Did you hear the news? Our chapter is excited to announce that on May 6, during a special live announcement at the ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition, in Washington, D.C., President and CEO, Tony Bingham, and the Board of Directors announced that ASTD is changing its name to the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Select this link to learn more about this exciting new direction for our National and Local Members.
Tony talked about how our profession has grown over the 70 years that the association has been serving the field. What hasn’t changed in that time is the purpose of our work: developing people – their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
ASTD is changing to the Association for Talent Development to demonstrate how the impact, breadth, and influence of our profession stretches beyond training.
We will be transitioning over the next year. Many assets have already been created for us by the national team, including our new logo. While our name may be changing, the chapter’s board of directors want to assure you the local programming, networking, and services you have come to value and enjoy through the chapter will not change, nor will the chapter’s mission and vision. Like national ATD, training and development will remain at the core of our chapter, and we pledge that our service and commitment to you is stronger than ever.
We will continue to keep you abreast of our change, and look forward to you joining us on this journey; together, we are creating a world that works better!
For more information and to review ATD’s new name and announcement materials, please visit www.astdnews.org.