About ATD

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world’s largest association dedicated to the training and development profession. Members come from come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in more than 120 U.S. chapters and with more than 16 international partners. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.


ATD ...

  • Provides resources for training and development professionals, educators, and students.
  • Brings professionals together in conferences, workshops, and online.
  • Offers professional development opportunities for training practitioners.
  • Serves as the voice of the profession to the media and to public policy makers in the U.S.
  • Collaborates with other associations, organizations, and educational institutions to advance the profession.
  • Recognizes excellence and sets the standard for best practices in learning and performance.

Publishing is one of ATD's largest operations, encompassing the creation and distribution of books, magazines, newsletters, digital content, and research reports. Through its publications, ATD leads the field with content that advances the profession, highlights proven practices, and raises awareness of the value of learning and performance.


Communities of Practice focus on key areas of the training and development field, including workforce development, career development, government, higher education, human capital, learning and development, and learning technologies.

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