About Us

Who We Serve
Our members and customers are professionals who help others achieve their full potential by improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the workplace. They go by many titles: talent development managers, trainers, instructional designers, performance consultants, frontline managers, workplace learning professionals, and more. ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in organizations of all sizes and in all industry sectors. Interested in learning more about membership? You can also join a local chapter or find out about international membership.

Explore Our Content
Thought leaders share ideas in articles and webcasts.
Interested in books or research?
Check out our award-winning magazines!
Our conferences offer unparalleled opportunities to learn and network.
Take a course! There are many education programs for your professional development.
The Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP ®) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials are the only certifications for practitioners in the talent development industry.
Our Job Bank is a free resource for those looking for their next talent development position.