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 the key program materials and resources.
These valuable materials include the ATD Learning System Module 2 (Delivering Training), an online discussion led by your ATD expert facilitator, and five ATD Infolines: "Accelerated Learning," "Blended Learning," "Creative Facilitation Techniques for Trainers,” “Ensuring Learning Transfer,” and ‘Facilitating in the Global Virtual Classroom." Click here to view sample content.
Core Course (Face-to-Face)
You’ll attend a 4-day classroom training, covering content on assessing needs, preparing for training, creating a positive learning environment, facilitating learning, managing challenges, and evaluating learning.
- a connection to the Orientation
- building on your learning prioritization inventory
- multiple opportunities to practice and improve your delivery (including video taping)
- a knowledge test on Day 1.
- a skill demonstration on Day 4.
ATD will record your presentation and an ATD expert facilitator will provide detailed personalized feedback, coaching, and analysis. Class size is limited to 16 to provide more comprehensive and tailored learning. Click here to view sample content.
Elective and Wrap-Up
You’ll continue your personalized learning experience by completing the elective course (online or face-to-face) of your choice to help you address your own unique professional development needs. Choose from the following options:
In addition to a core 4-day course and the elective (second course), you will be a part of an online learning community throughout the program, which allows you to access course materials, complete assignments, and reflect on your experience. You'll walk away with easy-to-use tools to strengthen your training preparation and delivery, and enjoy the benefit of learning with a network of colleagues. Upon successfully completing the program, you will earn an ATD Master Trainer Program certificate.
ATD estimates approximately three to four months to successfully complete the entire program.
Keep in mind the ATD Master Trainer Program is a unique and robust assessment-based program. If you are interested in strengthening your ability in training delivery, but are not interested in committing to the ATD Master Trainer assessment component or timeframe, consider the Training Certificate program.