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ASTD’s Professional Partner Program Continues Robust Growth

June 10, 2010 15:34 by Kristen Fyfe

Three new companies have joined ASTD's growing Professional Partner program! The Professional Partner program is an initiative designed to increase training professionals’ awareness of the many tools and resources available to them that help to advance the profession, and encourage employee learning and development in organizations.

The program connects the ASTD community with companies that are dedicated to helping organizations improve their performance. The newest partners are:

• Bloomberg BusinessWeek produces EDGE, which synthesizes news and trends impacting global business and extracts key learning concepts that can be incorporated in leadership development. Content is developed each week in real-time so that participants are learning about the impact of business decisions as they happen.
• MindLeaders has been designing talent development programs that promote the success of people and companies for more than 25 years. Companies grow through award-winning e-learning courses and personal learning advisors, with a simple interface, speedy implementation, and excellent service.
• Pfeiffer serves the professional development and hands-on resource needs of training and human resource practitioners and gives them products to do their jobs better. The company delivers proven ideas and solutions from experts in HR development and HR management, and offers effective and customizable tools to improve workplace performance.

ASTD Professional Partners have made a commitment to provide service and content to ASTD members and learning professionals, and will be featured in T+D magazine, online at ASTD.org, and at various ASTD events throughout the year.

Other Professional Partners include:Blackboard Inc., Coastal Training Technologies, CPP, Intellum, Learn.com, MHS, RWD Technologies, National Conference Center, Hogan Assessment Systems, and DDI.

To read about these partners, click here and here.

 

 


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T+D Home Page to Host ASTD 2010 International Conference & Exposition Conference Daily News

May 15, 2010 16:30 by Ann Pace

New this year, the T+D magazine home page will connect ASTD members to the ASTD 2010 International Conference & Exposition's newspaper, the Conference Daily. Visit the T+D website on Sunday May 16, Monday May 17, and Tuesday May 18 to access the current Daily issues.

Conference Daily is the ASTD International Conference & Exposition's news medium. It reports conference highlights, event information, Expo coverage, important updates, educational session summaries, and even recommendations on what to see and do while in Chicago. Don't miss this must-read conference news source!

View Conference Daily here.


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Walmart Learning Consultant Recommends ASTD and T+D Magazine

April 23, 2010 14:35 by Kristen Fyfe

T+D magazine is a great source of information according to a learning consultant for one of the largest corporations in America. Mike Williams is a learning consultant with Walmart, and was featured in an interview posted on Bloomfire's blog. Mike shares some excellent insights on a host of topics. In a question about resources he suggests for learning professionals, Mike says, "I also would recommend ASTD’s T+D Magazine, which comes with National membership, I believe. It’s a great way to keep up to date on other WLP’s, new methods being discussed, and new technology."

Thanks for the shout-out Mike! If you'd like to read the whole interview, click here.


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Now available---The Best of T+D: Leadership

March 29, 2010 13:05 by jllorens

The Best of T+D is a digital collection of T+D articles compiling some of the magazine's most important, popular, and timely articles of recent years.

The Best of T+D: Leadership is a collection of some of the most-read, most-talked-about articles from T+D magazine covering leadership development. If the economic crash of 2008 taught us anything, it’s that leaders today need to be ready for whatever is thrown their way, and they need to be ready to step up to the challenge on day one. The financial crash meant not only domestic unease about the future, but concern across the world, as businesses continue to expand beyond borders. What do these factors mean for learning departments and for our leaders?

Topics include:

  • Global leadership
  • Gender issues in leadership
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Onboarding for leaders
  • Leadership development and measurement
  • Transitioning new leaders

***LOOK INSIDE at the Editor's Note and Table of Contents.

ASTD members, click here to download your free PDF.

The Best of T+D: Leadership is sponsored by Development Dimensions International (DDI).


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More Companies Join ASTD's Professional Partner Program

February 25, 2010 14:32 by Kristen Fyfe

ASTD's new Professional Partner program is creating buzz in the training and development industry. Three new companies have joined the recently launched program - a new initiative designed to increase training professionals’ awareness of the many tools and resources available to them that help to advance the profession, and encourage employee learning and development in organizations.

The new partners committed to connecting with the ASTD community are:

• National Conference Center, one of the largest and most technologically sophisticated meeting facilities in the world, The National Conference Center creates a friendly, manageable meeting and learning environment for every group. Conference rooms and guest rooms are grouped together in self-contained wings, providing an individual meeting community for participants. The National Conference center combines the advantages of a powerful infrastructure with the conveniences of an intimate environment.

• Hogan Assessment Systems, Inc. is a research-based consulting firm that uses personality assessments to help companies select employees, develop leaders, and identify talent.

• Development Dimensions International helps the most successful companies around the world close the gap between where their businesses need to go and the talent required to take them there.  DDI partners with companies providing a comprehensive yet practical approach to talent management that ensures a close connection of its solutions to client strategies.

ASTD Professional Partners have made a commitment to provide service and content to ASTD members and learning professionals, and will be featured in T+D magazine, online at ASTD.org, and at various ASTD events throughout the year.


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Now on the iTunes Store: T+D Mobile iPhone App

January 20, 2010 12:02 by jllorens

Learn fast, work smart, get results, all on the go! T+D Mobile is a free app that brings great T+D content to your iPhone with a single click. Read magazine articles, listen to podcasts, and access ASTD’s Twitter feed. You can even search for keywords, send articles to a friend, save the articles you like, or tweet a favorite story.

*Coming soon: Don’t own an iPhone? Stay tuned to ASTD.org for info on the next generation of T+D Mobile for BlackBerry and other platforms!

VISIT THE iTUNES APP STORE TO DOWNLOAD

News

• Live industry news feed
• Content updates from ASTD and T+D
• Read posts from the official T+D blog
• Search and share news

Podcasts
• Stream podcasts directly to your iPhone
• Listen to Feature articles and Editor’s Notes for each month
• Search and share podcasts

Magazine
• Read T+D Feature articles
• Access interviews from the popular

Long View series
• Read other bonus magazine content
• Search for share articles

Twitter
• Access ASTD’s Twitter feeds (@ASTD and @TDmag)
• Search and share tweets


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New Year’s resolution #2

January 7, 2010 16:58 by lforgacs

Here is another idea to help you make your own professional development part of your New Year’s resolutions for 2010.

Resolution #2

Visit the ASTD Knowledge Center. ASTD created a user-friendly webpage that contains ASTD member resources in one place. Try the Online Library – a new resource that gives you access to a complete library of business book summaries and full text articles from more than 3,000 periodicals and magazines. Keep up-to-date on industry news and trends, with easy access to ASTD’s T+D magazine, newsletters, research reports, webcasts, reading lists, and more.

Many of these resources are available to everyone, and select resources are available to members only (indicated with a globe icon).

You can access the Knowledge Center from the “quick links” on the astd.org home page, or by visiting this direct link: http://www.astd.org/content/research/doYourOwn/


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FROM THE T+D VAULTS: Revisiting Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Model

December 9, 2009 12:42 by jllorens

FROM THE T+D VAULTS: Revisiting Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Model

From January 1996

Fifty years ago, Donald Kirkpatrick set the cornerstone for what has become the most widely used training evaluation approach in the world. T+D celebrates this history with the re-release of the 1996 commemorative article "Revisiting Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Model."

Learn more and download the article. 


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Coming in January T+D: Allison Rossett's E-Learning Pulse Check

December 8, 2009 14:53 by jllorens

In January T+D,  Allison Rossett and James Marshall report some surprising survey results on the state of e-learning---what it means today and where it's going in the near future. Shocker #1: Classroom learning is nowhere near death:

"We collected practices associated with e-learning, from the most familiar, such as computers supporting face-to-face instruction inside classrooms, to more emergent modes that take learning and support into the workplace, encourage collaboration, and deliver using mobile devices. We then crafted 26 diverse e-learning “snapshots,” piloted and edited them, and then made them widely available using SurveyMonkey.com, an online survey system. Five professional groups, including ASTD’s Learning Circuits and the eLearning Guild, invited their members to weigh in on the snapshots...

"If your view of e-learning hails from conferences, blogs, and magazines, you would think that the classroom is near death and that the web is the beating heart of training and development. Messages have gone mobile. Employees are empowered. Instructors are vestigial. Learning is blended, regularly occurring in classrooms and beyond, even in the workplace. And content flows from experts and users, too, in tasty, bite-sized morsels. But is that how it is?"

Stay tuned for the January T+D for more on "how it is!"


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So What Was YOUR Milestone?

December 3, 2009 15:10 by jllorens

This month, T+D explores the trends and events that helped to shape learning in 2009. From innovation, to the economy, to succession planning, we narrowed down some of this year's milestones---those facets of learning that had a great year, and those that fell flat.

Now it's your turn: What were some of your industry milestones for 2009?

Don't forget to check out the article at T+D Online and tell us what you think.


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