ATD featured a sneak peek at the new Association for Talent Development Competencies model currently in progress. Any questions or feedback for the study email to: competency_study at td dot org
The session called Shaping the Future of the Profession: The 2019 ATD Competency Study, featured a round table moderated by:
Courtney Vital, (cv) Associate Vice President, Education & Credentialing, ATD
Panelists: Elaine Biech, (eb) ebb associates inc;
Jonathan Halls (jh) Trainer Mojo LLC; and
William Rothwell, (br) Penn State University
This peek was in the middle of their re imagining the skills needed to be a competent talent development professional. The quotes were captured via a live tweet stream. I tried to identify the panelists as I could while tweeting. This is not verbatim but I did try to get the sense of what each speaker was saying at the moment. This session made my conference since I got to meet Elaine Biech.
Any questions or feedback for the study email to: competency_study at td dot org
CV Lets talk new competencies. ATD is in a unique position to determine the needs of talent development. TD professionals have to predict future changes otherwise we won’t be able to move our orgs into the future. What is a competency study? Scan literature, scan field, occupational survey and talk to practitioners. The model development is continuing and the comps should be released later this year.
First question [to the panel] Why do we look at the forces to form competencies?
EB the comp study will take us from where we are today to where we need to be. The study will put thoughts on paper to codify what we need to be true professionals in field.
BR we start with a trends and future study so that the comps aren’t dated when they are written. Characteristic that underlies a successful performer as a def of comps.
JH Comps help to bring to a concrete place what we can focus on developing in response to changes in profession.
EB our profession is both wide and deep. We cover many areas of organizational development.
CV there were 3000 responses to survey
BR we are becoming trusted advisors. Technology is allowing us to be in a position to do things we need to do.
CV most significant shift is…
JH Our world is shifting. We get to build a new bridge.
EB our role in supporting our leaders and guide them. We need to speak C suite ese. Part of building a new bridge. ATD name change solidified TD role.
BR Technology will have a profound effect on the workforce. Full time workers are going away. Employers want to pay for results not time. 40 % of workforce will work virtually in the future. We expect online workers to produce immediate results.
JH go from deliver learning to helping workers access learning.
EB The bridge building will require everyone to stretch. We will have to help people learn to learn. Must coach employees to find way through training and make them feel good and excited to plan for their future.
BR 70 percent of org change efforts fail. As changes get faster humans have trouble adapting to change. they shut down. We need to be aware of learner stress that comes with too much change too fast.
Why have competencies?
EB if we don’t pay attention to building our own comps, we need to take it and go with it. Otherwise, someone will take our job role away from us. Masters of Learning Engineer from BU? has many things that are learning pro
JH need to have competencies to make sure our roles are valued and known in organizations. What will never change is people needing help to develop their skills.
JH the professionalization of the training must be codified. Someone will do it and it should be us.
BR There will be new labels new names and charge more for the same work.
The Players: Courtney Vital, (cv) Associate Vice President, Education & Credentialing, ATD, Elaine Biech, (eb) ebb associates inc; Jonathan Halls, (jh) The 11th Hour Group; and William Rothwell, (br) Penn State University.
If you have questions or feedback for the study email competency_study at td dot org
Q and A (questions from the floor and answers have no attribution.)
IEEE is working on a learning engineer program …
Is the change part of the comp model small?
Yes it will be woven into all the other parts of competences. Think holistically think integrated change management and integrated change.
What is the role of trusted advisor:
EB the role is three-pronged. 1) Collecting and curating. 2) Coaching and connecting others 3) Consulting and Coordinating organizational projects.
Organizations must be learning organizations. (BTW libraries have been learning organizations for decades. Look to your local library to see how it can be done. )
BR training is retention strategy. People STAY if there is training and talent development programs for staff. We need to look at the people who have invisible learning disabilities. There are over 600 different things.
JH We need content creation as a competency. (we have always been content creators)
Excitement about future
JH we are at an exciting time no longer clunky tech
BR How our field can contribute to change everything
EB We can create an exciting future for our organizations. Orville Wright didn’t have a pilot’s license.
I hope that you have enjoyed my twittercap of the 2019 ATD competencies sneak peek.