Training & Development Competencies: Redefined to Create Competitive Advantage

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
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How can training and development professionals distinguish themselves in a competitive marketplace? What specific skills do T&D professionals need to stay agile and ahead of the curve? This session will introduce you to the brand new ASTD Competency Model (TM) for the T&D profession. During this session, you will develop a greater understanding of T&D’s most pressing skills gaps. Prepare for the future faster by aligning your professional development plans to the new model.

At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Identify three important trends and how they are transforming the field.
  • Identify the three most critical competencies needed for success.
  • Create your own professional development action plan based on the new model. 


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Jennifer Naughton is a people systems architect with 20 years of experience addressing human resource and training challenges. She is Senior Director of the ASTD Certification Institute's Credentialing Department. She led ASTD's most recent competency study initiative and also launched ASTD CI’s Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP®) certification program. Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from George Washington University. She is also a recognized Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

William J. Rothwell
William J. Rothwell

President, Rothwell & Associates

William J. Rothwell, PhD, SPHR, is the president of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. (www.rothwellandassociates.com) and professor in the Workforce Education and Development Program at the University Park campus of Penn State University. As a researcher he has been involved with the last five competency studies conducted by ASTD. In 2012 he won ASTD's prestigious Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award. He is author of 81 books and 250 articles in the field and had 20 years of experience in government and the private sector before becoming a college professor in 1993.