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Creating Leadership Development Programs Certificate

Develop your future superstars.

Prepare top performers at all levels in your organization to take on management responsibilities through high-impact leadership development programs.

Accredited by ATD

Two Day In-Person Class

30 Nov & 01 Dec 2023

Course Trainer

Nader Bechini – ATD Master Trainer, Regional Director, ROI Institute

Nader Bechini is the director of ROI Institute in the MENA region, and international expert in Measurement & Evaluation. He is passionate about assisting Human capital professionals and organizations improve and maximize their performance and effectiveness. His life mission is to support others to strengthen their abilities to inspire, influence and create an impact.

For more than 20 years, Nader facilitated workshops, managed talent development programs, consulted with public, private, and non-profit organizations in more than 30 countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Major organizations he has served: Meta, Microsoft, NOAA, KPMG, IDEXX, Lululemon, 211sandiego, Alamo College, IBA University Germany, University of Dubai, Omantel, STC, Saudi Aramco, Bank of Georgia, to name a few.

Nader has received several awards for his achievements. On three occasions, ROI Institute awarded him for the best international implementation of the ROI Methodology 2015, 2019 & 2020. The Moroccan Society for Human Resource presented him an award for the best African HR expert in 2019. His articles in learning and development have been translated to Korean, Russian, Chinese, French, Arabic and Spanish. He has been interviewed by several radio, TV programs and HR Magazines in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, France, Egypt, Russia, and Algeria. Nader is an accredited certified coach and SME from the International Coaching Federation and a Master Trainer from Association of Talent Development.

Nader holds a master’s degree in marketing from University of Tunis Elmanar and Leadership Development certificate from INSEAD Executive Education in France.

Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for participants with backgrounds in learning design who have a business need to develop leaders and create effective leadership programs. The program focuses on understanding and applying best practices in developing a leadership development process, including designing learning experiences that nurture new leaders. This program is not a leadership course in and of itself.

Roles: CTDO/CLO, Talent Development Director/Executive, HR/OD Professional, Instructional Designer, Talent Development Manager

Course Info

Design and implement transformational leadership development programs that nurture high performers and prepare them to take on new roles within your organization. Take your leadership initiatives beyond individual training events and build the foundation for a holistic leadership development process that begins by laying the groundwork and partnering with senior executives.

The ATD LEADS model, an exclusive model based on industry-leading research and best practices, serves as the foundation for the course. Using the model as a guide, we will explore all the components necessary to build a successful program, from establishing organizational readiness and analyzing various assessment models to evaluating leadership competencies and behaviors and their relationship to your organization’s workforce needs. Six case studies allow you to learn from other organizations that have implemented leadership development programs. This course addresses identifying candidates and designing developmental opportunities, including creating learning events. You will also learn how to sustain programs by demonstrating their impact on the bottom line.

Why You Should Attend

  • Discover the components of planning, designing, and sustaining best-in-class leadership development programs.
  • Directly align leadership development programs to your organization’s culture, goals, vision, and mission.
  • Review the latest research and trends on leadership development and compare best practices against your organization’s current approach.
  • Access dozens of ready-to-use tools and templates to support your design work.
  • Earn an industry-recognized ATD certificate and digital badge.

What You Will Learn

  • Use the ATD leadership development model to create a leadership development program.
  • Ensure alignment of a leadership development program to an organization’s culture, vision, mission, and goals, as well as competencies, customers’ requirements, and business needs.
  • Select and implement appropriate learning methods.
  • List content and competencies that must be included in a leadership development program.
  • List observable behaviors that display a leader’s ability to demonstrate the competencies.
  • Discuss a hierarchy of competencies and content for entry, mid-level, and executives.
  • Utilize process planning checklists and other job aids to create a leadership development program.
  • Measure and link the value of a leadership development program to an organization’s bottom line.
  • Implement questionnaires, assessment methods, and self-evaluation tools presented in the leadership development program.
  • Incorporate best practices in leadership needs assessments, implementation, and when identifying high potential candidates for leadership programs.

Course Outline

  • Identify the Organization
  • Leadership Development Process
  • Define Key Business Drivers
  • Engage the Leaders from the Start
  • Set Expectations
  • Leadership Competency
  • Leadership Commitment
  • Establish Goals
  • Select Participants
  • Build a Communication Plan
  • Development Methods
  • Leadership Development Options
  • Process and Systems of Sustainability
  • Evaluation Methods