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Training magazine presents Certificate Programs conducted by leading industry experts. These programs give you the essential knowledge, practiced techniques, and sound theories you need to become (and remain!) a top performer in your field. In the end, you’ll not only walk away with a certificate of completion and an eBadge, you’ll also jumpstart your career and enhance your professional know-how.

ATTENTION:  The ORLANDO Certificate Programs will not be held, however these four Certificate Programs will take place in a series of live and online sessions later February as noted. Three courses replace originally scheduled Orlando programs (P07 is now C01; P08 is now C02; P02 is now C04).

C01:  Converting Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to Virtual Instructor-Led Training (vILT) or eLearning Courses

Dani Watkins

Dani Watkins, Chief Learning Experience Officer, Zenith Performance Solutions

When organizations move from ILT to either a vILT or eLearning, they often attempt to do a straight conversion without re-evaluating the learning activities as they should. As a result, they are left with a boring, ineffective vILT or eLearning course that falls short. Discover how to create learning courses change behavior, engage learners, and leave them wanting more. You will re-evaluate your ILT learning objectives and move to solving business problems through behavior change rather than information overload. During this program, you will redesign an existing ILT course to a vILT or an eLearning course and:


  • Storyboard the course in a new way that is interactive and engaging in a vILT or eLearning environment.

  • Identify what eLearning tools are available to you and the type of functionality that is available.

  • Identify the graphics, media, and other supplemental tools to create a vILT or an eLearning course that is engaging for learners.

  • Design new activities that engage learners and enable behavior change.

  • Create a plan for executing the development of the eLearning when you return to your job.

PROJECT: Come to the session with a real-world ILT that you want to convert.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: An Internet-enabled computer with Microsoft PowerPoint installed is required. Optional: An eLearning tool installed (i.e., Articulate Storyline 3 or 360, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, etc.). This course will be run on ZOOM.

COURSE DATES:  3 Online Sessions starting at 10:00 am Eastern time (New York time)
Session 1: Wednesday, February 17
Session 2: Friday, February 19
Session 3: Monday, February 22

Each online session is 6 hours in length. Includes interactive discussions, breakout room brainstorming and activities with about 1-2 hours each day of independent worktime. The 6-hour online session includes two 15 minute breaks and a 45 minute lunch break each day.

  • 7:00 am - 1:00 pm Pacific time (PT)
  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Mountain time (MT)
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Central time (CT)
  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern time (ET)

For other time zones, go here.

FEE:  $895

C02:  Building Effective eLearning with Articulate Storyline 360

Stephanie Lawless

Stefanie Lawless, VP Training, Yukon Learning

In this comprehensive and hands-on program, learn everything you need to build highly interactive eLearning with Articulate Storyline 360. Together, we'll explore a host of options to help take your training content to the next level. You’ll get to experiment with several features designed to engage the learner.  By the end of this jammed-packed training, you'll learn what's needed to create a comprehensive learning course that can be published and delivered to meet a variety of needs, as well as play on a variety of devices. Topics in this program include:


  • Best Practices Before Beginning Storyline Projects.

  • Building Blocks of Storyline.

  • Slides, States, Layers, and Triggers.

  • Common Interactive Elements.

  • Quizzing.

  • Screen Recording.

  • Motion Paths.

  • Text Variables.

  • Number Variables.

  • True/False Variables.

  • Sliders and Dials.

  • Player Features.

  • Publishing.

This program includes eight hours of live instruction, divided into four sessions, with application exercises assigned as homework at the end of each session. Summary videos and project files with solution sets are provided. Additionally, each session will be recorded and accessible to the attendee until April 9.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:  A computer with Articulate Storyline 3/360 installed and ready to use. It's also highly recommended that attendees are familiar with the Storyline 3/360 interface, bring an external mouse, and have a computer running Windows 7, 8, or 10. If you have a Mac, you need to ensure you have a parallel desktop. Please note that the instructor will be running the latest version of Storyline 360, and therefore, some features discussed are not available in Storyline 3.  This course will be run on Go-To Meeting.

COURSE DATES:  4 Online Sessions starting at 12:00 pm (NOON) Eastern time (New York time)
Session 1: Tuesday, February 16
Session 2: Thursday, February 18
Session 3: Tuesday, February 23
Session 4: Thursday, February 25

Each online session is 2 hours in length plus, additional hands-on practice time.
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 pm Pacific time (PT)
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Mountain time (MT)
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Central time (CT)
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern time (ET)

For other time zones, go here.

FEE:  $895

C03:  A PowerPoint MasterClass for Learning

Mike Parkinson, Author, A Trainer’s Guide to PowerPoint: Best Practices for Master Presenters

I can do that in PowerPoint? Yes, you can. Get the tips, tools, and techniques the pros use to make powerful learning materials and presentations. Save time and money. Learn things you didn’t think were possible in PowerPoint. This workshop is an advanced (master) class— not an introductory class. This workshop is intended for intermediate PowerPoint users and beyond. Attend this high-energy, interactive workshop and discover innovative techniques for the following topics:

  • Professional templates (that work).

  • Engaging content and stories.

  • Graphics, photographs, videos, and icons.

  • Hollywood FX • Quizzes (w/o “auto grading”).

  • Microlearning.

  • Auto animation using Morph.

  • Nonlinear navigation.

  • Latest design trends.

  • Add-ins.

  • Recording and exporting.

  • Controlling file size.

BONUS:  You will receive a copy of Mike’s book, A Trainer’s Guide to PowerPoint, as well as Mike’s Graphic Cheat Sheet, 100 free infographics, 1,800 icons, step-by-step instructions, and more.


  • An Internet-enabled computer with a mouse and Microsoft PowerPoint 365/PowerPoint 2019 for Mac or PC installed is recommended. (PowerPoint 2013 or 2016 are acceptable but some new features we use will not be available in those versions.)

  • Proficiency in PowerPoint.

  • A desire to have fun learning.

  • This Course will be run on Adobe Connect.

COURSE DATES:  3 Online Sessions starting at 10:00 am Eastern time (New York time)
Session 1: Monday, February 22
Session 2: Tuesday, February 23
Session 3: Wednesday, February 24

Each session is 4 hours in length, plus additional project work.

  • 7:00 am - 11:00 am Pacific time (PT)
  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Mountain time (MT)
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Central time (CT)
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  Eastern time (ET)

For other time zones, go here.

FEE: $895

C04: Master Instructional Designer   

Geoff Bailey

Geoff Bailey, Senior Consultant, Friesen, Kaye and Associates

Discover the keys to creating interactive and engaging training that ensures learner success — whether in the classroom, online, or a combination of both. You will receive electronic job aids and a detailed support manual to help you apply the techniques on the job. Enhance your skill set by learning to:
  • Incorporate adult learning principles, a systematic learning process, and a variety of processing methods to maximize retention.

  • Apply proven techniques for analyzing learner and organizational needs, and plan the design and development of training materials to meet those needs.

  • Select the right training content and instructional strategy to support performance improvement for the target population.

  • Strategize design time shortcuts.

  • Plan a variety of presentation, application, and feedback methods.

  • Align objectives and tests, and outline strategies to close any performance gaps.

  • Create questions that enable learning, encourage retention, and test for understanding.

  • Promote interactivity in classroom and online designs.

  • Create a validation plan that ensures the training design meets the organizational needs.

BONUS: You’ll receive a 220-page Instructional Design Fundamentals Participant Manual, plus case study documents, job aids, a Kolb Learning Styles Inventory, and sample Self-Directed Learning Booklet. You’ll also receive a 184-page Support Manual full of instructional design guidelines, best practices, and templates with instructions for accessing the templates online.

This course will be run on Zoom, please download in advance. You will need an internet-enabled computer, VOIP and preferable a headset.

COURSE DATES:  4 Online Sessions starting at 10:00 am Eastern time (New York time)
Revised dates 11/24/2020:
Session 1: Monday, February 22
Session 2: Tuesday, February 23
Session 3: Wednesday, February 24
Session 4: Thursday, February 25

Each day has two 2-hour sessions (total of 16 hours).
  • 7:00 am - 9:00 am and 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Pacific time (PT)
  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am and 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Mountain time (MT)
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Central time (CT)
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern time (ET)
For other time zones, go here.

FEE:  $895

IMPORTANT: The login instructions emailed to you approximately one week prior to the start of the course will outline platform use as well as any headset requirements or suggestions. Each registrant must have a desktop computer or laptop in order to fully participate in the course. Please test your login information a minimum of 48 hours in advance on your course start date on the computer you will be using for the course.

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