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Social and Collaborative Learning Certificate

Enhance learners’ experiences through social and collaborative approaches.

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Social connections and collaborative interactions can have a powerful effect on learning. You may be leveraging tools and platforms to facilitate social and collaborative learning, but have you outlined a comprehensive strategy for incorporating these approaches in a meaningful, purposeful way? Enhance and extend the traditional learning and development experience. Get concrete ideas for incorporating social and collaborative approaches into your training programs and other learning experiences. Learn how other learning professionals are succeeding in these efforts and changing their organizational culture.

Former Course Name: Social Media for Learning

  • Face-to-Face2 Days
  • Online 6 sessions, 12 hours total
  • OnsiteFlexible dates & duration

Dates & Locations

Las Vegas, NV

Jan 11-12, 2016

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Live Online

Mar 09-Apr 13, 2016

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Denver, CO

May 20-21, 2016

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Live Online

Sep 21-Oct 26, 2016

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Program Overview

Program Overview

This interactive workshop will take an in-depth look at social and collaborative learning and the technologies and design practices that best facilitate them. Learn when and how to consider social and collaborative approaches in your design process and specific strategies for overcoming barriers to create a sustainable effort. Along the way we will examine the strengths of various technologies and how they support different desired learning objectives and outcomes. Learn how to leverage social and collaborative learning before formal training as well as in the crucial spaces between and after scheduled events, when transfer of new learning to the workplace requires the most support. This program focuses on how to design learning programs with social and collaborative opportunities included in an intentional way, regardless of the tools or platforms available to you. 

Why You Should Attend:

  • Gain an understanding of the inclusion of social and collaborative approaches affects the traditional instructional design process.
  • Explore examples of best practices and innovative efforts in social and collaborative learning at top organizations around the world.
  • Leave with concrete plans to implement social and collaborative learning in your work.

What to Expect:

  • Supplemental Resources: Receive practical worksheets and other tools to apply what you've learned to your own practice.
  • Technical Requirements: The online version of this program is conducted in the WebEx Training Center. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and telephone or VoIP capability to participate. There are no technical requirements for the face-to-face program.
  • Online Course Only:  During the online program, you will collaborate in "real time" with your facilitator and classmates via interactive group discussions, polls, chats, and whiteboards. In addition, you will have access to an online learning portal with discussion boards and program materials.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

After this program, you will be able to:
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate social and collaborative approaches before, during, and after learning.
  • Make decisions about when or when not to incorporate social and collaborative approaches into learning programs.
  • Choose social and collaborative approaches that support stated learning and performance outcomes.
  • Choose tools appropriate for delivering the desired outcomes of the identified social and collaborative activities. 
  • Recognize potential barriers to social and collaborative approaches and articulate strategies for overcoming them.
  • Plan for sustainability of social and collaborative learning approaches.


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

This workshop is ideal for professionals who want to leverage social and collaborative efforts to extend their learning programs.

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resource specialists.

Credits & Attendance

Credits & Attendance

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. Learn More

CPLP© Recertification Points

This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points. Learn more at

HRCI Recertification Credits

This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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 1.4 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 1.4 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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