The LCD Practicum

300+ graduates | 97% recommend the course | 225 + Learning Clusters created

An open enrollment asynchronous year-long learning journey in the LCD model, centered on application to your work

The LCD Practicum is for those who truly want to adopt the LCD model as an every day part of their work. It is designed as journey with long term capability building in mind, rather than a simple one and done course.

Alumni share that they got a quick win because of the real cluster they worked on, the LCD model has become a big part of the way they work and they are actively making progress in modernizing learning at their organization.

Example Participant Output

See the learning clusters past participants have created by the end of the practicum. Find these examples and more here.

Onboarding Cluster in the Banking Industry

90-day ILT for Tech Skills Into a Cluster

Inside the LCD Practicum

You will go on an application-centered, blended & social learning journey to learn the model, the Five Actions, the Tools, and transform a current training project you bring to the course into a modern learning initiative.

With your registration you will receive year-long access including the below features.

Owens-Kadakia LCD Model

Learn the Five Actions via Self Study

Learn the Fundamentals of the model through engaging self study videos.

Practice the LCD Model & Tools via Applying to Case Study

A case study brings the LCD model to life before you work on your more complex training project from work.


Transform Your Training Project into a Modern Learning Cluster

With expert asynchronous coaching, redlining the LCD Tools v2.0 for your work! In addition, join 2x/mth live coaching opportunities on your project and the model with our expert LCD facilitators.

LCD Practitioner Certificate

Receive Your LCD Practitioner Certificate

Show off your certificate and gain recognition for your advanced modern learning strategy skills.

Ask the Expert

After the formal learning is complete, you will still get support as you continue to practice the model.

Live Connections

Learn from other users outside your company during our regular calls. Learn from Crystal and ask questions during regular office hours/coffee chats.

Learning Cluster Library

25+ Learning Clusters to benchmark in our Learning Cluster Library when you need inspiration.

Social Learning

Social Learning, In YOUR Flow of Work

Our course is built on a platform designed for communities. Asynchronous discussion is centered in our design. You’ll be able to learn from others as you go through the course at your own pace.

Join the LCD Practicum


This asynchronous modern learning experience is an open enrollment opportunity, in your flow of work. With just a click of a button, you can join today.

Upon joining, you can get started right away and you’ll also be supported to complete the course materials with step-by-step asynchronous coaching for the first month.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, alumni report being able to iterate and implement the cluster they created in the course, actively make learning clusters a part of their work, and drive a new movement for modern learning at their workplace.

  • Learn to apply the full LCD model with an integrated lens that allows you to receive the combined effect of all Five Actions working together:

    • How the Change Action changes conversation and relationships with your stakeholders and helps create a clear anchor for your whole design regardless of soft skill or technical skill initiatives
    • How to make sure the Learn Action creates unique and relevant personas for selecting assets, not just generic demographic-based audiences
    • How to consider Upgrades for repurposing and reusing the experience and the content of existing assets
    • How to bring all the data from multiple Actions together to create the best initial cluster recommendation in the Surround Action
    • How Tracking is a part of every Action and how to build your strategy to measure collective impact
  • Acknowledge the common mistakes and advanced considerations when applying each of the Five Tools
  • Express confidence in delivering Learning Clusters for capability gaps in your organization

  • Commit to strategically thinking through the LCD Model to address the complexities of different learning initiatives, rather than in a prescriptive, copy-and-paste approach for each initiative

The outcomes include:

  • A Learning Cluster for a project you are currently working on (you will get work done by participating in this practicum!)
  • Confidence that you can build an effective and successful learning cluster on your own
  • A new movement and momentum in your organization to modernize learning
  • Greater probability of behavior change for your learners on any learning initiative you take on!
  • Achieving the LCD Practitioner Certificate

What Our Graduates Say

“You have nothing to lose and you won’t regret it. My team and I tried for a year and a half to apply the model on our own. I’ve read the book twice. The LCD Practicum flipped us completely and gave us the right direction we had been missing.”

S. AshfordS. Ashford. L&D & Customer Education Leader, GE Digital

“I was never satisfied with the benefits to the business in my LCD OTJ Change Objectives. On my own, I was not able to pinpoint why I never felt they were right, but during the coaching session and hear other participants share their OCOs, it was identified that I was too vague and general.”

D. Gsoell, L&D Leader, Veritext Legal

“By working through the Tools step by step really helped me understand how to use the model and getting feedback was the biggest takeaway.

It was great to talk in-depth and ask my questions to the facilitators was really helpful. We had questions we had been collecting through the book that we got to answer.

It was also valuable to hear other people and how they are going to apply the model in their companies, that community aspect.”

E. StrongE. Strong, L&D Manager, Veritext Legal

I love how we learned how to bring learning into the flow of work in a manageable way.

One thing that was an ah-ha for me was when Crystal was teaching us how to have interviews with people. I actually called people up during the practicum to ask them about their pain points and it was like this whole world opened up for me.

I get to design training now that impacts their pain points AND I learned new things they needed through these interviews.”

– L. Daniels, DEI Consultant, Pattern Energy

L. Mcdaniel, Pattern Energy

Join the LCD Practicum

For only $1297

This asynchronous modern learning experience is an open enrollment opportunity, in your flow of work. With just a click of a button, you can join today.

Upon joining, you can get started right away and you’ll also be supported to complete the course materials with step-by-step asynchronous coaching for the first month.

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 your Professional Development budget for the year and the ROI this will have on your productivity and business results.

Why should I invest in the LCD Practicum if I’ve read the book?

While the book does an amazing job introducing the model and providing a few examples of the Tools, the LCD model is best learned by doing. That is where complexities in application arise.

At it’s heart, the LCD model is a strategic framework.

Learning how to think for each of the Actions and the model as a whole is crucial to building capability in creating multiple learning assets and learning clusters.

Though the book explains the what, the how comes from practice, social learning from others and others’ diverse examples, and guidance from the experts.

What better way to learn the model than to apply it to your work, centered in your organization’s culture, learners, and business challenges?

Do I receive a Certificate I can share when I complete content?

You will receive a LCD Practicum certificate for completing the course.

What payment options are available?

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

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