Supporting the talent development field is what we do. Excellence is what we’re committed to.

An organization is only as good as its people. And for 75 years, we’ve empowered professionals with knowledge, skills, and abilities that enable employees in organizations to achieve their fullest potential. A competent, highly skill workforce allows organizations to achieve their loftiest goals.

Our members and customers have many titles—talent development managers, trainers, instructional designers, performance consultants, chief talent development officers, and more. They are all dedicated professionals focused on helping organizations thrive through talent development efforts focused on the people who make organizations work.

2018 is a landmark year for us but we wouldn’t be here without our global community. To our members, customers, partners, employees, thank you. Together, we create a world that works better and a future that is bright.

The Evolution of Talent Development

We live in a completely interconnected and global world of limitless information and knowledge sharing via technology. But it didn’t always use to be this way, here’s how far the profession has come. Read our latest article, The Release of Human Greatness: The Evolution of Talent Development to learn more.

Entering the Era of Lifelong Learners

Lifelong learning “is no longer a nice to have, but a need to have for employees and employers to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving world of work.” Learn how lifelong learning is changing today's workforce and how you can get started on your learning journey with ATD in this article, "L&D Pros Need Lifelong Learning, Too."

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ATD president and CEO Tony Bingham takes a few moments to thank talent development professionals for the work they do and their impact on the global community

Elaine Biech, a legendary leader in training and development, understands the road ahead and has partnered with ATD to present a new book that will point the way.

Pat Galagan, editor-at-large at ATD, reflects on our past and future.

Without you, there is no ATD. We're extremely grateful to our customers, partners, employees, investors, alumni, friends, and members of the community who have joined us on this remarkable journey. In 2018, we celebrate what we’ve built together. And as we look toward the future, we can already see that this is only the beginning of a new era.

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