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About ATD St. Louis

The St. Louis chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) offers professional development, networking, and career enrichment for workplace learning  and performance professionals in the Greater St. Louis area. 

The purpose of the Chapter is to promote lifelong learning and professional development through responsible action in support of the members and communities that we serve.

This award-winning chapter hosts many events, including learning luncheons, Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings, workshops, and an annual conference. Currently, we have about 220 members. Learn about membership options!

Our members are trainers and managers, instructional designers, eLearning developers, workplace educators, learning and performance specialists, facilitators, and human resources and organization development specialists. 

The ATD St. Louis chapter was chartered on January 1, 1946 and recently celebrated its 75th Anniversary

In September 2014, the chapter's name changed to reflect the national organization's change from ASTD (American Society for Training and Development)  to ATD (Association for Talent Development). 

The  Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. 

In more than 100 countries, ATD’s members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in 126 US chapters and 20 international partners.  For more information, visit

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Our Chapter Goals:

  1. Empower our members to understand workplace learning challenges and opportunities that organizations are facing so they may add value to the organizations they serve

  2. Lead the learning and development industry by being a trustworthy source of current issues, trends, research, and best practices

  3. Serve as a catalyst and model for creating and sharing professional knowledge

  4. Provide members with a forum for networking, diversity and inclusion, and discussion of issues in the field of learning and development

  5. Demonstrate the value of membership and partnership with ATD St. Louis and ATD (formerly known as ASTD) to local organizations, communities, and individuals

Our Values

We empower professionals to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors critical to success through learning and networking opportunities. 

Our focus aligns with the ATD Competency Model. Updated in 2014, the ATD Competency Model redefines the skills and knowledge required for trainers to be successful now and in the future. 

ATD St. Louis is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is vali
d for 9/30/2016 – 9/30/2018 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. 
For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

ATD St. Louis Thanks Our Chapter Sponsors and Partners


Association for Talent Development, Saint Louis Chapter
P.O. Box 410945, St. Louis, MO 63141
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