Association for Talent Development

Human Resources

About Association for Talent Development

The Association for Talent Development is a membership community for professionals dedicated to helping others achieve their fullest potential. ATD was designed as a professional organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees worldwide. 

The Association for Talent Development is a fee-based membership organization headquartered in Virginia with 100 national chapters and 18 international strategic partners and global networks across a variety of sectors. 

The Association for Talent Development offers members a host of benefits. These privileges include access to a personalized Benefits Center, exclusive networking opportunities, and immediate access to the 2022 State of the Industry report. Members also receive discounts on all ATD products and services as well as publication opportunities. 

This organization offers networking opportunities via annual conferences, webinars, and micro-courses with professionals in the industry. 

Several membership categories are available based on which level best fits your needs. An annual fee in the range of $100 to $3,000 will be due at the time of joining the organization and every year thereafter for continued access to the organization.


Association for Talent Development Facts

Year Founded


Member Count

10,000 - 50,000

HQ Location


Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$1,000 - $3,000