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  • October 06, 2021 9:51 AM | Debbie Richards (Administrator)

    DEI thought leaders, Rita Bailey, Elaine Beich, and Tonya Wilson lead an authentic conversation through their takeaways from their panel discussion at the 2021 ATD International Conference and Expo in Salt Lake Utah. They share highlights from their panel discussion, “Discussing the Undiscussables.” They also reflect on the perspectives of other leaders and learners around the challenges, nuances, and opportunities in this provocative DE&I journey. Talent development professionals must be drivers of positive change in their organizations but too often they lack the knowledge and ability to influence leadership, at times inadvertently becoming a barrier to impact. Hear innovative perspectives and get tangible guidance to propel you in this journey from leading industry experts contributing to ATD’s DE&I initiatives.

    https://www.td.org/videos/reflections-from-salt-lake-city-dei-the-journey-continues

  • August 13, 2021 11:54 AM | M. Bruce Abbott (Administrator)

    3 Lessons L&D Professionals Can Learn From Customer Service Chatbots

    By Vincent Han

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

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    Automation benefits for companies are nothing new; for decades, companies have used interactive voice response systems (IVRs), which have eased the burden and cost of call centers while...

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  • August 13, 2021 11:53 AM | M. Bruce Abbott (Administrator)

    Gain Strategic Alignment Through Forward-Focused Learning

    By Ann Parker

    Friday, August 13, 2021

    business persons plan a project

    I have been working with senior leaders and executives in talent development for nearly a decade. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing CTDO magazine—featured executives, learning from...

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  • August 12, 2021 11:55 AM | M. Bruce Abbott (Administrator)

    Deliberate Play for Learning Design

    By Zsolt Olah

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    Businessmen planning business strategy while holding puzzle pieces, creating ideas with light bulb drawn on paper and rearranging wooden blocks. Conceptual of teamwork, strategy, vision or education.


    “A chef is analyzing the visual presentation of a dish: the color palette, the initial impressions of its components. Next, the chef starts tasting the dish: bite by bite, exploring the...

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  • August 11, 2021 11:56 AM | M. Bruce Abbott (Administrator)

    The Gift of Moral Imagination

    By Catharyn Baird

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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    As we prepare to gather in Salt Lake City—and for many of us, this will be our first large in-person gathering since the great lockdown from COVID-19—we are picking up the pieces of our...

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  • August 10, 2021 11:56 AM | M. Bruce Abbott (Administrator)

    Should Remote Workers Be a Protected Class?

    By Clayton Sinclair, III

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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    There’s nothing like a global pandemic to put a new spotlight on a once hotly contested idea: remote work. Remote work has been around for a while, and numerous studies have illuminated the...

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  • August 05, 2021 2:06 PM | M. Bruce Abbott (Administrator)

    Certification Is Part of My Lifelong Learning

    By Kris Schaeffer

    Wednesday, August 4, 2021

    Connection point Certification


    I was 18 when I earned my first certification. I did it to double my income. As a college student, I was making one dollar an hour waiting tables in the faculty dining room, but I learned...

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  • August 05, 2021 2:06 PM | M. Bruce Abbott (Administrator)

    Emotional Intelligence at Work Matters

    By Ryan Changcoco

    Monday, August 2, 2021

    Group of business partners discussing ideas and planning work in office


    It was not long ago that emotional intelligence (EQ) was a topic that many organizations considered a “nice to have.” While EQ and other soft skills were often considered a “value-add,”...

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  • August 05, 2021 2:04 PM | M. Bruce Abbott (Administrator)

    Mentoring Diverse, Distributed, and Digital Workers

    By Seena Mortazavi

    Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    Asian young woman wear earphones talking in video conference with business partners and worker team via online internet at her home.


    There’s no going back. The hybrid and humanized workplace is here to stay. As workplaces became more virtual and remote, the workforce increasingly relied on empathetic connections,...

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  • August 03, 2021 2:05 PM | M. Bruce Abbott (Administrator)

    Selecting and Prioritizing Sales Enablement Initiatives for Impact: Part 1

    By Mike Kunkle

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

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    As enablement professionals, if we want to earn the mythical “seat at the table” and deliver real organizational impact, we need to move beyond random acts of enablement and reactive...

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