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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 18

Talent Development Professionals Are Consultants

Whether you consider yourself a consultant or not, chances are, you use consulting skills as a talent development professional, and you will continue to be drawn into a more consultative role. It could be a project closely related to learning, such as designing a custom training program. It could also take the form of a project you may not see as closely related, such as designing and implementing a leadership succession plan for your organization. Or you could conduct a team building session for a department in your organization.

This chapter outlines a model to address any consulting scenario, and discusses what it takes to be successful as a consultant on the inside. It will also ...

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