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ATD Master Instructional Designer™ Program

Prove your ability. Elevate your design. Develop impactful learning solutions.

The ATD Master Instructional Designer™ program covers the entire process of analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of learning programs. Explore new design models and techniques, evaluate real-world projects, and work with expert facilitators.

Face-to-Face
Face-to-Face
Live Online
Live Online
Credits: CEU 2.1 MORE
Level: Advanced
Role(s): Instructional Designer More
Language(s): English

Pricing

$2,795
Member
$3,055
Non-member
Course Info

The role of the instructional designer is evolving, expanding, and more in demand than ever before. Learning is the smart way to keep up. The ATD Master Instructional Designer Program covers the entire process of analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of learning programs.

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The role of the instructional designer is evolving, expanding, and more in demand than ever before. Learning is the smart way to keep up. The ATD Master Instructional Designer Program covers the entire process of analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of learning programs.

Strengthen your professional capacity for instructional design in this assessment-based program that’s grounded in theory and focused on practice and application. Evaluate real-world projects and work with expert facilitators to help you master instructional design required to create formal and informal learning solutions. Benefit from peer collaboration, individualized feedback to reinforce your learning, and a customized toolkit of resources to use immediately.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

  • Present your final project and receive individualized feedback.
  • Benefit from ATD’s comprehensive guide to instructional design and a robust participant guide with tools, resources, and templates to use back on the job.
  • Receive an industry-recognized credential that validates your proficiency.

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What You Will Learn
  • Conduct a needs assessment for learning programs that:
    • aligns organizational objectives and the learning opportunity
    • addresses target populations’ specific needs
    • identifies constraints and/or problems affecting design success
    • includes basic outcomes of the learning solution linked to business problems or opportunities.
    • Design learning solutions that reflect adult learning theories, and best address the needs of the learners and the organization through formal classroom training, blended learning, online learning, and informal approaches.
  • Use a collaborative approach with stakeholders (such as internal clients and subject matter experts) throughout a learning design project to:
    • plan and design the solution
    • select and/or create effective learning materials
    • establish sign-off and approval processes for each step of the design process.
  • Create complete learning solutions including:
    • measurable learning objectives
    • instructional content that reflects the diversity of the learners
    • a variety of learning methods and emerging technologies to reach learning outcomes.
    • Identify appropriate evaluation techniques and apply them to measure the impact of the learning solution.
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Program Components
Part 1: Fundamentals (Online)

Two 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.

Part 2: ATD Master Intructional Designer Core Course (Live Online or Face-to-Face)

Attend a classroom training to elevate your design skills. Discover expanded content that addresses rapid and agile approaches, collaboration strategies, needs analysis, understanding today’s adult learner, techniques to maximize learning transfer, blended learning strategies, design tools, and more.

Program features include:

  • an overview of the fundamentals content
  • case study discussion and evaluation to elevate learning
  • use of real-time, on-the-job design projects
  • multiple opportunities to practice and improve your learning project design with peer and expert facilitator analysis.

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

Select the date and location most convenient for you.

Part 3. Elective and Learning Project

The final component to your success in the program is the design and presentation of your learning project, to be submitted within eight weeks after the core course. You will have the opportunity to work on your design in the core course, receiving feedback and analysis from your peers and expert facilitator. This is required for course completion.

You also must pass a 20-question assessment to demonstrate mastery of the content of this program. You may take this at any time during the program and can retake it until you achieve a passing score.

Finally, should you choose to do so, you'll continue your personalized learning experience by completing a complimentary elective course (online or face-to-face) of your choice to help you address your own unique professional development needs. You may choose from any ATD certificate program (except for the Training Design and Delivery Certificate program) or any Essentials series. The CPLP Prep, APTD Prep, Elements, and another Master Series are not included in the complimentary option.

ATD estimates approximately three to four months to successfully complete the entire program.

Keep in mind the ATD Master Instructional Designer Program is a unique assessment-based program. If you are interested in strengthening your ability in training design but are not interested in committing to the ATD Master Instructional Designer assessment component or time frame, consider the Instructional Design Certificate program.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This program is ideal for experienced talent development professionals ready to boost their competency, capability, and confidence in instructional design.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To ensure you gain the most from this advanced-level program, you must meet the following criteria to participate:

  1. minimum of three years in the instructional design profession
  2. solid understanding of instructional design principles and terms
  3. demonstrated knowledge and application of models, such as ADDIE or SAM
  4. a strong background in conducting needs assessments and writing effective learning objectives
  5. completion of a foundational ATD certificate program, such as the ATD Instructional Design Certificate, formerly Designing Learning Certificate (preferred, not required).
Level: Advanced
Roles: Instructional Designer, Trainer
Language: English
WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING
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Shane Jacques

"I've had too many professional development experiences that over-promise and under-deliver. I've become really cautious of training programs because of this. Being new to ATD, I was very impressed by the level of detail on the program's website. The course objectives and expectations were spelled out clearly and thoroughly. I knew I'd be getting my money's worth because there was no shortage of information or detail when it came to what was involved in this course."

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Troy Kindle

“This program is an excellent way to challenge yourself while solidifying instructional design concepts and theory.”

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Heidi Belczyk

"Lorimer was a fantastic instructor! I loved the opportunities to work with others in the class. It was a very engaging experience! ATD is recognized as the best in the industry."

Dates & Locations
  • Mar 05-21, 2019
    Live Online
  • Mar 11-13, 2019
    Dallas, TX
  • Apr 10-26, 2019
    Live Online
  • Apr 24-26, 2019
    Portland, OR
  • May 16-18, 2019
    Washington, DC
  • May 16-18, 2019
    Washington, DC
  • Jun 11-27, 2019
    Live Online
  • Jun 24-26, 2019
    Chicago, IL
  • Jul 09-25, 2019
    Live Online
  • Jul 22-24, 2019
    San Francisco, CA
  • Aug 06-22, 2019
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  • Aug 21-23, 2019
    Orlando, FL
  • Sep 03-19, 2019
    Live Online
  • Sep 18-20, 2019
    New York, NY
  • Oct 16-18, 2019
    Denver, CO
  • Nov 18-20, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
  • Dec 02-18, 2019
    Live Online
  • Dec 02-04, 2019
    Phoenix, AZ
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Things to Know

ATTENDANCE

Face-to-Face Courses
Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 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 currently scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive a completion certificate and any applicable credits.

ATD requires active participation through the program to receive credit for the class. Active participation includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work. Please note that using a tablet or mobile device severely limits your ability to fully and actively participate.

For programs with five 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 four 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. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program for your reference.

CREDITS

2.1 CEUs awarded

Up to 21.0 APTD Recertification Points

Up to 21.0 CPLP Recertification Points

This program has been approved for 21.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

ATD LEARNING PORTAL

Enrolled in a program? Sign in to the ATD Learning Portal with your ATD account credentials two weeks before the first day of class to:

  • Engage with your facilitator and peers.
  • Access pre-work assignments.
  • View any technical requirements.
  • Review logistical information.

TRANSFERS/CANCELLATIONS

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