Tag: ATD

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Butter Up Your Training With VILT

Seven Tips for Successful Virtual Instructor-Led Training If you haven’t attended a virtual instructor-led-training (VILT), sign up for one now!  As learning and development professionals, having some VILT knowledge and experience will increase your tool set and give you an opportunity to show your organization how to embrace this cost-effective, flexible, and efficient way to […]

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Putting On My Conference Lenses: How I Plan To Maximize This Professional Development Opportunity

The home page for the Association for Talent Development International Conference & Exposition (ATD ICE) explains how this conference may help you excel as a talent development professional. As the president of the ATD Detroit chapter, however, I read this page a little differently. When contemplating whether to attend the conference this year, I wondered: […]

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From Orientation to Onboarding — It’s More Than Giving Out a Company Mug

The year was 1990-something, and it was my first day at my first professional job as a pediatric medical office receptionist. I was greeted and then given a binder of standard HR policies and procedures (to read on my own, of course), a stack of forms to fill out, a company mug, and a quick tour of my work space (the front desk). I then spent time observing my friend, who had recommended me for the position, doing basic tasks while we chatted — mainly about our personal lives. By my third shift, I was on my own.

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