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This new resource page offers access to a variety of ATD Communities of Practice blog summaries chapters can now share with members for free. Through your chapter newsletter and website, connect your members with timely and informative training and development content from industry subject matter experts. To use this content, ATD asks that chapters post summaries exactly how they appear. The posting of full articles in chapter communication pieces is strictly forbidden and is considered a copyright infringement violation. A summary must always link to the full article located on the ATD website.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Creating effective and engaging compliance training can be difficult, especially when the topics are complex and not everyone is a compliance expert. On top of that, compliance training is...
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Thursday, August 2, 2018
Humans have been teaching each other to do things since the dawn of time. But it was the industrial revolution that solidified the need for training and the role of corporate trainer.In a...
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Friday, August 17, 2018
Clichés. Jargon. Buzzwords. These monsters turn your outstanding professional resume into mediocre content recruiters won't even read. It's that very moment when the saying “You’ll never...
Press Release
Friday, August 10, 2018
(Alexandria, VA) August 10, 2018—The Association for Talent Development (ATD), the world’s largest membership organization for professionals who develop talent in the workplace, is pleased...
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Conflict: a situation we all dread. On the contrary, I personally believe that conflict is good. Yes, you read that right. Granted, the term “conflict” means disagreement. But there are two...
Professional Partner Content
Friday, August 3, 2018
Are your online learners looking for an excuse to permanently log off? Are your attendance rates at an all-time low? In this blog, we’ll share seven warning signs that your online learners...
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
About three years ago, I bought a keyboard with the aspiration to relearn piano after a 15-year “break.” I practiced about four times before the keyboard and its bench became the largest...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Can you imagine going through your workday without Googling something? Or a day without sending a text to a colleague, or exchanging a quick instant messaging conversation? Further, can you...
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
What would happen if your chief marketing officer decided to leave your company tomorrow? Would your company be prepared to fill the role quickly? Without a succession plan in place, your...
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Friday, June 22, 2018
Personalized and adaptive learning both have the power to reach learners in new ways. Whether organizations are developing personalized learning (tailored instruction based on...
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Monday, January 8, 2018
As talent development professionals, we are very good at proving what people need to learn, and designing how they will learn, but do we do enough to explain why learning is necessary? Many...
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Thursday, January 4, 2018
ISD stands for instructional system design. However, I’ve noticed over the past four or five years that the “S” (for system) has been dropped when referring to our area of expertise, at...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Many of the best employee development techniques rely on a combination of team-based and targeted one-on-one communications. As the workforce moves more and more into online spaces, savvy...
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
One of the consistent pleasures of reading Clark Quinn’s books is that they are witty, well-researched, and pull no punches in confronting what talent development professionals need to be...
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
This article is an update to a study that tried to answer the question: How long it takes to design one hour of instruction? It presents a comparison of findings from 2003, 2009, and 2017....
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Close your eyes and think about your favorite shirt or dress. What colors do you see? Close your eyes again and picture your training room or e-learning template. What colors are you using?...
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Brilliant thinkers and orators use this technique to tout their ideas. Scientists instinctively do it when explaining theories to laypeople. Well-liked public figures employ this method to...
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Making an educational infographic is relatively easy. Making it viral is the hard part. The following is a way to do it: STEP 1: Start with a topic that is popular (i.e., in the news,...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
As a PowerPoint power user, I want the latest, greatest, and best-of-the-best tools to help me do my job. My presentations and my client’s projects require me to push the software to its...
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Recently, there’s been a lot of discussion about how brainstorming doesn’t work. Forbes, Fast Company, and the New Yorker have all weighed in with articles (see references). I agree that...
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