American Competitive Initiative – the Administration’s competitiveness proposal
Academy of Human Resource Development – association for professors
ASTD Leadership Conference – annual conference for chapter leaders
Association management system – software for membership records, financials, etc.
Area of Expertise – in ASTD Competency Study: the specialized
ASTD Policy Brief
ASTD’s Certification Institute
B E S T
ASTD awards for organizations that are BEST at ‘B’uilding talent, ‘E’nterprise-wide, ‘S’upported
Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. government
ASTD’s Benchmarking Forum – consortium of private and public sector organizations
Business Relations Group (division of Employment and Training Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor)
Executives with “C” in their titles, including chief executive officer, chief learning officer, chief financial officer, chief information officer.
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Continuing education unit – a recognized method of quantifying participation in an education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. One CEU is 10 contact hours spent in such an educational experience. CEUs provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed significant non-credit educational and career enhancement activities. CEUs are especially important to those who seek to maintain a credential.
Chief human capital officers – required (as a result of ASTD’s action) in each agency of the U.S. federal government.
ASTD’s Certification Institute Board of Directors.
ASTD’s Chapter Leaders Community on the website.
Chief learning officer
Content management system – web development platform that allows users to create, manage, and distribute dynamic, customized, and personalized content through the web.
Council on Competitiveness
Council of Human Resource Management Associations – ASTD’s president is a member
Collaborative Opportunities to Mobilize and Promote Education, Technology, and Enterprise Act of 2005
Chapter Operating Requirements – baseline standards that all ASTD chapters must meet annually to maintain their charters
Certified Professional in Learning and Performance. This certification program is sponsored by theEASTD Certification Institute.E
ASTD’s Chapter Recognition Committee that recognizes chapter best practices and administers the chapter awards program.
Customer relationship management – methodologies, software, and Internet capabilities that help a company identify and categorize customers and manage relationships with them.
Canadian Society for Training & Development
CHapter Administration & Membership Program (formerly Chapter Billing Service) – ASTD provides this option to chapters to reduce their administrative responsibilities: membership billing, invoicing, reporting service.
CHapter Incentive Program – revenue sharing program for chapters who promote ASTD products and services
Computing Technology Industry Association
Digital Opportunity Investment Trust
U.S. Department of Labor
Digital rights management
ASTD;s E-Learning Courseware Certification for asynchronous web-based & multimedia
U.S. Department of Education
ASTD’s Employee Learning Week
End of year
Electronic performance support system
Enterprise resource planning – the technological backbone of e-business, an enterprise-wide transaction framework with links to sales order processing, production and distribution planning, inventory management and control, finance, and human resources.
Employment and Training Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor
Government Learning Solutions – ASTD’s offerings for the public sector (federal, state, and local)”
Global network – ASTD affiliates who meet locally outside of the US. Each has an organizing
U.S. Health and Human Services
Human performance improvement
Human resource development
Human Resource Development Quarterly – research journal co-sponsored by ASTD and the Academy of HRD
Human resource outsourcing
ASTD’s International Conference & Exposition
Individual development plan
International Federation of Training and Development Organizations – ASTD is a founding member
International Organization Development Association
Instructional systems design
International Society for Performance Improvement
Integrated talent management
Local Area Network
Learning content management system – software application (or set of applications) that manages the creation, storage, use, and reuse of learning content. An LCMS often stores content in granular forms such as learning objects.
Leader Connection Newsletter for ASTD chapter leaders
Leadership Development Team – ASTD committee for chapter leaders orientation and development, and the planning group for the ASTD Leadership Conference
Learning management system – software that automates administration of training. It registers users, tracks courses in a catalog, records data from learners, and provides reports to management.
ASTD’s Learning Executives Network
Lifelong Learning Accounts
National Advisors for Chapters – ASTD’s advisory body of chapter leaders
National Governors Association
National Innovation Act
The Dutch HRD association
Occupational Information Network
Office of Management and Budget of the U.S. government
Office of Personnel Management of the U.S. government
Protect America’s Competitive Edge
Performance development plan
Public service announcement
Request for proposal
Return on investment
Society for Human Resource Management
Subject matter expert
Standard Occupational Classification system
State of the Industry Report. Published annually, this ASTD report is the most comprehensive analysis available on employer-provided training in the U.S. Statistics are derived from data gathered from the ASTD WLP Scorecard and BEST awards.
Share Our Success – ASTD program that recognizes and shares chapter best practices
Single Sign-On – a user logs in once to a website and can access multiple sites
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Employer-provided educational assistance. Section 127 of the IRS Code allows employers to provide up to $5250 tax-free (non-job related) educational assistance for under-graduate and graduate courses.
ASTD’s flagship magazine, formerly known as Training & Development
ASTD’s association management software (database) for managing customers, orders, and events.
ASTD’s TechKnowledge Conference
Technology Retraining and Investment Now Act for the 21st Century
An ASTD member-only benefit, Trainlit is the most comprehensive database on workplace learning and performance in the world. It includes more than 20,000 article and book summaries on training, e-learning, human resources, management, and business topics.
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 – $12 billion US federally-funded job training and employment system that grants significant authority to local regions and the private sector to guide public sector education and training programs. WIA allows unemployed, disadvantaged, and incumbent workers to access training grants and employment services through a nationwide system of One-Stop Career Centers.
Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development