Tonight 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.