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Project Management Certificate

Run your learning projects efficiently and with greater impact.

Become an effective project manager with the skills to successfully initiate, plan, implement, and launch any talent development project.

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Credits: CEU 1.4 MORE
Level: Capable
Role(s): Talent Development Manager More
Language(s): English
Capability Area(s): Project Management


Course Info

If you work in Talent Development, you are more than likely running projects all day every day. These projects may include creating or updating training programs, partnering with your IT department to implement a new technology platform or tool, such as a virtual learning platform or a learning management system (LMS), or overseeing an organization-wide learning initiative, such as a leadership development program. As talent development continues to grow and change to meet learner needs, having... Read More

If you work in Talent Development, you are more than likely running projects all day every day. These projects may include creating or updating training programs, partnering with your IT department to implement a new technology platform or tool, such as a virtual learning platform or a learning management system (LMS), or overseeing an organization-wide learning initiative, such as a leadership development program. As talent development continues to grow and change to meet learner needs, having a systematic project management approach enables you to successfully oversee projects with increasing complexity and greater impact.

Regardless of the type of project, every learning project needs a strong project manager who is skilled in developing and managing timelines and budgets, setting priorities, minimizing risks, and gathering stakeholder input. The benefit of this certificate program is that it introduces you to core project management skills and shows you how to apply those skills specifically to a TD environment through examples and hands-on activities. As a result, you'll be able to manage learning projects more efficiently through systematic, repeatable, and adaptable processes tailored to our field. Whether you work within a talent development department or organization or as an independent consultant, becoming a skilled and capable project manager makes you a valuable asset to the team you support.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Learn established project management approaches and how you can apply them to a TD context.
  • Become a skilled project manager who can take on and manage any learning project with ease.
  • Practice project management tasks throughout the program in your own personal project.
  • Get proven techniques to stay ahead of and solve issues quickly when managing projects large and small.
  • Gain access to ATD-exclusive templates and tools that you can apply to your own work.
  • Earn an ATD digital badge to share your course completion with your networks.

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What You Will Learn
  • Communicate project management principles, processes, and roles.
  • Establish the project charter necessary for project initiation.
  • Establish a project management plan, related sub-plans, and constraints.
  • Manage a project in accordance with established plans and guidelines.
  • Execute the project close out processes.
The ATD Talent Development Capability Model CAPABILITY

Aligned to the Talent Development Capability Model™

This course is based upon research on how project management skills can enhance talent development initiatives. The content is aligned with the Project Management Capability of the Talent Development Capability Model™.

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Project Management Principles, Process, & Roles
  • What is Project Management?
    • Defining tasks, Projects, Programs, and Processes
    • Project Goals
  • Project Management Principles
    • PM Approaches: Four-Phase, Agile, Scrum, and Kanban
    • Project Constraints
    • Project Roles
Initiating a Project
  • Initiate – The Foundation
    • Project Charter
    • Project Objectives
    • Project Scope
  • How Do We Initiate a Project?
Planning a Project
  • The Planning Phase
  • Logistics of a Project
  • Developing Sub-Plans
Managing a Project
  • Manage the Project
  • Skills to Help Manage Projects
    • Communication
    • Conflict Management
    • Scope Creep
Closing a Project
  • Closure Basics
Who Should Attend

This program is geared toward talent development professionals that may have grown into project management responsibilities or frequently manage talent development initiatives. You do not have to be a full-time project manager to benefit from this program. This may include instructional designers, talent development managers, consultants, trainers or facilitators, human resource professionals, and organization development professionals.

Level: Capable
Roles: Talent Development Manager, Trainer/Facilitator, Instructional Designer, Independent Consultant
Language: English
What Our Participants Are Saying
Helene Bryant

"My favorite takeaways from this program were the advice that a project is not a task, it is a series of tasks; you must learn from other learning professionals; and how to properly structure a project. This program helps you step back and reflect on how you work."

Jennifer Quan

"The entire program was amazing, but I appreciated the fact that we were able to choose a project of our own and create a project plan around it. This program gave quick, but thorough, instruction on project management for trainers—enough information to get individuals started on the right path of project management, but not enough to overwhelm."

Shauna Herman

"I enjoyed this program because I work in a training role and wanted a project management program that aligned with the needs of training development. The tools and program materials are excellent resources. The facilitator was very engaging and gave us some real nuggets of wisdom to apply on the job."

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Things to Know


For full-day face-to-face and live online programs, participation in all originally scheduled days of the program, including both face-to-face and live online formats, 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.

For multi-week, live online 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. To be marked complete for that one session, please email [email protected]. For programs with four or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program for your reference.

ATD requires active participation throughout the program to receive credit. Active participation in live online sessions 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 significantly limits your ability to fully and actively participate.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Platform at the end of the program.


14.0 learning hours

1.4 CEUs awarded

This program is eligible for 14.0 professional development hours or recertification points from the ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) for the APTD or CPTD credential.

This program has been approved for 14.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

This program is valid for 14.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


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