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Starting a Talent Development Program
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Foundational guidance you’ve been looking for

The best organizations recognize that no leader or employee can be expert in everything, but that everyone needs to be at their best if organizations are to be productive and successful. If your goal is to develop talent within your organization, this concise yet foundational book has the keys to success.

Renowned industry leader and bestselling author Elaine Biech guides you through getting started, designing and implementing your talent development program, demonstrating success, and planning next steps. But just as important, she poses critical questions that only you and your organization can answer. Biech interweaves best practices with the latest technology to offer many templates, tools, worksheets, and tips to help you explore how to support your organization into the future.

Starting a Talent Development Program is part of a new ATD series, What Works in Talent Development, which addresses the most critical topics facing today’s talent development practitioners. Each book in the series is written for trainers, by trainers, and offers an examination of core subject matter and a defined way to solve real issues.

Book Details
ISBN: 9781947308336
Pages: 200
Publication Date:
Formats: Paperback, PDF
Product Code: 111717
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Vice President, Commercialization and Innovation Center for Creative Leadership
Developing an organization-wide talent development program can be a daunting task. Kudos to Elaine Biech for demystifying the process by providing crisp, clear guidance that breaks down complex development concepts into manageable chunks. As the first release in ATD’s What Works in Talent Development series, Starting a Talent Development Program sets the bar high by addressing the what, why, and how of talent development in a practical, easy-to-understand format.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Communications and Corporate Affairs Ingersoll Rand
Elaine Biech’s Starting a Talent Development Program is a must-read for anyone committed to creating or improving individual and organizational capability. This is the most practical guide available for enhancing talent in organizations; it’s loaded with tips, tools, and applicable resources.
CEO, Sardek Love International
This book is bursting with the tools, resources, and expert advice that guide you through the process for designing and implementing the talent development program your leaders crave. If you were looking for a road map to high-impact talent development programs, this is it!
Resident Mad Scientist, The Thiagi Group Author, Jolts! Activities to Wake Up and Engage Your Participants
Elaine has done it again! She has combined her effective writing with realistic explanation in this practical manual. Whether you are a CEO, a manager, a trainer, or an employee, you will find this book extremely helpful.
Learning Specialist Author, Rapid Media Development for Trainers and Rapid Video Development for Trainers
Elaine Biech provides a clear, easy-to-follow blueprint for building a robust talent development strategy. She shares loads of practical tools and resources from her own extensive experience, and draws on important research and the latest thinking about organizational talent. Most importantly, she references many of the people and ideas who paved the way to today’s talent development thinking. This book is immediately practical, yet grounded in sound theory.
Author, Leadership Training and Project Management for Trainers
Training is just part of growing talent, and we are searching for scalable and sustainable help. Elaine has created a ‘master’s course’ in this book, combining strategies, templates, and wisdom from experts with sage and innovative perspectives. There is no more important work than growing a learning organization—start here.
Author, Ask Outrageously: The Secret to Getting What You Really Want
Reading Elaine Biech’s latest is like sitting down with one of the best-connected experts in talent development, and asking about what really works. . . every day. . . for as long as you like! Answers to your questions about what works are within these two covers.
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