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What is ALC?

ATD has more than 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.

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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.
Dallas Chapter

Laurie is proud to be a member of ATD since 2011 and an active leader of the award-winning ATD Dallas Chapter...
Central Pennsylvania Chapter

For more than two decades, Adam White has been helping learners to push themselves beyond their potential. First...
Detroit Chapter

Johnnie Thayer has been a member of ATD since 2013 and a member of the Detroit chapter since 2014. She has been an active...
Houston Chapter

As a top Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), Joni Goodman strives to make a difference in the lives of others...
Greater Richmond Chapter

Sandra Smith has been a member of ATD since 2017 and an active leader and member of the award-winning Greater...
Kansas City Chapter

Shannon Swift has been a member of ATDKC for more than six years and active leader on the board for at least four, serving...

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.