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Learning & Development Books to Recharge Your ISD Skills for the Summer

Monday, August 3, 2015
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I hope everyone is having a great summer! What a perfect time of the year to hit the chill out button and catch up on some reading that will hopefully motivate you and get those creative juices flowing. Fortunately, ATD has a wide variety of books that cater to the L&D professional across all career levels. Here are my top three favorite reads. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

More Lies About Learning

How many more lies can there be? Prepare to be intrigued—and maybe a little outraged. In this captivating follow-up to Lies About Learning (2006), workplace learning veteran Larry Israelite sets out to debunk today’s pervasive myths about learning in a style that will make you smile. This book shares the candid perspectives of 10 high-level executives from a wide range of industries and offers advice for how to best to deal with new lies about organizational learning.

Project Management for Trainers

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A seat of the pants approach to project management is no longer viable. Today’s trainer is taking on truly unique projects—and often many at once. Whether you’re developing materials on unfamiliar topics or writing courses for others to deliver using new technology, now is the time to strengthen your project management process.

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New Supervisor Training

In New Supervisor Training, training legend Elaine Biech presents innovative two-day, one-day, and half-day training workshops that help supervisors embrace their new roles and develop supervisory skills in five key areas: promoting communication, guiding the work, leading the workforce, coaching employee performance, and developing themselves.

Check out our Midsummer Book Sale. On Tuesday, August 4th save 20% on all in-stock ATD books; then from August 5-14 all 2015 books (including pre-order titles) will be 20% off.

About the Author

Amanda Smith is the former Learning & Development Community of Practice manager at the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Her specialties include educational planning, PR/marketing, and project management. Amanda has more than 12 years of experience in the non-profit sector, developing and marketing professional development programs for the adult learner.

Amanda brings a diverse and unique perspective on program development. She has worked for companies in healthcare, foodservice, commercial real-estate, and media industries, including the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF). 

She also serves as president and spokesperson for the Alliance for Women in Media, National Capital Area Chapter (AWM-NCAC) in Washington, D.C.  She resides in the D.C. Metro area with her husband and two children.

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