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Hear David Vance on November 5, 2014

  • November 05, 2014
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Joint mtg with SHRM RI @ New England Tech, East Greenwich


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Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRp):  New Standards for the Measurement, Management, and Reporting of Human Capital

Join Dave Vance, Executive Director of the Center for Talent Reporting and former President of Caterpillar University, to learn about an exciting industry-led initiative to bring standard principles, measures, reports and management practices to the fields of L&D and HR. Accountants have had standards to guide them for years. Why not L&D and HR?

In this interactive session we will explore these standards called Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRp) and how they can improve our planning, management and reporting. In particular, we will focus on the impact our profession has on our organizations and how we can best demonstrate alignment to goals and our impact on those goals through the use of standard business practices and TDRp reporting. We will also explore the use of standard management practices and TDRp reports throughout the year to ensure planned outcomes are delivered effectively and efficiently. Dave will share his experience using these principles at Caterpillar and provide an update on the industry adoption of these practices and standards.

In this session you will be introduced to TDRp and the standard measures and reports. You will learn how to:

  • Achieve and demonstrate strategic alignment to your organization’s goals
  • Reach upfront agreement with sponsors on expected impact and how to show it
  • Use standard reports to manage your program or function through the year

The program is for anyone who manages a program or function, produces reports, performs measurement and evaluation, or who is simply curious about a more business-like approach to talent development or about standards for L&D or HR and their potential value.



David Vance,

Executive Director, Center for Talent Reporting


Founding and Former President, Caterpillar University

Author of The Business of Learning



David Vance is the Executive Director of the Center for Talent Reporting which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation and implementation of standards for human capital reporting and management. He is the former President of Caterpillar University, which he founded in 2001. Until his retirement in January 2007, he was responsible for ensuring that the right education, training and leadership were provided to achieve corporate goals and efficiently meet the learning needs of Caterpillar and dealer employees. Prior to this position, Dave was Chief Economist and Head of the Business Intelligence Group at Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for economic outlooks, sales forecasts, market research, competitive analysis and business information systems.


Dave received his Bachelor of Science Degree in political science from M.I.T. in 1974, a Master of Science Degree in business administration from Indiana University (South Bend) in 1983, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame in 1988.

Dave was named 2006 Chief Learning Officer (CLO) of the Year by Chief Learning Officer magazine. He also was named 2004 Corporate University Leader of the Year by the International Quality and Productivity Center in their annual CUBIC (Corporate University Best in Class) Awards. Caterpillar was ranked number one in the 2005 ASTD Best Awards and was named Best Overall Corporate University in 2004 by both Corporate University Xchange and the International Quality and Productivity Center.

Dave is a frequent speaker at learning conferences and association meetings. He conducts workshops on managing the learning function, and teaches in the Ph.D. programs at Bellevue University and the University of Southern Mississippi. He also is a trustee and lead independent director for State Farm Mutual Funds, and an advisory board member for Vestrics Inc. and Udemy Inc. His first book, The Business of Learning: How to Manage Corporate Training to Improve Your Bottom Line, was published in October 2010.

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