International Federation of Training and Development Organisations

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A Diverse Global Network of Organisations Focused on People & Performance


IFTDO publishes a newsletter three times a year which is distributed to all members. The current Editor of the Newsletter is Dr Rick Holden who is based at Liverpool Business School in the UK. The newsletter features articles on membership activities, reports on IFTDO Conferences, together with selected items of general interest to T&D and HRD practitioners and researchers. Each issue also features short reviews of important new texts and recently published journal articles. Prior to each issue a call for contributions is circulated to the membership. However the Editor is happy to receive items for possible publication in IFTDO News at any time. He can be contacted at

 The current issue of IFTDO News can be downloaded here:


Through HRD News the web site seeks to keep visitors to the web site informed of topical developments in HRD worldwide. This includes major policy initiatives on behalf of countries or major corporations. It also includes highlights of important research findings and which are further reported upon in the Research sections of the web site.

From time to time IFTDO itself issues press releases and these will feature on the web site together with opportunity for comment and response .