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ATD Research: Global Trends in Talent Development

Maria Ho | October 08, 2015 | Webcast

ATD Research and ATD International recently embarked on their first truly global assessment of talent development outlooks, resources, and practices. ATD research analyst Maria Ho and ATD International director Wei Wang will be presenting some important findings from this research, which is compiled in full in the report Key Trends in Training: A Global View.

Facilitation Basics

Chapter 1-5
Donald V. McCain, Deborah D. Tobey | October 06, 2015 | Book Chapter

Use facilitation techniques to communicate salient concepts successfully and help ensure the transfer of learning. Facilitation Basics details the principles of learning facilitation and how you apply them to a real-life classroom setting. You will learn how to create a learning climate, incorporate group activities, manage difficult participants, use media to support your messages, and assess end-of-program results.

Leaders-As-Teachers: The Underused Tool for Developing Current and Future Leaders

Maria Ho | September 17, 2015 | Article


Although leaders-as-teachers (LAT) programs have considerable benefits for both leaders and employees, only 17 percent of organizations have formal LAT programs and another 39 percent have informal programs, according to new research from ATD and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). 

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!

Science of Learning 101: The Latest Research on Needs Analysis and Learning Climate

Patti Shank | July 22, 2015 | Article

needs analysisIn “The Science of Training and Development in Organizations: What Matters in Practice,” Eduardo Salas and his fellow authors assert that “decisions about what to train, how to train, and how to implement and evaluate training should be informed by the best information science has to offer.” Specifically, their research examines two steps to be especially critical for pretraining effectiveness: needs analysis and preparation of the learning climate. 

Science of Learning 101: Are We Doing the Right Things?

Patti Shank | June 15, 2015 | Article

continuous learningCurrently, corporate learning and development (L&D) is still skewed heavily toward building courses and content, but this approach is not really in sync with the exponential rate of knowledge change and today’s knowledge-heavy work processes—or the instructional piece work L&D provides.  Consequently, L&D is dangerously close to becoming irrelevant in many organizations.  

Revitalizing Role Play

ATD International Conference & Expo 2015 (SU215)
Linda Smith, Dawn Holzer | May 17, 2015 | Video

How many times have you heard, 'We hate to role play!'? Many trainers have given up on this tried-and-true technique. It has been done poorly for so long that role play has gotten a bad reputation. We're here to restore its image and add this valuable learning technique back to your toolbox. You will leave the session with a clearly defined process for better role plays, as well as new techniques to ensure your learners are better equipped to transfer skills back to the workplace--making it not just a training technique, but a true tool for talent development. This course is targeted to those new to training or as a refresher for seasoned workplace learning professionals who are frustrated with their current use of role plays in the training classroom.

The Science of Learning in Action: 7 Insights From Real Data

Alice Kim, Carol Leaman | May 07, 2015 | Webcast

Many organizations around the world are starting to apply the principles of brain research to their learning environments. On May 7, join Carol Leaman and Alice Kim as they leverage real learning data to determine what kind of effect is this having on behavior and, ultimately, performance.

A View from the Top: The Learning Executive’s Take on Learning Strategy and The Future of Learning

Maria Ho, Laurie Miller | April 23, 2015 | Webcast

This webcast will discuss topics in learning of importance to learning executives. 

State Of The Industry

Laurie Miller, David Frankel | March 12, 2015 | Webcast

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