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Are You a Trainer?

Trainers need to stay on the cutting edge with the latest knowledge and skills in adult learning, facilitation, needs assessment, measuring the impact of learning programs, and much more.

If your professional focus is on training delivery, ATD is a valuable resource for foundational training in the topics you need to master to stay competitive and lead individuals and teams to top performance.

Browse the featured programs for trainers below or search all of our programs.

Foundational Programs

Introduction to Training Certificate

Gain a strong foundation in adult learning principles and uncover how practice and preparation are the key to successful facilitation. Learn to foster learner engagement and enthusiasm, address the needs of all learners, leverage effective questioning techniques, and manage participant behaviors to lead to impactful sessions.

Former Course Name: Facilitating for Excellence Certificate

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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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ATD Master Trainer™ Program

Be properly prepared as the role of the trainer evolves and more is demanded of your talent and time. The ATD Master Trainer Program is a unique assessment-based offering that covers the entire process of delivering training, including assessment, preparation, creating a positive learning environment, facilitating learning, and evaluating learning. Founded in theory and focused on practice and application, this program will develop your professional capacity in this delivering training area of expertise.

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Essentials of Icebreakers and Energizers

Experience the true purpose and value of strategically designed icebreakers, motivators, and energizers that encourage participant engagement. These lively technquies are sometimes criticized as being silly or time wasters. Why? Often they are applied inappropriately and without forethought. This program shows you how and why to select and create icebreakers, motivators, and energizers that sustain participant interest and motivation. A one- or two-minute energizer can be all it takes to re-engage participants. And an engaged participant is more likely to acquire a learning program or activity’s desired knowledge and skills.

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Specialized Programs

Facilitating Virtual Training Certificate

More and more organizations are using synchronous training platforms such as WebEx, Adobe Connect, and others to deliver live, online learning to remote groups of participants. This program, presented by ATD in partnership with synchronous learning experts InSync Training, provides ten hours of live, online instruction along with opportunities for application. Participants will learn to maximize the engagement of remote participants and manage the logistics of facilitating synchronous learning.

Former Course Name: Facilitating Synchronous Learning

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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 Coaching SMEs to Facilitate Learning

Subject matter experts (SMEs) often have little or no experience designing and delivering effective learning opportunities. They may find it intimidating and fraught with challenges, yet we frequently rely on them to share their knowledge.

In this workshop, you’ll explore methods to uncover your SMEs' issues and concerns and learn techniques to help them excel. By the end, you will have discovered the critical role you play in making sure learning happens for your target audiences.

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Motivating and Engaging Learners

Learn the best practices for gaining the interest of your learners and maintaining it throughout the learning experience. This course will teach you to use the principles of adult learning to create exciting formal and informal learning.

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, an Ask the Expert feature, and relevant ATD articles and blogs. Enroll today and start your program immediately!

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Accelerated Learning Certificate

Experience a process that makes your learning programs more engaging, effective, and efficient. The Accelerated Learning Cycle provides a template for creating integrated learning programs that maximize the effectiveness of the physical environment, the learners’ state of mind, auditory and visual support, facilitation techniques, and activities to support deep personal connection, reflection, and application. Make every training minute count—in the classroom, online, and on the job!

Former Course Name: Rapid Learning Techniques Certificate

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Rapid Video Development for Learning Certificate

Video is the new flipchart. Learning and 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 program teaches learning professionals how to use consumer-level equipment to create engaging video that looks professional and reinforces learning. Participants will learn all aspects of shooting professional-looking video, from planning and pre-production, to shooting and recording sound, to editing and deployment. At the end of this program, participants will be able to confidently produce quality video quickly and affordably.

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Essentials of Training for Global Audiences

Are your training programs ready for global cultural differences? Are you? This course prepares you for the differences you may face when designing or facilitating training for a global audience-whether overseas or just within your own organization.  You will learn a framework that gives you quick access to cultural differences, and the implications of those for your activities, your materials, your facilitation and the dynamics in the room.

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