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The Future of the Profession Formerly Known as Training

Tools According to the author, there is no topic that inflames more passion at the moment than what to call the profession formerly known as training. In a recent online discussion about what to call a document describing competencies for the field, the author read this amazing statement: "Under no circumstances should the word 'training' appear in the title." Here is how Pat McLagan — CEO of McLagan International, an authority on competencies in the field explains it, "If we are to be effective, our views and theories of organization must change."

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  • Pat Galagan

    Pat Galagan is the editor-at-large for the Association for Talent Development (ATD). As a writer and editor for more than 30 years, she has covered all aspects of talent development and interviewed many business leaders and the CEOs of numerous Fortune 500 companies.

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