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Labor Department Leverages Tech to Serve VETS

Mika J. Cross | June 14, 2017 | Article

Connectivity technologies strengthen DOL VETS distributed workforce, culturally speaking, and enable it to provide better service.

Training's Role in Government Cybersecurity

Roxy Torres | April 18, 2017 | Article

As the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Information Technology, Craig Orgeron makes sure agencies have the cybersecurity tools they need.

Soft Skills Are Human Skills: Traits of a Good Manager

Elad Levinson | April 28, 2016 | Video

Elad Levinson describes why it's important for managers to demonstrate a genuine interest and care for their team.

Women in the Workplace: Females Finding Mentors

Shavon Lindley | March 15, 2016 | Podcast

Where should a woman look for in a mentor? Does it have to be a woman or should she look for male mentors as well? How many should she have? How do you ask someone to be a mentor?

Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer

Sue Kaiden | November 20, 2015 | Webcast

Developing your resume can be a thankless and frustrating task. Ask 10 people for their opinions and you'll get 10 different answers! To help you sift through the advice, we have spoken with some of the best resume writers in the country. Join Sue Kaiden to hear about their secrets and the latest thinking on developing a resume that will get you noticed.

Personalized Learning: Overcoming the Learning and Development Engagement Problem

Cheryl Lasse, Stuart Rogers | August 06, 2015 | Webcast

Two daunting trends—the increasing skills gap and the lack of employee engagement—are affecting the perception of learning and development (L&D) in organizations. Employees, managers, and executives are becoming increasingly disengaged from the L&D department and its offerings. It’s time to turn it around!

The Futurist Leader

July 01, 2015 | Article

Today’s challenging landscape is the new reality. It requires businesses to embrace new leadership and organizational development approaches in order to be successful. Recognizing emerging patterns will give leaders a great idea of what the future holds. This TD at Work will provide a framework and tools for doing so; it will:

• Define strategic foresight and outline the business imperative for the approach.
• Describe how to leverage both the push and pull of the future.
• Provide guidance on putting strategic foresight into practice.
• Explain how applying the Natural Foresight framework can help you become a futurist leader.

ATD Reveals New World-Class Sales Competency Model

Reza Sisakhti | April 29, 2015 | Article

The updated model is based on comprehensive research on evolving trends and practices in sales.

Prepare Now to Lead Later

Terri Tierney Clark | February 20, 2015 | Webcast

Excelling later at your job means planning your career from the start. Determine the best path for you by assessing your own skills, gaining line experience, and becoming aware of the characteristics of your industry’s leaders. You also need to optimize your performance reviews and polish your image. Lastly, adopt the markers of a leader, including the ability to innovate, operate in uncertainty, convey ideas clearly, and influence others. This webinar will give you guidelines on how to prepare now so that you will be chosen to lead later.

Bridging the Workforce Skills Gap through Competency-Based Education

ATD 2014 Session: W200
Paul LeBlanc | May 06, 2014 | Video

This panel will examine one of the most critical workforce development trends: helping employers close skills gaps and develop internal talent. Through the perspective of a business unit President, a former leading federal policy-maker, and the founder of one of the nation's leading nonprofit Competency-Based Education degree programs, they will discuss how to build promotable skills within a frontline workforce using a new higher education model that focuses on developing employee competencies instead of traditional higher education 'credit hours.' They will share what lessons emerged from a 2013 pilot program that College for America launched with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and 20 other employers across the nation. Attendees will learn what competencies translate most directly to building promotable skills and developing internal talent across industries, and how a re-structured higher education model can provide more accountability to delivering these skills. The session will provide concrete steps business leaders and training managers can take to maximize their existing tuition reimbursement benefits and best impact their workforce development needs.

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