Chapter One

Chapter One: Workplace Learning — Learning Objectives

  1. Differentiate among training, workplace learning, performance improvement, organizational development, and instructional communication.
  2. Explain the evolution of talent development.
  3. Describe the current state of talent development and the various issues that are impacting it in the 21st century.
  4. Articulate the importance of creating the business case for talent development.

Tools Mentioned in this Chapter

Take a moment and complete the TD Skill Self-Assessment.

Other Resources

Learning More about the Association for Talent Development’s Capability Model. With the change of the name from the American Society for Training and Development to the Association for Talent Development, they did a minor tweaking of the competency model to reflect the new name.

The 2020 ATD Capability Model contains three specific capabilities: building personal capability, building professional capability, and impacting organizational capability.