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ASTD Competency Study: The Training & Development Profession Redefined by Jennifer Naughton, Justin Arneson, William J. Rothwell

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What Were the Results of the Research?

Introduction

The principal goal of the 2013 ASTD Competency Study was to update the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors first identified in the 2004 Competency Study.

Literature reviews, interviews, and surveys found that a number of competencies were outdated (for example, in the areas of technology, measuring and evaluating, and talent management). For these particular areas, some substantial updating was required. Furthermore, the iconic competency model graphic (the pyramid) needed to be simplified.

The surveys conducted for the 2013 Competency Study showed that a majority of respondents (59 percent) reported that Designing Learning (now Instructional Design) or Delivering ...

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