Education logo smallConsulting Skills Certificate

November 6-7, 2017

Program Information

Learning professionals must demonstrate strong consulting skills to successfully guide their organizations toward optimal performance. Ensure your ability to practice the most effective behaviors and processes for internal consulting within your organization. Explore ATD’s 5-D model and practice 30 fundamental consulting competencies with tools that can be put to use on the job immediately.  External consultants will find that they will also benefit from the concepts covered in the course.

Collaborating in small groups, you’ll follow a case study from start to finish, apply skills to consulting scenarios, solve problems, role-play meetings, try out checklists, and make decisions just as consultants do every day. You’ll leave the program knowing your areas of strength and need, and will have the opportunity to create a personal development plan to become a better consultant. In a recent study, 100 percent of participants felt that the ATD Consulting Skills Certificate was a worthwhile investment, because it provided a practical model and structured approach to a consulting engagement, and empowered them to ask the right questions of their clients.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Discover a model, techniques, and tools that you can use to consult with your clients and move from “order taker” to true business partner.
  • Apply strategies for success, 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.


David Xue

David has 20+ years of experience in learning and development and has worked with clients such as: Microsoft, DELL, Caterpillar, Ingersoll Rand, Toyota, Genetech, among many other global organizations. As a certified trainer Mr. Xue facilitates with passion, practicality, and humor. He gained his bachelor’s degree from Capital Normal University and his Master of Business Administration from CIBT School of Business.