Designing Learning Certificate

The complete foundational program for designing outcome-based training.

Discover all of the tools necessary to develop powerful, bottom-line focused training. Using a human performance improvement approach to instructional design, you will learn best practices for conducting a needs assessment, job/task analysis, and course design and development using templates exclusive to ATD. Leave with a structured step-by-step process that can be immediately applied to the development of your own training programs.

The Designing Learning Certificate runs from January 21–23, 2018. The workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. each day.

Learning Objectives

After this program, 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.
  • Develop an evaluation strategy for training initiatives.
  • 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.

Audience

This course is designed for practitioners new to the field of instructional systems design or those wanting to apply the principles of human performance improvement to their course designs. Participation in the ATD Training Certificate Program is not a prerequisite.

Program Topics

Click here to view the Participant Guide Table of Contents.

Facilitator

Nikki O’Keeffe is a dedicated training specialist who delivers a positive, memorable, and meaningful service that repeatedly meets or exceeds the expectations of the client. She has experience creating strategies and visions to ensure training requirements and deliveries are in line with quality, probability, and client need. 

Nikki has worked in varied industries, including education, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. In her most recent role as the global senior training and development specialist at PAREXEL International, her focus was on managing and developing courses for new and existing staff on technical systems, process changes, new products, and soft skills. 

Her educational background includes a BA in psychology from Butler University and a master’s degree in exercise science, health, and wellness from Northeastern Illinois University. Her specific areas of interest include virtual training, facilitation techniques, and mentoring new trainers. 

Nikki is skilled at providing face-to-face and online learning programs for global participants of varying experience levels. In addition to delivering training, she has performed training needs analyses to identify gaps and recommend training solutions, worked with SMEs as a consultant to develop courses and curriculums, and evaluated programs for effectiveness.

She understands the value of solid training plans and strong facilitation. Nikki looks forward to sharing her experiences and expanding her knowledge base by learning from her participants in the upcoming ATD courses that she leads. 

Credits

  • This program is valid for 21 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
  • Earn 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 21 CPLP recertification points.
  • This program has been pre-approved for 21 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Registration Fees

ATD Member: US $1,540
Nonmember: US $1,890*

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