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APICS Learning Dynamics for Instructors (LDI)


The APICS LDI class examines the dynamics of the classroom and describes techniques to maximize learning. This course builds on the foundation developed in the prerequisite APICS Train the Trainer (TTT) course.

APICS LDI participants gain a better understanding of learning principles and styles. Discover how to select appropriate training methods, enhance listening and questioning skills, use feedback, and handle challenging situations. APICS LDI class examines the dynamics of the classroom and describes techniques for managing your students and maximizing their learning.

This interactive two-day, eight-session, hands-on APICS workshop includes:

  • identifying the elements of an effective and positive learning environment
  • selecting active training methods to maximize learning
  • using interactive communication skills to assess and reinforce learning
  • developing and practicing strategies for handling problem situations
  • enhancing the motivation of learners
  • developing a deeper understanding of student's learning styles and how they affect training
  • practicing impromptu speaking
  • matching training methods to learning objectives
  • planning for future instructional skills development

Course Administration

  • You must be recognized by APICS as an Associate, Lead, or Master of Instructor Training within the APICS Instructor Development Program to purchase the APICS TTT and LDI Instructor Kits.
  • All APICS TTT or APICS LDI Courses must:
    • Be taught by two recognized APICS Instructor Training Instructors
    • One co-instructor must be an APICS Recognized Master of Instructor Training. The other must be an APICS Recognized Associate, Lead, or Master of Instructor Training. 


To purchase the APICS Learning Dynamics for Instructors Kit and Participant Workbook 5.0, contact APICS Customer Service at service@apics.org  or at +1.800.444.2742 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., US-Central, Monday - Friday). 

The sale of Train the Trainer and Learning Dynamics participant workbooks now are restricted to Lead, Master, and Instructor Training instructors, or to the chapters and districts using a recognized Master of Instructor Training to teach or co-teach the class.


APICS Recognized Instructors: Upon successful enrollment in the Instructor Development Program, you will automatically be granted access to the APICS Instructor Development Community.

Instructors: gain access to general information on the APICS Instructor Community by completing the Instructor Community Application