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ATD's Action Guide to Talent Development : A Practical Approach to Building Your Organization's TD Effort

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      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
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