On April 23, 2019, CTDO Next members learned about the LEADx tool Amanda, a virtual coach that combines behavioral science, AI, and expert content to democratize access to coaching resources in organizations.
During the February 2019 virtual meeting, CTDO Next members discussed the role and responsibility of talent development in an organization's adoption of technology.
On October 8, 2020, during a CTDO Next working session, members discussed new considerations of the future of work and learning, and their implications for talent development.
Based on the ATD Research report by the same name, this presentation explores organizations’ current performance management practices and identifies activities associated with top-performing organizations.
On April 16, 2020, CTDO Next members discussed this question: Is the future workplace we were predicting already here, and if so, is it different?
On July 30, 2020, David Epstein shared lessons from cutting edge research on both unexpected opportunities and invisible pitfalls in times of crisis.
On June 15, 2020, during a CTDO Next working session, members consulted one of their own about how to create a framework to maximize virtual learning.
Based on the ATD Research report, 2019 Trends in Global Talent Development, these presentation slides examine how TD practices differ around the world.
Video for Learning: Engaging, Reaching, and Influencing examines organizations’ use of video in talent development programs, comparing the practices of high performing organizations to other organizations. It explores how organizations use videos in their learning programs, how they make videos accessible to learners, how they develop videos, and whether they incorporate animation and interactivity into their learning videos. It also covers factors that influence organizations to use learning video and barriers to doing so effectively.The report also provides...
On February 20, 2020, through a working session, CTDO Next members discussed TD's role in driving organizational culture.
Based on the ATD Research report, Effective Evaluation, these presentation slides show how organizations are currently using evaluation.
Effective Trainers: Traditional and Virtual Classroom Success examines the role of a trainer and practices for instructor-led training. Based on a survey of talent development professionals, the report compares the practices of highly effective organizations with those of other organizations. TD professionals can use the information in this report to benchmark their organization’s practices against those of their peers, guiding how they structure their trainers’ roles and deliver training in both traditional and virtual classroom environments. The report also...
Managers as Coaches: Boosting Employee and Organizational Performance examines organizations’ expectations, training, and support for managers as coaches of their direct reports. It compares the practices of high-performing organizations and other organizations, exploring whether managers use or receive training on several key coaching skills, how and when organizations provide coaching training to their managers, and the top barriers to having managers who practice coaching with their direct reports. The report also provides insights from subject matter experts....
During the January 2020 CTDO Next member meeting, Nick Schacht, Chief Global Development Officer at SHRM, presented this deck to lead a discussion about the roles of TD and HR in organizations.
On January 24, 2020, Nick Schacht, Chief Global Development Officer at SHRM, led a discussion about the roles of TD and HR in organizations. Attendees discussed the question: What is the role of talent development in assuring that the organization has the most highly qualified and capable HR function possible?
On December 17, 2019, through a working session, CTDO Next members discussed a model for the talent development function of the future.
E-Learning: The Evolving Landscape examines organizations’ use of e-learning, comparing the practices of high-performing organizations and other organizations. It explores the effectiveness of e-learning for different content areas, practices for designing and developing e-learning, and skills gaps among talent development professionals who design e-learning. It covers factors that influence organizations’ use of e-learning and barriers to using it effectively. The report also provides insights from subject matter experts. These experts add context to the report’...
A Step-by-Step Guide to Showing the Value of Soft Skill Programs As organizations rise to meet the challenges of technological innovation, globalization, changing customer needs and perspectives, demographic shifts, and new work arrangements, their mastery of soft skills will likely be the defining difference between thriving and merely surviving. Yet few executives champion the expenditure of resources to develop these critical skills. Why is that and what can be done to change this thinking?For years, managers convinced executives that soft skills could not be...
The Talent Development Executive Confidence Index is ATD’s quarterly assessment of talent development executives’ six-month expectations for the talent development function.
The Talent Development Executive Confidence Index (TDXCI), formerly the Learning Executive Confidence Index (LXCI), is a quarterly assessment of talent development executives’ short-term expectations for the health of the talent development function in organizations.The TDXCI is a composite score that takes into account four key indicators for how talent development executives believe the talent development function will change during the next six months: The TDXCI is modeled after the Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence, which rates CEOs’ expectations for...