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Evidence-based Coaching Tools

If you conduct a google search, you will find that there is no shortage of coaching tools, but there is a lack of clarity on how and when to use specific tools and little research to shed light on this process. A growing body of coaching research considers the specific tools or interventions that coaches use as they work with

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Spotlight on Alumni

When Roosevelt MATD alumna Sandra Harrison was growing up on the west side of Chicago, higher education wasn’t her primary focus, she said. As a young mother, she further put her own educational aspirations on hold. But once her children were older, Sandra started an undergraduate program in business administration and nonprofit services. At the time, she was working as

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The New 2020 ATD Capability Model: What’s changed? What’s still the same?

When ASTD (now ATD) rolled out its first competency model back in 2004, it gave the profession of training a unified, research-based guide to the skills and knowledge required in our field. The nine Areas of Expertise in the Model guided our MATD curriculum and ensured that we were teaching our students the “right stuff” needed for success in their

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New Updated Curriculum Mapped to the ATD Competency Model

I am pleased to announce updates to our curriculum were approved and will go into effect starting with the Fall 2019 semester. The updates resulted from the remapping of our curriculum to the current ATD competency model to ensure that our students develop essential skills required for success in the industry. Rationale for Curriculum Revision The purpose of this revision

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Building Your LinkedIn Profile Part 2: Become a Power User

Building Your LinkedIn Profile Part 2: Become a Power User By: Dr. Kathleen Iverson Now owned by Microsoft, LinkedIn has over 500 million users and 10 million active job posts (Darrow 2017), making it the largest professional social network in the world. A basic profile is more than adequate for most purposes (See Building Your LinkedIn Profile Part 1) .

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Careers in Training and Development Part 1: A bright outlook

There has never been a better time to consider a career in training and development. As the complexity of our world increases, so does the need for those who can design, deliver, and direct the process of knowledge acquisition and management. According to O-Net, a repository of occupational information developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, the job outlook for

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Blogging 101: How to write engaging and informative content

If you’ve never written a blog post before, where do you begin? I offer  strategies to quickly get up to speed: Know your Blog: If you are a guest blogger, start by familiarizing yourself with the blog purpose, readers, style, and message. I will direct you to two popular guest posts that serve as an excellent example of how to write for

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