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Don Kirkpatrick Dies: Training Pioneer Created Four Levels of Measurement

May 12, 2014
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Don Kirkpatrick is widely known for the training measurement model he developed in the 1950s as a professor at the University of Wisconsin.
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Orlando Magic’s Pat Williams: How Walt Disney Conjured Up His Business Success, Part One

May 9, 2014
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In part one, Pat Williams and I discussed the avuncular Walt Disney’s career and a number of other topics, including Williams’ recent battle with cancer.
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The Last Word: ASTD’s Bizarre Name Game

May 7, 2014
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As the rumor mill cranked up on Monday, we got wind that ASTD was merging with the Society for Human Resource Management, but it was not to be.
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American Society for Training & Development Changes Name, Logo

May 7, 2014
The organization is changing its name to the Association for Talent Development.
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How Do We Keep Up With Change?

April 29, 2014
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With dynamic change coming to the health care industry, we are looking at redesigning our training road map. How do we keep pace with the changes to make sure our career development programs are touching on the most vital things? 

— Staggered, human resource executive, health care consulting, Illinois


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Interview With Mark Divine: Learning From a Trained SEAL

April 8, 2014
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In retirement, Mark Divine has coached thousands of SEAL and other special operations candidates to succeed in some of the most demanding military training programs in the world.
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MOOCs: the Next Evolution in E-Learning?

April 6, 2014
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Use of massive open online courses has been confined mostly to academia, although momentum is slowly building among corporations.
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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Religious Dress and Grooming in the Workplace

March 11, 2014
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Employers should train managers and employees that the law may require making a religious exception to an employer’s otherwise uniformly applied, and facially neutral, dress or grooming rules, practices, or preferences.
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How Do We Apply an Organizationwide Leadership Model?

March 10, 2014
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Our executives have told us they want everyone here to “think like a leader.” The thrust is to get people to take ownership and hopefully boost engagement/morale and make us generally more productive and a better place to work. We have good leadership programs in place but have never applied a leadership model across the entire organization. Although this sounds like a great idea in theory, how do we put it into practice? Where do we start and what steps do we follow?

 — Aiming to Please, distribution, Gaithersburg, Maryland


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How Do We Encourage Accountability for Development?

February 11, 2014
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How do I convince my supervisors why they need to be accountable for employee development? Some of them get it, but others seem to view this as an increased responsibility that belongs to the HR function. What training resources could I use to make the case? 

— Not Persuasive, staff coordinator, health care, Colorado Springs, Colorado


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