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Training Design and Delivery Certificate

Design accurately. Deliver flawlessly. Transform mindsets.

Advance your career as a talent development professional with this fast-paced program, which combines key knowledge and actions from both the Instructional Design and Training Delivery areas of expertise as defined by the ATD Competency Model.

Credits: CEU 3.5 MORE
Level: Capable
Role(s): Instructional Designer More
Language(s): English
Capability Area(s): Learning Sciences More

At this time, there are no scheduled dates for this program.

Please check back for updates or bring it on-site to your organization.

At this time, there are no scheduled dates for this program.

Please check back for updates or bring it on-site to your organization.

Course Info

Are you ready to advance your career as a talent development professional? Get started with this fast-paced training design boot camp that combines key knowledge and actions from the instructional design and training delivery areas of expertise, as defined by the ATD Competency Model.

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Are you ready to advance your career as a talent development professional? Get started with this fast-paced training design boot camp that combines key knowledge and actions from the instructional design and training delivery areas of expertise, as defined by the ATD Competency Model.

For five days, your learning will be focused on how to apply the tools and principles of instructional design utilizing a human performance improvement approach. You will also gain insight into the best practices and latest techniques in training and facilitation to ensure the success of your learning programs.

Enroll in this program to take the leading step in becoming a learning superstar.


  • Learn adult learning theory basics and instructional design methodology.
  • Build a foundation for conducting a needs assessment, developing learning objectives, and evaluating the impact of your training initiatives.
  • Learn and apply effective training techniques for managing participants, engaging a variety of learning styles, creating an effective positive learning environment, and managing classroom challenges.
  • Develop engaging, learner-centered training solutions.
  • Create participant guides, facilitator guides, and supporting materials using templates provided in the workshop.
  • Ensure your training delivers the impact you and your organization expect.

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What You Will Learn
  • After the Design Phase, you will be able to:

    • Describe and apply the ADDIE model.
    • Conduct a training needs assessment that aligns performance needs with organizational results.
    • Select and use data collection techniques as part of the training needs assessment process.
    • Demonstrate how to structure instructional events that address psychological learning processes.
    • Apply the ROPES phases of instruction to construct effective learning events.
    • Write complete learning objectives based on observable actions or behaviors.
    • Select learning methods and media to support the attainment of learning objectives.
    • Apply guidelines to the use of visuals, text, and audio in instructional materials.
    • Create participant guides, facilitator guides, and supporting materials.
    • Prepare reports that document the training needs assessment, program design, and recommendations for training implementation, including pilot tests and rollout.
    • Develop an evaluation strategy for training initiatives.
  • After the Delivery Phase, you will be able to:

    • Describe the training cycle.
    • Apply adult learning concepts, develop supportive climates, and customize off-the-shelf materials.
    • Use training activities and alternatives to lecture, strategize for different learning needs, and create effective questioning techniques.
    • Prepare properly for a training session, and prepare participants to foster learning.
    • Manage and encourage participants of all backgrounds and learning styles.
    • Address challenging participants and behaviors.
    • Present and facilitate a training program, including use of audio-visuals and handouts.
    • Identify the five levels of evaluation.
    • Evaluate program impact at different levels using a variety of methods.
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Topic 1- Getting Started With Design
Lesson 1: HPI Overview
Lesson 2: ADDIE Overview
Lesson 3: How HPI and ADDIE Work Together
Topic 2 - Analysis and Training Needs Assessment
Lesson 1: Needs Assessment Process Overview
Lesson 2: Organizational Analysis
Lesson 3: Performance Analysis
Lesson 4: Performer Analysis
Lesson 5: Data Collection Techniques
Lesson 6: Evaluation Planning
Lesson 7: Needs Assessment Report
Topic 3 - Design
Lesson 1: How People Learn
Lesson 2: The Psychological Processes of Learning
Lesson 3: Gagne’s 9 Events of Learning
Lesson 4: Bloom’s Domains and Taxonomy of Learning
Lesson 5: Writing Learning Objectives
Lesson 6: Instructional Methods and Media
Lesson 7: Course and Lesson Outlines (ROPES)
Lesson 8: Assembling a Design Document
Topic 4 - Development
Lesson 1: What to Develop, Why, and for Whom
Lesson 2: Developing Materials for the Classroom
Lesson 3: Developing Materials for the Facilitator
Lesson 4: Developing Materials for the Learner
Lesson 5: Developing Assessment Materials
Topic 5 - Implementation
Lesson 1: Coordinating Program Support and Administration
Lesson 2: Preparing Facilitators
Lesson 3: Running a Pilot and Making Revisions
Lesson 4: Course Follow-Up
Topic 6 - Evaluation
Lesson 1: Evaluation: Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels
Lesson 2: ROI (Level 5) Evaluation
Topic 7 - Part 2 Introduction
Lesson 1: Opening Training Sessions With PUNCH!
Lesson 2: The ATD Competency Model
Lesson 3: The Training Cycle
Topic 8 - Purpose and Assessment
Lesson 1: Needs Assessment Review
Lesson 2: Learning Objectives
Topic 9 - Planning and Preparation
Lesson 1: The Four Dimensions of Training
Lesson 2: Adult Learning Principles
Lesson 3: Instructional Design Review
Lesson 4: Preparing Materials, the Environment, and Yourself
Topic 10 - Presentation and Facilitation
Lesson 1: Preferences for Learning
Lesson 2: Establishing a Positive Learning Environment
Lesson 3: Presenting, Training, and Facilitating
Lesson 4: Challenges of the Profession
Topic 11 - Evaluation and Performance
Lesson 1: Evaluation
Lesson 2: Exemplary Performance
Who Should Attend

This program is uniquely valuable to learning professionals who are responsible for both the design and the delivery of their learning programs.

  • Instructional designers who deliver or want more exposure to training will benefit from this course, as will trainers who want more exposure to instructional design models and methods.

ATD education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organization development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

Level: Capable
Roles: Instructional Designer, Trainer/Facilitator
Language: English
What Our People Are Saying
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"I was told ATD courses are the best in the industry, and I am inclined to agree."

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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.


35.0 learning hours

3.5 CEUs awarded

This program is eligible for 35.0 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 35.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

This program is valid for 35.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


A laptop computer with Wi-Fi capability is required for both face-to-face and online programs. Please do not bring mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.) in lieu of a laptop. There will be no computers available on-site for participants. Note: You might not have an optimal experience if you are using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge to access your courses. Chrome is the recommended browser.


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  • Engage with your facilitator and peers.
  • Access pre-work assignments.
  • View any technical requirements.
  • Review logistical information.


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