techniques to measure the impact of learning and performance solutions in order to gain senior leadership buy-in.
    • Link your learning program objectives to business results.
    • Develop an evaluation plan for one of your own programs to improve your evaluation processes back on the job.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

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

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  • Microlearning Certificate

    Use bite-sized learning to enhance 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’ll review case studies with an eye toward identifying design ideas that you can incorporate into your own programs. Additionally, you’ll learn what to do once you have implemented microlearning—including how to measure for effectiveness and keep your program content current.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Quickly and efficiently create learning content that expedites a learner’s mastery of specific skills and enables you to meet both stakeholder and client needs.
    • Use the MILE model to develop bite-sized learning programs that your employees will not only want to use, but also share with others.
    • Determine the best way to assess learning and measure the organizational impact of your program so you can continuously improve.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Carla Torgerson

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

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  • Mobile Learning Certificate

    Practice responsive design for multiple screens.

    Mobile learning training focuses on the proper design and development of content for interaction across multiple screens. Success lies in adapting your skills and building a foundational knowledge of responsive design.

    This hands-on, m-learning workshop explores the methodologies, technology, platforms, and devices required to design and develop effective learning solutions for multiscreen delivery. You’ll leave with the skills and resources needed to ensure learning solutions you develop will be accessible to your learners anywhere to support their performance in the moment.

    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.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Examine current mobile technologies to understand how they are changing learning, and identify how you can reshape your organization’s learning strategy to include a multiscreen environment.
    • Build a prototype as a group using rapid prototyping tools and techniques.
    • Provide a detailed action plan for implementing a successful mobile learning project.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Sarah Mercier

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

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  • Needs Assessment Certificate

    Identify individual and organizational performance needs before developing effective solutions.

    Racing to create course materials and roll out initiatives without upfront analysis of what drives the need or knowing how to ensure results is shortsighted. In this highly practical course, you will learn a systematic approach for conducting your own training needs assessment of individual and organizational performance that prompts requests for learning and development solutions.

    Learn to use an ATD-exclusive needs assessment process to identify individual or organizational needs prior to developing learning strategies. As a result, the effectiveness of the programs you develop will increase.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Learn to stop operating in order-taker mode and relying solely on your stakeholder’s learning solution inputs.
    • Align learning solutions with business outcomes to maximize impact, increase your professional competence, and ensure you are a valued partner to your organization.
    • Gain access to data collection tools and methods you can use immediately on the job to assess business and performance needs.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Chris Ross

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

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  • New Employee Onboarding Certificate

    Develop for high performance from the start with successful new employee onboarding.

    In this program, you’ll learn everything you need to create effective onboarding programs that build engagement with your new hires even before they start on their first day. Using ATD’s 5R model of employee onboarding, you’ll learn to successfully navigate the review, recruitment, role clarity, relationship building, and results phases of onboarding.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Learn how to develop an onboarding program, from business case to implementation, at your organization.
    • Refresh the content of an existing onboarding program.
    • Improve employee engagement by providing tools for successful new hire integration.
    • Increase new hire ROI.

    Who Should Attend
    This workshop is designed for human resources/organizational development professionals with zero to two years of experience designing and managing onboarding programs. Primary audiences include individuals who want to create, update, or manage an onboarding program as an integral part of their talent acquisition, development, and retention strategies and who want to learn how to design successful onboarding programs, from building the business case to adapting existing onboarding programs.

    Facilitator
    Julie Patrick

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

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  • Performance Support Certificate

    Flip your approach by providing learner support at the moment of use.

    Performance support is about providing your learners with the right information and tools at the right time—at the moment they are applying their knowledge in the workplace. A variety of options exist to harness the power of informal learning. These include 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.

    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.

    You 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.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Move beyond the 10 percent of learning that we call “formal” and address the entire learning ecosystem to maximize your learners’ on-the-job results.
    • Discover how to implement and optimize various performance support tools, strategies, and frameworks to support your training and foster greater performer competence.
    • Expand your learning resources to promote retention and transfer.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    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.

    It’s normal to begin with good intentions, but once a new talent development project is underway 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 management phases so you can deliver learning and performance solutions that meet your organization’s goals.

    This project management training course provides a simplified method, repeatable yet flexible, along with concrete steps to improve your project management skills. You’ll take with you a comprehensive approach to planning, tracking, resourcing, and managing learning projects.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Build a project plan including schedules, resource allocations, and budgets.
    • Create criteria for monitoring and reporting progress, including control point identification charts, project costing charts, and milestone charts.
    • Identify and manage project risks, while also determining and anticipating changes that occur during project execution.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

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

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  • Rapid Video Development for Learning Certificate

    Gain the confidence to produce affordable, high-quality video quickly.

    Talent development professionals are increasingly called on to create training video content that extends learning in the classroom and beyond. In this certificate course you will learn how to make a training video using consumer-level equipment 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. You’ll plan a storyboard and write an engaging script, learn the e-learning video production process, streamline production to using rapid video techniques, effectively use a camera and compose shots, and edit video.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Learn all aspects of shooting video, including planning, pre-production, shooting, recording sound, editing, and deployment.
    • Use readily available equipment to create engaging video that looks professional and reinforces learning.
    • Discover how video works as a communication method in relation to learning content and understand how human cognition and adult learning theory apply to media content.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

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

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  • Sales Enablement Certificate

    Talent development meets sales enablement.

    People are the heart of sales enablement. 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) gives you the best sales training 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 training program solutions to meet a dynamic sales organization’s ever-changing needs.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Create an environment that enables the sales force to successfully meet its targets and goals.
    • Customize and use a competency assessment tool to determine competency gaps and use it to prepare staffing tools and competency development solutions.
    • Measure the business impact of sales enablement solutions.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Reza Sisakhti

    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 development and increase learning transfer.

    Taking on new and often unanticipated workplace challenges requires problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Traditional training that uses a directive approach, while useful for procedural learning, lacks what is needed to build problem-solving skills for those in contemporary job roles. In addition, some work skills cannot be practiced at all on the job (due to safety or other high-risk adverse consequences), while others 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. This proven method of scenario planning builds critical thinking skills and expertise in on-the-job tasks, especially those that may be unsafe or too infrequent to learn in the workplace.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Identify when SBeL is most effective and apply the process for designing and creating successful scenario-based e-learning that accelerates job competency.
    • View examples of SBeL from a variety of industries.
    • Identify the key questions about course structure and development to address in SBeL designs.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Hadiya Nuriddin

    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.

    Like most instructional designers and developers, you probably spend about 80 percent of your working hours writing; so it’s important that your writing is persuasive to gain buy-in from stakeholders, crystal clear to ensure understanding, and engaging to aid learning transfer. This writing style is an art,and having these skills can give you a competitive advantage as your career grows.

    Discover how to use rhetorical writing techniques to articulate desired training outcomes when you earn this instructional design writing certificate. 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.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Develop effective writing techniques so you produce content faster and improve your learning programs.
    • Learn to tailor your writing to the appropriate modality, format, and audience.
    • Master editing to clarify your message and reduce cognitive load.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Karin Rex

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

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  • Preparing for the APTD: Instructor-Led Workshop

    Gain credibility and recognition from your colleagues by becoming an Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD).

    Accelerate your knowledge of the areas of expertise tested on the Associate Professional for Talent Development certification exam.

    This comprehensive, instructor-led course provides in-depth coverage of the content in the three main areas of expertise (AOEs) covered on the APTD certification exam: instructional design, training delivery, and learning technologies.

    Included is material from the evaluating learning impact and building a global mindset AOEs 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.


    Why You Should Attend
    Master content related to the AOEs tested on the APTD certification exam.
    Use certification study tips and strategies to provide additional focus and support during your preparation process.
    Access the APTD Learning System to review the concepts and methods related to key knowledge tested on the APTD certification exam.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Dana Vogelmeier

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

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  • Preparing for the CPLP: Instructor-Led Workshop

    Demonstrate that you have the highest level of knowledge in the field by becoming a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP).

    Create and execute your personal study plan for the ATD CPLP using the ATD Learning System as the primary study tool. Access the Learning System plus interactive and reflective exercises to determine which of the 10 areas of expertise you need to focus on.

    This preparation experience includes assessment questions for each module and additional study questions. You will review the requirements for the skills application exam (SAE) component of the certification process. Also included is free access to the ATD Learning System and 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.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Define the core concepts for each area of expertise in the ATD Competency Model.
    • Create a personalized study plan to ensure thorough knowledge of each AOE.
    • Apply test-taking strategies for the knowledge exam.
    • Develop an action plan to prepare for the skills application exam.

    Who Should Attend
    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.

    Facilitator
    Amr Elfass

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

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  • 12 Steps to Building and Growing a Talent Development Firm

    Thinking about starting your own TD firm? Struggling to grow your current one? Wondering what the recipe for success is in this industry and why some firms thrive while others fail? Drawing on the speaker's 40 years' experience building and growing TD consulting businesses, this session provides answers to these questions and many more with easy-to-absorb real-life lessons learned and mistakes made to aid in your planning.

    Applications on the job:
    Determine your strengths and weaknesses that will either enable or hinder your business success.
    Create a specific action plan for moving forward in building and growing your business.

    Track:
    Career Development

    Speaker:
    Stephen Cohen, Strategic Leadership Collaborative, Inc.

    Registration:
    ATD Member: US $495
    Nonmember: US $695

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  • Agile Project Management for E-Learning

    In this session, you'll learn about the Agile project management methods adapted specifically for instructional design and development projects---Lot Like Agile Methods Approach (LLAMA)---and how to use them on the job. You'll learn about the tools and supplies needed and how to choose a project to pilot. You'll use Agile tools and techniques for estimating, planning, and managing a design and development project.

    Applications on the job:

    • Kick off projects and create a shared definition of scope and action-focused e-learning people actually want to take.
    • Estimate and plan the project so you arrive on time and within budget.

    Track:
    Managing the Learning Function

    Speaker:
    Megan Torrance, TorranceLearning


    Registration:
    ATD Member: US $495
    Nonmember: US $695

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  • Coaching SMEs to Facilitate Learning: Techniques to Improve Their Performance

    Subject matter experts (SMEs) bring expertise to the training room. Unfortunately, some don't fully understand their new role as facilitator of learning. This risks the success of the learning event. In this workshop, you'll explore instructional design and nonthreatening ways to coach SMEs to deliver content, provide on-the-job relevance, set up and debrief learning activities successfully, and tell stories for impact.

    Applications on the job:

    • Use a framing strategy to help SMEs plan for and manage the learning conversation.
    • Coach SMEs to develop their communication skills; set up, conduct, and debrief learning activities; and tell relevant stories for impact.

    Track:
    Training Delivery

    Speakers:
    Greg Owen-Boger and Dale Ludwig, Turpin Communication

    Registration:
    ATD Member: US $495
    Nonmember: US $695

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  • Create a Powerful Measurement and Reporting Strategy With Talent Development Reporting Principles

    This preconference workshop will provide you with the knowledge to select, define, and calculate the right measures for your organization and to create true business reports employing these measures, all using the emerging standards of Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRP), an industry-led effort to bring accounting-like guidance to our profession, including what it means to run learning like a business.

    Applications on the job:

    • Use your selected measures to create three standard reports for your program managers, directors, and department head to successfully manage learning.
    • Reach upfront agreement with key stakeholders on measures of success including the isolated planned impact (Level 4) of programs.

    Track:
    Learning Measurement & Analytics

    Speaker:
    Dave Vance, Center for Talent Reporting

    Registration:
    ATD Member: US $495
    Nonmember: US $695

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  • Critical Thinking Boot Camp

    The rapid pace of change in today's world leaves little time for critical thinking. Unfortunately, this often results in tactical solutions to strategic problems, all in the name of keeping our business partners happy. Join this session to learn tools and strategies that will help you think critically in a time crunch, remain focused on long-term objectives, and develop well-reasoned plans that lead to sustained organizational improvement.

    Applications on the job:

    • Utilize tools to better understand complex organizational issues and gain control of seemingly chaotic business situations.
    • Develop action plans that lead to sustained business improvement.

    Track:
    Leadership Development

    Speaker:
    Scott Dannemiller, Executive Development Associates, Inc.

    Registration:
    ATD Member: US $495
    Nonmember: US $695

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  • Developing Trustworthy Leaders and Workplace Cultures

    You have trustworthy intentions. Yet, bringing those intentions to life can be challenging. Research shows practicing trustworthy behaviors that facilitate results is the skill leaders struggle with the most. Discover three dimensions of trust and 16 behaviors that build or break trust. Examine seven steps to rebuild broken trust in your relationships. Assess your level of trust and develop behaviors you can apply to improve leadership.

    Applications on the job:

    • Apply a scientific approach to assess level of trust within your leadership to leverage what you are doing right and work on low-trust opportunities.
    • Gain steps to rebuild broken trust. Pinpoint key behaviors that represent opportunities and develop a plan to improve trust within your leadership.

    Track:
    Talent Management

    Speakers:
    Dennis Reina and Michelle Reina, Reina Trust Building Consultants

    Registration:
    ATD Member: US $495
    Nonmember: US $695

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  • Graphic Design for Non-Graphic Designers

    In this session, you'll explore the basics of graphic design and visual communications, and how to apply these techniques to your learning content. You'll start by exploring the best practices of using fonts, colors, images, and layouts, then practice using these techniques on real content. Best of all, you'll explore how you can become a graphic designer by using a tool that most of us already know how to use: PowerPoint!

    Applications on the job:

    • Use PowerPoint as a graphic design tool.
    • Visually communicate your learning content and reduce on-screen text.

    Track:
    Learning Technologies

    Speaker:
    Tim Slade, GoDaddy

    Registration:
    ATD Member: US $495
    Nonmember: US $695

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  • Using Design Thinking to Craft Learning Experiences

    The 21st-century workforce is unique; people have endless options for learning in the ways that best meet their needs. Yet many of the design and development models in L&D are decades old. That's where design thinking comes in. It's a modern approach to creative problem solving that's iterative, collaborative, and experimental. And it's also fun! Join this workshop to explore an entire design thinking cycle.

    Applications on the job:

    • Experience the value and freedom of thinking beyond typical solutions to solve workplace performance problems.
    • Practice methods for generating creative ideas that you can apply to your job.

    Track:
    Instructional Design

    Speaker:
    Connie Malamed, The eLearning Coach

    Registration:
    ATD Member: US $495
    Nonmember: US $695

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  • Coaching Essentials for Team Leaders

    In this session, you will explore the reasoning behind and impact of a strengths-based approach to developing people, learn a strengths-based model for coaching team members, and practice applying that model. Learn techniques and strategies to build trust, reframe situations to achieve more powerful outcomes, and provide performance feedback that inspires people to take action.

    Application on the Job:
    Ask powerful questions and reframe situations to create more productive outcomes.
    Provide performance feedback that inspires others to act.
    Examine your own thinking, questions, and stories, and choose a more powerful narrative.

    Track: Leadership Development

    Speaker:
    Tracy Hutton, The Marcus Buckingham Company

    Registration:
    ATD Member: US $495
    Nonmember: US $695

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