@TisForTraining 317: A Big Mess Sorted

ATD HandbookTonight we talked about the  ATD’s Handbook for Training and Development with Tonya Wilson,Elaine Biech, Rita Bailey, Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Tom Haymes, and Jill Hurst-Wahl. We started with a brief history of this book – the third edition – which has over 100 contributors.

Elaine, the editor, divided the book into eight sections:

    • Section I: The Foundations of Learning and Development
    •  Section II: Planning a Career in Talent Development
    • Section III: Training and Development Basics
    • Section IV: Enhancing and Supporting Talent Development
    • Section V: Required Forward-Focused Proficiencies and Attitudes
    • Section VI: Expanded Roles of Talent Development
    • Section VII: Aligning the Learning Function to the Organization
    • Section VIII: Talent Development’s Role for Future Success

Here is a link to the 82-page sample “chapter.”

In talking about the book, we began focusing on the topic of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice which is throughout the book. Elaine noted that the theme of diversity includes the diversity of authors. (A result of equity should be fairness, a.k.a., justice.)

The book contains a ton of resources, which could led into much more reading and learning.  While a person could do a deep, prolonged dive into the topics, it can also be used for just in time learning.

We always enjoying having Rita, Tonya, and Elaine on the show! To listen to their wisdom, listen to the episode on TalkShoe or wherever you get your podcasts.

September 2021 at T is for Training

Whether you’re a long-time supporter of T is for Training or new to the game/program, you’ll want to check out our episodes for September 2021.

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 9 pm ET/6 pm PT—Long-time T is for Training Usual Suspect Tom Haymes and our colleague Ruben Puentedura, Founder/President of Hippasus (hippasus.com) are joining us for a discussion about how we can help our learners map their learning experience according to their learning needs. The background, from Tom: Most students don’t get to map out their learning journeys. They choose a course of study, some courses within that course of study, but beyond that, the courses give them a normative set of skills. More than a decade ago, Wayne Brent of the University of Arizona mapped out a system (https://gameua.wordpress.com) for his graduate program in instructional design students that allowed them to accumulate points in the manner of a role-playing-game. This system gave them the agency to practice particular skills they wanted to sharpen. In this way, he allowed his students to map their learning experience according to their learning needs, not the predefined needs of the program or course. Hope you’ll join us for the discussion.

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 9 pm ET/6 pm PT—Rita Bailey, Sardek Love, and Paul Signorelli were among the trainer-teacher-learners traveling to Salt Lake City for the 2021 ATD (Association for Talent Development) International Conference & Exposition earlier this month to facilitate their first onsite learning sessions since the pandemic began. What they found was a dynamic, much-changed learning environment grounded in social-distancing practices that required a bit of pivoting to keep their sessions highly-interactive and engaging. Join us for this discussion of what trainer-teacher-learners need to know about facilitating onsite learning in the pandemic era.

–Posted by Paul Signorelli