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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

Onboarding Is Critical

The importance of onboarding in the healthcare industry

Theme Feature

A Proper Introduction

Federal agencies that have comprehensive onboarding programs are ahead of agencies that are still conducting only new employee orientation.


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Editor's Note

Onboarding Success

For years we have been hearing about the importance of onboarding. It's time-consuming and costly, but data show that an organization ends up paying more if onboarding is not done or is poorly done because many employees don't stay long when they are not introduced early to their job expectations and the company culture.


E-Learning for All

Time- and cost-effective ways to make e-learning usable for learners with and without disabilities


Bringing Content Strategy Into the Blend

Improve blended learning programs by integrating content strategy processes.


L&D for L&D

As much as the learning and development function has changed over time, so too have the skills needed to work in the field.


Fast and Faster

L&D professionals in China are learning to overcome the challenges resulting from their companies' accelerated pace of change.

Web Exclusives

Learning From Experiences

Experiential learning requires creating a "learning how to learn" environment.


The Real State of Real Estate Agent Training

How agents stay on top as their industry evolves.


Turned Off From Onboarding

A formal onboarding process is surprisingly missing in many companies.



Word Wiz: Ignotum per Ignotius

Cool Tool: Duolingo

Mutual Attraction

Remember the Why and What of Your Presentation

Get Down With the Grads

Not Just About Hiring: Talent for the Long Term

El Valor del Aprendizaje = The Value of Learning

Half of Americans Regret Their Higher Ed Decisions

Long View

Nancy DeViney

A long-time IBM executive, Nancy DeViney launched a second career as an executive coach, with a focus on women in leadership roles. She works both independently and with Shambaugh Leadership as a coach and faculty member, facilitating discussions with executives on leading change, executive presence, and strategic thinking.


Instructional Design Gone Psycho

Use the psychological principles of behavioral economics to improve training programs.


The Lifelong Pursuit of Networking

Making professional and personal connections shouldn't be a chore.


Writing Choice-Based Learning Objectives

Even when given the choice of which activity to complete during training, learners should still reach the same learning destination.


Transforming a 95-Year-Old Organization Through E-Learning

Overhead Door modernized its e-learning while saving time and money.

Learning Blueprint

LEADing the Ship

Four methods to giving aspiring leaders the needed skills to be future leaders.


Tell Them What's on Your Mind

Which of these four types of feedback do you give?

Upward Bound

Balancing Act

Lisa Vallad on how to create training content and manage people.

Workplace Rx

Avoiding the Anglers

Be a hero not a victim of phishing attacks.


The Formula for Inspiring Others

The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day By Kristi Hedges

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