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Creating Leadership Development Certificate
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This program supplies participants with an ATD exclusive model for creating leadership development programs. Using data from their organizations, participants are able to immediately apply what they are learning to their own organizational leadership development initiatives. Most importantly, the ATD leadership development model includes a process to demonstrate the business value of the leadership development programs.

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Find out why facilitator Elaine Biech values the Creating Leadership Development Programs Certificate program.

Course Information
Why You Should Attend?
  • Critical components needed for a successful leadership development program.
  • Leadership competencies and how they relate within your organization.
  • Understanding what leadership really looks like (and its behaviors) in your organization.
  • Various assessment models and/or methodology that can be used in a leadership program.
  • Aligning a leadership program with your organization’s culture and goals.
  • Best practices in needs assessments for creating leadership development programs.
  • Best practices in implementation of leadership development programs.
  • Best practices for identifying high potential participants for a leadership program.
  • Understanding what to look for when evaluating your leadership development program or an off-the-shelf program.
  • Demonstrating business impact of leadership development programs.
What to Expect?
  • Technical Requirements
    Online programs: 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. In addition, it is strongly recommended to use a desktop or laptop computer as using a tablet or phone severely limits your ability to fully and actively participate in the program.
Who Should Attend?

Participants should already have experience in designing learning and have a business need to understand the best practices in developing effective leadership programs. This is not a leadership course but a program that introduces participants to all of the necessary components of great leadership development programs.

What Will I Learn?

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Use the ATD leadership development model to create a leadership development program.
  • Ensure alignment of a leadership development program to an organization’s culture, vision, mission, and goals, as well as competencies, customers' requirements, and business needs.
  • Select and implement appropriate learning methods.
  • List content and competencies that must be included in a leadership development program.
  • List observable behaviors that display a leader’s ability to demonstrate the competencies.
  • Discuss a hierarchy of competencies and content for entry, mid-level, and executives.
  • Utilize process planning checklists and other job aids to create a leadership development program.
  • Measure and link the value of a leadership development program to an organization’s bottom line.
  • Discern the advantages, disadvantages, and appropriate use of off-the-shelf leadership development programs.
  • Implement questionnaires, assessment methods, and self-evaluation tools presented in the leadership development program.
  • Incorporate best practices in leadership needs assessments, implementation, and when identifying high potential candidates for leadership programs.
How Long Is This Course?

Face-to-Face: 2 days
Online: 6 sessions, 12hours total
On-Site: Flexible dates & duration

Can I Earn Credit?

Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points for the face-to-face version and 12 CPLP recertification points for the online version. This program may be eligible for up to 14 APTD recertification points for the face-to-face version and 12 APTD recertification points for the online version. This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

What Is The 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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What Participants Are Saying
"This certificate program is excellent for those who already have implemented some type of Leadership Development Programs (LDP) or those who are considering developing one in their organization. If you already have a LDP established, you will still gain valuable information that will help validate and enhance it. We learned strategies and best practices that can be used immediately back on the job. We also were given several usable tools (no reinventing the wheel): timeline, curriculum ideas, LDP application, IDP, Mentor and Mentee applications."
"I think the quality of this program is first-rate. And being able to spend time away from the office to focus in on the critical components, beliefs, attitudes, and competencies is essential to helping me develop a great program. Completing this program affirmed what I had already begun in the design of a leadership development program, and filled in the gaps for what I never knew was missing. All of the information was relevant, timely, and experienced in such a fresh and engaging manner."
"I have several tranformational and memorable takeaways from this program! All of the activities, case examples, and templates were great tools. My initial intent when I signed up was to gather additional information about best practices and create a proposal for the hospital I work for in revamping our leadership development program. Not only did I receive current and evidenced based framework, I also received great ideas from the instructors and other participants."
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