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Talent Development Book Club

Our partnership with the Professional Book Club Guru allows our chapter to partner with more than 40 other ATD Chapters creating an online book club for talent development professionals around the country. This group is connected exclusively online via an online forum to discuss books related to talent development, training, organizational development and much more. This online book club is an opportunity to connect talent and development professionals by reading relevant books together. The group is a partnership between dozens of ATD Chapters and other L&D organizations. The book club will connect through a private online forum where all participants can discuss the current book and network with each other. The online forum is active 24/7 so people can join the conversation from anywhere in the world and at whatever time is convenient for them. Joining is completely free, you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy. The group will read a new book every two to three months so that you'll have plenty of time for each book.

This book club give participants the opportunity to:

  • Read interesting books related to Talent Development
  • Connect with other TD professionals around the country to grow their professional network and learn from their peers
  • Participate in the discussion online and/or during the live group event 
  • Hold themselves accountable to reading by being part of a cohort

To join the book club simply go to https://www.pbc.guru/td/ and sign up.

Note: You can obtain your book from any bookseller in any form (paper or digital) or borrow it from your local library. 

March - May 2024 Selection: 

Skills: The Common Denominator by Asha Aravindakshan

Determine your transferable skills and present them to potential employers to differentiate yourself as a job candidate. Part inspiration, part how-to, you will read stories from 25 career changers to learn how you can position yourself to make a successful switch.

Note: Support your local library or favorite independent bookstore if you can.

Online Forum (https://td.pbc.guru)

Suggested Reading Schedule:

  • On March 15th, visit Before the Book in our forum and begin reading Skills

  • By March 29th, finish reading through Chapter 3

  • By April 5th, finish reading through Chapter 10

  • By April 12th, finish reading through Chapter 16

  • By April 26th, finish reading through Conclusion

  • By May 3rd, finish reading the book and join the After the Book forum discussion


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