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Consulting Skills Certificate
Build your credibility as a knowledgeable, client-focused consultant
10 – 12 December 2017
Venue TBC, Dubai, UAE
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Achieving success as a business partner in your organization requires strong consulting skills and relationship building. Through ATD's practical 5-D Consulting model, learn effective internal consulting skills that will enable you to help your clients achieve their desired outcomes, establish goals, and manage expectations. Guide clients through an instructional design or organizational development project: help them overcome obstacles and resistance, and build your credibility to influence decision-making.

Learning professionals must demonstrate strong consulting skills to successfully guide their organizations toward optimal performance. Ensure your ability to practice the most effective behaviors and processes for internal consulting within your organization. Explore ATD's 5-D model and practice 30 fundamental consulting competencies with tools that can be put to use on the job immediately. External consultants will find that they will also benefit from the concepts covered in the course.

Collaborating in small groups, you'll follow a case study from start to finish, apply skills to consulting scenarios, solve problems, role-play meetings, try out checklists, and make decisions just as consultants do every day. You'll leave the program knowing your areas of strength and need, and will have the opportunity to create a personal development plan to become a better consultant. In a recent study, 100 percent of participants felt that the ATD Consulting Skills Certificate was a worthwhile investment, because it provided a practical model and structured approach to a consulting engagement, and empowered them to ask the right questions of their clients.

Course Content
  • Consulting Skills Introduction
  • Define And Agree
  • Deliver And Decide
  • Design And Implement
  • Disengage And Review
  • Consulting Skills Closing
Who Should Attend

This program is for professionals who are new to an internal consulting role or want to prepare to assume this role in the future. Experienced learning and development professionals and external consultants who want to sharpen their consulting skills will also benefit.

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.

Benefits Of Attending
  • Enhance your consulting skills with tools and techniques and move from "order taker" to true business partner
  • Apply strategies for success, including working across organizational boundaries, providing feedback to senior leaders, and gaining buy-in
  • Evaluate your skills and identify your developmental needs as a consultant
In Association With

    The Association for Talent Development (ATD),

    The Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly known as ASTD, is the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. For 70 years ATD Education’s mission has been to empower learning and development professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful and remain competitive. We offer cutting-edge training and professional development programs to bring you the latest research in the field, best practice, expert-vetted content, and tools you can immediately use on the job. Each learning experience prepares you to maximize the efficiency of your systems and processes, while supporting and developing your people.

    Beth Yoder
    Association for Talent Development (ATD), UAE
    Beth Yoder is a Managing Partner with Global Teams and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She has been facilitating intercultural learning and development for individuals and organizations for almost 20 years. She brings the mind of a researcher, the heart of a teacher, and the enthusiasm of a pioneer to her work.

    This passion, which has become her career, began when she moved from the USA to Romania to teach English in a state high school. Things were done differently there and she learned them the hard way — by experience. But as is her nature, she turned this challenge into advantage by teaching the new teachers what she had learned. This sped up their learning and enabled them to focus on their main purpose — teaching students. The result was that their transition was easier and their teaching success greater.

    That turned out to be the beginning of a new career. Since then, she has lived and worked extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East facilitating training and designing learning for adults — from college students to C-level executives. She specializes in intercultural training, developing global leaders, and applying an intercultural perspective to talent development. A few of her clients have included Siemens, Al-Futtaim, Kuwait Oil Company, Tempurpedic, Abu Dhabi Education Council, and World Vision.

    In her training, participants are engaged through a variety of activities, from simulations to discussions; there are times to pause and reflect, and expert content is presented in appropriate amounts for the participants. She uses photography and videos to bring the experience home. She always creates and adapts training so that it is effective and appropriate in the given cultural contexts.

    For the last seven years, she has been conducting train-thetrainer workshops and coaching others in learning design. Recently she became a facilitator for ASTD/ATD, training other trainers in how to train and how to design learning.

    Beth has a Master's degree in Intercultural Relations from University of the Pacific, one of the premier institutions in the field. As a lifelong learner, she is an active member of ATD and SIETAR, and a returning fellow at the Intercultural Communication Institute.

    Dubai, UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai is a luxurious city destination offering a contrast of east meets west, where the traditional and modern blend in harmony. Dubai is one of seven emirates that belong to the United Arab Emirates located in the Middle East.

    Some fast facts about Dubai, UAE

    • About 80 airlines land daily at the Dubai International Airport.
    • English is spoken quite fluently even though Arabic is the official language
    • Dubai has the largest free trade zone in the Middle East
    • The currency used is UAE Dirham which is pegged to the US Dollar
    • The time zone is GMT +4
    • Friday most businesses stay closed as it is the day of Friday prayers (Jumu'ah)
    • In 2016 Ramadan will take place in June

Date Course Fee Before
1 October 2017
Course Fee Before
5 November 2017
Course Fee For ATD Members Before
5 November 2017 **
Final Fee
10 – 12 December 2017
US$ 2,995 US$ 3,495 US$ 2,495 US$ 3,995

Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

**Terms & Conditions to avail of the ATD Member Price: Please quote your Membership Number and Full Name (as mentioned on your ATD Membership) at time of registration. Course fee must be paid at least 5 weeks prior to course date. This offer is only valid for ATD Members and cannot be passed on to a colleague/relative.


Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

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