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Turning Trainers into Strategic Business Partners

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As learning professionals, we need to make sound decisions about which talent development strategies to pursue, ones that will provide the biggest benefit to our organization. To do so, we must have information that guides us toward solutions that measurably help our organization achieve strategic objectives. 

This issue of TD at Work will describe: 

• how learning and talent development (LTD) professionals can reinvigorate their roles in their organization

• essential skills for the new generation of LTD professionals

• the SCALE process, and how it can help you match training initiatives with business objectives

• how to uncover stakeholder perspectives, optimize strategic alignment, and monitor your training effectiveness.

Book Details

  • ISBN: 9781607282891

  • Pages: 20

  • Publication Date: June 2015

  • Formats: Paperback, PDF

  • Product Code: 251506

About the Authors
Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce is an experienced instructional designer, training manager, speaker, and multimedia creator. He currently managers training and development at TechSmith Corporation (creators of Snagit and Camtasia), including overseeing instructional design, documentation, training, and tech support. He also has experience leading and managing the social media, video, and public relations groups at TechSmith.  For several years Matt ran TechSmith's visual communication web show, The Forge, interviewing guests from around the world discussing the use of visuals, video, and technology in education, training, marketing, and more. Matt is a regular contributor to several online publications, and has published articles in various training publications in the United States and the United Kingdom. He has spoken multiple times at national and international conferences, including ATD TechKnowledge, the Society for Technical Communication Summit, Technical Communication UK, and Online Educa Berlin. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Education’s Department of Instructional Systems Technology.

Karen Hicks

Karen Hicks, PhD, has more than 15 years’ experience helping organizations build measurement and evaluation and talent development capabilities. She works to demonstrate the value of talent development through strategic alignment, assessment, and improvement.

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