Elaine Biech


Internationally Acclaimed in Training & Development

ATD’s Foundations of Talent Development

ATD’s Foundations of Talent Development
Launching, Leveraging, and Leading Your Organization’s TD Effort
Published by Association for Talent Development
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9781562868437

Your Talent Development Atlas

If you've been directing your organization's talent development effort during the last few years, you might think you're on a journey without a map. There are few published resources to guide you in a challenge that many experts promise will only become more urgent, and necessary, in the coming years.

Elaine Biech, a legendary leader in training and development, understands the road ahead and has partnered with ATD to present a new book that will point the way―ATD's Foundations of Talent Development: Launching, Leveraging, and Leading Your Organization's TD Effort.

Biech imbues this comprehensive volume with the energy and passion she has manifested in a career spanning more than three decades. In her hands, you have a trusted adviser who provides guidance, leadership, and direction to your organization. Biech painstakingly guides you over 36 chapters―taking you from developing your talent development strategy, creating an operating plan, and reinforcing your organization's talent development mindset, through design and delivery, measurement and evaluation, and preparing for the future. No matter where you are in your development, you will be able to pick up this book and select chapters that describe how you can help your organization. What's more, Biech has included a new customized model to assist you. Plus, she's invited dozens of her friends and colleagues to contribute―well-known authors, ATD subject matter experts, and icons in the field―to present a cross-section of voices and approaches in the field. 

In 2018, ATD celebrates its 75th anniversary by delivering ATD's Foundations of Talent Development, its first published reference to the profession it leads and supports. Think of this book as your professional atlas.

Hardcover | 656 pages | 9781562868437 | September 28, 2018