History of ATD Greater Boston

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ATD Greater Boston is the local chapter for the Association for Talent Development.  Our mission is "Through exceptional learning and performance, we create a world that works better." 

ATD (Association for Talent Development) 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 more than 130 U.S. chapters and with more than 30 international partners. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.

Since 1943, 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. The American Society for Training and Development:

  • Provides resources for learning and performance professionals, educators, and students for undefined research, analysis, benchmarking, online information, books, and other publications
  • Brings professionals together in conferences, workshops, and online events
  • Offers professional development opportunities through their job bank, career center, and through certificate programs. ATD is the only organization who provides the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)
  • Serves as the voice of the profession to the media and to public policy makers in the U.S., and 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

  • The best part of the program was the: "Mix of great topics with networking before and between speakers."

  • Tech Talk: "I like the idea of being exposed to different training tools." "I enjoyed and learned from the Tech Talk portion of the meeting..."

  • Key Note Topic:" The topic got me thinking and very enthusiastic about creating my own brand."

  • Networking: "I met several contacts that are able to provide me with resources that will help me in my current role."

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