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TD Magazine

The November issue features profiles of the 30 BEST Award–winning organizations. Additional highlights include:

+Managing Challenging Classroom Behaviors

+Employee Engagement Effectiveness

+Web Exclusive: How to Ensure Employees' Skills Stay Up-to-Date

+Web Exclusive: Breaking HR Out of the Mold

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November 2015 Issue

Like Riding a Rocket

By Paul Harris

It's "fasten seatbelts" time for the 300 training professionals at Cerner Corporation, who are proactively serving the fast-growing ranks of both employees and clients.

Podcast     +Free Article

Training at the Crossroads of Tradition and Technology

By Jennifer J. Salopek

Business goals are kept on track with safety training and leadership development.

Podcast     +Free Article

Don't Just Train Them, Nurture Them

By Paul Harris

The path to talent development isn't so much in Samsung's training programs as it is in its idea-sharing initiatives—and a welcoming atmosphere that breeds innovation.


Sea Change in the Container Shipping Business

By Jennifer J. Salopek

The learning department had to transform itself before assisting with a change effort elsewhere in the company.


Brewing Up a New Training Tradition

By Paul Harris

The urgent need to compete against an industry Goliath prompted two established brewing companies to join forces. Then they had to jump-start a culture of learning.


Creating the Engineers of Tomorrow, Today

By Jennifer J. Salopek

A new $20 million learning center at Mindtree illustrates the commitment the company has to talent development.


Intentional Employee Development: Not Just Phoning It In

By Jennifer J. Salopek

Significant operational and leadership changes didn't stop TELUS from maintaining its bevy of talent development initiatives.


Protecting Training Investments While Protecting Clients

By Jennifer J. Salopek

Talent development is considered a competitive advantage for the company and a retention tool for 49,000 employees.


An Avalanche of Learning Ideas

By Paul Harris

At Colorado Springs Utilities, the heat is on to develop the next generation of nimble leaders who can navigate through uncertain terrain.


Serving Up Innovation

By Paul Harris

Hilton Worldwide University relies increasingly on mobile and social learning to maximize performance and meet strategic goals.



Steve Gladis ++

Steve Gladis is the founder of Steve Gladis Leadership Partners, which consults on executive coaching and leadership development. He also is a professor at George Mason University, as well as an author.

++ Extra Content - Only Online!     +Free Article



By Pat Galagan

Crowdsourcing is making knowledge workers collectively smarter.


Trust and Be Trusted

By Paul White

Practical steps for building trust at work.


The Best of the BEST

By Paula Ketter

The 2015 BEST companies epitomize the essence of the BEST Awards: They have created a culture that uses learning as a strategic business tool; supports talent development as a critical need to acquire, retain, and engage employees; and increases productivity to reducing time to efficiency.

Podcast     +Free Article


Managing Challenging Classroom Behaviors

By Swati Karve

To deal with difficult participants, you first need to understand the reasons for their behavior.


Anyone Can Be a Lifelong Learner

By Vanessa St. Gerard

A bachelor's degree doesn't necessarily imply a future of lifelong learning

Cool Tool: Teamup

Word Wiz: Boomerang Employee

Upskilling at the Library

Can You Answer These Questions About Your Learning Program?

Growing Talent in Hong Kong

Defining Success: Current Workers vs. Next Generation

When Leaders Interact

Middle Managers Are More Likely to Suffer in Their Jobs

+Free Articles


Employee Engagement Effectiveness

By Jim Barnett

Answering four questions will help you evaluate your employee engagement strategy.


Growth Is Ahead, Reveals CEO Study

By Patty Gaul

Executives worldwide are painting a bright picture for the future.


No Target for Rotten Tomatoes

Karen Hough has transferred her improv skills to talent development.

Free Article


Four Courses of Training

A restaurant chain in China was preparing to open 600 stores. Its first step? Build a training academy for new hires.


Get On Up

Training in Motion: How to Use Movement to Create Engaging and Effective Learning by Mike Kuczala

Reviewed by Stephanie Castellano

Read all book reviews.     +Free Article

This year's BEST Award winners—spanning small and large private, public, and nonprofit organizations from seven countries around the world—use talent development as a strategic business tool to get results. They help set organizational strategy, link individual and organizational performance, can prove learning's impact on the organization’s strategy, and invest in talent development initiatives. Read profiles of the winning companies:

1. Cerner Corporation

2. BNSF Railway

3. Samsung Electronics

4. Maersk Line–A.P. Moller Maersk

5. MillerCoors

6. Wipro Ltd.

7. Verizon

8. TEB

9. Mindtree Limited

10. Cathay United Bank Co., Ltd.

11. Deloitte

12. New York Community Bancorp, Inc.

13. Tata Consultancy Services

14. Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş.

15. University Health System

16. FM Global

17. Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan


19. Genpact

20. Yapı ve Kredi Bankası A.Ş.

21. U.S. Security Associates, Inc.

22. Resource Residential

23. WakeMed Health & Hospitals

24. Signature HealthCARE, LLC

25. IBM Corporation

26. Haworth, Inc.

27. The Western Union Company

28. Colorado Springs Utilities

29. Hilton Worldwide

30. USAA

Here's what you can look forward to in the December 2015 issue of TD magazine:

  • Highlights From ATD's 2015 State of the Industry Report
  • Rethinking Training's Financial Obligations
  • Five Training Areas for Healthcare Pros to Communicate Productively
  • And much more! Check back on the first of the month to read the entire issue.


2014 State of the Industry Report: Spending on Employee Training Remains a Priority

Organizations’ training and development investments are at “a healthy level” compared with previous years.

Training and Development Competencies Redefined to Create Competitive Advantage

ASTD launches a revised competency model for the profession.

The Power of Choice in L&D

Cafeteria-style learning offers a smorgasbord of learning activities that honors the diversity of the learner.

Trends and Tides in Talent Development

Going slowly in a fast world and trying something new in a field as old as learning are just some of the challenges facing talent develop...

A Road Map to Developing Training

These basic training design strategies will enhance your presentations and entice learners to participate in the learning process.

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