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

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CHAPTER 8

Expand Talent Development’s Purpose

Is talent development just another one of those pesky, continuously changing names that we’ve been hanging on trainers over the past few decades? Do you remember workplace learning and performance professional? Or learning and development specialist? Or knowledge manager? Or performance technologist? Maybe you’ve heard of a talent envisioner? Or a continuous learning coach? Or a MOOC master? Even though these names use different words and appear to be quite diverse, they all play a vital part to ensure that:

Employees gain knowledge and skills to improve their performance so that organizations can achieve their strategic goals.

We are masters at changing our names. But there are rarely changes on ...

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