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Training & Facilitation Certificate

Dates: 26, 27, 28 October

Local Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Civil Service Development Institute (Taipei Office)

Facilitator: Darryl Wyles

Language: English




Early Bird (Now~6/5)


Advanced (6/6~9/5)


Regular (9/6~10/15)


Course Info

This training certificate course covers the entire end-to-end training cycle, including planning and preparing a training event, managing the learning environment and engaging participants in the classroom, and following up post-event to continue to support learning. We'll cover the science behind learning as well--why and how learner needs and preferences, training techniques, classroom environment, and well-structured materials all affect learning outcomes. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your techniques in a skills training practice where you will receive feedback and guidance from peers and an ATD expert Facilitator.


ATD's Training Certificate, the best-established train-the-trainer course in the talent development field, is now Training & Facilitation Certificate. Drawing upon ATD's extensive research and experience*, this program will help you become a learner-centric facilitator who recognizes and can apply all of the skills of an effective trainer.

Why You Should Attend

  • Get an overview of all phases of the training cycle from the planning phase through the evaluation phase.

  • Leave with the knowledge and skills to become a participant-focused facilitator in any environment, from large scale training events to meetings and presentations.

  • Learn from an expert trainer and facilitator, who will demonstrate best practices in the classroom.

  • Gain access to ATD-exclusive templates and tools to use in your own practice.

  • Demonstrate your new skills and receive personalized, actionable feedback from your ATD expert facilitator.

  • Earn an industry-recognized certificate, continuing education credits, and an ATD digital badge to share with your networks

What You Will Learn

  • Select the appropriate mix of learning modalities to support specific contexts, learners, and learning objectives in both formal and informal learning settings.

  • Identify the logistical tasks necessary to create a classroom environment that is conducive to effective face-to-face learning.

  • Create facilitation plans that prepare you for a successful learner-centered event.

  • Apply brain science to delivery strategies that address various learner preferences and cognitive needs in the learning environment.

  • Select learning methods to support a variety of learning preferences to reach the desired learning outcomes.

  • Demonstrate adult learning principles and effective facilitation techniques to assess and ensure a safe, comfortable, and supportive learning environment.

  • Utilize a variety of facilitation techniques to create a professional and engaging learning experience.

  • Use a variety of techniques to engage participants, communicate effectively, and manage group dynamics and behaviors during an event.

  • Summarize techniques that can be used to develop and evaluate a variety of course materials designed with the learner and the learning objectives in mind.

  • Apply best practices when selecting informal learning networks and tools to meet the needs of an organization.

Who Should Attend

New and experienced trainers and facilitators from any industry and those who want to gain a comprehensive skill set for facilitating and delivering instructor-led learning events will benefit from this program.

In addition to professional trainers and facilitators, training coordinators, training managers, learning consultants, instructional designers, independent consultanst, educators, or professors may benefit if facilitation is part of their job. Professionals with unique domain expertise who have been asked to teach others, customer/technical/software educators, or those who lead others may also find this program to provide valuable grounding in core training and facilitation concepts.

Course Topics

Facilitating Formal Learning

  • Types of Learning-Learning Frameworks

  • Types of Formal Learning

Planning and Coordinating Training Events

  • Helping Learners Make the Most of the Experience

  • Managing Logistics for a Smooth Event

  • Creating the Ideal Learning Environment

Preparing to Facilitate

  • Understanding the Audience and Their Needs

  • Creating a Facilitation Plan

  • Prepare to Deliver Your Training

Applying Learning Science

  • Basics of Cognitive Science

  • Addressing Variations in Learner Preferences and Cognition

  • Understanding How Adults Learn

Selecting Delivery Options and Methods

  • Selecting Effective Delivery Options

  • Delivering to Meet Learner’s Preferences

  • Matching Learning Methods to Desired Outcomes

  • Selecting Engaging Delivery Methods

Facilitation Styles and Techniques

  • Presenting as a Professional

  • Facilitation Roles and Styles

  • Facilitation Techniques

Creating a Positive Learning Environment

  • Creating a Positive Learning Environment Through Effective Facilitation

  • Engaging Participants

  • Engaging Facilitator Communications

Engaging and Managing Participants

  • Creating a Safe and Comfortable Learning Environment

  • Managing Conflict and Group Dynamics

Designing and Developing Learning Materials

  • Designing Learner Materials With the Learner in Mind

  • A Closer Look at Design

  • Designing Materials to Assess Learning

  • Evaluations: Kirkpatrick’s 4 levels

  • Formative vs. Summative Evaluation

Supporting Informal and Self-Directed Learning

  • What Is Informal Learning?

  • Ways to Curate Informal Learning Content

  • Facilitating Learning on the Job Opportunities

  • Staying Up-to-Date With Technology and Industry Trends

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About The Facilitator

Darryl Wyles is the co-author of Facilitation in Action (2022 ATD Press ) and Senior Facilitator for ATD Education.  He brings over 20 years of experience in talent development where he has played major roles in transforming learning programs as a manager and specialist for government and financial services organizations.  

Darryl enjoys the challenge of building organizational end-to-end training solutions from the ground up and is passionate about providing a fun and interactive learning environment in his workshops.  He has facilitated and designed software, leadership, and soft skill training solutions that supported significant change initiatives at SunTrust Bank, and Chevy Chase/Capital One Bank.

Prior to his current role, Darryl was the Training and Development Manager for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation where he spearheaded the creation of Parks and Recreation University, the department’s first structured training and development program.   Parks and Recreation University introduced a wide variety of leadership and skill development learning programming that enhanced workforce proficiencies and expertise. 

Darryl has a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies- Sports Management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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