ASTD Is Now the Association For Talent Development (ATD)
For decades ASTD (formerly the American Society for Training and Development) has been the face of professional development and training in the United States and around the globe.
The latest step, in maintaining its position as the premier professional resource for people engaged in the workforce development arena, was announced at the ASTD International Conference and Exposition (ICE) this month. ASTD is now the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
Association For Talent Development
ASTD continues to work to stay abreast of employee development needs in all types of organizations and industries. It also strives to provide the knowledge and materials necessary for training and development professionals to stay ahead of changing trends related to adult learning and employee development. The goal has always been to help develop and share the strategies and techniques needed to effectively develop a competently qualified workforce.
For more information about this dramatic turn of events, visit the ATD blog where you can read what went into the decision to change directly from the ATD association President, Tony Bingham.
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