Results-Based Creative Learning Strategies Certificate: 61 Ways to Design, Deliver, and Get Results from Your Training – Faster, Better, Easier

A Series of 4 Online Sessions. There are no remaining 2021 dates for this course at this time. Go here and we'll alert you if additional dates become available.

Register early, the course size is limited!

Certificate Overview  

Certificate Overview

The purpose of training is to get results. And to get results, you need to focus on the core of training. This certificate, based on Bob Pike's best-selling Master Trainer Handbook, will help you transform your training in just four sessions. You will learn how to deliver the right content to the right people in the right way and at the right time – to get the right results. We will explore training as a process, not an event, which begins long before the first content is delivered and continues until we see results back on the job. We will focus on the tips, techniques, tactics and strategies Bob, the Trainer's Trainer, has used in designing more than 600 programs for clients in 25 countries. You will choose an existing course and learn to customize it with transfer strategies, chunking course length, openers, closers, revitalizers, energizers, interactive learning activities, and more, applicable to all generations and cultures. 

Bonus Items:

  • An 85 plus page workbook with checklists, guides, templates, samples, and more. 
  • A copy of Bob’s Performance Solutions Cube job aid.

Program Details:
This certificate consists of four (4) sessions which are each 3 hours in length.

There are no prerequisites. Some knowledge of training design and delivery is helpful, but not required.

Who Should Attend:
This certificate program is designed for trainers, instructional designers, training managers who better want to coach their teams, and "departments-of-one" who must do everything. People in each of these areas will find these four, fast-paced sessions engaging and full of proven ideas, tools, tips, checklists, and more.





Bob Pike
The Trainer's Trainer, CPTD Fellow, CSP, CPAE – Speakers Hall of Fame
Author, Master Trainers Handbook
Bob Pike has long been known as “The Trainer’s Trainer." He has presented at every Training magazine Conference and also writes a “Trainer Talk” column for every issue of Training magazine. He has designed over 600 training programs for his clients. He is also author of more than 30 books in the field, his Master Trainer Handbook is the best-selling train-the-trainer book ever published. More than 175,000 trainers on 5 continents have completed the two three-day face-to-face version of this course. He has consulted, trained, and keynoted in more than 25 countries. The Instructional Systems Association awarded him its Thought Leader Award for his many contributions to the profession and named him one of the 20 most influential people globally in training and performance.


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Effective for 2021 courses starting on or after April 1, 2021.

Course Objectives  

Course Objectives

After completing this certificate course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the Transfer of Training Matrix.
  • Use Bob’s Performance Solutions Cube to ensure that training actually solves performance problems.
  • Create a variety of graphic organizers that will aid in retention.
  • Understand and apply the '7 Ways to Remember Anything' to your key content.
  • Design openers that fully engage learners at the beginning of the course – and after every break!
  • Explore the Lecture-Facilitation Continuum – and the best place to be on it as a trainer.
  • Experience 47 of 61 ways to put variety in your training
  • Apply Bob’s Instructor-led, Participant-Centered Models to one of your own training programs.
  • Design creative closers to be used before each break – and at the end of a program.
  • Apply Bob’s 90/20/8 (4) model to all of your content.
  • Build revisiters into your content to increase “stickiness” and recall.
  • Experience 11 ways to effectively teach across all generations and cultures.
  • Understand and apply learning preferences to your design.
  • Use an 8-step approach to design your content effectively.
  • Design your own personal action plan to get results.
  • Experience reflection time and build it into your own program.
  • Experience microlearning through the use of an app – and build your own.
  • And much, much more!

Technical Requirements  

Course Materials

A Series of four (4) sessions which are each three (3) hours in length.

Additional pre-work and homework will be assigned.

Course Outline:
  • Certificate introduction and objectives
  • Set personal objectives for the session
Module 1: Performance Improvement Versus Training Delivery
  • Need to Know
  • Instructor-led, Participant-Centered Concepts
  • Transfer of Training Matrix
  • Training is the 6th Answer
  • Designing for 3 Groups
  • The Performance Solution Cube
Module 2: Getting to the C.O.R.E. of Training
  • Which activities are remembered, those finished or unfinished?
  • 3 Tests of an Opener – Raising the B.A.R.
  • 8 Quick Openers
  • Closers: The Closing A.C.T.
  • Six 60-Second Closers
  • Windowpaning and other Graphic Organizers
  • 7 Ways to Remember Anything
  • Revisiting and Energizing Guidelines
  • Revisit and Energize – 20 to Try
Module 3: ILPC Models
  • Lecture Versus Facilitation Continuum
  • IL-PC Models
  • 90/30/8(4)
  • CPR
  • CIO
  • Need 2 Know, Nice 2 Know, Where 2 Go
  • EAT
  • IL-PC Flow
Module 4: Putting it All Together
  • Assessing Your Audience with the KILI Formula
  • 11 Strategies for Teaching Across Generations and Cultures
  • Bob Pike’s IL – PC Models
  • Learner Motivation
  • 5 Ways to Kill Motivation
  • 11 Ways to Motivate Adults
  • 51 Ways to Put Variety in Your Training

APPLICATION ASSIGNMENT: To be done throughout the course in between sessions – each section will be turned in and discussed in the next session. One section will be submitted before the beginning of the course.

Each participant will choose an existing course and will select/design:
  • Transfer strategies
  • Chunk all the content for at least a 90-minute segment into 20-minute chunks – or less
  • Openers
  • Closers
  • Revisiters
  • Energizers
  • A windowpane
  • A Mind Map
  • An infographic
  • An action plan
  • At least 3 interactive learning activities


Course Dates  

Course Dates

2021 DatesThere are no remaining 2021 dates for this course at this time. Go here and we'll alert you if additional dates become available.
Session 1: TBD
Session 2: TBD
Session 3: TBD
Session 4: TBD 

Each session is 3 hours in length

All sessions start at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (New York time). Here is the time of the sessions listed in various time zones:

9:00 am - 12:00 noon Pacific Time (PT)
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Mountain Time (MT)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Central Time (CT)
12:00 noon - 3:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)

For times in other cities, visit this link. All sessions are recorded. In order to earn your Certificate of Completion, you must log in for and participate in each live course and successfully complete any homework assignments by specified deadlines. Recordings of sessions are intended for review purposes only.

Course Rates  

Course Rates

Register Early. Course size is limited!

  • Early-Bird Registration 30+ dayd prior to course start date: $945
  • Registration within 30 days of course start date: $1,095

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For questions on group discounts please go here.

Course Equipment  

Course Equipment

IMPORTANT - You'll participate in online and collaborative activities in a number of ways, each designed to provide a unique means to interact and learn from experts and colleagues. All course delivery software operates at Internet connection speeds of 56.6 kbps or better, on PC, Mac and Unix platforms. Programs will use teleconferencing or VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol.) The login instructions emailed to you approximately one week prior to the start of the course will outline platform use as well as any headset requirements or suggestions. Each registrant must provide their own laptop or desktop computer in order to fully participate in the course as mobile applications such as Zoom and Adobe Connect have limited feature functionality that may prohibit you from fully experiencing class activities. Please test your login information a minimum of 48 hours in advance on your course start date on the computer you will be using for the course.


Certificate of Completion and eBadge

After successfully completing your online certificate program, you will receive a professionally produced Certificate of Completion and an eBadge. eBadges are transforming how your hard-earned achievements are recognized, shared and rewarded. You can showcase eBadges in your email signature or on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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