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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

All Systems Go

Six decisions to make when designing software training.

Theme Feature

Where to Start When Developing a Learning Technology Strategy

The process can be broken down into four steps.


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Editor's Note

Technology and Planning Go Hand in Hand

The world is changing quickly. If you look at the technology that was around just five years ago, it pales in comparison to what is available today. And that technology is driving many of your organization's strategies.


An Agile Construct for Learning

IBM Learning created customizable bundles of learning that have changed the way employees access content.


Out With the Old, in With …

One by one, companies are ditching their performance management approaches, but what's a better method?


Accelerate Expertise With Scenario-Based E-Learning

This design approach enhances critical thinking and problem-solving skills, research reveals.


Pulling Together or Paddling in Circles?

How to achieve strategic alignment within global teams.

Web Exclusives

To Be a Great Leader, Make Sure Your Employees Feel Safe

Recent research identifies the most important leadership traits.


Communication 101

How managers can help their employees build one of the often-lacking soft skills.


Motivating Employees With Healthy Stress

A little bit of stress won't hurt you.



Use Action Learning to Change Culture

Cool Tool: Office Mix

Changing the Status Quo

Word Wiz: Sticky Objectives

Peeking Behind the Social Curtain

Running a Career Ultramarathon

Engagement Around the World

You've Got a Degree, But Are You Prepared?

Long View

Liz Ryan

Liz Ryan is a passionate advocate for the human workplace vision of reinventing work for people. She writes about reimagining HR and learning functions as cultural leadership roles, and about softening the structure of bureaucratic rules and policies that keep employees from being able to collaborate and innovate as the new working world requires.

Case in Point

Sales Team Embarks on a Capability-Building Learning Journey

A medical-devices company adopted a certification program for its salespeople to validate their capabilities.


The Route to Simplification

Eliminate complexity to make space for change and innovation.


Blending It Together

A program's objectives should determine which methods to use when blending learning.

Learning Blueprint

Think Like a Project Manager to Design Your Learning Solution

Project management skills align well with ADDIE when it comes to developing a learning program.


Leaders: Make Sure Your Employees Know You Care About a Human Workplace

Culture metrics improve when leaders show they care about employee well-being.

Workplace Rx

Creating an In-House University

Genpact developed Education@Work, a way to innovatively upskill talent in a worldwide market.


Building on Drucker's Pivotal Work

Doing the Right Things Right: How the Effective Executive Spends Time by Laura Stack

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