I recently completed the Training & Development Certificate Program offered through the Workforce Learning & Performance Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi. The program requires that you complete 84 hours of in-person hours and 4 extended learning activities outside of the in-person sessions. Participants complete the program over a 4 month period where they attend 3 full day sessions a month. The program covers 35 competencies outlined by the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).
This program was the best experience of my life. I made some wonderful friends and professional contacts as well as learned a lot about the field of human resource development. The all day sessions include a variety of activities working in groups to allow you to learn from the facilitator as well as the other professionals in the program. I took so much away from this program and have implemented many of the things I learned in the program already. I will never forget this experience and would recommend this program to anyone in the field of Human Resource Development or Training.