Welcome to the website for Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRp) and its home, the Center for Talent Reporting. TDRp is a groundbreaking, industry-led initiative to bring standard principles and reporting to all human capital processes. The effort was launched in October 2010 by Kent Barnett from Knowledge Advisors and Tamar Elkeles from Qualcomm. They brought together thought leaders and prominent practitioners to oversee the development of guiding principles, standard measures, statements, and reports – much like the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) provide for accountants. We started with learning and development, and we now have the framework in place including definition of measures and sets of standard statements and reports for all key human capital processes. Learn more about TDRp by reading our Introduction to TDRp paper.
The Center for Talent Reporting (CTR) was formed in October 2012 as a 501c6 not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to develop and promote the adoption of reporting standards for human capital that meet the needs of senior executives, talent management leaders, program managers, and other stakeholders. It is our vision that Talent Development Reporting principles are broadly accepted and widely employed as the world-class reporting standard for all human capital processes. Funding comes from memberships and our founding sponsors. Governance is provided by a nine-member board of directors, including a Standards Committee, and an Advisory Council. Members have access to a measures library (with over 500 measures), more than 60 sample statements and reports in excel, and detailed guidance on implementing TDRp. Click to find out more about us, sponsorship opportunities and membership.
We hope you will find TDRp to be invaluable resource in managing your human capital and in demonstrating its value.
October 20-22 Chicago
Dave Vance and Peggy Parskey from the Center will conduct a hands-on, 2.5-day workshop covering all elements of TDRp including assumptions, principles, types and definitions of measures, and creation and use of statements and reports. They will also discuss how to manage human capital like a business, how to implement TDRp in your organization, and how to manage the required change. Registration is available online under Events > Workshops.
October 22-24 Chicago
The second annual TDRp user’s conference is planned for October 22-24 in Chicago following the last workshop of the year. The workshop begins with a reception on the 22nd followed by a full day on the 23rd, concluding with a reception and dinner. The conference concludes at noon on the 24th. Patti Phillips from the ROI Institute and Like Bollinger from Oracle will be the key note speakers and there will be an after dinner talk by Kent Barnett, founder of KnowledgeAdvisors and the driving force behind the creation of TDRp. At the request of our 2013 conference participants, this conference will focus on case studies and improving our business acumen. Separate tracks will be available for those just starting their TDRp journey and for those with experience. Advance your understanding of TDRp, hear what others are doing, build your network and learn how to get started or accelerate your progress.
Registration is available online under Events > Conference.
November 18 Atlanta
Dave Vance will share Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRp): A Standard for Measuring, Reporting, and Managing Human Capital with the HR Leadership Forum of Atlanta at their breakfast meeting on November 18th. Address is Cumberland Maggiano’s, 1601 Cumberland Mall SE, Atlanta, GA. For more information call 770-433-0340 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org
November 5 Rhode Island
Dave Vance will share Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRp): New Standards for the Measurement, Management, and Reporting of Human Capital with the Bay Colonies ATD and SHRM chapters at a joint 8.15 am breakfast meeting on November 5th at New England Tech, East Greenwich. For more information and to register go to http://www.astd-baycolonies.org/event-1756224.
Norm Kamikow, Founder of CLO Magazine, Passes Away
Norm Kamikow, President and Editor-in-Chief at MediaTec Publishing, Inc, passed away unexpectedly on July 14. He was our friend and colleague, and he was instrumental in our profession’s growth and in building our community. If you don’t recognize the name, Norm is the person who started Chief Learning Officer magazine in 2002 and started the semi-annual CLO Symposia in 2004. He oversaw the Human Capital Media Group, the company’s portfolio of media properties focused on human capital management, including Chief Learning Officer, Diversity Executive, Talent Management, and Workforce magazines along with live and virtual industry events. Some may have thought that a publication like Chief Learning Officer magazine and an event like the CLO Symposium have always been around. But, of course, they have not. Someone had to have the idea and the courage to create them and then nurture and grow them to become the successes they are today. Someone had to make all of this happen. That someone was Norm.
At the May International Conference and Exposition (ICE) Tony Bingham, CEO of ASTD, announced that after 70 years ASTD was changing its name. The new name is the Association for Talent Development (ATD). The board and staff realized a change was necessary several years ago and have been working on it since to ensure a smooth transition. Tony explained that the profession has grown to encompass more than traditional training and many professionals in the field now have responsibility for leadership development, succession planning, performance and capability management, and organizational development. To better reflect this expansion of responsibility and to acknowledge the growing number of members outside of North America, the name was changed to ATD.
CTR had created a new 2014 TDRp Conference website. This site is contains information on the conference as well as the pre-conference workshop. Take a look at the agenda, meeting space, hotel, and speaker bios. Registration can be made through the conference site. We look forward to seeing all of you in October!
A new selection of CTR Webinars have been add to the website. CTR is offering three types of webinars to assist members and prospective members. These include an introduction to TDRp, implementation critical success factors, and a members only implementation guidance webinar.
Don Kirkpatrick, father of the Four Levels of evaluation and a good friend and colleague to many of us, passed away On May 9th. We will miss him but will always be grateful for his very significant contribution to our profession and for his wonderful character. His obituary follows. Dr. Donald L. Kirkpatrick passed away on May 9, 2014 at the age of 90. Don was a luminary in the training and development industry. His four levels of training evaluation created in the 1950s became the industry standard for measuring the impact of training programs. Don was the author of eight books on training evaluation and human resource management topics, including Evaluating Training Programs, 3rd edition. He was a dynamic speaker who made presentations worldwide. Don is fondly remembered for his use of the overhead projector and transparencies long after most had transitioned to electronic presentation media. Don was honored for his contribution to the training industry with numerous awards, including the ASTD Lifetime Achievement Award, ASTD Legend in Training and Development, ASTD Gordon M. Bliss Award and Training Magazine Hall of Fame membership. Don was also proud to be a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II. Don’s work is carried on by his son, Jim, and daughter-in-law, Wendy, through their company, Kirkpatrick Partners. They are honored to be able to continue Don’s seminal work.
CTR granted its first TDRp Professional Certifications on March 26. TDRp Professional Certification for practitioners requires attendance at a 2.5 day TDRp Basics Workshop, participation in four additional webinars, and the successful completion of eight work products to demonstrate mastery of the TDR principles and practices. The first TDRp Professional Certifications are awarded to Kendall Kerekes, Chris LeBrun, and Michelle Reider, all of KnowledgeAdvisors, a CEB company. Peggy Parskey, CTR Assistant Director and Director of TDRp Certification, commented, “The KnowledgeAdvisors team has implemented TDRp comprehensively across the organization. Through this process they have built a more robust process for aligning talent initiatives to business priorities and strategic goals. The KnowledgeAdvisors team is to be commended for being early adopters of this process and bringing it to fruition within their organization.” The new Certification Page on CTR’s website will list all those who are TDRp Certified as well organizations which achieve certification for their TDRp compliant software or achieve accreditation for the TDRp consulting business.
CTR announced that the Second Annual TDRp Conference will be held October 22-24 in Chicago at the DoubleTree Rosemont O’Hare hotel. “Last year’s inaugural conference sold out and we hope to have at least 80 join us this year in Chicago”, according to Dave Vance, CTR Executive Director. Like last year’s program, there will be tracks for those new to TDRp as well as those with experience. This year there will be a focus on case studies and more break outs along with more sessions devoted to building business acumen. Keynote speakers will include Patti Phillips from the ROI Institute, Mike Bollinger from Oracle, and Kent Barnett from Knowledge Advisors. Registration is now open at Events>Conference and an Early Bird discount is available. Like last year, the conference will follow the workshop earlier in the week (October 20-22).
CTR now has 265 members in 10 countries and continues to grow. Members represent the following nations:
Argentina Japan Singapore United States
Canada Iceland South Africa
India Malaysia United Kingdom
First 2.5 Day TDRp Workshop Conducted in South Africa In response to feedback from 2013 TDRp workshop participants, the Basics Workshop has been extended to 2.5 days. The content is the same but more time has been provided for exercises, interaction, and creation of statements and reports for your own organization. This workshop was offered for the first time in Johannesburg February 10-12 to 12 eager participants representing seven different South African companies. Reaction was very favorable. LRMG Sets Record for an In-house TDRp Workshop LRMG (Learning Resource Management Group), a South African headquartered consultancy, sent 27 of its employees, including the CEO, to a two-day TDRp workshop February 7-8 in preparation for using the TDRp methodology to provide higher value, more strategic consulting services to its clients in sub-Saharan Africa. LRMG had previously participated in a half-day TDRp workshop in November. LRMG has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya.New Book on Human Capital Analytics Gene Pease, Boyce Byerly, and Jac Fitz-enz have just published a new book Human Capital Analytics: How to Harness the Potential of Your Organization’s Greatest Asset. They describe what is required for good measurement and in particular how you can optimize your investment. Gene is CEO and Boyce Chief Scientist of Capital Analytics, a company at the leading edge of statistical isolation and optimization for human capital initiatives. Wiley is the publisher.
You asked us for an easier to read program report and Kevin Jones, Director of Research for CTR, has crafted one. Check out this new format for an L&D Program Report and let us know if you find it easier to construct, understand, and use. It contains the same information as the old one and meets all the requirements for an executive-level program report. Go to Resources > Sample Statements and Reports on the website and then select Learning & Development. Once at the Table of Contents select the NEW Program Report.
We have developed roles and responsibilities for both the L&D department and the owner or sponsor of the goal for which the learning is to be developed. The roles and responsibilities reflect the TDRp approach to get upfront agreement with the sponsor on all aspects of the L&D program, including the expected isolated impact (or some proxy measure for success). The description can be found at Resources > Implementation Guidance and is part of the members-only content.
A Business Acumen Toolkit is now available which consists of a listing of recommended books, magazines, articles and online videos which will help members to develop and improve their business acumen. The toolkit is available on the Members’ only page of the website. The toolkit consists of four dedicated sections addressing:
- Overall Business Acumen
- Strategic & Planning Acumen
- Financial Acumen
- Execution Acumen
In response to requests from our members, we have created an elevator pitch that anyone can use to describe the benefits of TDRp in under one minute. This is great to use when you have a chance encounter with someone and very limited time to share the benefits, like when you meet someone in an elevator or at the water cooler. Of course, you can modify this to suit your own organization and situation, but it provides a starting point for you. And you can also use it as an opening in a longer, planned introduction of TDRp. Find it at Resources > Communicating TDRp to Others where you can also find one and two-page overviews of TDRp and a six-slide introduction.
CTR has created a new member’s only page filled with member’s only resources. This exclusive page includes links to the business acumen page, power points, worksheets, job aids, and direct access to the measures library. CTR will also be adding case studies and a community of practices page. Stay tuned for more information!
CTR just released a thoroughly revised and updated document describing in detail the processes required for certification and accreditation. The document describes the certification process for individual practitioners and consultants, for software, and for organizations seeking accreditation. In particular, the new three gate process is described in detail along with a list of requirements for each gate. Find the document on the Home Page in the right-hand column.
CTR now has a twitter account. Tweet about CTR and TDRp at Center4TR
The CTR website now includes a Certification Page where you can find the latest version of the TDRP Certification document AND a list of individuals who have been TDRp Certified as well as a list of organizations which have been certified as TDRp compliant for their software or consulting practice. The first three individuals were certified last week and we expect more individuals to be certified soon along with our first organizations. For those organizations looking for help in implementing TDRp, please use this page as a resource to find TDRp Certified consultants and software. The page also provides great recognition for those individuals and organizations which have achieved certification – a rigorous, structured and demanding process to demonstrate competence in the use of TDRp principles, measures, statements and reports.
Thanks to Kevin Jones, CTR’s Director of Research, we now have six sample statements and reports in both pdf and excel formats for the key process of Total Rewards (compensation and benefits). Take a look at these to get ideas on how to construct your own and which measures to use. See the Program Report in particular for a new format for program reports which our workshop participants tell us is much easier to construct and use. Members can use the excel version as a template to jump start creation of their own statements and reports. Find both versions at Resources > Sample Statements and Report > Total Rewards (at the bottom of the page) or Talent Processes > Total Rewards > Sample Statements and Reports. Direct questions and suggestions for other Total Rewards Reports or measures to Kevin Jones.
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