The Association for Talent Development (ATD) began in 1944 when the organization held its first annual conference. ATD has widened the profession's focus to link learning and performance to individual and organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues.
ATD is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ATD's members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in almost 140 U.S. chapters and 25 Global Networks. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.
The Top 10 Reasons to Be an ATD Member
Being an ATD member is your best connection to the tools, resources, networking, and best practices you need to succeed as a talent development professional. Below, we have assembled the top 10 reasons you should be an ATD member, and how these benefits advance your career and organizational impact.
1. TD Magazine
Members get 12 issues of TD magazine each year and access to the archives. Go Now ➦
ATD's communities of practice cover an array of key areas in the talent development field. This premium content is exclusive to members, and is updated quarterly, so check back often for updates! Go Now ➦
3. ATD Events
Jump-start your professional development with this extensive library that features more than 700 videos covering key business topics. Start your search today! Go Now ➦
Learn from the experts in the industry with member-only access to live and on-demand webcasts. Go Now ➦
Dive into ATD’s definitive review of workplace talent and development trends. Go Now ➦
Based on the ATD Competency Model,™ the ATD Career Navigator will help you explore the career roles you can aspire to, the skills necessary to function effectively in each role, and the resources that are available to help build necessary skills. Go Now ➦
Access the world's leading collection of full-text articles on management and leadership, plus download hundreds of business book summaries. Go Now ➦
Build your training library with electronic publications. Professional members choose one e-book per year and one digital issue of TD at Work, while Professional Plus members choose two e-books and four issues of TD at Work. Go Now ➦
10. Buyer's Guide
Complete with video, white papers, blog posts, as well as LinkedIn connections and feeds by listing companies, the Buyer's Guide offers you trusted listings of leading companies. Go Now ➦