ATD s Action Guide To Talent Development

Open this book to any page. Jump in where you think it will be most beneficial to you or your organization.

ATD   s Action Guide To Talent Development

Author: Elaine Biech

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1949036235

Page: 528

View: 720

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: I. Identify and Clarify the Organization’s Learning Foundation 1. Your Organization’s Learning Culture 2. Leaders Champion Learning 3. Employees Value Lifelong Learning 4. Everyone has a Learning Mindset 5. Clarifying Your Organization’s Readiness II. Develop a Talent Development Strategy 6. Build a Business Case for Learning 7. Enhance Your Organizational and Industry Savvy 8. Expand Talent Development’s Role 9. Partner with Business to Become Trusted Advisors III. Create an Operating Plan: 10. Align TD to the Organization’s Needs 11. Manage the TD Function Like a Business 12. Balance Services and Budget 13. Leverage Technology for Learning IV. Reinforce an Organizational Talent Development Mindset 14. Evolving Your Organization’s Learning Culture 15. How Your Organization Learns to Perform 16. Managers Develop their Employees 17. Employees are Accountable for Their Development 18. Talent Development Professionals are Consultants V. Design and Deliver Learning 19. Stay on the Cutting Edge of Contemporary Design and Delivery 20. Select the Most Effective Formal Learning 21. Support Learning from Others 22. Encourage Learning On-the-Job 23. Explore Other Services Provided by TD Professionals VI. Fortify the Learning 24. Empower Employees to Learn 25. Enable Social Learning 26. Coach Managers 27. Foster Persistent Self-Learning 28. Develop Your TD Staff VII. Define and Measure the Impact 29. Demonstrate Organizational Impact of TD 30. Identify Evaluation Methods 31. Start a Meaningful Evaluation Process 32. Plan for the Future of Evaluation VIII. Prepare for the Future 33. The Workplace of the Future 34. The Workforce of the Future 35. Talent Development Future Trends 36. Guiding Your Organization’s Future Appendix A. Worksheets and Checklists Appendix B Contributor Bios References Author Bio Index

Starting a Talent Development Program

Each book in the series is written for trainers, by trainers, and offers an examination of core subject matter and a defined way to solve real issues.

Starting a Talent Development Program

Author: Elaine Biech

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1947308343

Page: 208

View: 960

Foundational guidance you’ve been looking for The best organizations recognize that no leader or employee can be expert in everything, but that everyone needs to be at their best if organizations are to be productive and successful. If your goal is to develop talent within your organization, this concise yet foundational book has the keys to success. Renowned industry leader and bestselling author Elaine Biech guides you through getting started, designing and implementing your talent development program, demonstrating success, and planning next steps. But just as important, she poses critical questions that only you and your organization can answer. Biech interweaves best practices with the latest technology to offer many templates, tools, worksheets, and tips to help you explore how to support your organization into the future. Starting a Talent Development Program is part of a new ATD series, What Works in Talent Development, which addresses the most critical topics facing today’s talent development practitioners. Each book in the series is written for trainers, by trainers, and offers an examination of core subject matter and a defined way to solve real issues.

ATD s Foundations of Talent Development

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ATD   s Foundations of Talent Development

Author: Elaine Biech

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 194730819X

Page: 656

View: 662

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.

The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management

This guidebook paves the way to integrated talent management by assembling the collective experience and insight of 19 experts who examine research-based theories and current practices in highly successful enterprises.

The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management

Author: Pat Galagan

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562867547

Page: 272

View: 708

This guidebook paves the way to integrated talent management by assembling the collective experience and insight of 19 experts who examine research-based theories and current practices in highly successful enterprises. These contributors (including Marshall Goldsmith, Peter Cappelli, Leslie Joyce, and Edward E. Lawler, among others) provide practical advice about how you can adopt effective, state-of-the-art methods in your own organisation.

Compass Your Guide for Leadership Development and Coaching

This book is for leaders and managers looking to develop competency in themselves and others.

Compass  Your Guide for Leadership Development and Coaching

Author: Pete Scisco

Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

ISBN:

Page: 458

View: 546

(Review Package for the book, Compass: Your Guide for Leadership Development and Coaching) Continuing research from the Center for Creative Leadership reports what kind of actions contribute to effective leadership—the kind of leadership that generates an inclusive process among managers, peers, employees, and senior leaders, and is marked by direction, alignment, and commitment. Guiding a team or an entire organization toward these outcomes requires competency—an interrelated set of knowledge, skills, and perspectives that address predictable and unpredictable situations. This book is for leaders and managers looking to develop competency in themselves and others. It is also for training and development professionals, either inside companies or working as independent consultants, who can use the book as a coaching tool and as a blueprint for leader development plans. For anyone concerned with his or her development as a leader, dedicated to developing their people for more responsibility, and committed to organizational sustainability, this book can be a valuable tool. This book distills the characteristics, actions, and perspectives at the heart of creative leadership. Its developmental opportunities and coaching tactics support a single purpose: to help you—and the people you develop—become what is needed in any circumstance to galvanize teams, groups, and organizations and help people move toward a thriving future. Achieving competency isn’t a check mark on a list. It’s a step toward creative leadership—leadership capable of adapting, inventing, and renewing itself amid the uncertainty, volatility, and ambiguity of a continually changing world.

Virtual Training Tools and Templates

This complete guide builds on the author's popular The Virtual Training Guidebook---use them together or on their own to delve into Huggett's holistic approach to virtual training.

Virtual Training Tools and Templates

Author: Cindy Huggett

Publisher: Association for Talent Development

ISBN: 1562865765

Page: 256

View: 147

Are your virtual training tools ready for a tune-up? You've discovered the best way to reach remote audiences without boarding a single plane. And you've learned that an effective virtual training program is relatively short, highly relevant, and extremely engaging. Now you need the tried-and-true tools that will make your next program an all-out success. Virtual Training Tools and Templates: An Action Guide to Live Online Learning offers proven resources for delivering top-notch virtual training programs. Make expert trainer Cindy Huggett's professional array of virtual tools your own, and discover new perspectives from a range of training trailblazers. You'll find their real-world lessons learned and get full access to their secrets of the trade. Starting with a simple four-step process (get started, get ready, get buy-in, and get going), Huggett helps you select the right technology, then offers detailed sections on how to design content, develop activities, and work with both facilitators and producers. And if you're wondering how to prepare participants and evaluate program results, Huggett does not disappoint. Follow along as she guides you with new and relevant tips, tools, and templates every step of the way. A virtual training pioneer, Huggett wrote this book for you---instructional designers, facilitating trainers, learning coordinators, and training managers. And she continues to experiment with creative techniques and hone her skills so you can jump in with confidence. This complete guide builds on the author's popular The Virtual Training Guidebook---use them together or on their own to delve into Huggett's holistic approach to virtual training.

Leadership Training

Complete with effective training methodologies, this book helps you accelerate learning and leverage technology for maximum efficiency. You’ll also find tools to assess leadership strengths and weaknesses.

Leadership Training

Author: Lou Russell

Publisher: Association For Talent Development

ISBN: 1607284332

Page: 232

View: 546

Like a great leader, a great leadership training aligns the right people to the right task at the right time. Whether you are developing a first-rate leadership development program from scratch or adding to an existing workshop, let leadership expert and master trainer Lou Russell be your guide. The second book in the ATD Workshop Series, Leadership Training presents a step-by-step blueprint to developing and delivering dynamic, powerful leadership training. Complete with effective training methodologies, this book helps you accelerate learning and leverage technology for maximum efficiency. You’ll also find tools to assess leadership strengths and weaknesses. Half-day, full-day, and two-day workshop programs found in this volume make planning easy and can be tailored for the unique needs of your organization. Supplemental resources are available online and include downloadable and customizable presentation slides, handouts, assessments, and tools. About the series The ATD Workshop Series is written for trainers by trainers, because no one knows workshops as well as the practitioners who have experienced it all. Each publication weaves in today's technology and accessibility considerations and provides a wealth of new content that can be used to create a training experience like no other.

Change Management Training

Preview a sample activity from the book. About the Series The ATD Workshop Series is written for trainers by trainers, because no one knows workshops as well as the practitioners who have done it all.

Change Management Training

Author: Elaine Biech

Publisher: Association for Talent Development

ISBN: 1607281198

Page: 216

View: 379

We need to change how we change. Successful organizations are proactive about change and can turn obstacles into opportunities. Thus managing change—its constant barrage, faster pace, and complexity—has become a required skill for leaders, managers, and employees alike. In Change Management Training, master trainer and innovator Elaine Biech presents a complete lineup of workshop resources and tools needed to conduct effective change management training. Help managers understand their expanded role, practice new management techniques, and demystify the people side of change with innovative two-day, one-day, and half-day training workshop. You’ll find all the activities, handouts, tools, and assessments you need inside. Free tools and customization options The free, ready-to-use resources (PDF) that accompany this book include downloadable presentation materials, agendas, handouts, assessments, and tools. All workshop program materials, including MS Office PowerPoint presentations and MS Word handouts, may be customized for an additional licensing fee. Browse the licensing options in the Custom Material License pricing menu. Preview a sample activity from the book. About the Series The ATD Workshop Series is written for trainers by trainers, because no one knows workshops as well as the practitioners who have done it all. Each publication weaves in today’s technology and accessibility considerations and provides a wealth of new content that can be used to create a training experience like no other. Order the ATD Workshop Series Bundle to save.

Effective Onboarding

While many books about onboarding limit their approach to employee recruitment and selection, this book is more comprehensive, following employees through their first year on the job.

Effective Onboarding

Author: Norma Davila

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1947308610

Page: 200

View: 749

Onboarding turns the key, opening the door to talent development Investing in onboarding means investing in employee success and the business of the future. Effective onboarding programs both increase and facilitate employee engagement and business results; onboarding shortens the employee learning curve by increasing job knowledge. If you need to design, revise, or expand your company’s onboarding program, Effective Onboarding offers a simple-to-follow path forward. Talent development experts Norma Dávila and Wanda Piña-Ramírez combine their significant consulting experience and the latest onboarding trends to create a single source for onboarding best practices, job aids, templates, and checklists. Also included are examples and stories based on real-life situations the authors have encountered in their practice. While many books about onboarding limit their approach to employee recruitment and selection, this book is more comprehensive, following employees through their first year on the job. Effective Onboarding clarifies the differences between orientation and onboarding, describes how to build a business case for your onboarding program, and guides you to design, implement, evaluate, and sustain the program that’s right for your organization. Effective Onboarding is part of a new ATD series, What Works in Talent Development, which addresses the most critical topics facing today’s talent development practitioners. Each book in the series is written for trainers, by trainers, and offers a clear, step-by-step path to solve real issues.

New Supervisor Training

In New Supervisor Training, training legend Elaine Biech presents innovative two-day, one-day, and half-day training workshops that help supervisors embrace their new roles and develop supervisory skills in five key areas: promoting ...

New Supervisor Training

Author: Elaine Biech

Publisher: Association For Talent Development

ISBN: 1607284367

Page: 200

View: 321

Prepare and establish new front-line leaders with training that develops essential supervisory skills. Investing in new supervisors increases productivity and organizational profitability, and it results in engaged, high-performing teams. Yet many new supervisors—the very people responsible for planning and organizing work in every organization—are often undertrained in the skills required to be a successful front-line leader. In New Supervisor Training, training legend Elaine Biech presents innovative two-day, one-day, and half-day training workshops that help supervisors embrace their new roles and develop supervisory skills in five key areas: promoting communication, guiding the work, leading the workforce, coaching employee performance, and developing themselves. Free tools and customization options The free, ready-to-use resources (PDF) that accompany this book include downloadable presentation materials, agendas, handouts, assessments, and tools. All workshop program materials, including MS Office PowerPoint presentations and MS Word handouts, may be customized for an additional licensing fee. Browse the licensing options in the Custom Material License pricing menu.

Measuring the Success of Leadership Development

In this book you will learn: how to begin the leadership development process with the end in mind what data to collect to show return on investment to key stakeholders best practices in measurement and evaluation strategies.

Measuring the Success of Leadership Development

Author: Patricia Pulliam Phillips

Publisher: Association for Talent Development

ISBN: 1607282399

Page: 264

View: 714

Evaluate leadership development programs all the way to impact and ROI. Globally, a record amount is being invested in leadership development, more than at any other time in history. And that translates into additional accountability for anyone spearheading a new program. Measuring the Success of Leadership Development offers a proven methodology that will help you step up to the challenge. You’ll learn how to begin the leadership development process with the end in mind and show return on investment to key stakeholders. Renowned ROI experts Jack and Patti Phillips have joined knowledge organization expert Rebecca Ray to support you every step of the way. This essential guide outlines each step of the proven ROI Methodology and explains how to apply it to driving leadership development program performance and evaluating results. Case studies show the methodology in action across seven successful leadership development programs. If you’re leading the charge, it’s crucial that you create and track metrics for your program’s success. In this book you will learn: how to begin the leadership development process with the end in mind what data to collect to show return on investment to key stakeholders best practices in measurement and evaluation strategies.

Measuring the Success of Organization Development

Part I of the book explains the concept of ROI and outlines the steps to ensure accurate measurement of the effects of OD programs.

Measuring the Success of Organization Development

Author: Patricia Pulliam Phillips

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 156286873X

Page: 216

View: 864

Measuring the Success of Organizational Development: A Step-by-Step Guide for Measuring Impact and Calculating ROI, by Patricia Pulliam Phillips, Lizette Zuniga, and Jack J. Phillips, examines the strategic role of organizational development (OD), explains the reasons for measuring OD efforts, and proposes a framework for measuring effectiveness. Ultimately, OD practitioners will be able to determine how particular OD interventions correlate with business results; determine areas for investments, modifications, and cessation; justify budget allocations; and be more accountable for how money is spent within their organizations. Part I of the book explains the concept of ROI and outlines the steps to ensure accurate measurement of the effects of OD programs. Part II consists of case studies that show “evaluation in action,” providing a conceptual framework and workable suggestions for developing, implementing, and maintaining programs for measuring success in OD programs.

ASTD Competency Study

This book presents the academic research behind the model in a practical, actionable way.

ASTD Competency Study

Author: William J. Rothwell

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562868667

Page: 152

View: 99

Revised from its 2004 edition, the new ASTD Competency Study is your essential guide for understanding and using the ASTD Competency Model. The ASTD Competency Model answers the question, what do training and development practitioners need to know and do to be successful, now and in the future? And, how do they prepare for that future faster than ever before? The ASTD Competency Model is the definitive framework for the training and development profession; understanding and applying the model is essential for staying current and relevant in the field. This book presents the academic research behind the model in a practical, actionable way. Ultimately, it helps training and development practitioners add power to their development plans by honing in on the key competencies and trends that really matter.

Marketing Organization Development

This book is about how to overcome that dilemma by finding effective marketing strategies for a different approach to consulting.

Marketing Organization Development

Author: William J Rothwell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315311712

Page: 202

View: 986

Organizational Development (OD) consultants often face dilemmas when they market their services because there is a gap between clients’ expectation and the actual role of OD consultants. This book is about how to overcome that dilemma by finding effective marketing strategies for a different approach to consulting. Marketing Organization Development: A How-To Guide for OD Consultants focuses on the challenges faced by internal and external consultants in marketing and selling their services. By distinguishing between performance consulting and Organization Development (OD) consulting, this book demonstrates why marketing and selling OD consulting services are unique. This book meets not only unique OD consultants’ needs by reflecting the philosophical background of OD and unique marketing challenges but the needs of Human Resource Development (HRD) managers’ need who are interested in promoting or selling their change interventions within their organizations. This comprehensive book: Reviews important terms and popular tools used in the marketing process and outlines the many roles a consultant must fill to obtain and keep the business (i.e., marketer, salesperson, brand manager, account management) .Describes the criteria for self-evaluation as an OD consultant. It examines how to identify your strengths and the competencies you need to develop based on OD competencies. Provides an introduction to actionable steps and resources for organization development, change management, and performance management consultants to evaluate unmet needs and opportunities through a niche market for consulting services. Covers how to communicate value to your target customers and how to brand your service. Describes various channels of OD marketing such as viral, word of mouth, and social media marketing. . Reviews selling tactics for l your consulting service and discusses the importance of having a defined sales process to which you adhere.

Evaluating Organization Development

Evaluating organization development (OD) and change is critical for any executive team, project manager, or consultant who wants to see the change effort sustain and successfully evolve.

Evaluating Organization Development

Author: Maureen Connelly Jones

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315301253

Page: 200

View: 504

Evaluating organization development (OD) and change is critical for any executive team, project manager, or consultant who wants to see the change effort sustain and successfully evolve. Evaluation can be the key to enacting real change that makes sense to the team, your customers, and your stakeholders while seeing your strategic plan make crucial differences. The process of evaluation is often missing from change initiatives, and many previous books have glossed over the topic, but Evaluating Organization Development: How to Ensure and Sustain the Successful Transformation makes planning, implementing, and then assessing your change efforts simple. With handy "how-to" lessons, pull-out tools that are ready to use, and case studies that guide the implementation of each step, your team will be able to show the impact and justify the resources for each project. In addition, your team benefits from this step-by-step guide because they too will now understand their role and be connected to meeting the challenge of each metric. When the team understands the goal and how to achieve it, everyone wins.

Measuring the Success of Employee Engagement

Employee engagement, impact, ROI—if you can’t connect the three, your program’s in trouble. The number of employees who sleepwalk through the day or undermine the work of their engaged counterparts is on the rise.

Measuring the Success of Employee Engagement

Author: Patricia Pulliam Phillips

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1607280094

Page: 224

View: 667

Employee engagement, impact, ROI—if you can’t connect the three, your program’s in trouble. The number of employees who sleepwalk through the day or undermine the work of their engaged counterparts is on the rise. More and more companies are turning to engagement programs to recoup lost revenue and productivity. But these pricey endeavors can lose critical funding when they are designed without business impact in mind. In Measuring the Success of Employee Engagement, renowned experts Jack Phillips and Patti Phillips and knowledge organization expert Rebecca Ray help you make the business case for an employee engagement initiative. More important, you’ll discover what it takes to build a program with the end in mind. By following real case studies that show the Phillips’s ROI Methodology in action, you’ll learn how to avoid narrowly focusing your efforts on behavioral outcomes alone. Measuring the Success of Employee Engagement is an essential resource for all who support employee engagement efforts, from the chief learning officer to individual members of employee engagement teams. Ensure that your employees drive innovation and increase sales with an engagement program that earns its keep.

The Talent Management Handbook Third Edition Making Culture a Competitive Advantage by Acquiring Identifying Developing and Promoting the Best People

Talent Building in Motion: More, Better in ATD Talent Management Handbook, (
pp. 221–230). ... All Together Now: The Practical Realities of Talent Management
Integration in The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management, (pp.

The Talent Management Handbook  Third Edition  Making Culture a Competitive Advantage by Acquiring  Identifying  Developing  and Promoting the Best People

Author: Lance A. Berger

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259863565

Page: 608

View: 777

The definitive guide to finding, developing, and keeping the best talent—expanded with brand new and updated material The Talent Management Handbook is the established go-to guide for HR professionals, managers, and leaders looking for the best ways to use talent management programs to develop a culture of excellence. This third edition features new and updated chapters based on fresh approaches and material for identifying, recruiting, positioning, and developing highly qualified, motivated people to meet current and future business requirements. Filled with expert advice, the book offers a roadmap for developing a comprehensive approach to talent management that will guide professionals in the coming years.

Measuring ROI in Learning and Development

<p>How do you accurately and effectively measure return on investment (ROI) in training and performance improvement? <p> <p><em>Measuring ROI in Learning and Development</em>, a new volume with a focus on the international arena and ...

Measuring ROI in Learning and Development

Author: Jack J. Phillips

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562867997

Page: 416

View: 752

How do you accurately and effectively measure return on investment (ROI) in training and performance improvement?

Measuring ROI in Learning and Development, a new volume with a focus on the international arena and including a selection of case studies, provides detailed information on how to create, develop, and sustain a comprehensive ROI evaluation system. A focus on accountability in measuring ROI in learning and performance improvement programs has produced a book filled with functional, pragmatic suggestions and examples that can be implemented in the real world.