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The LCD Community of Practice (CoP)

A home for ongoing connection and support during the practice of the Learning Cluster Design model

Who is the LCD CoP for?

Those who want continued access to the LCD community, want access to expert coaching, and are already satisfied with their formal training in the model.

Often the place for those who want to continue their journey after taking one of our formal courses (see the menu on the left navigation bar).

Inside the Community of Practice

What does the LCD CoP offer?

Membership to the LCD CoP provides instant access to LCD experts, onboarding to the Fundamentals of LCD, and an exclusive top modern learner thinker community as you try out, implement, and scale the LCD model to drive modern learning at your organization.

With your subscription, you will get:

🌟 A 24/7 Available Platform To Ask Questions. Get your in-practice questions answered by THE experts – co-creators of the LCD Model, Crystal Kadakia and Lisa MD Owens.

🌟 Our Learning Cluster Library. Easily searchable and kept up to date with 50+ examples of learning clusters for a diverse range of problems, industry sectors, and audiences.

🌟 Our Tool Walkthrough Videos. Learning the Tools for the first time? Ready to learn the nuances and advanced tips for handling complexities in the real world? Whatever your level, in 15 min or less, these powerful videos are ones you’ll want to return to over and over as you deepen your understanding.

🌟 Our Monthly Practitioner Community Call. Learn from each other. Dialogue on trends and challenges. Vibe with others who get modern learning. Access recordings.

By signing up for this subscription, you agree to LCD Group’s Terms and Conditions. We encourage you to fully review these policies prior to purchase.

A few key highlights:

  •  You agree to purchase and use a membership for each individual interested in being a member. You are not permitted to use your membership to ask questions on behalf of “a friend”, gather questions from team members and post in sum on our forum, and ask questions on behalf of the team as the leader of a group. If you are found violating this policy, your subscription will discontinue immediately and your organization will not be permitted to purchase future subscriptions.
  • Your subscription will continue until you cancel it.
  • Content you provide may be used by LCD Group Inc for continued education, marketing, and development purposes.
  • You agree to refrain from distribution or modification of our intellectual property (all content and course materials provided through this service) outside of your own personal use, including for use in a service you may provide.
S. Shacklett

“I have been reading the book (Designing for Modern Learning) over the past month and meeting with my team each week to discuss the chapters. Joining the LCD Fundamentals course allowed for many “lightbulb” moments and the terminology I first heard about in the book is now becoming far more familiar to me.

Being able to practice on a cluster was very beneficial for me! The model makes so much more sense to me now and I am excited to put it into practice within my company!”

S. Shacklett, Fusion Medical Staffing
“With the LCD Model, everyone would be happy at their job. You would have low turnover, high morale, people excited about learning because they will feel like people care about them as individuals.”
K. Bryan-Chambers, New Leaders
Gregg Fraley

“The LCD model reminds me why I got into the business in the first place.”

D. Sam, Mission and Test Services
E. Strong

We are often brought in late into the process. I think the LCD model will elevate learning departments in organization. Bringing that professionalism and more strategic thinking is really valuable.

E. Strong, L&D Manager, Veritext Legal
S. Ashford

“I think if everyone was trained on the LCD model, I think in the world of L&D it would completely revolutionize it, because we are trained to think very linearly from point a to point b and that everyone needs the same thing, but the reality is that we live in a very creative and diverse world. The beauty of the LCD model is that it meets you where you are and takes you on a journey to get where you need to go at the end.”

S. Ashford, Director of Customer Enablement, GE Digital

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there assistance for people looking to get their employers to purchase this training for them?

We understand that going to your employer for budget can be difficult. Consider tapping into your outsourcing or learning administration budget for subscription(s). Rather than professional development, the CoP is an essential – and much less expensive – opportunity for consulting support on modern learning initiatives.

Do you offer any benefits or discounts for teams?

At this time, given the low rate of subscription, we do not offer any discounts. Please be aware that our platform policies prohibit using an individual subscription on behalf of a team, and organizations found in violation will be removed from our platform.

How are subscriptions billed?

Subscriptions are billed annually where you pay for your 12 month access to the platform in advance. We have dedicated support agents ready to help with any issues – just email

What payment options are available?

You can pay via credit card. You will be issued an automatic invoice once your payment is processed.

Teams wishing to pay via bank invoice must email

What if I want to learn with a live, facilitated or async course?

Please view our flagship live course, the LCD Practicum, whose graduates have gone on to win industry awards for their LCD work and gain the CLP, certified LCD Practitioner distinction.

For our async courses, please view:

Join the Learning Cluster Design Movement

Our community of professional learning & education leaders is growing globally!

5,000+ readers of the top-selling ATD book, Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM
Over 300 graduates of the LCD foundational learning experience: the 2-week practicum
1,000+ attendees across the past year of free monthly dialogues on modern learning
130+ videos, 75+ articles and podcasts, and more!