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TD is ATD's award-winning monthly magazine that covers industry best practices, emerging technologies, and trends. It is available to ATD members as part of their dues, and by subscription as well as single-copy sales.

In addition to the printed magazine, TD is available to download on your mobile device via the ATD Publications app or view on your desktop browser.

In this issue

Cover Story

2017 Trends

Is your organization exploring these latest talent development tools and methods?


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Editor's Note

Trends and More Trends

This issue of TD magazine is our annual trends issue, where we examine topics, tools, and innovations that have resonated with talent development professionals during the past 12 months.


Three Keys to Closing Workforce Planning Gaps

To execute plans and realize results, you must get from start to finish.


What About Teams?

Effective performance management for teams can have a powerful impact to unleash the full potential and engagement of the workforce.


A Holistic Approach to Management Development

When developing store managers, there are no shortcuts.


Wholesale Connections

Costco's culture helps its employees thrive.


The Quest to Strengthen the Acquisition Workforce

Fewer taxpayer dollars are wasted when federal acquisition professionals are well trained to manage government contracts.

Web Exclusives

Manager-Employee Feedback and Development: Why Is It So Hard?

This model offers methods to overcome the barriers to achieving regular, ongoing feedback.


Teaching the Prehistoric Brain in the Modern Workplace

There are three strategies trainers can use to leverage the nature of the brain for its most productive learning.


Software Self-Developers

Most software developers express a preference for learning on their own.



Day One Isn't the Time to Make a First Impression

Cool Tool: Nintex Hawkeye

Planning to Comply

Word Wiz: Polyhistor

Mad Virtual Scientists

Side Jobs More Common Among Women, Younger Workers

Happy Days

Taking Time for Compliance

Long View

Karen Hough

Karen Hough has been using improvisation as the foundation for business training and consulting for more than 10 years. In addition to wearing the hat of entrepreneur at ImprovEdge, she is a keynote speaker, world-class facilitator, and bestselling author.

Case in Point

Changing Minds and Changing Lives

How training supported an initiative to attract and hire people with disabilities.


Courageous Coaching Isn't Easy, but It's Your Job

Managers often give one of four reasons for not coaching their direct reports.


2,500 Years Later, Change Management Remains Difficult

Select a change model, accept that it will take time, and review options.


A Leadership Voyage

Female scientists embark on a development program that emphasizes emotional intelligence and coaching.

Learning Blueprint

Embracing the Learner eXperience Approach

Switch from a one-off activity to a journey, and use the power of emotions.


It's Not About Showing Them the Money

Organizations need to provide a positive corporate culture and development for their finance talent.

One to Watch

Eleanor Polley

As a talent development practitioner on the learning and organizational effectiveness team at Inovalon, Polley is involved in all aspects of learning, from needs analysis to content creation and program facilitation.

Workplace Rx

Prototyping to Save the Day

Hitachi used prototypes to improve the design of its customer training.


Let the Story Do the Work: The Art of Storytelling for Business Success

Let the Story Do the Work: The Art of Storytelling for Business Success By Esther K. Choy

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