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Essential Learning.

Enhance your knowledge and acquire new skills with access to more than 40 topics and workshops.

“Wisdom is the essential basis of greatness.” —Wallace D. Wattles

Seeking wisdom, but just can’t get motivated clicking through generic e-learning courses? Are you missing the real-time collaboration and interaction of the face-to-face learning environment?

ATD Education offers a flexible and affordable way to gain hands-on learning online from subject matter experts. Develop your own year-round, online professional development curriculum with the Essentials Series Online Workshops.

This is not a one-size-fits-all program—you customize and personalize your learning journey.

Anatomy of an Essentials Workshop

  • What?
    Essentials are workshops covering niche talent development topics. 
  • When?
    They consist of three 90-minute sessions over three weeks. 
  • Where?
    You can participate in them live online in the virtual classroom. 
  • Who?
    Essentials are for talent development professionals, and facilitated by thought leaders and practitioners. 
  • How?
    Essentials share knowledge using collaborative discussions, brainstorming, and breakout sessions. 
  • Why?
    These workshops will enable you to incorporate a new idea or skill into your L&D repertoire.
  • Why is the series called “Essentials?”
    These workshops cover essential skills and topics for talent development professionals using hands-on learning in the virtual classroom.


Choose from more than 40 interactive Essentials Series Online Workshops taught by a leader in the field, and designed to help you focus on a specific topic, such as brain-based learning, or new employee onboarding. Learn the skills you need to know!

What Participants are Saying

"The online workshop was so user friendly that I felt that I took a quantum leap into technical savvy and a greater appreciation of learning via a web conference. The facilitator was right in tune with the participants, keeping us attentive and involved. It was a proactive event for me, and something I would like to repeat in the near future." ¬ Bernard Rochon, President, Center for Performance and Accountability Inc.

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