ATD's Talent Development Capability Model is a framework to guide the TD profession in what practitioners need to know and do to develop themselves, others, and their organizations. It is a blueprint for impact.
More than 3,000 professionals participated in research that identified the 23 capabilities needed for success, which are part of the model. These include expected capabilities such as instructional design and training delivery as well as newer capabilities including data analytics and emotional intelligence and decision making.
The two certification programs from ATD Certification Institute, the APTD and CPTD, are grounded in the Capability Model. The certification exams cover a subset of knowledge and skills from the model.