What We Are
The Arkansas Chapter of ATD is the local chapter of the Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD - the leading association of workplace talent development professionals in the world. Our members reflect the exciting nature of central Arkansas and come from all types of organizations – large and small-sized businesses, nonprofit organizations, government, academia, consulting firms, and product and service suppliers. We are a non-profit organization providing opportunities for learning and performance professionals to increase their skill sets and learn techniques that can be readily applied in the workplace.
ATD (Association for Talent Development, formerly the American Society for Training and Development or ASTD) 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 128 U.S. chapters and with more than 20 international partners. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.
Our mission is to connect people and resources in the field of Workplace Learning and Performance by providing professional and development opportunities.
Why This Is Important
Smart leaders know that people are the key to an organization's competitive edge. People are the chief asset in a fast-paced world, where knowledge and service are the currency of success. The best strategic solution to meet these challenges is workplace learning, which unleashes talent and leads people to peak performance.