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ATD’s Foundations of Talent Development: Launching, Leveraging, and Leading Your Organization’s TD Effort

Book Description

Your Talent Development Atlas

If you’ve been directing your organization’s talent development effort during the last few years, you might think you’re on a journey without a map. There are few published resources to guide you in a challenge that many experts promise will only become more urgent, and necessary, in the coming years.

Elaine Biech, a legendary leader in training and development, understands the road ahead and has partnered with ATD to present a new book that will point the way—ATD’s Foundations of Talent Development: Launching, Leveraging, and Leading Your Organization's TD Effort.

Biech imbues this comprehensive volume with the energy and passion she has manifested in a career spanning more than three decades. In her hands, you have a trusted adviser who provides guidance, leadership, and direction to your organization. Biech painstakingly guides you over 36 chapters—taking you from developing your talent development strategy, creating an operating plan, and reinforcing your organization’s talent development mindset, through design and delivery, measurement and evaluation, and preparing for the future. No matter where you are in your development, you will be able to pick up this book and select chapters that describe how you can help your organization. What’s more, Biech has included a new customized model to assist you. Plus, she’s invited dozens of her friends and colleagues to contribute—well-known authors, ATD subject matter experts, and icons in the field—to present a cross-section of voices and approaches in the field.

In 2018, ATD celebrates its 75th anniversary by delivering ATD’s Foundations of Talent Development, its first published reference to the profession it leads and supports. Think of this book as your professional atlas.

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. Your Organization’s Learning Culture
    2. 2. Leaders Champion Learning
    3. 3. Employees Value Learning
    4. 4. Everyone Has a Learning Mindset
    5. 5. Clarifying Your Organization’s 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. Evolving Your Organization’s Learning Culture
    2. 15. How Your Organization Learns to Perform
    3. 16. Managers Develop Employees
    4. 17. Employees Are Accountable for Their Development
    5. 18. Talent Development Professionals Are Consultants
  13. V. Design and Deliver Learning
    1. 19. Contemporary Design and Delivery
    2. 20. Formal Learning
    3. 21. Learning From Others
    4. 22. Learning On the Job
    5. 23. Talent Development Professionals Provide Services
  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. Develop Your Talent Development Staff
  15. VII. Define and Measure the Impact of Talent Development
    1. 29. Determine and Demonstrate the Organizational Impact of Talent Development
    2. 30. Evaluation Methods
    3. 31. Getting Started With Evaluation
    4. 32. The Future of Evaluation
  16. VIII. Prepare for the Future
    1. 33. The Workplace of the Future
    2. 34. The Workforce of the Future
    3. 35. Talent Development Future Trends
    4. 36. Guiding Your Organization’s Future
  17. Appendix A. Tools, Templates, and Checklists
  18. Appendix B. Additional Reading and Resources by Chapter
  19. Appendix C. About the Contributors
  20. Appendix D. BEST Awards
  21. References
  22. About the Author
  23. Index