Thursday, August 15, 2013

5 Best Practices of Training and Development Professionals - ASTD

ASTD has created this resource to highlight the five best practices of learning professionals that
enable you to concentrate your efforts, be more strategic, and maximize your impact on your team and organization.
Each of the best practices highlights a specific concept or tool and explains:
  • who would use it
  • why you would use it
  • how you would benefit
  • why your boss would care
  • why your organization would care

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Friday, August 02, 2013

ASTD is on Google Plus

We are excited to announce that we are on Google Plus now. Add us to your circle to get T&D news and updates.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Free E-Book: Understanding Mobile Learning

The audience for mobile devices wants to be able to learn from any device at anytime, anywhere. This creates a challenge, as we have to plan, develop, and deliver tools and content that can be used in all facets of learning, as well as work on the range of devices we use now and will use in the future. This e-book shows the reasons why mobile learning has seen such recent growth and what areas are best suited for this type of learning.
With this 20 page e-book you will be able to answer: 
  • what is mobile learning?
  • how mobile learning differs from e-learning?
  • what are the benefits of mobile learning?
  • why you should consider mobile learning?
  • when is mobile learning appropriate?
  • how to Design successful mobile learning programs?
  • what are the ingredients for a successful mobile learning strategy?
  • what is the future of mobile learning?

    Download your free copy today >>

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Improve Communication Skills With a Positive “No” by Kimberly Gerber

Last week I started a series on de-cluttering your communications habits to create more effective results. In this post I will share tips to improve your communication skills by learning to decline more powerfully and positively. For a lot of people, saying “no” is really hard. For others, saying “no” gracefully seems next to impossible—yet both situations have disastrous implications.

“No” is a leadership word. To be effective in any type of leadership role, we must master the art of the decline. More importantly, the ability to decline with grace has the multi-pronged benefit of reducing your to-do list while preserving relationships and building trust with one other. continue reading

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Free E-Book on Creative Facilitation Techniques for Training | ASTD

Creative Facilitation Techniques for Training
Engage Your Learners to Maximize Performance

When people are engaged in the learning experience, they return to work more likely to improve their performance. Use these creative facilitation techniques to capture your learners' attention and hold their interest, in any environment.
This e-book will help you:
  • understand which techniques are best suited for each environment and how to implement them
  • consider the advantages and potential limitations of each technique
  • adjust to sudden changes in a training environment, ensuring the facilitator is always prepared
  • select exercises that suit the environment but are also creative
  • engage your learners, and prepare them for maximum performance.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Change Management Certificate by ASTD

Managing change is more critical than ever, as organizations are affected by uncertain economic conditions, changing demographics, rapid technological innovation and other global trends. In response to these factors, organizational change leaders must drive improvements in efficiency, productivity, and service quality. This program establishes a comprehensive change model that can be immediately applied to current situations. The change management certificate consists of eight interactive modules, which include case studies and application exercises to help build your competency as a change agent.

Upcoming Programs:

  •  Mar 25-26, 2013 - Alexandria, VA
  •  May 17-18, 2013 - Dallas, TX
  •  Jul 22-23, 2013 - Chicago, IL
  •  Sep 10-11, 2013 - Honolulu, HI
  •  Sep 26-27, 2013 - Orlando, FL
  •  Nov 04-05, 2013 - Alexandria, VA
  •  Dec 03-04, 2013 - New York, NY


  • Member Price: $1,095
  • List Price: $1,395

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

ASTD Career Navigator

The ASTD Career Navigator will help you explore the career roles you can aspire to, the skills necessary to function effectively in each role, and the resources that are available to help build necessary skills. Assess your current skills and invite feedback from another person. After completing the assessment you will receive a report that shows you how you rate yourself against the target proficiencies needed in that position. Resources will then be recommended to close any proficiency gaps. more

Monday, January 07, 2013

How Do You Define Talent Management?

 An organization's ability to integrate and manage talent effectively has never been more essential than in today's volatile business market. Unfortunately, for many organizations simply defining talent management is difficult. Previous research on talent management rarely underlies a common agreed-upon definition, leading ASTD/i4cp to conduct a study on Talent Management Practices and Opportunities.
While most leaders do not agree on one narrow definition of talent management, they do seem to share an idea about the basic parameters of the subject. After careful identification of the variables comprising talent management, ASTD/i4cp defined talent management in this way:
  • A holistic approach to optimizing human capital, which enables an organization to drive short- and long-term results by building culture, engagement, capability, and capacity through integrated talent acquisition, development, and deployment processes that are aligned to business goals. continue reading