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Management Makeover

ATD Staff | November 24, 2014 | Article

A global organization revamps its management development program for first-line leaders.

Developing Sales Managers

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ATD Research | November 19, 2014 | Infographic

Key stats from the ATD research report, Developing Sales Managers: Activating Sales Performance Through Learning

Developing Sales Managers

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ATD Research | November 19, 2014 | Whitepaper

This research investigates whether sales managers are sufficiently equipped to handle their responsibilities and discusses the role of the talent development function in providing the necessary preparation. 

What It Takes to Achieve Managerial Success

Daniel Goleman | October 29, 2014 | Article

Four facets of emotional intelligence epitomize the necessary competencies.

Innovation: What Is It and Can It Be Taught?

ATD 2014 Session: M309
Karen Hough | May 07, 2014 | Video

Getting outside your normal working and thinking mode is critical to creating elegant, meaningful solutions for your organization. Learn how to frame innovation so that your team can experience a whole new paradigm for thinking, based on the skills of improvisation, which leads to more creative, flexible, and adaptive work. We not only examine creativity—we apply it to real situations so that the information is useful rather than theoretical. You'll learn how improvisers can be so creative in risky, stressful situations. We will examine how creative and innovative people and organizations interact, how they manage risk, and the most effective ways to implement creativity in a culture. You will engage in improvisational exercises, small-group discussions, and intense challenges.

Implementing Measurement and ROI to Enhance Training's Business Value

ATD 2014: Session W204
Ron Drew Stone | May 07, 2014 | Video

The session will focus on sharing implementation of a systematic measurement and ROI process to improve the value of training delivered. The factual data is shared from the measurement and ROI results across six diverse markets in the Asia-Pacific Region. The speaker will share the business value and results. The interactive session and discussions will provide key details on: the process adopted to train 25 trainers on the measurement and ROI process, the process adopted to partner and plan the evaluation project, how performance data was collected ? the role of coaching the ROI project owners through an ROI expert coach and consultant to analyze data and calculate ROI, the importance of reporting and communicating results to stakeholders, and how the findings were integrated with the current training and performance process.

Harnessing the Power of Personalized Leadership Development

ATD 2014: Session W116
Tacy M. Byham | May 07, 2014 | Video

Personalized leadership development holds great potential to drastically change the learning experience. It taps participant engagement, promotes ownership, and builds independence and confidence, while maximizing the leader's learning potential based on their individual needs, abilities, and preferences. Today, learners have access to diverse content and are making their personal preferences known regarding what is included in their training and the format in which they receive that content. They want to focus on learning that is unique to their current situation taking into account where they are in their careers and in their lives. At the same time, we need to ensure that they are achieving their behavior development goals. In this interactive session, you will learn the five practices for harnessing the power of personalized leadership development: personalized content, personalized insight, personalized practice, personalized performance support, and personalized learning environment. Additionally, you will network with peers to share personalization successes and tips for incorporating the new mixes of face-to-face, social, electronic, virtual, and on-demand learning.

The Nuts and Bolts of Virtual Supervision

ATD 2014: Session W117
Erika Tedesco | May 07, 2014 | Video

Do you, or your employees, work outside a traditional office? That might mean working from home on occasional mornings or being completely based at your local coffee shop. Perhaps you supervise sales staff in a large geographic area or are responsible for a team of global technology professionals. Mobile workforces are a growing and permanent trend and management strategies need to keep pace. In this session we will discuss the building blocks of managing your remote workforce. These foundational tools will help prepare you to lead, not just manage, your team. You will learn to: Align job descriptions with virtual positions, learn the top five words to include when building a job description for a remote employee, and manage meetings in the Cloud. You will be given a meeting template, which you will personalize, for use in facilitating remote meetings, delegate and monitor project progress, and evaluate your remote employee's performance. Use our simple form to help evaluate project performance and support your annual appraisal.

Become a Strategic Business Partner Through Effective Training Evaluation

ATD 2014: Session W104
James D. Kirkpatrick | May 07, 2014 | Video

Sustaining a career in training requires a strategic partnership with the business that produces measurable business results. So how do you become a strategic business partner? In this thought-provoking session, an industry leader in training evaluation will outline what to do before, during, and after training to produce and document organizational results. He will provide tactics and tools for earning the trust of stakeholders and expanding your influence beyond the classroom. Training leaders will come away from this informative session armed with the information they need to become strategic business partners with their stakeholders. All training professionals will gain an understanding of the role training must play to remain viable in any organization.

A Team of Leaders: Empowering Members to Take Ownership, Demonstrate Initiative, and Deliver Results

ATD 2014: Session W217
Stewart Liff | May 07, 2014 | Video

This session will teach you how to build a committed and high performing team where everyone ultimately becomes a leader. You will discover the integration of new and time-tested approaches to team development that will result in a dynamic and energetic team which will deliver outstanding results. You will learn how to apply these strategies, tools, and techniques in you organization and hear about examples of other organizations that have successfully applied them. Discover new possibilities for the way work can be performed. Work doesn't have to be drudgery; it can be exciting, stimulating, and fulfilling. Knowledge of basic management skills and an interest in team development is needed to attend.

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