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Workplace training is not traditional teaching. You’ll need specific skills, knowledge, and techniques to reach adults on their own level.

As a corporate trainer in the workplace, you’re teaching in a different way. You’ll need to know how to assess adult learners who are coming to you from many different backgrounds. You’ll be focusing on practical skills they can use right away in the workplace. And you’ll be engaging them on an adult level, teaching in the many different ways non-traditional students learn — not guiding children, but leading your peers. All of this requires a specific skill set, which you will gain with a specialization or certificate in organizational training and instructional design from CSU Global.

This program is designed for educators and trainers, traditional or online, and in all types of organizations. You’ll learn curriculum development skills, the many learning styles of adult students, how to evaluate and improve student performance, the latest theories and trends in workplace learning, and how new technology can help you teach more effectively.



This program consists of four graduate online organizational learning and performance courses for a total of 12 credit hours.

  • OTL520 The Adult and Nontraditional Learner
    Introduction to adult and nontraditional learners in today's global workforce; current theory, research, and practice related to individual learning modalities, cultural and global mindsets, personal learning networks and practice relating to talent development.
  • OTL541 Assessment and Evaluation in Learning and Performance
    Examination of methods and techniques for evaluation and assessment of workplace learning. Analysis of contemporary issues in today's learning environments.
  • OTL542 Learning Technologies
    Survey of methods and critical reflection of various current and emerging technologies for distance and digital learning, with emphasis on selecting appropriate technologies for effective instruction.
  • OTL544 Leading the Learning Strategy
    This course addresses the critical leadership competencies for those who play a role in the design, execution, and evaluation of a learning function. Students will analyze the key aspects that influence today's learners including business drivers, a diverse global workforce, and technology.


A specialization in Organizational Learning and Performance pairs well with the following:

Why You Should Consider a Graduate Specialization

Customize your master’s degree with a specialization that fits your professional aspirations and personal ambitions. Just add four additional, upper-division courses to your degree program, and gain skills in a related subject that complements your degree. Much like a minor, or degree concentration, a graduate specialization allows you the opportunity to examine an additional area of interest. Add a specialization to your master’s degree to showcase career-specific skills that meet your professional goals.

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