ATD 10.11.19
What is ALC?

ATD has about 100 chapters across the country, each led by a volunteer leadership board. More than 1,000 talent development professionals make up the volunteer chapter leader community and are dedicated to the success of their chapter. Current and upcoming board members will network with fellow chapter leaders, share best practices for running an ATD chapter, and learn about new resources to support their chapter.

ALC attendees are the program decision makers for their respective chapters.

ATD Chapter Leaders Conference Program Advisory Committee (ALC PAC)
The ALC PAC, a national advisory committee comprised of chapter leaders, works with ATD staff to develop and execute the annual ALC. The ALC PAC is charged with reviewing and recommending session proposals for ALC, identifying programming gaps, and recommending topics and speakers to fill those gaps. The ALC PAC solicits conference sponsors, recommends keynote speakers, and serves as the host committee during the conference. ALC PAC members attend the conference and collect feedback from attendees regarding areas of success or improvement. The ALC PAC term is one year in length.

Maine Chapter

Dawn Walker-Elders joined the chapter programs team for the Maine chapter in 2014 and has not looked...
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Capital Region Chapter

Barbara Davis is an enthusiastic global training specialist working in the manufacturing industry. She has been a part...
West Virginia Chapter

Rob Hoitt is a senior professional development consultant with a Fortune 500 corporation specializing in federal...
Baton Rouge Chapter

Missy Korduner has been a member of ATD since 2017 and an active leader and member of the Baton Rouge Chapter. She served...
Nebraska Chapter

Jennifer Labrie Pereira has been a member of ATD since 2009 and is an active member of the ATD Nebraska Chapter. She was a...
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New York City Chapter
Rosemary Okoiti is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD®) and intercultural business coach with global...
Nebraska Chapter
Amber Watts is the 2022 president for the ATD Nebraska Chapter. She has served this chapter since 2018 with the programming and...

Who is ATD

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).


ATD’s Board of Directors comprises thought leaders in the field who represent diverse industries. ATD’s President and CEO, Tony Bingham, works with the board, a staff of more than 100, and a global network of volunteers, all committed to helping create a world that works better. The National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) are volunteer advisors to U.S. chapter leaders and ATD’s chapter services team.

What We Do

We support the talent development profession by providing trusted content in the form of research, books, webcasts, events, and education programs. We host a variety of conferences several times a year, including the premier international gathering for talent development practitioners.