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ATD Master Performance Consultant™ Program

Achieve exemplary performance. Prove your ability. Deliver organizational results that matter.

Master Performance Consultant

As a performance consultant, recommending solutions based on the root causes of performance gaps is key. The ATD Master Performance Consultant™ Program leverages your experience, and provides the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to improve individual, process, or organizational performance through systematic analysis and targeted solutions that deliver business results.

Proving your ability will earn you the respected title of ATD Master Performance Consultant. Become a part of this exclusive group today.

Dates & Locations

Chicago, IL

Sep 26-29, 2017

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Washington, DC

Oct 23-27, 2017

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Atlanta, GA

Nov 28-Dec 01, 2017

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New York, NY

Dec 12-15, 2017

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About the Program
About the Program

As more organizations focus on delivering results through improved systems and processes, it is important for performance consultants to have the tools necessary to achieve that goal. The ATD Master Performance Consultant Program is a unique assessment-based program that provides you the opportunity to assess, refine, and enhance your performance-consulting skills, while gaining hands-on experience applying proven tools and methodologies to real-world performance improvement situations.

In this program, you will:

  1. Engage in an online learning community.
  2. Participate in a four-day face-to-face course to assess, demonstrate, and extend your mastery of performance consulting.
  3. Select and complete a Capstone Performance Consulting Project to demonstrate your ability to apply what you have learned in a real-world environment.

Program Benefits:

  • connection to a cohort of learning professionals
  • access to the ATD comprehensive guide to performance improvement
  • industry-recognized certificate—ATD Master Performance Consultant
  • experience with three consulting-in-action peer discussions
  • Capstone Performance Consulting Project and elective
  • a robust participant guide, with tools, resources, and templates to use back on the job.

Who Should Attend?

  • Experienced performance consultants and practitioners seeking to confirm their mastery of this area of expertise.
  • Experienced learning and development professionals tasked with performance improvement efforts and initiatives within their organization.

Find Out More:

  • Find out why facilitator Karen McGraw values the Master Performance Consultant Program.

The ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program is offered by the ATD Certification Institute.
Program Components
Program Components

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Part 1. Fundamentals (online)

Three weeks prior to Part 2.

Part 2. Core Course (face-to-face)
Select the date and location most convenient for you.

Part 3. Elective & Consulting Project
Select and complete a performance consulting capstone project and select one of the optional program electives and complete within one year of completing Part 2.

Part 1: Fundamentals (Online)

Three weeks prior to the face-to-face component, you’ll join your peers in a private online community to complete self-directed exercises. You’ll be welcomed to the program, invited to network with your facilitator and fellow learners, and given access to key program materials and resources.

These valuable resources include the ATD Learning System Module 3 (Improving Human Performance), a business strategy and needs questionnaire for you to complete with a business leader, two job aids (Interviewing for Accuracy and Presentation Checklist), and three issues of TD at Work: “Delivering Masterful Performance Consulting,” “Introducing the Performance DNA Methodology,” and “Making the Financial Case for Performance Improvement.” 


Part 2: Core Course (Face-to-Face)

The four-day classroom training covers content on a performance-consulting framework and process, analyzing performance to diagnose situations and select solutions, planning and managing engagements, delivering findings and recommendations, implementing and evaluating solutions, client relationship management, and ethical issues in consulting. In addition, you’ll learn how to use essential problem-solving and decision-making methodologies.

Program features include:

  • working with consulting-in-action teams each day to apply learning to a case study and build a cohort learning network
  • assessing critical performance-consulting skills and building your own development plan
  • opportunities to practice and improve your delivery, including elevator speeches, skill demonstrations using an actual client presentation you select, and a case study team presentation
  • tips for selecting your Capstone Performance Consulting Project
  • a Knowledge Assessment to confirm your capabilities that can be completed at any time during the program.

Class size is limited to 16 to provide more comprehensive and tailored learning. 

 

Part 3: Elective & Consulting Project

Continue your learning experience by completing a project based on a performance challenge from your workplace. This multifaceted, active learning project will help you demonstrate the critical knowledge, competencies, methodologies, and tools acquired in the program in a real-world setting. You will also have the opportunity to increase your knowledge and skill through a complimentary ATD certificate program as your elective. Choose from the following options:

ATD estimates approximately four to five months to successfully complete the program.

Keep in mind the ATD Master Performance Consultant Program is a unique and robust assessment-based program. If you are interested in strengthening your ability in performance improvement, but are not interested in committing to the ATD Performance Consultant assessment component, Capstone Performance Consulting Project, or timeframe, consider the Improving Human Performance program.

Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives

After completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Assess current strengths in performance consulting competency areas and roles (e.g., Expert, Advisor, Coach, Facilitator, etc.) and identify opportunities for ongoing improvement.
  • Apply ATD’s Performance Consulting Framework (e.g., ethics, critical skills, consulting competency areas, process, methodology, tools, relationship management, and specializations) to enhance their ability to improve clients’ individual, team or organizational performance.
  • Establish and manage a trusting relationship with the client and key stakeholders during an engagement, and beyond.
  • Use the Performance DNA Methodology and tools to gain client alignment and commitment, capture goals and performance gaps, identify key performers, analyze human performance, recognize positive and negative influences on performance, and document findings.
  • Use effective HPI data analysis, consolidation, and decision making methods to derive defensible workplace performance findings, reveal trends and patterns of key performance, and make recommendations.
  • Use effective presentation techniques to report findings and recommendations and gain agreement from decision makers to move forward.
  • Select and design the most appropriate solutions that align with recommendations, close performance gaps, have a high probability of success, and meet or exceed the client’s originally-stated needs and business goal(s).
  • Lead, align with, or advise others on planning and implementing solutions that meet client requirements.
  • Lead, align with, or advise others in evaluating and measuring the success and impact of solutions on original client business goals.
  • Assist clients in planning for and improving the readiness of their organizations to benefit from the changes that are triggered by solution implementation. 

Facilitators
Facilitators
  • Barbara Greenstein

    Barbara Greenstein

    Barbara Greenstein, principal of Human Resource Prescriptions, is a performance improvement specialist providing proven and creative ways to improve human performance in the workplace. By identifying issues and opportunities for improvement, she helps organizations large and small meet their planned goals. Barbara is highly regarded for her facilitation and instructional design skills. With over 20 years of experience in the training and development field, her mission is to help clients put ...

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    Barbara Greenstein

    Barbara Greenstein

    Barbara Greenstein, principal of Human Resource Prescriptions, is a performance improvement specialist providing proven and creative ways to improve human performance in the workplace. By identifying issues and opportunities for improvement, she helps organizations large and small meet their planned goals.

    Barbara is highly regarded for her facilitation and instructional design skills. With over 20 years of experience in the training and development field, her mission is to help clients put the systems in place that will help them manage effectively in today's changing business environment while ensuring optimal performance and job satisfaction for all employees.

    Prior to becoming an external consultant, Barbara's corporate experience included training and instructional design for Burger King Corporation, Pizza Hut, and Electronic Data Systems (EDS). She completed her undergraduate work in consumer affairs and management at Florida International University and received a master's degree in human resource development, as well as graduate certificates in instructional design and total quality management (TQM) from Marymount University.

    Barbara is an adjunct professor for the master's program in human resources at Chapman University in San Diego. She has also served as a facilitator for the University of San Diego's master's program in executive leadership program. In addition, she is a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), a certification awarded through the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) and the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). Barbara is past president of the San Diego chapter of ASTD and an active member of ISPI.

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  • Dennis Mankin

    Dennis Mankin

    Dennis Mankin is the founder and Managing Partner of Platinum Performance Partners www.platinumperformancepartners.com.  Mr. Mankin has an extensive professional background, including 25 years in senior management and consultative positions working in business consulting, executive coaching, sales, and Human Performance Improvement (HPI). He was certified by ISPI and Dr. Joe Harless as a CPT in August 2003 and he is a project manager and facilitator of HPI processes worldwide. He has demonstrated ...

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    Dennis Mankin

    Dennis Mankin

    Dennis Mankin is the founder and Managing Partner of Platinum Performance Partners www.platinumperformancepartners.com.  Mr. Mankin has an extensive professional background, including 25 years in senior management and consultative positions working in business consulting, executive coaching, sales, and Human Performance Improvement (HPI). He was certified by ISPI and Dr. Joe Harless as a CPT in August 2003 and he is a project manager and facilitator of HPI processes worldwide. He has demonstrated skills and expertise in assisting organizations in exceeding competitive organizational goals and improving overall business results using HPI processes. He is a co-author and co-publisher of Performance DNATM (analysis tools), used for the analysis of human performance and the “tools of choice” by over 6,000 HPI analysts worldwide. Mr. Mankin has been a member of ASTD for over 20 years and was an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa, Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore Management University, and a guest lecturer to other colleges and universities in performance improvement technologies. He has been a licensed Merchant Marine Captain since 1985.

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  • karen mcgraw

    Karen McGraw, Ed.D.

    Dr. Karen McGraw, The Performance Doc, is the president and principal consultant at Silver Bear Group, a business and performance consultancy in Austin, TX. She is an accomplished organizational consultant and knowledge engineer, specializing in human performance improvement, leadership, and change. For over 30 years, she has helped clients achieve desired outcomes through training, process, technology, and change projects. Clients trust her to design tailored solutions that address critical issues, engage ...

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    karen mcgraw

    Karen McGraw, Ed.D.

    Dr. Karen McGraw, The Performance Doc, is the president and principal consultant at Silver Bear Group, a business and performance consultancy in Austin, TX. She is an accomplished organizational consultant and knowledge engineer, specializing in human performance improvement, leadership, and change. For over 30 years, she has helped clients achieve desired outcomes through training, process, technology, and change projects. Clients trust her to design tailored solutions that address critical issues, engage stakeholders in project success, and deliver long-term results.

    Karen’s educational background is in the fields of psychology and curriculum and instruction. In addition, she is certified in the use of tools such as the Golden Personality Profiler, Insights, and Myers-Briggs. She is a co-author of ASTD’s Performance DNA methodology, the EASE Change Management Methodology, Breaking Tape: 7 Steps to Winning at Work and Life, and a human capital management scorecard system. As an HPI facilitator for ASTD, she has trained hundreds of people in the analysis of human performance. Karen has published six books and over 50 articles in topics including knowledge engineering, human performance analysis, change management, collaboration, leadership, and process improvement.

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  • Sardek Love

    Sardek Love

    Sardek P. Love is president and founder of Infinity Consulting and Training Solutions, a global management and leadership development consulting firm. Possessing over 22 years of expertise, he has worked in 24 countries, inspiring, developing, and educating thousands of managers and their employees to consistently deliver exceptional results. Known globally for his energetic and thought-provoking style of delivery, Sardek is also a certified coach, speaker, and trainer with the prestigious John ...

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    Sardek Love

    Sardek Love

    Sardek P. Love is president and founder of Infinity Consulting and Training Solutions, a global management and leadership development consulting firm. Possessing over 22 years of expertise, he has worked in 24 countries, inspiring, developing, and educating thousands of managers and their employees to consistently deliver exceptional results.

    Known globally for his energetic and thought-provoking style of delivery, Sardek is also a certified coach, speaker, and trainer with the prestigious John Maxwell Co., led by the best-selling author and world renowned leadership guru John Maxwell.

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  • Lynn Lewis

    Lynn Lewis

    Lynn Lewis is an author and learning and performance consultant who fell onto this path in life by accident. Starting her career in broadcast journalism and newswriting, she taught those subjects at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. During this experience, she realized that she was meant to be a facilitator and consultant when she grew up. Since that time, she has been a corporate trainer, training manager, director of project management and ...

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    Lynn Lewis

    Lynn Lewis

    Lynn Lewis is an author and learning and performance consultant who fell onto this path in life by accident. Starting her career in broadcast journalism and newswriting, she taught those subjects at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. During this experience, she realized that she was meant to be a facilitator and consultant when she grew up.

    Since that time, she has been a corporate trainer, training manager, director of project management and held two vice president positions—one where she was responsible for building a corporate university and the other where she was responsible for building a performance solutions consulting practice and project management office (PMO).

    After these experiences, she found that the work she loved best was working as a consultant, strategizing with clients, managing projects, designing and developing learning solutions, and helping to mentor and develop these skills in others.

    Lynn is a certified project management professional (PMP), and a certified professional and learning and performance (CPLP). She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University in New York.

    Lynn is the author of several books: Ten Steps to Successful Meetings and Ten Steps to Successful Presentations. She also co-authored the ASTD Learning System (a series of 10 books used to study for the CPLP credential).

    She facilitates the following programs for ATD:

    CPLP Study Prep Workshop
    Consulting Skills Certificate
    Project Management for Learning Professionals
    Emotional Intelligence for Improved Decision Making

    She is an independent consultant and works with organizations across many different industries—especially pharmaceutical/biotech, insurance and financial services.

     

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  • Bahaa Hussein

    Bahaa Hussein

    Bahaa Hussein began his career 28 years ago with Procter & Gamble Egypt (P&G), as a van salesman; or as he puts it, “riding a van, roaming the streets of Cairo selling soap.”  He managed to work his way up to became a key manager for P&G in the Arabian Peninsula, heading the sales operation in Saudi Arabia. Since 1988, he has been qualified to facilitate many of the P&G training ...

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    Bahaa Hussein

    Bahaa Hussein

    Bahaa Hussein began his career 28 years ago with Procter & Gamble Egypt (P&G), as a van salesman; or as he puts it, “riding a van, roaming the streets of Cairo selling soap.”  He managed to work his way up to became a key manager for P&G in the Arabian Peninsula, heading the sales operation in Saudi Arabia. Since 1988, he has been qualified to facilitate many of the P&G training programs across CEEMEA and Europe.

    In 2008, discovering his real passion and interest to genuinely and positively impact peoples’ lives through improved human performance; Bahaa shifted his career to Learning & Development. In 2010 he successfully earned ATD’s Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) becoming one of the 1,300 certified learning & development professionals worldwide, and the first Egyptian to obtain this esteemed certification. 

    Currently, Bahaa is the Head of Learning and Development at Abudawood Group responsible for the development and delivery of all training programs across six regions.  Additionally, he is the General Manager for Abudawood Irag. Bahaa continues to bring the same passion he had when he first started as a van salesman back, to delivering impactful training programs that create future leaders & professional performers in his organization as well across the whole MENA region business environment. 

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FAQs
FAQs
  • Where does the ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program sit on the professional development spectrum?

    Where does the ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program sit on the professional development spectrum?

    The ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program is a new offering from ATD created at the request of training and consulting professionals. It sits on the spectrum of professional development between an ATD certificate program and the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance® credential.
  • What will happen to the current Human Performance Improvement Certificate?

    What will happen to the current Human Performance Improvement Certificate?

    • The current Human Performance Improvement Certificate will continue through the first quarter of 2015. If you have taken programs in the series, you will have until April 2015 to complete the program. These are the upcoming dates for the program:

      • Analyzing Human Performance improvement
        • Online—February 3-24, 2015
        • March 4-6, 2015 (last offering)
      • Selecting Human Performance Improvement
        • March 3-5, 2015
        • April 23-24, 2015 (last offering)
  • If I have taken courses in the Human Performance Improvement program series, will these programs count toward the ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program designation?

    If I have taken courses in the Human Performance Improvement program series, will these programs count toward the ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program designation?

    • If I have taken courses in the Human Performance Improvement program series, will these programs count toward the ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program designation?

       

      • Programs in the current ATD Human Performance Improvement program series will not count toward the completion of the ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program. Participants navigating through the current ATD Human Performance Improvement program series will have an opportunity to complete their certificate on these dates:
        • Analyzing Human Performance improvement
          • Online—February 3-24, 2015
          • March 4-6, 2015 (last offering)
        • Selecting Human Performance Improvement
          • March 3-5, 2015
          • April 23-24, 2015 (last offering)
    After April 2015, participants interested in the subject of Human Performance Improvement will have two program options:

    • Introducing Human Performance Improvement
    • ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program

  • What is the unique value of the ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program?

    What is the unique value of the ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program?

    Based on requests from both individual and corporate members, the ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program is a unique combination of a training event and an assessment component. The program consists of three distinct parts that give participants the opportunity to tailor their learning, including an online Fundamentals component, a Core Course, and a Capstone Performance Consulting Project. This program helps participants develop or strengthen their professional knowledge and skills, and requires them to prove their ability and confirm their credibility in delivering successful performance consulting.
  • Are there any prerequisites?

    Are there any prerequisites?

    ATD strongly recommends participants have at least three years of experience with performance improvement or performance consulting. We also recommend that participants take the Introducing Human Performance Improvement Certificate prior to enrolling in the program.
  • Can I get a discount as an ATD member?

    Can I get a discount as an ATD member?

    Yes. As an ATD member, you save $300 on the program. We continue to offer our members the lowest price possible.
  • If I attend in full will I pass the program?

    If I attend in full will I pass the program?

    While passing the program is not guaranteed, ATD is committed to your success. Our expectation is that participants will bring significant dedication and effort to the experience to achieve foundational mastery in the program’s concepts.
  • Can I study prior to the Knowledge Assessment and Capstone Performance Consulting Project?

    Can I study prior to the Knowledge Assessment and Capstone Performance Consulting Project?

    Yes. During the Fundamentals (Part 1), you will have pre-work and reading, which will help prepare you not only for the Core Course, but also for the Knowledge Assessment and Capstone Performance Consulting Project.
  • When will I know the results of the Knowledge Assessment and Capstone Performance Consulting Project?

    When will I know the results of the Knowledge Assessment and Capstone Performance Consulting Project?

    Participants may take the Knowledge Assessment at any time during or after the Core Course (Part 2). Knowledge Assessment results are available immediately upon completion. Participants will have four months after the Core Course to complete and submit their Capstone Performance Consulting Project. Participants who do not pass the Knowledge Assessment and Capstone Performance Consulting Project may choose to redo one or both components.
  • What if I don’t pass either the Knowledge Assessment or the Capstone Performance Consulting Project?

    What if I don’t pass either the Knowledge Assessment or the Capstone Performance Consulting Project?

    Participants who do not pass the Knowledge Assessment and Capstone Performance Consulting Project may choose to redo one or both components. Each participant will be provided one additional opportunity for resubmission of the Performance Consulting Project.
  • How long do I have to complete the entire program?

    How long do I have to complete the entire program?

    ATD estimates that it should take four to five months to complete the entire program. Keep in mind that this is a blended learning experience consisting of three parts: an online Fundamentals component, a Core Course, and a Capstone Performance Consulting Project. The Fundamentals component is accessible three weeks prior to the Core Course, and the Core Course takes place over four days via an in-person training. Then, you’ll choose a Capstone Performance Consulting Project to complete. How long it takes to complete the Capstone Performance Consulting Project will depend on you. Upon successful completion of all components, participants will receive the ATD Master Performance Consultant certificate.
  • Can I put ATD Master Performance Consultant on my business card?

    Can I put ATD Master Performance Consultant on my business card?

    Successful completion of this program does not equate to receiving a credential. This is a certificate program rather than a certification program, so there is not a credential associated with this achievement. However, you can list your achievement as:
    • Credentialed ATD Master Performance Consultant™
    • Verified ATD Master Performance Consultant™
    • Designated ATD Master Performance Consultant™
  • What does successfully completing the ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program really mean?

    What does successfully completing the ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program really mean?

    This means that you have successfully demonstrated a foundational mastery in the core concepts associated with:
    • analyzing performance problems to identify the best solutions to close gaps
    • using analysis, data consolidation, and problem solving to derive defensible findings and conclusions
    • completing successful consulting projects to help clients attain business goals
    • delivering project results
    • managing client engagements and relationships effectively. 
    All participants who successfully complete the program receive an ATD Master Performance Consultant certificate.
  • What are the differences between ATD’s Certificate Programs, the ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program, and the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance® (CPLP)?

    What are the differences between ATD’s Certificate Programs, the ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program, and the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance® (CPLP)?

    The ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program is an enhanced certificate program, based specifically on one area of expertise (AOE) in The ATD Competency Model, Improving Human Performance. This unique program is a combination of a training event, an assessment component, and a practical application of learning (the Capstone Performance Consulting Project), offering instructional guidance to participants needing to develop or strengthen their foundational mastery in improving human performance. The ATD Master Performance Consultant Certificate Program is a great way for professionals to prove their ability in this one AOE.

    The CPLP is a comprehensive learning and development certification, based on an overview of all nine AOEs in The ATD Competency Model. CPLP credentialing represents a level of professional achievement and competence. Just as important, achieving the credential demonstrates proficiency in support of learning and organizational performance and sets a standard of commitment to the learning and development profession. Becoming CPLP certified makes you a leader as well as a role model in the learning and development community.

Credits & Attendance
Credits & Attendance

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Earn 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. Learn More

CPLP Recertification Points

This program may be eligible for up to 28 CPLP recertification points. Learn more at astd.org/recertification.

HRCI Recertification Credits

This program has been pre-approved for 28 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

SHRM Recertification Credits

This program is valid for 14 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

Attendance Policy

Face-to-Face Courses

Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 2.8 CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

Online Courses

Participation in all online sessions at their originally scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive a completion certificate and 2.8 CEUs. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program.

ATD requires active participation in our online program to receive credit for the program  Active participation includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work.

For programs with 5 or more sessions, one missed live session can be made up by listening to the session recording in full. Participants who miss more than one live session will not be eligible to receive the certificate.
For programs with 4 or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program. 

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