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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.
Houston Chapter

As a top Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), Joni Goodman strives to make a difference in...
Kansas City Chapter

Amy Swaminathan started volunteering with the Kansas City chapter by welcoming members to meetings five years ago, and...
Baton Rouge Chapter

Chynsia Robertson is an active member of the Baton Rouge Chapter, where she proudly served as chapter president in 2019....
Central Ohio Chapter

Dana Vogelmeier launched Vogelmeier Consulting in 2016 after working for 33 years for a Fortune 50 company. During her...
Maine Chapter

Dawn Walker-Elders joined the chapter programs team for the Maine chapter in 2014 and has not looked back. She served as the...
Houston Chapter

Harriett Pritchett is a talent and learning professional. Her career has revolved around enabling organizations to engage...

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.