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Learning Science for Instructional Designers

Ensure Your Instructional Design Stands Up to Learning Science. Learning science is a professional imperative for instructional designers. In fact, instructional design is applied learning science....

Learning Science for Instructional Designers

Ensure Your Instructional Design Stands Up to Learning Science. Learning science is a professional imperative for instructional designers. In fact, instructional design is applied learning science....

Communication Skills Virtual Training

Communication Skills Virtual Training offers the crucial tools you’ll need to help your workshop participants master the skills that drive performance. Providing your participants with a deeper more...

Communication Skills Virtual Training

Communication Skills Virtual Training offers the crucial tools you’ll need to help your workshop participants master the skills that drive performance. Providing your participants with a deeper more...

The Hard and Soft Sides of Change Management

Change isn’t going anywhere. Learn how to manage it. We live in a wild world of volatility, unpredictability, chaos, and ambiguity, with change seemingly as the only constant. Change can be difficult...

The Hard and Soft Sides of Change Management

Change isn’t going anywhere. Learn how to manage it. We live in a wild world of volatility, unpredictability, chaos, and ambiguity, with change seemingly as the only constant. Change can be difficult...

Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars

Master the Production of Virtual Events and Improve Engagement. Have you ever found yourself confidently delivering content for a virtual training session, webinar, or online meeting only to have a...

Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars

Master the Production of Virtual Events and Improve Engagement. Have you ever found yourself confidently delivering content for a virtual training session, webinar, or online meeting only to have a...

Troubleshooting for Trainers

Your Fix-It Guide to Training. When you need to repair an appliance on the fritz, you can consult the instruction manual. But if you’re stuck when designing or facilitating training, what resource...

Troubleshooting for Trainers

Your Fix-It Guide to Training. When you need to repair an appliance on the fritz, you can consult the instruction manual. But if you’re stuck when designing or facilitating training, what resource...
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Introduction to Instructional Systems Design

The A–Z Resource on Instructional Systems DesignModern, adaptable, flexible, timeless. Instructional systems design (ISD) is more relevant than ever and critical for organizational success. ISD is...

Introduction to Instructional Systems Design

The A–Z Resource on Instructional Systems DesignModern, adaptable, flexible, timeless. Instructional systems design (ISD) is more relevant than ever and critical for organizational success. ISD is...

Management Development Training

Develop Winning Managers—the Heart of the TeamFrontline managers are an organization’s first level of management: the “people managers” across its business operations and functions. Developing...

Management Development Training

Develop Winning Managers—the Heart of the TeamFrontline managers are an organization’s first level of management: the “people managers” across its business operations and functions. Developing...
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What’s Your Formula?

Your Periodic Table of Learning ElementsEngaging, effective training programs are a mixture of science and art, requiring the right balance of adult learning theory, available technology, intuitive...

What’s Your Formula?

Your Periodic Table of Learning ElementsEngaging, effective training programs are a mixture of science and art, requiring the right balance of adult learning theory, available technology, intuitive...
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L&D’s Playbook for the Digital Age

Build a Modern L&D TeamOrganizations are facing an era of rapid acceleration. As new technology and digital strategies are integrated, workers at all levels will be required to build capability much...

L&D’s Playbook for the Digital Age

Build a Modern L&D TeamOrganizations are facing an era of rapid acceleration. As new technology and digital strategies are integrated, workers at all levels will be required to build capability much...
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The Building Blocks of Sales Enablement

The Ultimate Sales Framework for Achieving Business Success. Sales enablement is no longer the new kid on the block. Having grown rapidly in recent years, it’s now considered a best practice at many...

The Building Blocks of Sales Enablement

The Ultimate Sales Framework for Achieving Business Success. Sales enablement is no longer the new kid on the block. Having grown rapidly in recent years, it’s now considered a best practice at many...

Featured Titles

Proving the Value of Soft Skills

A Step-by-Step Guide to Showing the Value of Soft Skill Programs As organizations rise to meet the challenges of technological innovation, globalization, changing customer needs and perspectives,...

Proving the Value of Soft Skills

A Step-by-Step Guide to Showing the Value of Soft Skill Programs As organizations rise to meet the challenges of technological innovation, globalization, changing customer needs and perspectives,...

ROI Basics, 2nd Edition

Your Essential Guide to Calculating Return on Investment. Build and refine your measurement and evaluation skills through ROI Basics, perfect for beginners challenged to implement a comprehensive...

ROI Basics, 2nd Edition

Your Essential Guide to Calculating Return on Investment. Build and refine your measurement and evaluation skills through ROI Basics, perfect for beginners challenged to implement a comprehensive...

Measurement Demystified

Your Groundbreaking Framework for Measurement and Reporting Most people find measurement, analytics, and reporting daunting—and L&D professionals are no different. As these practices have become...

Measurement Demystified

Your Groundbreaking Framework for Measurement and Reporting Most people find measurement, analytics, and reporting daunting—and L&D professionals are no different. As these practices have become...

Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation

A timely update to a timeless model. Don Kirkpatrick's groundbreaking Four Levels of Training Evaluation is the most widely used training evaluation model in the world. Ask any group of trainers...

Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation

A timely update to a timeless model. Don Kirkpatrick's groundbreaking Four Levels of Training Evaluation is the most widely used training evaluation model in the world. Ask any group of trainers...

Evaluation Basics

How do training professionals show the impact their programs are making? Positive feedback only goes so far in confirming success. And entertainment value, while important, isn't the truest...

Evaluation Basics

How do training professionals show the impact their programs are making? Positive feedback only goes so far in confirming success. And entertainment value, while important, isn't the truest...

Bestsellers

Connection Culture, 2nd Edition

Human Connection Affects Much More Than the Bottom Line. Organizations thrive when employees feel valued, the environment is energized, and high productivity and innovation are the norm. This...

Connection Culture, 2nd Edition

Human Connection Affects Much More Than the Bottom Line. Organizations thrive when employees feel valued, the environment is energized, and high productivity and innovation are the norm. This...

Design Thinking for Training and Development

Better Learning Solutions Through Better Learning Experiences. When training and development initiatives treat learning as something that occurs as a one-time event, the learner and the business...

Design Thinking for Training and Development

Better Learning Solutions Through Better Learning Experiences. When training and development initiatives treat learning as something that occurs as a one-time event, the learner and the business...

Telling Ain't Training, 2nd Edition

A must have for trainers. Telling Ain't Training is an essential book for all learning and development professionals. When the first edition of Telling Ain't Training was published in 2002, its...

Telling Ain't Training, 2nd Edition

A must have for trainers. Telling Ain't Training is an essential book for all learning and development professionals. When the first edition of Telling Ain't Training was published in 2002, its...

Instructional Story Design

Once Upon a Time, Storytelling Met Instructional Design. From children to adults, everybody likes a good story. Stories are memorable, actionable, and emotional. We are constantly making sense of the...

Instructional Story Design

Once Upon a Time, Storytelling Met Instructional Design. From children to adults, everybody likes a good story. Stories are memorable, actionable, and emotional. We are constantly making sense of the...

The Art and Science of Training

The topic is vast, the science precise, and the art so innovative. There are more similarities than differences between how artists and scientists work. Both ask countless questions. Both search in...

The Art and Science of Training

The topic is vast, the science precise, and the art so innovative. There are more similarities than differences between how artists and scientists work. Both ask countless questions. Both search in...
ATD Training Basics and 10 Steps Series

Virtual Training Basics, 2nd Edition

It’s a digital world; is your training up to speed? Build your virtual training skills with this new edition of Virtual Training Basics by Cindy Huggett. You don’t have to be a tech wizard to follow...

Virtual Training Basics, 2nd Edition

It’s a digital world; is your training up to speed? Build your virtual training skills with this new edition of Virtual Training Basics by Cindy Huggett. You don’t have to be a tech wizard to follow...

Succession Planning Basics, 2nd Edition

Design your succession planning strategy. Succession Planning Basics will equip you with the background and implementation tools you need to devise and execute a forward-thinking succession planning...

Succession Planning Basics, 2nd Edition

Design your succession planning strategy. Succession Planning Basics will equip you with the background and implementation tools you need to devise and execute a forward-thinking succession planning...

10 Steps to Successful Coaching, 2nd Edition

Build Your Coaching Skills to Develop Others. Coaching has the power to enhance individual, team, and organizational performance. Its interactive process helps individuals set and act upon goals,...

10 Steps to Successful Coaching, 2nd Edition

Build Your Coaching Skills to Develop Others. Coaching has the power to enhance individual, team, and organizational performance. Its interactive process helps individuals set and act upon goals,...

10 Steps to Be a Successful Manager, 2nd Edition

There’s always room for improvement. It’s tough to be a great manager but also fascinating, enriching, meaningful, and fun. Organizations need managers who bring individuals and teams together to do...

10 Steps to Be a Successful Manager, 2nd Edition

There’s always room for improvement. It’s tough to be a great manager but also fascinating, enriching, meaningful, and fun. Organizations need managers who bring individuals and teams together to do...

10 Steps to Successful Business Writing, 2nd Edition

In Today’s Business World, You Are What You Write Good writing can launch a career. It has the power to break through clutter and capture readers’ imaginations. And good writing is not just a skill...

10 Steps to Successful Business Writing, 2nd Edition

In Today’s Business World, You Are What You Write Good writing can launch a career. It has the power to break through clutter and capture readers’ imaginations. And good writing is not just a skill...
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