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Certificate: Instructional Design Foundations

  • Tue, February 13, 2024
  • Tue, February 27, 2024
  • 3 sessions
  • Tue, February 13, 2024, 11:00 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • Tue, February 20, 2024, 11:00 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • Tue, February 27, 2024, 11:00 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • Zoom Interactive Sessions


  • Rate available starting September 22.
  • Rate available starting September 22.
  • Early bird rate available until September 22.
  • Early bird rate available until September 22.
  • Must have been approved for a transitioning teacher membership and logged in to be eligible for this discounted rate.



Are you a new instructional designer who is eager to learn the basics of instructional design? If so, this workshop series is for you! Over the course of this 3 part workshop, we will cover the following topics:

  • What is instructional design?
  • The steps of the instructional design process
  • Common instructional design principles
  • Connecting learning to business goals
  • Writing human-centered learning objectives
  • Adult learning theory: creating effective and engaging learning experiences
  • Kirkpatrick's model of evaluation

We will also discuss some of the challenges that instructional designers face and how to overcome them. This webinar is a great opportunity to level up your instructional design skills. Whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to brush up on your skills, this workshop series is for you!

Through Learning Rebels, participants are eligible for 4.5 APTD/CPTD ATD certification or recertification points. (Learning Rebels will issue certificates for the program)

Scroll down for the full syllabus.

Who should attend?

  • Beginning to intermediate instructional designers
  • Educational professionals who may be transitioning into the field of learning and development, seeking to gain fundamental design skills
  • Subject Matter Experts who are now responsible for creating training materials


 Shannon Tipton
Founder of Learning Rebels®

As an author, international speaker, and workplace learning expert,  fights for learning that sticks. As founder of Learning Rebels®, she fixes training that’s broken, while delivering business results. Known for her Rebellious Rebuilding™ Framework, Shannon’s approach to learning reinforcement invites curiosity into workplace learning. Join her in the fight for learning that sticks and results that matter at


This 3-part virtual learning event will provide you with a solid foundation for how to create effective instructional materials starting with needs analysis and ending with evaluation.

Session #1: Determine the business need for training requests and identify learner needs.

The aim is to understand how to align learning initiatives with broader organizational objectives, ensuring the most efficient use of resources and maximum impact.

Here we will discuss the following topics:

  • Discuss techniques to analyze performance gaps, identify skills deficiencies, and explore the link between these gaps and overall business goals.
  • Use root cause analysis techniques to determine training needs
  • Discover the gap between employees' current skill needs and future needs.

We will also provide you with practical tools and exercises to help you determine the business need for training and identify the learner need in your own organization.

Session #2: Develop strong and human-centered learning outcomes

In this session, we'll delve into the heart of human-centered learning objectives. This approach places the learner's needs, perspectives, and experiences at the forefront of the learning process.

  • Examine how to formulate objectives that resonate with learners on a personal level, fostering not just comprehension but also motivation and engagement.
  • How to use “knowledge, skill, and attitude (KSA) to inform your learning objective approach.
  • Develop learning outcomes that connect with Bloom's Taxonomy and Gagne’s Nine Events of Learning.
  • Then, using real-world scenarios, we'll practice crafting objectives that are clear, meaningful, and measurable.

By the end of this session, you'll be equipped with strategies to create human-centered learning objectives that effectively guide your instructional design and, ultimately, lead to more impactful learning outcomes.

Session #3: Evaluate training effectiveness

In this session, we'll dive deep into the Kirkpatrick Model, a widely respected framework for evaluating the effectiveness of training programs. We will explore each of the model's four levels: Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and Results, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of how these components contribute to a full picture of training effectiveness.

  • Explain the four levels of the Kirkpatrick Model and describe how each contributes to a comprehensive evaluation of training effectiveness.
  • Examine how to collect and interpret data at each level.
  • Connect the insights gleaned from the Kirkpatrick Model to organizational objectives, enabling them to demonstrate the value of training initiatives,

By the end of this session, you will have elevated your L&D skills to start making data-driven decisions and continually refine your training programs for maximum impact.

Cancellation, No Show, and Refund Policy

Registrants who need to cancel must do so at least 7 days before the training program date.

  • Cancellations made at least 7 days before the workshop will receive a refund minus a 5 percent administrative fee.
  • Cancellations made less than 7 days before the training program, will not receive a refund.
  • Registrants who do not cancel or transfer within the given timeframe, or do not attend the course, will not receive a refund.

Registration Modifications:

  • Registration modifications to indicate a substitute participant must be completed at least 4 days before the training program date.
  • Registrants may cancel or modify their registration for the training program (within time frame described above) by contacting to complete this transaction.

Event Cancellation Policy

Learning Rebels® and L&D Philly reserve the right to cancel or postpone the training program due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, L&D Philly will refund the program registration fee but is not responsible for any other expenses that may have been incurred as a result, such as logins to technologies or other equipment a registrant may have chosen to purchase.

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