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ATD Member Adaptive Learning Library

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Discover a new way to learn with ATD's member library of adaptive learning courses. Leveraging artificial intelligence, we ensure that you won’t waste time covering the topics you have already mastered, and instead spend more time on topics you need help with.

How Adaptive Learning technology works:
The principle is simple—assess what learners already know and personalize instructional content to teach them what they don’t know. Within this platform, when learners miss questions, they will be presented with suggested resources—media, activities, and exercises—that cover the concept in detail. It’s up to the learner to spend time learning the concepts they missed and apply their knowledge to future questions. As they go through the course, the adaptive learning engine will continue to tailor and deliver instructional content based on the knowledge the learner demonstrates and the gaps they need to fill.

The ATD Member Adaptive Learning Library is a selection of ten of our most popular courses from the full ATD Elements library. Each year the library will swap out to give you access to ten new topics and the opportunity to develop professionally in many areas.

Learn more about the ten current selection of ten courses, below.

Included Courses
Assembling a Change Management Team
Select the right team for your change effort.
Change is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be painful. Successful change initiatives start with a detailed analysis of the situation and a solid vision and strategy for carrying out the change. A change management team is crucial for executing these items. Discover the skills, competencies, and roles required for a successful change management team.

Who should attend:
Leaders and managers contemplating a change management effort at any level will benefit from this course.
Basic Training for Trainers
Go back to the basics to update your training skills.
The training landscape has transformed substantially over the past decade due to economic uncertainty; advances in digital, mobile, and social technology; demographic shifts; and increased globalization. Even experienced trainers need to go back to basics at times. This course provides a primer of the training landscape, exploring the definition of a trainer, the core skills a trainer needs, training methods, presentation and facilitation tips, evaluating training, and the four-step skills training method. Develop a broad understanding of the training landscape, whether you’re a new or experienced trainer.

Who should attend:
Both new and experienced trainers and facilitators will benefit from this course.
Compelling Virtual Presentations
Deliver presentations that engage your audience.
People cannot and will not pay attention online for as long as they would in a live setting. If your virtual presentation is not relevant and compelling, attendees will quickly turn to multitasking or, worse, leave the session. Learn the aspects of a compelling virtual presentation, from the invitation through the final Q&A wrap-up.

Who should attend:
Professionals who deliver virtual training, webinars, and sales pitches online will benefit from this course.
Course and Lesson Outline Basics
Draft meaningful outlines to create effective learning materials.
By organizing your training course before you develop the materials, you build a road map for yourself and others working with you to complete the project. You also have a format to explain the structure of the training course to others. Course design that follows the job itself is the strongest path to successful learning transfer. Learn the ROPES method, a systematic and proven way to outline lessons and build courses.

Who should attend:
New instructional designers and others new to the learning profession will benefit from this course.
Improving Formal Learning With Social Media
Connect learners with social media to improve learning.
The use of social media has been on a meteoric rise for several years. The plethora of tools presents many opportunities to improve your formal learning—not only classroom training, but any type of formal learning process. Explore ways social media can improve formal learning before, during, and after the learning event.

Who should attend:
Instructional designers and facilitators who wish to create more engaging learning that extends beyond the formal learning event will benefit from this course.
Introduction to Memory and Cognition
Make learning stick.
Understanding is at the core of what training and development professionals do. Understanding makes knowledge easier to remember and apply on the job. Adult learning theory, cognitive learning theory, and basic principles of neuroscience can inform training and development practices to be more effective and efficient. Receive an introduction to how the human mind processes information and makes memories to enhance the effectiveness of your learning programs.

Who should attend:
Both trainers and instructional designers will benefit from the tactics and strategies presented in this course.
Leading Successful Teams
Empower high-performing teams to succeed.
Effective teams rest on a foundation of shared vision, mission, and values. High-performing teams build up from there to establish a level of trust. Learn how a leader can foster success for their team at every level.

Who should attend:
Managers who want to empower their employees will benefit from this course.
Overview of Training Needs Assessments
Identify performance gaps to create effective learning events.
Training needs assessment is critical to the success of a solution. You must clearly identify what you are trying to address before you spend time, money, and effort developing a training solution. You may develop an engaging and well‐written program, but if it doesn’t address skills or knowledge gaps, it will ultimately be unsuccessful. Identify important questions to ask at each level of a training needs assessment and define the desired outcomes.

Who should attend:
Talent development professionals who are tasked with improving performance and closing skills gaps.
Roles and Communication on Workplace Teams
Build better teams.
Workplace teams come together to accomplish short-term projects, long-term goals, and anything in between. It's important to have the right people on the team to get things done.Explore the common roles on a workplace team and how to leverage each individual’s skills and talents.

Who should attend:
Talent development professionals from all fields will benefit from this introductory course.
The Learner-Centered Classroom
Engage your learners with a new approach.
The learner-centered classroom is a four-part design that serves as a framework for fully engaging participants and approaching the classroom with more learner-centered instruction. A learning-centered classroom considers four key relationships between the other learners, the instruction, the content, and the self. Learn to balance your approach to instruction so that your classroom is more learner-centered and learning-rich.

Who should attend:
Facilitators, instructional designers, and other learning professionals looking for new ways to engage learners will benefit from this course.