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About TD

Mission and History
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Mission and History 

Publishing is one of ATD's largest operations, encompassing the creation and distribution of books, magazines, newsletters, and research reports. Through its publications, ATD leads the field with content that advances new thinking, highlights proven practices, and raises awareness of the value of learning and performance.

For more than 65 years, the award-winning TD magazine has heralded and even led the evolution of the profession with the purpose to deliver to its readers the emerging trends and proven best practices. Indeed, since its debut in 1947 as the Journal for Industrial Training, what is now called TD magazine has chronicled the issues and ideas, the pains and passions of a growing profession.

For almost seven decades, the magazine has covered the art and science of developing people and the systems in which they work to produce results. From the no-nonsense idealism of the 1940s and 1950s, through the social consciousness of the 1960s and 1970s, to the bottom-line thinking of the 1980s and 1990s, and on to the technological upheaval of the new millennium, TD magazine has been the voice of the profession.

Our readers are degreed talent development professionals and line managers. They range from new practitioners to seasoned executives in business, government, academia, and consulting.

Our goals are to:

  • provide useful, how-to information on current best practices through case studies
  • share new technologies and their applications
  • report emerging trends
  • address relevant and pivotal issues to the field.

TD is a monthly magazine available to ATD members as part of their dues, and by subscription and single-copy sales.

ISSN 2374-0663 (print)
ISSN 2374-0671 (online)


For TD permissions, please contact:

The Copyright Clearance Center 


All TD content, including electronic reprints, is the property of ATD.

To purchase single-copy electronic reprints, visit the ATD Store.

If you would like to use an article for an upcoming course, you can purchase a "pay-per-use" license for any TD article by visiting the Copyright Clearance Center and filling out a quick form specifying your needs for usage. Pay-per-use options allow you to photocopy articles for academic coursepacks, use articles in Internet/intranet postings, republication, and more. 

If you've missed an issue of TD from the past 12 months, you can order a single copy for US$12.50. Please contact ATD's Customer Care Center at 800.628.2783.

To purchase made-to-order bulk reprints, contact Editor Paula Ketter.


TD is ATD’s flagship publication, sharing best practices with high-level talent development professionals. Position your company with a captive audience of potential customers reading TD. If you're interested in advertising, access the TD media kit.

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Paula Ketter
Features ideas, content-related issues, surveys, special projects, and letters to the editor.

Vanessa St. Gerard
Senior Managing Editor 

Patty Gaul

Alex Moore

Please send comments to:

Provide your name, organization, and location. Your email address will be published unless you request otherwise.

Mail: TD magazine, 1640 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Fax: 703.683.9591


Author Guidelines

Made-to-Order or Electronic Reprints:
Single Copies:

Permission to photocopy:
Copyright Clearance Center, 978.750.8400

Back Issues:
Contact ATD Member Services
703.683.8100 (outside the U.S.)

Subscription Questions:
Contact ATD Member Services
703.683.8100 (outside the U.S.)

Advertising in TD
For Clients in U.S. South and West, Asia Pacific, and Canada:
Ben Ledyard, VP of Sales; 410.584.1986

Katy Lewis, Senior Account Executive; 410.584.1974

For Clients in U.S. Midwest and Northeast, Latin America, & EMEA:
Mark Stout, VP of Sales; 410.584.1949

For Clients in Canada, and U.S. Midwest and Northeast:
Todd Eckman, Account Executive; 410.584.1976

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