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TD Magazine

The October issue is our annual Trends issue. Highlights include:

+Guidance on the Core Components of a Talent Development Structure

+The Power of Choice in L&D

+Web Exclusive: Managing for Results

+Web Exclusive: Useful Strategies, Methods, and Ideas for Recruiting New Hires

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October 2015 Issue

Trends and Tides in Talent Development

By Pat Galagan

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 developers today.

Podcast     +Free Article

Unlocking the Talent Development Puzzle

By Laurie Miller

Insights from talent development professionals provide guidance on the core components of a talent development structure.

Podcast     +Free Article

A Whole New Way to Serve

By Connie Lee, Franklin Espinal, and Jim Warner

To accommodate a new generation of veterans and staff, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs created a virtual environment to serve the needs of this community.


Making the Curve

By Bonnie Hagemann

When employees struggle going through an organizational change effort, leaders need to know how to guide them through to get results.


The Power of Choice in L&D

By Jillian Douglas and Shannon McKenzie

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


The Employee Integration Equation

By Keith Ferrazzi and Tim Davis

Improve onboarding outcomes by lengthening the process and better involving managers.


A Road Map to Developing Training

By Geri E. McArdle

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



Catherine Lombardozzi ++

Catherine Lombardozzi is a consultant, facilitator, and director of the Center forCreative Instruction and Technology at Delaware Technical Community College. She also is author of Learning Environments by Design. Lombardozzi holds a doctoral degree in human resources development from George Washington University.

++ Extra Content - Only Online!     +Free Article


Sales Training Reinvented

By Ruth Weiss

Police academies, pilot training, and real-life war games? Sales training can be just as exciting.


Stretch Yourself to Remain Relevant

By Karie Willyerd and Barbara Mistick

Stay ahead of the obsolescence curve by expanding your workplace capabilities.


The World of Work Is Changing

By Paula Ketter

Coming up with this year’s trends article was challenging. An aging world population; economic activity shifting to emerging markets; the pervasive impact and ubiquity of technology; and the global flow of capital, people, and information are changing business, and thus talent development, at lightning speed.

Podcast     +Free Article


Back to Basics

By Dan Schwartz

Successfully teaching adults boils down to these six principles.


Beyond Products and Services

By Stephanie Castellano

One company teaches its customers the skills they need to bring their industry into the 21st century.

The "Back of the Napkin" App

Blended Learning Done Right

Money Isn't Everything

Word Wiz: Learning Worker

A Makeover for Manufacturers

Chief Counseling Officer: Execs Turn to Spouse for Career Advice

Unusual Job-Seeking Stunts

Telecommuting Rises to 37 Percent

+Free Articles


Achieve Optimal Performance by Providing Employees a Safe Space

By Maxine Attong

Give employees an outlet to be open about their thoughts and feelings without being judged.


Toxic Employees Are Unliked, but Often Keep Their Jobs

By Patty Gaul

Skill set shouldn't trump a bad attitude in the workplace, study finds.


Focused on Solutions

Designing each course module around one business objective results in laser-focused, hyper-relevant training.


Be the Most Interesting Person in the Room

Got Your Attention? How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone by Sam Horn

Reviewed by Laura Lubin

Read all book reviews.     +Free Article

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

  • Profiles of the 30 BEST Award winners
  • Managing Challenging Classroom Behaviors
  • Trust and Be Trusted
  • 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.

Six Tips for Working With the Brain to Create Real Behavior Change

Discover key principles for learning design that maximize the brain’s capacity to learn, build memories, and develop habits.

Talent Management, Disrupted

New, innovative, and agile approaches to talent management are urgently needed to keep up with future business needs.

Getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Quality Instructional Design

You know how to appreciate well-designed training, but how can you get senior leaders to share that appreciation?

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