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CTDO Magazine: A New Resource for C-Suite Executives

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Welcome to the premiere issue of CTDO magazine, the Association for Talent Development's (ATD) new offering created specifically for chief talent development officers and other C-suite leaders whose responsibility includes leading the talent development efforts in their organizations.

CTDO is the flagship offering for our community of practice focused on the needs and interests of senior leaders and executives. It is an example of ATD's commitment to serve all facets of the talent development profession and the practitioners who do the work of developing others every day. We recognize that the unique needs of C-suite executives require content and resources that are keenly focused on the strategic and the long view—the questions, trends, and ideas that are going to shape the field and by extension the work that happens in organizations.


We are focused on bringing you relevant content—and we are committed to sharing your stories. This is a generous profession dedicated to sharing best practices and learning from one another, and you will see that reflected in every issue of CTDO. Here's a snapshot of what you can expect in each issue:

  • CTDO spotlight: This will spotlight a chief talent development officer, and will include commentary from another C-suite colleague, showing how the two collaborate to achieve business success.
  • Hot topic feature: This feature article will unpack one of the macro-level "big" ideas that will affect the world of work in the future and that talent development executives need to consider and deal with now.
  • Debate: This article will contrast two diverging viewpoints on a popular practice or theory.
  • Prove It: A practical column focused on how to effectively measure the impact of talent development.
  • Confessions From the C-Suite: A different perspective from the typical "happily ever after," this article will focus on lessons learned from a particular issue that a chief talent development officer was trying to resolve.

We trust that you will find CTDO a valuable resource, and I invite you to engage with us by sharing your feedback and story ideas.

Thank you for the work you do every day to empower your team to achieve more.



Read more from CTDO magazine: Essential talent development content for C-suite leaders.

About the Author

Tony Bingham is the president and CEO of the Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD, the world’s largest professional association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. Tony works with a staff of 130, a Board of Directors, and a worldwide network of volunteers to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace. 

Tony believes in creating a culture of engaged, high-performing teams that deliver extraordinary results. Deeply passionate about change, technology, and the impact of talent development, his focus is on adding value to ATD members and the global community of talent development professionals. He believes that aligning talent development efforts to business strategy, while utilizing the power of social and mobile technology for learning, is a key differentiator in business today.  

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