People are the most important resource for today's organizations. Organizations must invest in their employees to sustain a competitive advantage and achieve their strategic objectives. Strategic Training and Development translates theory and research into best practices for improving employee knowledge, skills, and behaviors in the workplace. Authors Robyn A. Berkley and David M. Kaplan take a holistic and experiential approach, providing ample practice opportunities for students. A strong focus on technology, ethics, legal issues, diversity and inclusion, and succession helps prepare students to succeed in today’s business environment.
Introduction to Training and Development
The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the premier professional organization for talent development, or training and development, practitioners. Whether you perform training and development activities every day, or occasionally support your organization by training peers or subordinates, ATD provides resources to ensure training and development activities are delivered well with a positive impact on the organization’s bottom line.
The mission of ATD is to Empower Professionals to Develop Talent in the Workplace.1 ATD believes those leading training and development initiatives in organizations should possess the following skills to ensure success2:
- Identify customer expectations.
- Select appropriate strategies, research design, and measures.
- Communicate and gain support for the evaluation plan.
- Manage data collections.
- Analyze and interpret data.
- Apply learning analytics.
- Make recommendations to aid decision ...