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Fundamentals of Training - 2 days in June

  • Wednesday, June 01, 2022
  • 8:30 AM
  • Thursday, June 02, 2022
  • 4:30 PM
  • Zoom - Access will be provided prior to programs
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  • Fundamentals of Training for two days - June 1st and 2nd - early bird chapter member rate.
  • Fundamentals of Training June 1st and June 2nd - early bird non member rate.
  • Fundamentals of Training, June 1st and 2nd, early bird discounted rate for partner organizations. Must be a member of ICF, ODN or SHRM. Please contact us for the discount code.

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Ready to upskill your learning and development competencies? Looking for a way to add value to your organization? The ATD-Cascadia Fundamentals of Training course is a perfect fit for your needs! Fundamentals of Training provides you with an interactive learning experience addressing the core elements of the ADDIE Instructional Design Model. Facilitated by local industry experts, this course blends the foundational tenets of instructional design with current best practices for training delivery and facilitation.

This course is perfect for:

  • New and aspiring instructional designers and trainers

  • Professionals who are looking to expand their skill set

  • Professionals who train others as a part of their job description

Session Descriptions

Course Design

  • Course Development Process
  • Task Analysis
  • Learning Objectives

Training Methodologies 

  • Training Methods
  • Dale’s Cone of Experience
  • Connecting Training Methodology to Learning Objectives

    Virtual Facilitation Skills 

    • Guidelines for Presenting
    • Presentation Practice

    Learner Analysis

    • Learner Analysis Principles and Processes
    • Integrating Learner Analysis into Design and Development 

    Presentation Skills

    • Guidelines for Effective Virtual Facilitation
    • Practice With Virtual Tools

    Our Instructors

    Dan Vetter, CPLP | Vetter Solutions |Portland, Oregon

    Dan has over 30 years of industry experience and is the founder of VETTER SOLUTIONS with the motto: Organizations run better with VETTER. After two decades of designing and delivering LIVE training sessions, during the last 10 years, the company has focused on designing and developing custom e-learning courses for a variety of corporate, public and non-profit clients.

    Suzanne Dunn, Ph.D.| Northcentral University


    Suzanne Dunn, PhD, is a core part-time professor at Northcentral University and teaches graduate level courses in instructional design, e-learning and global training and development in the School of Education. She has two graduate degrees (Master’s and PhD) in Training and Development plus over 30 years of experience developing talent and designing instruction.

    Dana Pratt | Principal, DCP Training & Talent Development

    Dana Pratt is the Principal of DCP Training & Talent Development.  Prior to launching her own business, she headed up the training and development efforts at New Seasons Market and has led people teams at ODOT, Safeco Insurance and at Macy’s. She began her career in retail management, then transferred her knowledge of store operations and people management to learning and development. Today she’s committed to helping managers improve their results and job satisfaction by supporting, challenging and celebrating their people.

    Marla Turner | Principal Owner of LiT Consulting, Inc.

    Marla Turner, Principal Owner of LiT Consulting, Inc., is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach who has helped hundreds of people embrace and leverage their unique talents through CliftonStrengths. She uses her 20+ years of experience in facilitation and instructional design to create impactful one-on-one coaching experiences and highly interactive team workshops (virtually and in-person). Marla has an M.A. in English literature and has taught writing and literature at the university level. She is a fierce defender of the Oxford comma and applauds those brave souls who dare to use the semicolon.

    Amanda Otto, M.Ed., CAPM


    Amanda Otto, M.Ed., CAPM, has been in the workplace learning field for 14 years,with experience in financial services, higher education, and technology. She has designed, developed and facilitated a variety of courses for adult learners, including technical skills, soft skills, and supervisor skills, in addition to representing the training function on corporate projects. She currently works at Noom as the CX Learning & Development Team Manager, where she oversees internal training programs, internal content (policies and procedures), and external content (online help articles).

    Program Details

    • Sessions are held virtually over Zoom. Links to the Zoom meeting are sent prior to each session.
    • Because our sessions use all of the interactivity tools available from Zoom, joining the training from a desktop or laptop computer is strongly recommended.
    • Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.

    Universal Access

    ATD Cascadia is committed to providing universal access to all of our participants and will make reasonable efforts to accommodate requests. Please contact Linda at 503-579-1552 or adminassistant@tdcascadia.org to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

    Additional Information

    • Early bird registration ends May 18, 2022

    • Online registration is available until May 30th. 

    • Discounted registration is available for our partner organizations (ICF, NSA, ODN, SHRM only).

    • Contact the ATD office at 503-579-1552 or Adminassistant@tdcascadia.org for assistance with any of the following: 

      • Multiple registrations

      • Scholarship assistance 

      • Refunds (available only until May 18)

      • Substitutions (allowed at any time; price adjustment for nonmembers)

      • Partial registration (We highly recommend taking all four sessions; however, if you are looking for a refresher, need to make up a session or can only attend one, partial registration may be allowed).

    Recertification Credits

    CPTD (estimated 12 hours)
    CPTDs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any paperwork required by National ATD. Visit the CPTD Website for complete information.

    HRCI and SHRM
    This program may be eligible for self-certification for HRCI and SHRM recertifications credits. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any paperwork required by either HRCI and SHRM. Visit either site at HRCI website or SHRM website for more information.

    ATD Capability Model

    The ATD Capability Model outlines what practitioners need to know and do to development themselves, others, and their organizations. Participants in the Fundamentals of Training course complete a free self-assessment and learn how to build a custom learning plan for ongoing professional professional development. For more information about the ATD Capability Model, please visit this website

    This course develops Professional Capability in the following areas:

    • Learning Sciences

    • Instructional Design

    • Training Delivery and Facilitation

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