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TD Magazine

The July issue features theme articles focused on the science of learning. Additional highlights include:

+A Lie About Accountability for Learning

+Six Tips for Achieving Leadership Breakthroughs

+Web Exclusive: Designing Introductory Training Programs

+Web Exclusive: The L&D Landscape Is Changing

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The Art and Science of Motivation and Behavior Change
Tuesday, July 21, 2 p.m ET

In this webcast, you'll learn how to identify and understand the barriers to behavior change and examine research-based methods to design solutions that inspire behavior change.

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July 2015 Issue

Habitual by Design

By Julie Dirksen

Development programs should help employees convert tasks into workplace habits.

Podcast     +Free Article

Combat Knowledge Decay in the Workplace

By Alice Kim and Carol Leaman

Research proves that the use of three cognitive strategies result in long-term knowledge retention.


A Lie About Accountability for Learning

By Larry Israelite

With employers no longer solely accountable for workforce training, questions arise about ownership of and access to all the talent development-related data.


Help Desk Reboot

By Leela K. Tiku, Ipsita Mukherjee, and Charmaine Tellis

An improved knowledge management framework helped this tech support team increase end user satisfaction.


Achieving a Cohesive Organizational Culture

By Priyanka Chopra

Organizations in the Middle East have identified best practices for moving their culture from average to winning.


Make, Buy, or Share?

By Peter Bonner

How federal learning leaders use shared services to extend the power of their learning assets.

Podcast     +Free Article


Harold Jarche ++

Harold Jarche is an international consultant and speaker, helping people and businesses adapt to the network era. He serves as chairman of the Internet Time Alliance, an international think tank on workplace performance improvement. Jarche's projects have included work for ING Bank, AstraZeneca, Cigna, and the Canadian army.

++ Extra Content - Only Online!     +Free Article


The Quest for the Agile Learner

By Pat Galagan

In an age when everything is expected to be faster than ever, recipes for agile learning come to the fore.


Six Tips for Achieving Leadership Breakthroughs

By Amy Fox

Set yourself up for having breakthrough moments.


Knowledge Is Power

By Paula Ketter

The science of learning is changing the way talent development professionals design and deliver training. By using brain science for more effective learning programs, organizations can improve knowledge, skills, and performance.

Podcast     +Free Article


Playing Around

By Brian Washburn

Play in the workplace has a perception problem. Let's fix that.


Going Social

By Stephanie Castellano

Internal social networks serve as gateways to informal learning.

A New Kind of Reality TV

Succession Planning Significantly Increases Employee Engagement

Lost in Translation

Word Wiz: Chief Storytelling Officer

Employees Just Want to Have Fun

Strategic Foresight Enables Leaders to Prepare for the Future

You Can't Ask That

Managers Feeling Upbeat About Career Opportunities

+Free Articles


Find Success With Online Learning for the Trades

By Kristin Kim Haynes

First, identify the appropriate e-learning program for the apprentice, and then provide an employee support system.


HR Needs to "Reskill" Itself; Better Understand How to Engage Their People

By Patty Gaul

A new work reality requires changes on many fronts.


Training With a Worldview

In his role with the United Nations, Berin McKenzie trains those who seek to make a difference in the world.

+Free Article 


Upwardly Mobile

For Hilton's sales force, a mobile app carries learning beyond the classroom.


Tell Me More

Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate With Power and Impact by Annette Simmons

Reviewed by Stephanie Castellano

Read all book reviews.      +Free Article

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

  • Ten ways an organization can expand its social learning efforts.
  • Enhance online learning with basic algorithms.
  • Characteristics of a good manager.
  • 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.

Don’t Call It a MOOC

The next generation of online learning is so much more.

Leaders as Catalysts

To succeed, new leaders must learn to ignite action in others.

Expanded Coaching Culture Drives Results

A professional and peer coaching program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has improved individual and organizational performanc...

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