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

  • 10h 36m
  • Elaine Biech
  • Association for Talent Development
  • 2018

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.

About the Author

Elaine Biech, president of ebb associates inc, a strategic implementation, leadership development, and experiential learning consulting firm, has been in the field for 30 years helping organizations work through large-scale change. She has presented at dozens of national and international conferences and has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Management Update, Investor's Business Daily, and Fortune Magazine. She is the author and editor of over 50 books, including the ASTD Hand Book for Workplace Learning Professionals, ASTD Leadership Handbook, 10 Steps to Successful Training, The Ultimate Trainer, Thriving Through Change, The Business of Consulting, 2nd ed., and Training for Dummies. A longtime volunteer for ATD (formerly ASTD), she has served on ATD's National Board of Directors, was the recipient of the 1992 ASTD Torch Award, the 2004 ASTD Volunteer Staff Partnership Award, and the 2006 Gordon Bliss Memorial Award. Elaine was instrumental in compiling the CPLP study guides and has designed five ATD certificate programs. In addition to her work with ATD, she has served on the Independent Consultants Association's (ICA) Advisory Committee and on the Instructional Systems Association (ISA) board of directors.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Your Organization’s Learning Culture
  • Leaders Champion Learning
  • Employees Value Learning
  • Everyone Has a Learning Mindset
  • Clarifying Your Organization’s Readiness
  • Build a Business Case for Learning
  • Enhance Your Organizational and Industry Savvy
  • Expand Talent Development’s Purpose
  • Partner with Business to Become Trusted Advisors
  • Align Talent Development to the Organization’s Needs
  • Manage the Talent Development Function like a Business
  • Balance Services and Budget
  • Leverage Technology for Learning
  • Evolving Your Organization’s Learning Culture
  • How Your Organization Learns to Perform
  • Managers Develop Employees
  • Employees are Accountable for Their Development
  • Talent Development Professionals are Consultants
  • Contemporary Design and Delivery
  • Formal Learning
  • Learning from others
  • Learning on the Job
  • Talent Development Professionals Provide Services
  • Empower Employees to Learn
  • Enable Social Learning
  • Coach Managers
  • Foster Persistent Self-Learning
  • Develop Your Talent Development Staff
  • Determine and Demonstrate the Organizational Impact of Talent Development
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Getting Started with Evaluation
  • The Future of Evaluation
  • The Workplace of the Future
  • The Workforce of the Future
  • Talent Development Future Trends
  • Guiding Your Organization’s Future
  • References