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Appreciation in the Workplace: What It Does (and Doesn’t Do) for Your Organization

Paul White | September 25, 2015 | Webcast

While employee recognition programs can be effective in acknowledging achievements and performance, they are not successful in helping individuals feel appreciated at work. Senior leaders can learn the foundational issues necessary for employees to feel truly valued and create a more positive work environment, which has been shown to have numerous benefits for the organization's functioning. Be prepared to challenge your thinking about employee recognition and communicating appreciation in the workplace. You will also receive practical action steps to help make a culture of appreciation a reality in your organization.

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). 

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.

Talent Management Scorecards: Demonstrate the Value of Talent Management Initiatives

ATD 2014: Session M204
Lynn Schmidt | May 05, 2014 | Video

Designing and implementing a talent management scorecard is an important step in helping executives, human resource leaders, and talent management personnel monitor the performance of the L&D function. A talent management scorecard can demonstrate the alignment between talent management initiatives, strategic objectives, and operating goals. It can help you demonstrate the value of your strategic workforce planning, talent acquisition, succession management, onboarding, employee development, leadership development, coaching, and mentoring programs. It is the communication vehicle to help others see your contribution to the business. In this session, the speakers will provide a methodology for designing and implementing a talent management scorecard that tracks activity, efficiency, and impact data from both a macro- and micro-level perspective of success. They will provide a scorecard template and describe the steps for its use, as well as examples of how the scorecard process was implemented in various organizations. Lessons learned and recommendations for implementing scorecards will be provided.

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