Consulting Skills Certificate

Preconference Certificate Program
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Consulting Skills Certificate
February 3-4, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 suitable professionals who are new to an internal consulting role or want to prepare to assume this role in the future. More experienced talent development professionals and external consultants ready to sharpen their consulting 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 resources specialists.

Facilitator
Nikki O'Keeffe

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

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“In my preconference Certificate I made connections with people I could go out to dinner with to discuss our hopes and plans for the conference, as well as the challenges we faced in our roles back at home. I was able to pick these same faces out of the crowd during sessions and keynotes, making the conference feel friendlier and granting me the confidence to engage with other attendees whom I did not know.”
- Crystal Downey, Senior Talent Systems and Learning Specialist