Who We Are

Our members work in organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.  Members invest in their professional development by joining a network connecting workplace Talent Development professionals in the area and across a global community.

Why We Exist

The ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter provides an environment for Talent Development professionals in East Tennessee to:

    • Stay informed about current trends in professional training through access to subject matter experts, speakers, and trainers in the local area
    • Engage with peers to spark innovation, creativity, and continuous improvement
    • Develop professionally in learning and performance
    • Showcase KSAs during 30-second introductory spots at monthly meetings (jobseekers)
    • Market their organizations on a Member Connections web page

What We Do

We provide opportunities for members, students, and guests to participate in:

    • Meetings and workshops with professional speakers in the field, with some programs suitable for recertification approval by professional associations
    • Informal gatherings to learn from one another
    • Committees related to programs, technology, marketing, and membership to strengthen the organization 
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