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Be an Exceptional Coach

Thursday, August 25, 2016

"Everyone needs a coach. It doesn't matter whether you're a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast, or a bridge player." ~ Bill Gates

Or even a learning and development professional...

Be that coach. And be exceptional at it.

ATD Education is excited to now offer an intensive program that will take your coaching skills a step further, making you an invaluable asset to both your clients and your organization.

ATD Expert Coach, the newest master-level course from our education team, elevates your skills by having you prove your ability. Throughout this four-day assessment-based offering, you will receive hands-on opportunities to hone your skills, while receiving individualized feedback and working with expert facilitators to master the skill of being an effective coach.

"What I'm most excited about for the ATD Expert Coach Program is to provide participants with an in-depth opportunity to practice and receive feedback on their coaching so they can benchmark their progress and see real growth in their skills." ~ Lisa Downs, ATD Expert Coach Facilitator


Professional coaching has been proven to show significant return on investment for companies. It helps organizations meet key business goals and boost productivity and effectiveness, enhance internal communication skills, and attract and retain a larger percentage of talented employees. Coaching is now a key factor to overall employee happiness and organizational success.

“This program is something that past ATD Education training program participants are asking for. We’ve developed it because of feedback we’ve received,” says Shana Campbell, senior project manager for ATD Education.

Walk away from this program with not only an innovative set of coaching solutions, but also a newfound confidence that will translate into immediately actionable results and show dividends for yourself, your team, and your entire organization. 

No matter if coaching is only a small part of your responsibilities, or you are a talent development professional or manager with significant developmental responsibilities, this program will be of benefit. “Because it is so intensive, participants will come away with a real sense of satisfaction from what they have accomplished and learned,” says Campbell. 


Following the format of the current Master programs, ATD Expert Coach will use blended learning and consist of three parts. Part 1 is online but takes a slightly new approach to learning by comprising both asynchronous and synchronous online programming. Part 2, the core course, is made up of a face-to-face four-day training course. In Part 3 participants register for the optional elective, and their final assessment component is reviewed.

Become an effective coach and an invaluable resource by mastering the art of purposeful and powerful coaching conversations. Proving this ability will earn you the respected title of ATD Expert Coach

Join the exclusive group today and save $200 off the regular registration price.

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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