Adult Learning: Motivating and Engaging Learners

Create powerful learning experiences that command your learners’ attention.

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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!

Discover the defining characteristics of adult learners and the factors that influence their motivation and engagement. Gain awareness of the many options available for workplace training and get opportunities to explore when to select one option over another. This course provides real-life scenarios for you to work through, and occasions to reflect on the way in which the concepts you learn can support you as a learning professional.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Discover strategies to engage adult learners.
  • Become familiar with factors that influence learning motivation in adults.
  • Learn from well-respected adult learning practitioners.
  • Introduction: Watch this video to learn more about the content covered in this course.

Introduction: Watch this video to learn more about the content covered in this course.


What to Expect:

This On Demand e-learning course is available online immediately after purchase. Within the course you will have the opportunity to view video and animations, interact with content, and reflect on your learning. You will have access to this On Demand e-learning course for 12 months from your date of registration.

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Course Information
Who Should Attend?

New learning professionals or others who seek strategies for engaging learners and keeping them motivated. This could include instructional designers or trainers, but also managers responsible for individuals’ learning or subject matter experts who have been asked to help others learn.

Anyone responsible for creating, supporting, or leading learning experiences for an adult audience will benefit from the foundational concepts in this program. This may include trainers, facilitators, instructional designers, academic educators, community educators, consultants, coaches, and beyond. This program is also applicable if you are not a full-time learning professional but a practitioner or manager who is responsible for developing team members or transferring your knowledge through learning opportunities.

What Will I Learn?

At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify factors that influence how adult learners are engaged and motivated to learn.
  • Describe the use of learning options and environments.
  • Describe motivating factors that influence learning options and environments.
  • Describe methods that support learning engagement.
  • Apply methods that motivate and engage adult learners.
How Long Is This Course?

Take anytime, anywhere (12 months online access)

Can I Earn Credit?

Earn .1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. This program may be eligible for up to 1 CPLP recertification points. This program may be eligible for up to 1 APTD recertification points.

What Is The Attendance Policy?

Full completion of the program within the one-year access period is mandatory in order to receive 0.9 CEUs. Participants who complete all aspects of the program will see their completion status reflected on their transcript in the ATD Learning Portal.

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