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Fundamentals

Fundamentals

Want to Learn the Fundamentals?

As a learning professional, you are serious about your development and want to be sure you have grounding in all the core concepts in the field, while staying up-to-date on the latest topics and trends.

Your foundational skills should include: 

  • learning to be a better business partner
  • learning to design a learning program from top to bottom
  • learning to develop engaging and impactful e-learning
  • learning the latest techniques for delivering powerful training.
Browse the featured fundamentals programs below or search all of our programs.

 

Foundational Programs

Training Certificate

Gain a practical, how-to overview of the entire training function. Through modeling of the best practices and latest techniques in training delivery, discover the 4Ps of training: Purpose & Assessment, Planning & Preparation, Presentation & Facilitation, and Performance & Evaluation. New trainers will gain a strong foundation in critical training skills and seasoned trainers will be introduced to new approaches for delivering powerful training.

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Designing Learning Certificate

Discover all of the tools necessary to develop powerful, bottom-line focused training. Using a human performance improvement approach to instructional design, you will learn best practices for conducting a needs assessment, job/task analysis, and course design and development using templates exclusive to ATD. Leave with a structured step-by-step process that can be immediately applied to the development of your own training programs.

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Adult Learning Certificate

Adult learning for the workplace differs from traditional, classroom learning. Through this interactive, self-paced program, you will gain critical knowledge of the basic theory underlying good practices for adult learning in the workplace, and get practical tips to add to your training and development toolbox.

New from ATD! Self-paced, on demand courses covering a wide range of topics and employing a variety of interactive learning techniques, including animations, case studies and branching scenarios, expert videos, downloadable tools and templates, Ask the Expert feature, and relevant ATD articles and blogs. Enroll today and start your program immediately!

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Specialized Programs

Improving Human Performance Certificate

Applying the principles of Human Performance Improvement (HPI) in an organization is a proven way for getting results. In this program, you will learn how to use the ATD HPI Model, apply the three critical components of HPI, link organizational goals to human performance, outline a strategy for finding and addressing performance gaps, and describe a process for evaluating the impact of your HPI solutions.

Former Course Name: Introducing Human Performance Improvement

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Consulting Skills Certificate

Achieving success as a business partner in your organization requires strong consulting skills and relationship building. Through ATD’s practical 5-D Consulting model, learn effective internal consulting skills that will enable you to help your clients achieve their desired outcomes, establish goals, and manage expectations. Guide clients through an instructional design or organizational development project: help them overcome obstacles and resistance, and build your credibility to influence decision-making.

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Essentials of Evidence-Based Training

About 130 billion dollars are invested annually in U.S. workforce learning, but how much return is realized on that investment? Is your organization using instructional methods and designs based on valid research evidence, or on opinion and precedence?

In this program, you’ll learn the evidence behind teaching to different learning styles, managing cognitive load imposed during learning, and the latest productive engagement methods. The program includes practice exercises as well as a discussion of emerging research on recent methods such as games and simulations. 

In short, you will learn what methods are proven most effective and the reasons why in terms of how our memories work.

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E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate

Invigorate your traditional instructional design with fresh e-learning techniques. Based on examples from organizations that have implemented successful virtual training, this program will provide you with the skills to develop individualized, asynchronous e-learning experiences that motivate learners to change their behavior. Learn to skillfully meet instructional design challenges in any industry and apply the principles of effective e-learning to individualized courses, tutorials, games, simulations and other e-learning modules.

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Blended Learning Certificate

Did you ever wonder how to use more than one delivery methodology to enhance the effectiveness of your training? With technology allowing for increased opportunities to “flip the classroom” and reach our learners at the moment of need, knowing how to effectively blend learning programs is a critical skill for training professionals. Learn best practices for selecting and using the appropriate mix of innovative learning technologies to design effective blended solutions.

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Essentials of Brain-Based Learning

If you could understand what was happening in the brains of your target audience, would you be a more effective trainer, designer, consultant, or leader? Thanks to recent advances in neuroscience, learning and talent development professionals now have an opportunity to alter their approaches to change management, leadership development, training, and instructional design. Learn how the brain receives, encodes, and retrieves information to construct knowledge, and use these insights to improve your learning programs.

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