1. How Was the TDBoK Created and Vetted?
The TDBoK is based on ATD’s Talent Development Capability Model™. The process included:
• A literature review
• Thought-leader interviews
• An occupational survey
• Validation by an advisory panel and task force of professional experts
The model, ATD’s ninth over the last 45 years, reflects the personal, professional, and organizational impact capabilities needed for success in the talent development field.
ATD aimed to provide a resource that enabled professionals to deep dive into the Capability Model. So, ATD embarked on researching, documenting, and evaluating the concepts, topics, theories, models, and activities defining the profession. The result is this first-of-its-kind resource for information about the field.
2. Will the TDBoK Be Updated/Will Future Editions Be Released?
ATD’s Capability Model and the resources aligned to it are regularly revisited and updated to align with evolutions in society, the workplace, and our profession. As such, this publication will be reviewed periodically and modified to align with these changes.
3. What Is the Difference Between the Talent Development Capability Model and the Talent Development Body of Knowledge?
The Talent Development Capability Model is a framework to guide the TD profession in what practitioners must know and do to develop themselves, others, and their organizations. The Capability Model is the foundation for ATD CI’s certification programs, the Associate Professional in Talent Development and the Certified Professional in Talent Development.
Mirroring the Capability Model, the TDBoK features three sections, one for each domain of practice in the model. The 23 capability areas in the model are covered in depth, giving you a detailed insight into the concepts, models, and terminology you must know to achieve excellence in your talent development practice. Professionals can use the TDBoK to learn key concepts, gain exposure to the full breadth of our field, and speak the common language of a network of global TD practitioners.
4. How Can I License the TDBoK for Organizational Use?
Please call 855.404.2783 or connect with an ATD Enterprise Solutions Account Executive online for more information on how to receive special rates for organizational licenses.
5. How Do I Request Copyright Permission to Use Content From the TDBoK?
No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means. This includes photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods without the publisher’s written permission. However, it is acceptable in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, please go to copyright.com, or contact Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 (telephone: 978.750.8400; fax: 978.646.8600).
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Ordering information: This publication can be purchased by visiting ATD's website at td.org/tdbok or by calling 1.800.628.2783 or 1.703.683.8100.
6. How Can I Submit Feedback About Content in the TDBoK?
ATD relies on input from members and customers to improve our products and services. Please share any comments about the TDBoK by contacting ATD Customer Care at 1.800.628.2783 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Is the TDBoK Available in Other Languages?
Yes, the TDBoK has been translated into Arabic and Chinese (Mandarin). For more information, click on the links that follow:
• Arabic TDBoK (coming soon)
• Chinese TDBoK
8. I Purchased the Digital Version of the TDBoK. How Do I Access It?
Once purchased, visit My Orders and Downloads to access your digital copy. Access is for a single user only.
The digital version works across these web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari 11+, Microsoft Edge, Mobile Safari, and Chrome for Android. In addition, mobile apps are available for iOS and Android devices. Instructions on how to use the e-reader and a tour of features are provided upon your first login.