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. Course topics include e-learning, ISD, learning technologies, and more. 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 sessions are not included in the conference package and you must register separately. To purchase an education program and a TK conference registration, you will need to add both to your shopping cart during the registration checkout process. If you have already registered for TechKnowledge and would like to add a workshop program, please contact customer care:
Email: customercare@td.org | Phone: 703.683.8100

Preconference Learning
  • 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 (ADDIE, SAM, etc.)
    • 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.

    Facilitator
    Diane Elkins

    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*

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  • 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.

    Facilitator
    Aaron King

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

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  • 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
    After this program, participants 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, participants 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.

    Facilitator
    Kevin Siegel

    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.

    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.
    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
    After 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.

    Facilitator
    Nikki O'Keeffe

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

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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.

    Timing
    The face-to-face portion of this Blended Learning Certificate program runs February 4-5, 2019. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on day one and 8:30 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m. on day two.

    Because this workshop uses a blended approach, participants must also attend a mandatory (in order to receive the certificate of completion) live instructor-led online session on February 25, 2019, from 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET. Participants will not receive a completion certificate if they do not attend the online session at its originally scheduled time. Please mark your calendar. Additional details will be provided in the prework package and face-to-face workshop.

    Learning Objectives
    After this program, you 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.
    • Make the business case for increased use of blended learning in their organization.
    • Research a variety of blended learning tools.
    • Identify ways to ensure management and organizational support for a blended learning curriculum.

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

    Facilitator
    Shannon Tipton

    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.

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

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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 Objective
    sAfter 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.
    • Know how to 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 when they leave they are 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..

    Facilitator
    Mike Parkinson

    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.

    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.
    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.

    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, you 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 towards behavioral-based outcomes instead of online information.
    • Apply the principles of effective e-learning navigation.
    • Use e-learning success prerequisites to improve programs.
    • Apply the steps of successive approximation for e-learning projects.
    • Evaluate e-learning programs and make recommendations for improvements.

    Audience
    This program is designed for practitioners new to e-learning technology but not inexperienced in training and performance; practitioners wanting to brush up on the newest techniques; instructional designers; curriculum builders; learning managers; courseware producers; sales, safety, health-care, 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.

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

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  • 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
    After this program, you will be able to:

    • 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.
    • Develop an evaluation strategy for training initiatives.
    • 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.

    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.

    Facilitator
    Nelson Santiago

    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*

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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.

    Facilitator
    Carla Torgerson

    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 screens. 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.

    Learning Objectives
    Strategy, media development, deployment strategies, and everything in between will be discussed in this series.

    At 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 organization.
    • Design maps, sketches, and wireframes for mobile learning.
    • Apply a comprehensive process for designing a mobile learning application.

    Technical Requirements: Participants 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.

    Facilitator
    Sarah Mercier

    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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  • 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
    After 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.
    • Determine and anticipate changes that occur during project execution.
    • Develop a detailed work plan to accurately determine the project completion date.
    • Accurately estimate project activities.
    • Manage external vendors more effectively.
    • Discover the power of the review process to improve future performance.

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

    • Accurately estimating WLP project duration.
    • Planning, tracking, and monitoring multiple WLP projects.
    • Communicating project status to stakeholders.
    • Managing resources and reporting progress.
    • Managing external suppliers.

    Facilitator
    Lou Russell

    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 12 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..

    In this hands-on and interactive workshop, based on ATD's bestselling book, Rapid Video Development for Trainers by Jonathan Halls, participants will have the opportunity to create actual learning videos using the camera provided in the program.

    This is a two-day face-to-face learning event in which participants bring their laptops. ATD will provide a lightweight digital camera, tripod, and microphone for you to use in small groups. To learn more about the format and equipment requirements for this workshop, click here.

    Learning Objectives
    After the workshop, participants 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.

    Facilitator
    Jonathan Halls

    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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  • 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 wholetask 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
    After the workshop, 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.

    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
    Hadiya Nuriddin

    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 12 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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  • 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
    After 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.
    • Prepare properly for a training session, and prepare participants to foster learning.
    • Manage and encourage participants of all backgrounds and learning styles.
    • Address challenging participants and behaviors.
    • Present and facilitate a training program, including use of audio visuals and handouts.
    • Evaluate program impact at different levels using a variety of methods.
    • Identify the five levels of evaluation.

    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.

    Facilitator
    Carrie Addington

    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*

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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 for Talent Development certification exam. The course provides in-depth coverage of the content in the three main AOEs covered on the APTD 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 upon 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.

    Learning Objectives
    After this program, you 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 those who have the following qualifications:

    • Talent professionals 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.
    • 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
    Julie Patrick

    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.

    You will receive free access to the ATD Learning System, as well as a CPLP Learner Community for ongoing peer support.

    Learning Objectives
    After this program, you 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 the following qualifications:

    • 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
    Lori Ann Roth, Ph.D., CPLP

    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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  • Sean Putman
    Learning Ninjas and Brian Dusablon, Duce Enterprises
    Learn xAPI

    You have heard about xAPI, and maybe even attended a few sessions about it. Now, you can learn how to implement xAPI in a full-day, hands-on workshop. In this workshop, we will guide you through developing your own xAPI-enabled project. The day will start with an update on the standards of xAPI. Then, we will walk through the process of developing a data strategy and planning for data analysis and visualization. You will experience working with actual data and sample projects firsthand to learn how to develop and publish xAPI-enabled content for a specific outcome. We will collect a stream of live, real-time data from your projects throughout the day!

    Application on the Job:

    • Collaborate on an xAPI project you can use as a guide to apply what you have learned to your own projects.
    • Learn the proper methodology to design an xAPI-enabled project with data analysis as a primary driver.
    • Explore capabilities of authoring tools and how they can be used or extended to develop xAPI-enabled content.

    Track: Trending Technologies
    Price: ATD Members $495 | List $595
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  • Matthew Daniel
    Capital One
    Learning is a Product and You’re a Product Manager

    The new theories, approaches, and technology intersecting within our field can feel overwhelming and impossible to stay on top of. In this time of change, you can use the framework of a tech product manager to tackle all these new approaches and technology and prepare yourself for whatever comes next. Take a deep dive into design (user research, design thinking, experience design), technology (the cloud, APIs, system integrations, big data), and business (impact, measurement, and speed to market). Review the steps to creating product road maps using the approaches above and get a framework to approach learning design that's ready for whatever innovation comes next.

    Application on the Job:

    • Explore the role of the product manager and how the responsibilities align with the role of learning system owner or designer.
    • Build a framework for examining your role from the vantage of a product manager, marrying design, technology, and impact.
    • Create a product road map that takes user-back design, business impacts, and technology capabilities into account.

    Track: Technology Strategy for Leaders
    Price: ATD Members $495 | List $595
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