Want to contribute to ATD Links? Here are the Author Guidelines.
ATD Links is a monthly electronic newsletter for ATD members. It features:
- In Practice articles written by your colleagues
- In-person interviews with members, authors, board members, chapter leaders, and others
- A highlighted recent publication
- News about events and offerings from ATD
- The latest jobs from the ATD Career Center
What you can contribute:
The In Practice section is the key area for member contributions. The purpose is for members to share information about how workplace theories are applied on the job and to give firsthand accounts of what’s happening in the real world of training and development. The types of stories that work well for In Practice include:
- Success stories – How you solved a problem, created a new program, or applied a concept (such as return on investment, performance improvement initiatives, e-learning technologies, succession planning, etc.) in a particular situation
- Lessons learned – Tips on what you learned in the process of tackling a tough problem or stumbling blocks you encountered that others may meet
- How workplace learning is changing in your particular industry or sector
- New challenges you face in your position, industry, or specific organization
- New skills you’re applying to your job
- Ideas for authors or people for us to interview (or for you to interview if you'd like!)
Here are some very general guidelines:
- Length: about 750 – 1,200 words
- Format: Microsoft Word, or other word processing progam. Please, no PDF files
- Graphics: If you embed graphics in the Word document, please also send them as separate files. JPGs are best.
- When: We welcome submissions at any time.
- How: You can contact a field editor who works in your field, complete the ATD Links article idea form, or submit directly to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- About you: Please include your full name and position, a sentence or two about yourself, a phone number and email address where you can be reached, and a digital photo (JPG is best). PLUS indicate that you are an ATD national member, and/or the chapter (or global network) to which you belong. All members of ATD chapters are invited to send in articles.
- Copyright: ATD will send you a release form giving ATD rights to your article as written (except for your own use in your classes and on your website, etc.). We cannot publish articles that have been or will be published elsewhere. (But if you wrote a great substantive article about a terrific chapter program for your chapter newsletter, we might want to share it in Links.)
- Editing: Editors will be editors! Should changes be major, we’ll show you what we did, as a courtesy.
For more information, contact
Editor, ATD Links