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TD Magazine

The Many Facets of TD Magazine

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Celebrating Our Diamond Anniversary

It's hard to imagine how many different topics this publication—which started as Industrial Training News and six name changes later is now TD magazine—has explored over the span of 75 years. Just as the training and talent development profession has evolved during that time, so too has the Association for Talent Development's flagship publication.

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Looking solely at the wide range of cover stories we've published for three-quarters of a century offers a glimpse of the emerging trends, promising practices, notable methods, and pressing issues that have steered and affected the industry over time. For the following pages, we identified just a handful of the various topics that have become constants in the magazine—and the profession. The cover images we selected are among the standouts in terms of subject, design style, and relevancy that illustrate the magazine's evolution during the past 75 years.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT


Whether it's supervisory leadership, executive leadership, or team leadership, we've covered all the bases. Regardless of the company, there will always be leaders—whether they have the title or not—and the need to develop those individuals' skills.
TD cover images focused on leadership and management development
TD cover images focused on leadership and management development

TRAINING EVALUATION/MEASURING IMPACT

Proving the value of training starts with measurement. But evaluating training doesn't always come easily. Of course, there's the Kirkpatrick method, which debuted in the magazine as a four-part series starting in the 1950s. However, there's so much more to explore about proving the worth of your work.
TD cover images focused on training evaluation and measurement impact
TD cover images focused on training evaluation and measurement impact

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCUSION


Although events related to social justice and racial equity in 2020 sparked an uproar in the US and other nations in terms of DEI, diversity in the workplace—regarding race as well as gender, age, ethnicity, and beyond—is by no means a new topic for the magazine.
TD September 2021 Feature 1 DEI
TD cover images focused on training diversity, equity, and inclusion

LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES


Keeping up with the latest technologies—both in your personal and professional life—can no doubt be a challenge. As different learning technologies have emerged, we've always kept an eye on what's new, what's working, what's trending, and what's on the horizon.
TD cover images focused on learning technologies
TD cover images focused on learning technologies

GLOBAL HRD


As companies and their workforces become more global, talent development practices must keep up. With a readership that spans the world, the magazine has kept the effects of globalization front and center.
TD cover images focused on global HR development
TD cover images focused on global HR and development

TOP PICKS


An eye-catching cover entices readers to pick up the magazine. These are some of our favorites, exploring topics of all kinds.
TD cover images focused on top picks
TD cover images focused on top picks

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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