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+The Innovator Chief Learning Officer

+Learning From Autodidacts

+Web Exclusive: Millennials as Partners, Not Clients

+Web Exclusive: 5 Steps for Establishing a Digitally Savvy Company Culture

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November 2014 Issue

2014 State of the Industry Report: Spending on Employee Training Remains a Priority

By Laurie Miller

Organizations' training and development investments are at "a healthy level" compared with previous years.

Podcast     +Free Article

The Innovator Chief Learning Officer

By Robert Todd, Lisa Buckley, and Sam Herring

Innovation may be today's most important business competency. Are CLOs ready to lead the way?


Crowdsourcing Ideas for an Agile Leadership System

By MJ Hall

Participants of the ATD Forum's Fall Summit explored how to create and implement an effective leadership strategy.


What It Takes to Achieve Managerial Success

By Daniel Goleman

Four facets of emotional intelligence epitomize the necessary competencies.

Podcast     +Free Article

Developing a Skilled Talent Ecosystem

By Tanu Mukherjee

Genpact is bridging the employability gap by training current and potential employees worldwide.


Training Is a Bit Brighter for the Federal Workforce, but How and What?

By Patty Gaul

Top of mind for the federal government are best practices for training and retaining federal employees.



Rob Foshay ++

Rob Foshay has 25 years of senior management team leadership experience in successful e-learning businesses.

++ Extra Content - Only Online!     +Free Article


Learning From Autodidacts

By Pat Galagan

Autodidacts are rare, but their proclivities for learning drive many of today's assumptions about how educational technology should promote self-directed learning.


View Your Career as a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder

By Amy Franko

Career progression isn't just about making upward moves.


Good News for the Training Industry

By Paula Ketter

Developing talent remains valuable in all organizations and industries.

Podcast     +Free Article


A Case for the Mini Case Study

By Julie Winkle Giulioni and Karen Voloshin

Tell stories that stir learners to action—in 30 minutes or less.


The Evolution of the LMS

By Stephanie Castellano

More learning management systems are now serving as career-planning tools.

Get Your Thinking App On

Word Wiz: Inboarding

What Employees Really Do During Conference Calls

Defining the Learner Helps Define the Project

Proven Tactics for Evaluating Software

Executive Views on Organizational Culture

Training for Small Businesses

Organizations Secure Their Data, but That's About It

+Free Articles


Incorporate Arts-Based Learning in Leadership Development

By Michael Brenner

Art-themed activities can help reinforce leadership concepts.


Key Components to a Successful Culture of Quality

By Laurel Nelson-Rowe

Personal compensation and cash bonuses are among the most effective incentives for driving quality.


Leadership Is Everyone's Business

By Terri Armstrong Welch

All employees—not just high potentials—at Vera Bradley can take part in leadership development.


Exchanging Problems for Solutions

A blended delivery model allows a leadership development program to cut costs while simultaneously increasing participation.


Real Learning Takes Effort

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel

Reviewed by Stephanie Castellano

Read all book reviews.    +Free Article

Here's what you can look forward to in the December 2014 issue of TD magazine:

  • A roundup of talent management trends
  • How peer collaboration enhances diversity and inclusion
  • What you can do about the "lackluster" state of leadership
  • And much more! Check back on the first of the month to read the entire issue.


Training and Development Competencies Redefined to Create Competitive Advantage

ASTD launches a revised competency model for the profession.

New Roles Emerge for Learning and Development

To prepare for the future workplace, the L&D function must prepare to make five foundational shifts.

ASTD 2012 State of the Industry Report: Organizations Continue to Invest in Workplace Learning

More than $156 billion was spent by U.S. organizations on employee learning last year.

Commitment to Talent Development Excellence

For the second consecutive year, Cognizant earns top honors in the BEST rankings.

Be a Career Chameleon

Six ways to make your career resilient.

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