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TD Magazine For 70 years, the award-winning TD magazine has published the emerging trends and proven best practices of the talent development profession.

TD is a monthly business magazine published by the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD). It was first published in 1947 (as The Journal of Industrial Training). Other formal titles for the magazine have included Training and Development Journal, Training & Development, and T+D. Its readership includes professionals in the talent development field, and general topics covered include organizational development, instructional design, talent management, and competencies, to name a few.

Mission: TD magazine's goals are to provide useful, how-to information on current best practices through case studies; share new technologies and their applications; report emerging trends; and address relevant and pivotal issues to the field.

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With COVID-19 peaking again, healthcare organizations must ramp up efforts to improve employee engagement, curb burnout,...
11/16/2020

With COVID-19 peaking again, healthcare organizations must ramp up efforts to improve employee engagement, curb burnout, and reimagine L&D initiatives. tdm.ag/2GyZCYI

Leading under pressure is tough. But these three military leadership strategies can help managers of all industries lead...
11/09/2020

Leading under pressure is tough. But these three military leadership strategies can help managers of all industries lead during difficult times. tdm.ag/3n0MmM5

The November issue of TD magazine is live. In this month's cover article, learn why now is the time to give new life to ...
11/03/2020

The November issue of TD magazine is live. In this month's cover article, learn why now is the time to give new life to individual development plans. td.org/td

When properly designed and implemented, soft skills programs can deliver considerable ROI. Ensure these 10 success facto...
10/28/2020

When properly designed and implemented, soft skills programs can deliver considerable ROI. Ensure these 10 success factors are in place. https://tdm.ag/3jSL58N

Rather than trying to win over individual sellers, invest your time in sales managers. With each sales manager you convi...
10/23/2020

Rather than trying to win over individual sellers, invest your time in sales managers. With each sales manager you convince, you achieve scale for your program and multiply the value of your efforts to the business. tdm.ag/3iH5f41

Workplace bully affects so many aspects of an organization. When companies are faced with leaders who are perceived as a...
10/19/2020

Workplace bully affects so many aspects of an organization. When companies are faced with leaders who are perceived as abrasive or as bullies, they can turn to coaching to help. tdm.ag/30yKTUp

Diversity extends beyond race. It is about understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people, including g...
10/14/2020

Diversity extends beyond race. It is about understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people, including gender, body types, religious affiliations, ages, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, and physical abilities.tdm.ag/3ihXilL

The COVID-19 pandemic presents government leaders with unique opportunities to strengthen trust with employees and heigh...
10/09/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic presents government leaders with unique opportunities to strengthen trust with employees and heighten their engagement. Consider these strategies to bolster employee engagement in the federal government. tdm.ag/3iv9Eqv

The October issue of TD magazine is live, and the spotlight is on talent development's role in diversity, equity, and in...
10/01/2020

The October issue of TD magazine is live, and the spotlight is on talent development's role in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Now that DEI efforts have surged to the forefront of workplace priorities, how should talent development pros be supporting and extending learning? td.org/td

A sizeable number of cultural elements aren't visible. Instructional designers must be mindful of the observable and ind...
09/21/2020

A sizeable number of cultural elements aren't visible. Instructional designers must be mindful of the observable and indiscernible cultural factors that influence how learners may react to training. tdm.ag/3bfw7pA

Are you working in a toxic environment? When the environment, culture, or even one person in an organization becomes tox...
09/15/2020

Are you working in a toxic environment? When the environment, culture, or even one person in an organization becomes toxic, the effects can be far-reaching. Determine whether it's time to go and how to leave that negativity behind. https://tdm.ag/2RcEEAq

The September issue of TD magazine is now live! In this month's cover article, learn how to make sure you have foresight...
09/01/2020
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The September issue of TD magazine is now live! In this month's cover article, learn how to make sure you have foresight and agility in your professional development so you can handle anything that comes your way in your career. td.org/td

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In the workplace, not only should there be team players but also team coaches. Managers who are good at coaching have be...
08/28/2020

In the workplace, not only should there be team players but also team coaches. Managers who are good at coaching have better relationships with their individual team members, and their teams are consistently effective. tdm.ag/3fpDMSU

To make good decisions, whether during a crisisor regular operations, leaders must consider theirimpact on many constitu...
08/25/2020

To make good decisions, whether during a crisis
or regular operations, leaders must consider their
impact on many constituents at the same time. Ethical thinking isn’t automatic, and that increases the challenge for leaders. It needs to be learned, practiced, and demonstrated over time. https://tdm.ag/3grxF1L

Refresher training is often mandated for compliance, and many organizations have developed a single course and use it ye...
08/21/2020

Refresher training is often mandated for compliance, and many organizations have developed a single course and use it year after year. Refresher training is critical, and there are alternative approaches to offering the same course repeatedly. tdm.ag/31wQLNC

You may have heard about the benefits of xAPI, which enables L&D professionals to look deeper into the landscape of lear...
08/17/2020

You may have heard about the benefits of xAPI, which enables L&D professionals to look deeper into the landscape of learning and performance within their organizations. Here's how to put it into practice. https://tdm.ag/3a6k1ih

The August issue of TD magazine is live. This month's cover article focuses on the return to the office. Develop an inte...
07/31/2020

The August issue of TD magazine is live. This month's cover article focuses on the return to the office. Develop an intentional process to ease employees back that focuses on their motivational needs. td.org/td

Which companies have award-winning talent development practices? What made them stand out? Explore the 2020 Best Practic...
07/20/2020

Which companies have award-winning talent development practices? What made them stand out? Explore the 2020 Best Practices special edition of TD magazine to learn about all of the 2020 BEST Award and 2019-2020 Excellence in Practice Award Winners at td.org/2020-Best-Practices.

There is a lot TD professionals can do to nurture a more results-based culture and ensure training is laser focused on p...
07/17/2020

There is a lot TD professionals can do to nurture a more results-based culture and ensure training is laser focused on priority business outcomes. Learn to connect the dots with business impact mapping. https://tdm.ag/2NKKVlf

Do you feel like an imposter? Imposter syndrome can undermine your professional advancement and sabotage your career. In...
07/09/2020

Do you feel like an imposter? Imposter syndrome can undermine your professional advancement and sabotage your career. Instead, reframe the situation. https://tdm.ag/2NMQC20

The July issue of TD magazine is live. This month, learn how to get in sync. Accelerate strategy execution with a method...
07/01/2020

The July issue of TD magazine is live. This month, learn how to get in sync. Accelerate strategy execution with a method to align all employees with the plan. td.org/td

To move forward amid COVID-19, a key necessity will be adaptive leaders with the skills to manage complexity and build r...
06/11/2020

To move forward amid COVID-19, a key necessity will be adaptive leaders with the skills to manage complexity and build resilience. tdm.ag/2zZNDjr

The June issue of TD magazine is live. Learn how to make the switch from convert your in-person training into a virtual ...
06/02/2020

The June issue of TD magazine is live. Learn how to make the switch from convert your in-person training into a virtual course via a six-step audit process. td.org/td

Uncertain times call for building trust. Managers must create, build, and maintain trusting interpersonal relationships ...
05/13/2020

Uncertain times call for building trust. Managers must create, build, and maintain trusting interpersonal relationships to improve business outcomes. tdm.ag/3fgFQOb

The May issue of TD magazine is now live. In this month's cover article, discover engaging activities and wrap-up strate...
05/01/2020

The May issue of TD magazine is now live. In this month's cover article, discover engaging activities and wrap-up strategies that will help you end your training sessions in a meaningful ways. td.org/td

The Spring issue of CTDO magazine is now available. Read this full issue, the April issue of TD magazine, and archives i...
04/16/2020

The Spring issue of CTDO magazine is now available. Read this full issue, the April issue of TD magazine, and archives in the ATD Publications app: td.org/PubsApp.

People make thousands of decisions each day. Most of the time, they make those choices without even thinking. Instead, a...
04/09/2020

People make thousands of decisions each day. Most of the time, they make those choices without even thinking. Instead, approach decisions as strategic opportunities. https://tdm.ag/2ywAldk

The April issue of TD magazine is now live. In this month's cover article, learn how to break out of the vicious cycle o...
04/01/2020

The April issue of TD magazine is now live. In this month's cover article, learn how to break out of the vicious cycle of managing on autopilot. td.org/td

Whether you're working from home or looking for virtual training options, ATD has virtual training resources. Check out ...
03/24/2020

Whether you're working from home or looking for virtual training options, ATD has virtual training resources. Check out these curated options: http://td.org/virtual-training

Change is inevitable. But rather than retreating from it, employees should learn to anticipate it. https://tdm.ag/3ctHGt...
03/16/2020

Change is inevitable. But rather than retreating from it, employees should learn to anticipate it. https://tdm.ag/3ctHGtG

The March issue is live. In this month's cover article, discover when as a leader you should use the 80 percent solution...
03/02/2020

The March issue is live. In this month's cover article, discover when as a leader you should use the 80 percent solution—where perfection isn’t the goal—to improve creativity and collaboration among their teams. td.org/td

Geert Hofstede developed six widely influential cultural dimensions. But there are limitations to his model. Going beyon...
02/10/2020

Geert Hofstede developed six widely influential cultural dimensions. But there are limitations to his model. Going beyond Hofstede is critical to building true cultural awareness and optimizing productivity and effectiveness of diverse business environments and teams. tdm.ag/2S8ceHO

The February issue of TD magazine is live. Delve into ATD's new Capability Model to learn the capabilities that talent d...
02/03/2020

The February issue of TD magazine is live. Delve into ATD's new Capability Model to learn the capabilities that talent development professionals should have to be successful. https://tdm.ag/2GMj7JQ

Don't stay feeling trapped in your work. Instead, reimagine your career using design thinking. tdm.ag/2N11UzH
01/16/2020

Don't stay feeling trapped in your work. Instead, reimagine your career using design thinking. tdm.ag/2N11UzH

The January 2020 issue of TD magazine is now live. Learn more about artificial intelligence and how to properly approach...
01/02/2020

The January 2020 issue of TD magazine is now live. Learn more about artificial intelligence and how to properly approach its potential in talent development. Happy New Year! td.org/td

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When employees come to you with a problem, do you tell them the steps to take or teach them how to figure out the solution? Thinking coaches don’t give answers – they ask questions. Read more in “Think On It” in the March issue of TD Magazine. http://www.tdm.ag/2D5mXt1