Revised from its 2004 edition, the new ASTD Competency Study is your essential guide for understanding and using the ASTD Competency Model. The ASTD Competency Model answers the question, what do training and development practitioners need to know and do to be successful, now and in the future? And, how do they prepare for that future faster than ever before? The ASTD Competency Model is the definitive framework for the training and development profession; understanding and applying the model is essential for staying current and relevant in the field. This book presents the academic research behind the model in a practical, actionable way. Ultimately, it helps training and development practitioners add power to their development plans by honing in on the key competencies and trends that really matter.
William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR is winner of the 2011 ASTD Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance award. A frequent presenter and noted author, he has visited every continent except Antarctica to present training. Justin Arneson is a senior scientist with the Human Resources Research Organization. He has extensive experience in job analysis, competency modeling, and test development. Jennifer Naughton is the Senior Director of Competencies & Credentialing at ASTD. She led ASTD's most recent competency model effort and also launched ASTD CI's Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP (R)) certification program. She is a people systems architect with more than 20 years of experience in consulting, competency model development, and personnel selection and assessment research.