ASTD and WLP Abbreviations Glossary
ACI
American Competitive Initiative – the Administration’s competitiveness proposal
AHRD
Academy of Human Resource Development – association for professors
ALC
ASTD Leadership Conference – annual conference for chapter leaders
AMS
Association management system – software for membership records, financials, etc.
AOE
Area of Expertise – in ASTD Competency Study: the specialized
APB
ASTD Policy Brief
ASTD CI
ASTD’s Certification Institute
B E S T
ASTD awards for organizations that are BEST at ‘B’uilding talent, ‘E’nterprise-wide, ‘S’upported
BLS
Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. government
BMF
ASTD’s Benchmarking Forum – consortium of private and public sector organizations
BRG
Business Relations Group (division of Employment and Training Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor)
C-Level
Executives with “C” in their titles, including chief executive officer, chief learning officer, chief financial officer, chief information officer.
C-Suite
See C-Level
CAEL
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
CBS
See ChAMP
CBT
Computer-based training
CEU
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.
CHCOs
Chief human capital officers – required (as a result of ASTD’s action) in each agency of the U.S. federal government.
CI Board
ASTD’s Certification Institute Board of Directors.
CLC
ASTD’s Chapter Leaders Community on the website.
CLO
Chief learning officer
CMS
Content management system – web development platform that allows users to create, manage, and distribute dynamic, customized, and personalized content through the web.
COC
Council on Competitiveness
COHRMA
Council of Human Resource Management Associations – ASTD’s president is a member
COMPETE Act
Collaborative Opportunities to Mobilize and Promote Education, Technology, and Enterprise Act of 2005
CORE
Chapter Operating Requirements – baseline standards that all ASTD chapters must meet annually to maintain their charters
CPLP
Certified Professional in Learning and Performance. This certification program is sponsored by theEASTD Certification Institute.E
CRC
ASTD’s Chapter Recognition Committee that recognizes chapter best practices and administers the chapter awards program.
CRM
Customer relationship management – methodologies, software, and Internet capabilities that help a company identify and categorize customers and manage relationships with them.
CSTD
Canadian Society for Training & Development
ChAMP
CHapter Administration & Membership Program (formerly Chapter Billing Service) – ASTD provides this option to chapters to reduce their administrative responsibilities: membership billing, invoicing, reporting service.
ChIPs
CHapter Incentive Program – revenue sharing program for chapters who promote ASTD products and services
CompTIA
Computing Technology Industry Association
CxOs
See C-Level
DO IT
Digital Opportunity Investment Trust
DOL
U.S. Department of Labor
DRM
Digital rights management
ECC
ASTD;s E-Learning Courseware Certification for asynchronous web-based & multimedia
ED
U.S. Department of Education
ELW
ASTD’s Employee Learning Week
EOY
End of year
EPSS
Electronic performance support system
ERP
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.
ETA
Employment and Training Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor
GLS
Government Learning Solutions – ASTD’s offerings for the public sector (federal, state, and local)”
GN
Global network – ASTD affiliates who meet locally outside of the US. Each has an organizing
HHS
U.S. Health and Human Services
HPI
Human performance improvement
HRD
Human resource development
HRDQ
Human Resource Development Quarterly – research journal co-sponsored by ASTD and the Academy of HRD
HRO
Human resource outsourcing
ICE
ASTD’s International Conference & Exposition
IDP
Individual development plan
IFTDO
International Federation of Training and Development Organizations – ASTD is a founding member
IODA
International Organization Development Association
IP
Intellectual property
ISD
Instructional systems design
ISPI
International Society for Performance Improvement
ITM
Integrated talent management
JIT
Just-in-time
LAN
Local Area Network
LCMS
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.
LCN
Leader Connection Newsletter for ASTD chapter leaders
LDT
Leadership Development Team – ASTD committee for chapter leaders orientation and development, and the planning group for the ASTD Leadership Conference
LMS
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.
LXN
ASTD’s Learning Executives Network
LiLAs
Lifelong Learning Accounts
NAC
National Advisors for Chapters – ASTD’s advisory body of chapter leaders
NGA
National Governors Association
NIA
National Innovation Act
NVO2
The Dutch HRD association
O*NET
Occupational Information Network
OD
Organization development
OJT
On-the-job-training
OMB
Office of Management and Budget of the U.S. government
OPM
Office of Personnel Management of the U.S. government
PACE
Protect America’s Competitive Edge
PBT
Performance-based training
PDP
Performance development plan
PSA
Public service announcement
RFP
Request for proposal
ROI
Return on investment
SHRM
Society for Human Resource Management
SME
Subject matter expert
SOC
Standard Occupational Classification system
SOIR
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.
SOS
Share Our Success – ASTD program that recognizes and shares chapter best practices
SSO
Single Sign-On – a user logs in once to a website and can access multiple sites
STEM
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Section
127
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.
T+D
ASTD’s flagship magazine, formerly known as Training & Development
TIMSS
ASTD’s association management software (database) for managing customers, orders, and events.
TK
ASTD’s TechKnowledge Conference
TRAIN
Technology Retraining and Investment Now Act for the 21st Century
Trainlit
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.
WIA
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.
WIRED
Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development
WLP
Workplace learning and performance
YTD
Year-to-date
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