AHRD joins IFTDO: Capturing new opportunities to advance human resource development

Ronald Lynn Jacobs, Carol M. Panza

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This article is being written from the perspectives of two organizations. As president of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), I am pleased to introduce the article and to comment on the promise that holds for the relationship between AHRD and the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO). IFTDO is a unique organization since its membership is comprised of organizations pursuing common and/or related goals and objectives, not individual professionals. Later in this article, Carol Panza, immediate past chair of the Executive Board of IFTDO, will offer her comments representing the perspective of IFTDO regarding the emerging relationship with AHRD. Our goal is not only to inform the human resource development (HRD) community of AHRD’s decision to join IFTDO, but also to reinforce the shared awareness of the societal importance of developing a global community of scholars and practitioners in HRD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-266
Number of pages6
JournalHuman Resource Development International
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2016


  • AHRD
  • Professional partnerships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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