Let’s Do This Together.

Our course has helped 500+ graduates go on to create 1000+ multi-asset learning initiatives and produced 3+ ATD BEST Award winners. 97% recommend the course.

Driving learning applying outdated one-and-done instructional design models in a hybrid work world leads to little proof of business impact can be frustrating and lead to burnout.

Here’s a well known secret amongst LCD Certified Practitioners: If you invest in building this competency, your order taking days will drop steadily until they hit zero. Your business impact will be visible and your stakeholder reputation will change.

Not only that, you will stand out amongst peers for jobs and  growing up the career ladder.

The LCD Practicum is an application-centered certification course, with year-along access, for those who want to embed multi-asset learning initiatives that change OTJ behavior as an every day part of their work.

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.

Why? It’s simple facts. According to Training Industry’s research:

  • 70% of learning leaders believe that utilizing more than one modality is crucial for training.

  • 52% of training programs use between 3 to 6 modalities in training their employees.

  • 30% of learning leaders provide some form of customization in training programs offered.

  • Employees found on-the-job training (82%), on-the-job coaching (19%), and informal social learning (71%) to be the most effective training methods.

In other words, EVERYTHING the LCD model trains you how to do.

And get this: as AI advances, the content creation part of L&D’s job is becoming increasingly less valuable. That means strategy IS the value you will need to provide.

This certification demonstrates your ability to design & develop a strategic multi-asset learning initiative for complex topics with speed, consistency, and quality.

Is it time to reskill? You bet it is.

Join the LCD Practicum and Get Certified!

for only $897

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.

Inside the LCD Practicum

You will learn the LCD Model and the LCD Tools v2.0 in three ways: self study, application to case study, and application to your own work. Then, you’ll be supported through our Community of Practice as you apply the model on your own, guaranteeing that you will embed the model with success.

This course is open enrollment and asynchronous, while still centering social learning. You will be able to work at your own pace around your project’s individual timeline.

Owens-Kadakia LCD Model

Learn the Five Actions via Self Study

Practice the LCD Model & Tools via Applying to Case Study

Transform Your Training Project into a Modern Learning Cluster


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


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

With expert asynchronous and optional live coaching, you will have your work redlined so you make the most meaningful impact on the business!

LCD Practitioner Certificate

Receive Your LCD Practitioner Certification

Forever Support

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

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


Ask any questions that come up as you apply in real time to the experts and share best practices with the community. Access 25+ Learning Clusters to benchmark in our Learning Cluster Library when you need inspiration.

Example Participant Output

View the learning clusters past participants have created by the end of the practicum.

Onboarding Cluster in the Banking Industry

90-day ILT for Tech Skills Into a Cluster

Join the LCD Practicum and Get Certified!

for only $897

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.

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

A la Carte Options & Customizations

Private Team Upskilling

Get a private workspace for your team as well as up to three live coaching calls with our team offering.

$1,097 per seat.

Additional Testimonials:

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)

Ray Kung, Learning Leader
Charlotte Whitmore, Program Manager
Eve Claydon, Global Team Member
Maddie Dietz, R&D Program Manager

Other referrals available upon request:

World Bank | Hewlett Packard Enterprises | Coast Capital Savings

Just the Self Study & Case Study Sections

Get just the fundamental self study & case study portions a la carte without applying to your work and year-access to support. 


External Consultant

Build Your Strategy Consulting Business Add On

Imagine doing one $50,000 consulting engagement vs ten $3,000 engagements.

Most L&D consultants compete to do technical instructional design AND to do it for a handful of modalities (think e-learning, videos, and live curriculum design).

Consultants capable in the LCD model stand out for their ability to develop learning strategy and build ecosystems for a given business challenge.

In addition to learning the LCD model through all the Practicum offers, get a separate module covering Project Proposal, Contracting Process, and more about building a business around strategy consulting.

Helen Davison, Chief Learning Officer Invested in LCD for her Team for Enterprise Wide Initiatives

“It’s been a real eye opener of how silo-ed we had been as a learning department in our organization.”

“It’s been a really integral driver for us to select assets in the Surround Action. It’s really easy to fall in the trap of designing for the new learner. It really pushes you to think past now to all those other learning moments.”

“One of the things that I find interesting is how much the language of the model has become a part of the language of our broader organization.”

“It’s amazing how rich the data source is to use for other things – it’s a nice benefit to the business.”

“There’s a reasonable expectation that we will win an award for our work.”

Cordes Lindow, Learning Consultant & Coach, Lindow Learning

🔥 “I have found this is the easiest way to develop a learning ecosystem.”

“As a consultant, I want to have the backing to say this is something I can do.”

“Working through the Tools, I came up with a plan for the client…the pain points, the solutions, the assets that I could then offer as the next services, as a menu for the client to choose from.”

🔥 “I don’t want to do one and done. I didn’t want to just be making courses. The LCD model definitely helps you shift that focus. I’m going to structure all my client engagements this way.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay for this training? 

There are several options for you to consider:

  • Do you have professional development budget available through your work? If so, this course should be a no-brainer as your investment for the year! We recommend providing your manager a link to an example of what people produce by the end of the course, all the things you will get for a year with the investment made, as well as sharing our about LCD model page.
  • Do you personally set aside budget for your own development and career growth? We are often like doctors – we don’t take our own medicine! It’s important you value your own learning & development as you help others learn. What would need to be true for you to invest in this course? Would you need to save for a few months? Would you need a payment plan? Just let us know! email info@learningclusterdesign.com with your pathway to investing in yourself! 


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, the book does not:

  • Go in depth on implementation
  • Train you on the new version of the Tools
  • Adequately support learning by doing.

We coach you as complexities in application arise and make sure you actually learn the capability you came for. Those who try it on their own often quit soon after because they are unable to fully leverage the concepts and the Tools and they don’t get the results they expect.

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

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.

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

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