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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

Direct Instruction

An on-the-job training program that's purposefully structured will yield a wide range of benefits.


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Editor's Note

A Smorgasbord of Topics

There is something for everyone in this month's issue of TD magazine.


Know Your Worth

How do your salary and benefits stack up against your peers'?


Are Chatbots the Future of Training?

This emerging technology conducts human-like conversations with users, typically via messaging applications.


Teaching the Fundamentals of Self-Management

Coach your employees in a way that teaches them the soft skills to be effective.


Engagement Adjustment

Low scores on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey prompted OSHA to prioritize making improvements.


Flying Solo

Develop and grow a flourishing one person sales enablement function.

Web Exclusives

Meaningful Results

Ensure that the L&D function's work is clearly aligned to strategic objectives.


Team Building Is a Process, Not An Event

There is no quick fix for group development, so plan initiatives accordingly.


L&D Might Have a Perception Problem

Leaders see L&D matters, but it remains at a distance.



Cool Tool: Grammarly

Step Back to Spend Time With Your Team and on Yourself

Get the (Instant) Message

Blog Buzz:

Making the Picture Bigger

Certification Requirements Are Not Allowed While on the Clock

Learning, for When the Stress Ball Falls

Vacation? What Vacation?

Long View

Sharon Wingron

Sharon Wingron calls herself "your PEOPLE development partner," and carries that mantra to her everyday practice. She is certified in Everything DiSC and several other personality assessments. Her expertise ranges from behavioral styles to leadership development and performance.

Case in Point

Employee Engagement on a Shoestring

A small regional office of a national nonprofit builds a culture of engagement without blowing up its budget.


Over, Not Out

Help employees and managers recognize the why of lateral moves.


How to Direct Great Onboarding Videos

Keep these tips in mind when creating videos for new hires.


Pushing Beyond Compliance Has Big Results

An expanded roster of courses enabled employees to take ownership of training.

Learning Blueprint

Engaging Managers to Support Continual Learning

Transition from managing hands to managing minds.


E-Learning Is Increasing as a Career Development Tool

Special projects, mentoring, and coaching are seeing gains.

One To Watch

Christina Watkins

In her role as an organizational effectiveness specialist, Watkins is responsible for not only designing and developing instructor-led e-learning training programs, but also for facilitating them and maintaining continuous quality improvement through curriculum evaluation. Her role also requires periodic coaching sessions with leaders throughout the organization.

Workplace Rx

Let's Get Contextual

How an enterprise software company prepared its leaders to succeed with an expanded company vision.


Engagement and Culture, With a Dash of Leadership Development

Developing Leaders: Why Traditional Leadership Training Misses the Mark By Mary Hladio

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