Training and Development Certificate Program

Now Accepting Fall 2013 Registrants

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The goal of the Training & Development Certificate Program is to offer training and human resource development professionals a systematic method for developing competencies. The program allows for the immediate transfer of knowledge to the trainer's job roles and daily tasks. ASTD's 35 key competencies form the foundation for these intensive sessions. Other topics include evaluation, ethics, the learning organization, and the high-performance workplace. An added benefit of the program is the enormous networking opportunity available among participants.


T & D Brochure

 Why should I become certified; what's in it for me?

  • Earn a benchmark that reflects your proficiency as a Human Resource Developer.
  • Develop and update your skills, which aids in being a professional.
  • Remain current with the workplace.
  • Help to address societal and environmental issues that affect you and your organization's productivity.


Face-to-face program delivery.  Participants attend four 3-day interactive, engaging sessions.  Sessions are facilitated by faculty and industry experts.  The learning environment is creative, collaborative, and participant-centered.  Students engage with the best minds in learning and development.  To receive a certificate, participants must attend all four sessions of any program.


Curriculum & Course Descriptions

Curriculum is competency-based and aligned with the ASTD competency model.

A requirement for Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Status



MS Gulf Coast
Fall 2013 Dates

  • September 11-13
  • October 9-11
  • November 13-15
  • December 4-6

MS Gulf Coast
Spring 2014 Dates

  • February 5-7
  • March 5-7
  • April 9-11
  • May 7-9


Investment (Tuition and Fees)

A 10% discount is available to current members of the Mississippi, Baton Rouge, or New Orleans chapters of ASTD or GCS&TG or to businesses that enroll two or more employees.  The workshop includes competency-based training, a complete set of course materials, access to a network of training and development professionals, and refreshments.   Fees are subject to change without notice.