ATD's Action Guide to Talent Development: A Practical Approach to Building Your Organization's TD Effort

Book description

Get Started Now. Take Action.

Staying ahead of change in the world, your organization, and your profession requires action. You learned a lot to launch your organization’s talent development effort. As you position it for the future, what you need to know grows exponentially.

As futurist Ray Kurzweil once said, “If I take 30 steps linearly, I get to 30. If I take 30 steps exponentially, I get to a billion.” How do you prepare for exponential growth?

In ATD’s Action Guide to Talent Development: A Practical Approach to Building Organizational Success, industry expert and bestselling author Elaine Biech lays out the steps you can take. The companion volume to ATD’s Foundations of Talent Development: Launching, Leveraging, and Leading Your Organization’s TD Effort, this book follows an eight-step framework for defining your organization’s learning foundation through preparing for the future. You are your organization’s trusted advisor, and Biech offers practical questions, organizational assessments, and tips for each step you must guide your organization through. She also presents the newest thinking from university educators and researchers that organizational experts have relied on for years, as well as from industry practitioners and luminaries in leadership and development.

Open this book to any page. Jump in where you think it will be most beneficial to you or your organization. Whether you work inside a company or as an external consultant, whether you work for a large organization or a small one, whether you are launching your first talent development effort or fine-tuning a function that’s been in action for decades—you are sure to find valuable concepts, designs, and ideas. Get started now. Take action.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
  9. I. Identify and Clarify the Organization’s Learning Foundation
    1. 1. Understand Your Organization’s Learning Culture
    2. 2. Leaders Champion Learning
    3. 3. Instill the Value of Lifelong Learning
    4. 4. Discover the Power of a Learning Mindset
    5. 5. Clarify Your Organization’s Talent Development Readiness
  10. II. Develop a Talent Development Strategy
    1. 6. Build a Business Case for Learning
    2. 7. Enhance Your Organizational and Industry Savvy
    3. 8. Expand Talent Development’s Purpose
    4. 9. Partner With Business to Become Trusted Advisors
  11. III. Create an Operating Plan
    1. 10. Align Talent Development to the Organization’s Needs
    2. 11. Manage the Talent Development Function Like a Business
    3. 12. Balance Services and Budget
    4. 13. Leverage Technology for Learning
  12. IV. Reinforce an Organizational Talent Development Mindset
    1. 14. Cultivate Your Organization’s Learning Culture
    2. 15. Refine How Your Organization Learns to Perform
    3. 16. Expect Managers to Develop Their Employees
    4. 17. Inspire Employees to Take Responsibility for Their Development
    5. 18. Promote Talent Development Professionals as Consultants
  13. V. Design and Deliver Learning
    1. 19. Stay on the Cutting Edge of Design and Delivery
    2. 20. Select the Most Effective Formal Learning
    3. 21. Encourage Learning From Others
    4. 22. Sustain Learning On the Job
    5. 23. Explore Services Provided by Talent Development Professionals
  14. VI. Fortify the Learning
    1. 24. Empower Employees to Learn
    2. 25. Enable Social Learning
    3. 26. Coach Managers
    4. 27. Foster Persistent Self-Learning
    5. 28. Nurture Your Talent Development Staff’s Development
  15. VII. Define and Measure the Impact
    1. 29. Demonstrate the Organizational Impact of Talent Development
    2. 30. Identify Evaluation Methods
    3. 31. Start a Meaningful Evaluation Process
    4. 32. Plan for the Future of Evaluation
  16. VIII. Prepare for the Future
    1. 33. Anticipate the Workplace of the Future
    2. 34. Develop the Workforce for the Future
    3. 35. Reinvent Talent Development for the Future
    4. 36. Guide Your Organization’s Future
  17. Appendix A. Checklists, Tools, and Templates
  18. Appendix B. About the Contributors
  19. References
  20. About the Author
  21. Index

Product information

  • Title: ATD's Action Guide to Talent Development: A Practical Approach to Building Your Organization's TD Effort
  • Author(s): Elaine Biech
  • Release date: September 2018
  • Publisher(s): Association for Talent Development
  • ISBN: None