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Training & Facilitation Certificate

The premier train-the-trainer course.

Gain a complete understanding of the training function, by learning and practicing the skills of an exceptional trainer and facilitator.

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Credits: CEU 2.1 MORE
Level: Capable
Role(s): Trainer/Facilitator
Language(s): English More
Capability Area(s): Training Delivery and Facilitation More

Pricing

$2,245
Nonmember
Course Info

This training certificate course covers the entire end-to-end training cycle, including planning and preparing a training event, managing the learning environment and engaging participants in the classroom, and following up post-event to continue to support learning. We'll cover the science behind learning as well--why and how learner needs and preferences, training techniques, classroom environment, and well-structured materials all affect learning outcomes. At the end of the course, you... Read More

This training certificate course covers the entire end-to-end training cycle, including planning and preparing a training event, managing the learning environment and engaging participants in the classroom, and following up post-event to continue to support learning. We'll cover the science behind learning as well--why and how learner needs and preferences, training techniques, classroom environment, and well-structured materials all affect learning outcomes. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your techniques in a skills training practice where you will receive feedback and guidance from peers and an ATD expert Facilitator.

ATD's Training Certificate, the best-established train-the-trainer course in the talent development field, is now Training & Facilitation Certificate. Drawing upon ATD's extensive research and experience*, this program will help you become a learner-centric facilitator who recognizes and can apply all of the skills of an effective trainer.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Get an overview of all phases of the training cycle from the planning phase through the evaluation phase.
  • Leave with the knowledge and skills to become a participant-focused facilitator in any environment, from large scale training events to meetings and presentations.
  • Learn from an expert trainer and facilitator, who will demonstrate best practices in the classroom.
  • Gain access to ATD-exclusive templates and tools to use in your own practice.
  • Demonstrate your new skills and receive personalized, actionable feedback from your ATD expert facilitator.
  • Earn an industry-recognized certificate, continuing education credits, and an ATD digital badge to share with your networks.

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If you are focused on training or facilitating in a virtual platform, such as Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, or Adobe Connect, consider Virtual Training Certificate. This online course also covers the training cycle, but specifically addresses options for engaging participants in an online, remote setting.

*This course is based upon the Training Delivery & Facilitation Capability of the Talent Development Capability Model. The concepts covered in the course are reflected in the Talent Development Body of Knowledge (TDBoKTM), the definitive resource for the talent development profession, covering 23 capability areas. Read Less

What You Will Learn
  • Select the appropriate mix of learning modalities to support specific contexts, learners, and learning objectives in both formal and informal learning settings.
  • Identify the logistical tasks necessary to create a classroom environment that is conducive to effective face-to-face learning.
  • Create facilitation plans that prepare you for a successful learner-centered event.
  • Apply brain science to delivery strategies that address various learner preferences and cognitive needs in the learning environment.
  • Select learning methods to support a variety of learning preferences to reach the desired learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrate adult learning principles and effective facilitation techniques to assess and ensure a safe, comfortable, and supportive learning environment.
  • Utilize a variety of facilitation techniques to create a professional and engaging learning experience.
  • Use a variety of techniques to engage participants, communicate effectively, and manage group dynamics and behaviors during an event.
  • Summarize techniques that can be used to develop and evaluate a variety of course materials designed with the learner and the learning objectives in mind.
  • Apply best practices when selecting informal learning networks and tools to meet the needs of an organization.
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Course Topics
Facilitating Formal Learning
  • Types of Learning—Learning Frameworks
  • Types of Formal Learning
Planning and Coordinating Training Events
  • Helping Learners Make the Most of the Experience
  • Managing Logistics for a Smooth Event
  • Creating the Ideal Learning Environment
Preparing to Facilitate
  • Understanding the Audience and Their Needs
  • Creating a Facilitation Plan
  • Prepare to Deliver Your Training
Applying Learning Science
  • Basics of Cognitive Science
  • Addressing Variations in Learner Preferences and Cognition
  • Understanding How Adults Learn
Selecting Delivery Options and Methods
  • Selecting Effective Delivery Options
  • Delivering to Meet Learner’s Preferences
  • Matching Learning Methods to Desired Outcomes
  • Selecting Engaging Delivery Methods
Facilitation Styles and Techniques
  • Presenting as a Professional
  • Facilitation Roles and Styles
  • Facilitation Techniques
Creating a Positive Learning Environment
  • Creating a Positive Learning Environment Through Effective Facilitation
  • Engaging Participants
  • Engaging Facilitator Communications
Engaging and Managing Participants
  • Creating a Safe and Comfortable Learning Environment
  • Managing Conflict and Group Dynamics
Designing and Developing Learning Materials
  • Designing Learner Materials With the Learner in Mind
  • A Closer Look at Design
  • Designing Materials to Assess Learning
  • Evaluations: Kirkpatrick’s 4 levels
  • Formative vs. Summative Evaluation
Supporting Informal and Self-Directed Learning
  • What Is Informal Learning?
  • Ways to Curate Informal Learning Content
  • Facilitating Learning on the Job Opportunities
  • Staying Up-to-Date With Technology and Industry Trends
Who Should Attend

New and experienced trainers and facilitators from any industry and those who want to gain a comprehensive skill set for facilitating and delivering instructor-led learning events will benefit from this program.

In addition to professional trainers and facilitators, training coordinators, training managers, learning consultants, instructional designers, independent consultants, educators, or professors may benefit if facilitation is part of their job. Professionals with unique domain expertise who have been asked to teach others, customer/technical/software educators, or those who lead others may also find this program to provide valuable grounding in core training and facilitation concepts.

If you are training and facilitating in a virtual platform, such as Webex, Zoom, Adobe Connect, or Microsoft Teams, consider the Virtual Training & Facilitation Certificate.

Level: Capable
Roles: Trainer/Facilitator
Language: English, Chinese
What Our Participants Are Saying
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"ATD is a fantastic resource for anyone in this profession!"

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"This is the basic framework that anyone in the learning industry should know first hand."

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Facilitators
Sardek Love
Maureen Orey, CPTD
Kathleen Edwards
Christie Ward

Things to Know

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program, including both face-to-face and live online formats, and completion of all coursework is mandatory to receive the certificate of completion and continuing education credits.

Face-to-Face Programs:
Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate.

Live Online Programs:
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.

Make-up policy: You can miss and make up one session* by listening to a session recording. Instructions for reporting make-up sessions are posted on ATD’s learning platform.

*For full-day sessions, you can only miss up to 3.5 hours and make up the time by listening to the recording.

CREDITS

21.0 learning hours

2.1 CEUs awarded

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

This program is valid for 21.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrm.org/certification.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

A laptop computer with Wi-Fi capability is required to participate in ATD Programs.

Face-to-Face Program Components (if applicable):
Please do not bring mobile devices (for example, phones or tablets) instead of a laptop. There will be no computers available on-site for participants. Note: You might not have an optimal experience using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge to access your courses. Chrome is the recommended browser.

Live Online Program Components (if applicable):
You must log in to the learning platform to access course content and to join all live online sessions. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) capability to participate. Please join your session from a location with a strong internet connection and plan to use VoIP for your audio during the entire session.

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