Member Benefits

Members invest in their professional development and join a network of professionals in the workplace learning and performance community.

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Monthly meetings that focus on Areas of Expertise (AOE) are based on the ATD Capability Model
  • Presentations from industry experts
  • Discounts to workshops and meetings
  • Enhanced leadership skills through volunteer positions on committees or the Board of Directors
  • Access to CPTD study groups, using the ATD CPTD Study Group Leaders Guide and the ATD Learning System

Networking Opportunities

  • Access to the ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter member directory
  • Interactions with professionals with similar interests in workplace learning and performance
  • Knowledge of products and services of member organization and ability to promote yours through informal communications channels
  • Opportunities to attend leadership conferences and network with other chapter leaders

Advertising Opportunities

Current members who are business owners can connect with a specific market segment, the training community, through this website.  
  • Marketing, for members by members
  • Organizational visibility in the workplace learning and performance community
  • No cost for members to advertise their areas of expertise

Access to National Resources

As the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field, ATD National offers tools and resources, leading edge research, and vetted content--all to empower you to achieve more in your work and to help achieve ATD's vision of "Create a World that Works Better".

A powerful resource is an incredibly vibrant and robust members only LinkedIn group. It is exciting to see the participation in this group continue to grow (now nearing 146,000 people!) and to provide a platform for you to start discussions, ask questions, and connect with each other.

Power Membership is joint membership in ATD National and the ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter. National gives you the industry trends; local gives you the community! National benefits include:

  • Twice the support, twice the resources, and twice the networking
  • $30.00 Discount for joint membership (regular price is $279 for National membership)
  • Subscription to award-winning TD Magazine and member-only monthly newsletters
  • Access to the annual State of the Industry report, a comprehensive analysis of talent development trends and best practices

Career Opportunities

  • Access to the ATD Job Bank
  • Communications about local job opportunities
  • 30-second introductory period at monthly meetings to showcase KSAs for jobseekers
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