Businesses place a premium on professional development, as it strengthens workforce skills and engagement. Now, you can learn effective strategies for planning and implementing successful talent programs in Lewis University’s online Graduate Certificate in Training and Development. Explore leading-edge best practices that empower the success of employees with diverse backgrounds and learning needs. All coursework aligns with standards set by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), ensuring you gain proven skills that employers value most.

Courses in the online Graduate Certificate in Training and Development program count toward a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. You do not have to reapply to the master's program, making it easier to continue your education. Students seeking a certificate program may apply for financial aid.

Certificate in Training and Development Goals and Objectives

Through this training and development certificate, you will gain the ability to:

  1. Discuss a broad range of leadership theories across disciplines, which help to clarify the dynamic interaction between leaders and followers.
  2. Utilize assessment tools to identify leadership, management and learning styles.
  3. Examine the appropriate application of training to achieve organizational objectives.
  4. Increase proficiency in training design and content development.
  5. Experiment with training methodologies for in-person and virtual training environments.
  6. Develop confidence in building and developing effective teams.
  7. Understand how to create an inclusive and ethical training environment.
  8. Create effective coaching and mentoring engagements.

Career Outlook and Opportunities

Through this program, you can pursue an in-demand career in training and development management. This field has a median salary of $111,340, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can also explore career opportunities in:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Coaching
  • IT Technical Training Supervision
  • Executive Development
  • Corporate Relations

This 18-credit hour program consists of six graduate courses. Coursework takes place online to provide a flexible learning option for working professionals.

Graduate Certificate Courses (18 credits)

Develop Skills for Leadership Roles

Earn your training and development certificate online with Lewis University. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or click here to request more information.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Training and Development Managers. Retrieved from