Magazine article Talent Development

A Community for Managers

Magazine article Talent Development

A Community for Managers

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By now, many of you may have heard or read about ASTD's newest (and most unique) Community of Practice: Workforce Development.

Why unique? Because this community focuses on managers.

By providing managers--and the trainers who work with Them--essential tools, resources, and content, ASTD helps them to develop and engage their staff, which drives employee productivity and retention.

Many have already joined this new community because they see its value. Workforce Development Community members have access to myriad tools and resources such as:

* 360-degree assessment tests of their employee development skills

* a library of more than 70 training videos on subjects pertaining to employee engagement and development

* exclusive tools for employee recognition and rewards strategies

* a virtual bookshelf of premium content

* member-only webcasts on the latest trends and strategies from industry experts

* discounts for related ASTD products and services.

Why this focus on managers? There are two reasons. First, managers need to know that they can work with trainers to create a more engaged workforce. …

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