We will be hosting two internationally-recognized live online ATD certificate programs which will feature as pre-conference workshops to the event.

If you would like to gain practical, real-world experience and go beyond the academic, you can enhance your conference participation to include ATD certificate programs available as pre-conference programs. These professional development options will help you elevate or develop the skills needed for you to perform at your optimal level.


With live online programs, participation 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.


A laptop computer with Wi-Fi capability is required. 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.

Creating Leadership Development Programs Certificate
Develop impactful programs that will develop your future superstars

8 JUNE 2021 (08:30-17:00)

Align leadership development programs with your organization’s culture, goals, vision, and mission. Incorporate best practices in leadership needs assessments and implementation, while identifying high-potential candidates for leadership programs.


As you earn your leadership certificate you can access ATD’s exclusive model for creating transformative leadership development programs. You’ll be introduced to a unique process for demonstrating the business value of your leadership development programs.

Equipped with the resources you need to drive maximum results, use data from your organization to apply what you learn immediately to your own leadership training. Evaluate leadership competencies and behaviors and their relation to your organizational and workforce needs. Analyze various assessment models that can support your leadership initiative. Learn to evaluate both your organization’s program and off-the-shelf offerings.

  • Discover the components you need to design best-in-class leadership development.
  • Gain the latest information and trends on the state of leadership development and the opportunity to compare best practices against your organization.
  • Access a toolkit of more than 100 activities to use beyond the classroom. Explore ideas to engage leaders within your organization and dozens of comprehensive, ready-to-use tools.

Participants should already have experience in designing learning and have a business need to understand the best practices in developing effective leadership programs. This is not a leadership course but a program that introduces participants to all of the necessary components of great leadership development programs.

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

Roles: CTDO/CLO, Talent Development Director/Executive, HR/OD Professional, Instructional Designer, Talent Development Manager

Language: English

  • Introduction
  • Lay the Foundation
  • Envision the Future
  • Agree on and Articulate an Action Plan
  • Design the Developmental Elements
  • Sustain Progress
  • Use the ATD leadership development model to create a leadership development program.
  • Ensure alignment of a leadership development program to an organization’s culture, vision, mission, and goals, as well as competencies, customers’ requirements, and business needs.
  • Select and implement appropriate learning methods.
  • List content and competencies that must be included in a leadership development program.
  • List observable behaviors that display a leader’s ability to demonstrate the competencies.
  • Discuss a hierarchy of competencies and content for entry, mid-level, and executives.
  • Utilize process planning checklists and other job aids to create a leadership development program.
  • Measure and link the value of a leadership development program to an organization’s bottom line.
  • Discern the advantages, disadvantages, and appropriate use of off-the-shelf leadership development programs.
  • Implement questionnaires, assessment methods, and self-evaluation tools presented in the leadership development program.
  • Incorporate best practices in leadership needs assessments, implementation, and when identifying high potential candidates for leadership programs.
  • 7 learning hours
  • 7 CEUs awarded
  • This program is eligible for 14.0 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 14.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 14.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

You will receive a certificate from the Association for Talent Development (ATD).



Seema Nagrath Menon
ATD Facilitator, Association for Talent Development (ATD), Talent Development Architect & MD, Calm Worldwide

Seema Nagrath Menon is an International Speaker, ATD Master Facilitator, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach and Senior Learning & Development Specialist based in Dubai. As a Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP®) and a qualified COTU-BPS (Level A & B) from Cambridge University, she have been working internationally in the fields of leadership development, learning strategy and instructional design for over 20 years. Currently, she is the head of CALM Worldwide (Center for Action in Learning Management), a professional and dynamic UAE based Management & Learning Consultancy whose niche is to powerfully add value to people & organizations, focusing on highly effective leadership, management and L&D practices that enables maximum potential and growth. She has also trained as a Leadership and Emotional Intelligence specialist, at Yale University and Case Western Reserve University. Her principal area of experience and expertise has been in research, innovation, designing and managing delivery of interactive developmental learning programs, aimed at facilitating the enhancement of targeted skills in her clientele. She is also an expert in the Neuroscience of Learning. Using her cross-cultural international business exposure to add value and positively influence the life of her clients in global business she have coached executives and leaders for peak performance and worked with major corporations in Europe, Asia, Middle East and all-over North America. As well as, designed, developed, and delivered specialist learning programs on Leadership Skills, Business & Life Skills, Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness for a range of international business corporates and institutions.

Complimentary Webinar

14 April 2021 (Online)

Developing Your Leaders: Creating Transformative Leadership Development Programs

Measuring Return on Investment Certificate
Connect Your Learning Investment to the Business Bottom Line

7-8 JUNE 2021 (08:30-17:00)

Build the skills needed to develop and deliver effective return on investment (ROI) evaluations for learning and performance, organizational development, human resources, technology, change, and quality solutions.


Training’s return on investment is often top of mind for business leaders. That’s why developing the skills needed to create and deliver effective ROI evaluations should be at the top of your to-do list. Important areas where measuring ROI is key include: learning and performance, organization development, human resources, technology, change, and quality solutions.

In this ROI training you will learn to apply the Phillips ROI Methodology techniques to learning and performance solutions. This includes isolating the impact of your program on business measure improvements, converting those improvements to money, and calculating the ROI.

  • Apply ROI techniques to measure the impact of learning and performance solutions to gain senior leadership buy-in.
  • Link your learning program objectives to business results.
  • Develop an evaluation plan for one of your own programs to improve your evaluation processes back on the job.

This program is for anyone in an organization who manages a training function or anyone responsible for determining the impact of learning and change interventions. The program teaches the skills of research and measurement that are necessary to effectively conduct impact analysis studies. This program can be beneficial even for those who have a strong research and measurement background.

Language: English

  • Topic 1 – Introduction & Readiness to Learn
  • Topic 2 – ROI Process Review
  • Topic 3 – Evaluation Planning Overview
  • Topic 4 – Data Collection Overview
  • Topic 5 – Data Analysis Overview
  • Topic 6 – Reporting Overview
  • Topic 7 – Implementation Issues Overview
  • Update internal processes on evaluation
  • Develop application and impact objectives
  • Develop data collection plans and select appropriate data collection methods
  • Use appropriate methods to isolate the effects of programs
  • Use appropriate methods to convert data to monetary values
  • Tabulate appropriate program costs
  • Calculate the ROI
  • Identify intangible benefits.
  • 14.0 learning hours
  • 1.4 CEUs awarded
  • This program is eligible for 14.0 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 14.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

You will receive a certificate from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) & the ROI Institute.



Nader Bechini
Facilitator, ATD Master Trainer, Association For Talent Development (ATD), Director Mena, The ROI Institute

Nader is passionate about assisting people and organizations improve and maximize their performance and bottom line results. His life mission is to support others to strengthen their abilities to inspire, influence and create an impact. He is the founder and CEO of Empowerment Institute and the director of ROI Institute in the MENA region. He is also global facilitator with the Association of Talent Development (ATD).For more than 19 years he led human performance improvement projects, programs and initiatives, in more than 30 countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Nader has received several awards for his achievements. On two occasions, ROI Institute awarded him for the best international implementation of the ROI Methodology. The Moroccan Society for Human Resource presented him an award for the best African HR expert in 2019. His articles in learning and development has been translated to Korean, Russian, Chinese, French, Arabic and Spanish. Nader facilitates workshops, consults with organizations, and speaks at conferences worldwide. He has been interviewed by several radio and TV programs in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, France, and Algeria. Nader holds a Master degree in Marketing from University of Tunis Elmanar, Tunisia.


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