"Get out of your bubble!"


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The worldwide talent development community is diverse. Our members bring a wealth of experience and insight to their work. We're spotlighting their stories.

Jess Almlie has been an ATD Power Member since 2016. Here's her story in her own words.

Years in the Talent Development Field?


Favorite or Most Used ATD Member Benefit?

TD at Work guides


• Webinars

• ATD videos, such as conference session recordings

• Whitepapers

• Templates and tools


Best Talent Development Advice?

Get out of your bubble! One of the best ways to grow as a talent development professional is to learn from others who aren’t in your organization. We rarely have new ideas without hearing about new things and connecting with new people. My best ideas for improvement are sparked by interactions with others who are “outside my regular bubble.” They stretch me and help me stay cutting edge.

Most Valuable Thing You’ve Gained or Experienced During Your Membership With ATD?

Connections with other talent development professionals along with opportunities to exercise and practice leadership as a volunteer.

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