Professional Development Programs

Our programming is at the heart of the ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter. We work hard to address the professional development needs and interests of our membership and those interested in learning more about workplace learning and performance. 

We offer access to subject matter experts, professional speakers, and trainers. Programs are suitable for recertification approval by professional associations based on the ATD Talent Development Capability Model.

Developing Professional Capability:

  • Learning Sciences
  • Instructional design
  • Training delivery and Facilitation
  • Technology Application
  • Knowledge management
  • Career and Leadership Development
  • Coaching
  • Evaluating Impact

Impacting Organizational Capability:

  • Business Insight
  • Consulting and Business Partnering
  • Talent Strategy and Management
  • Performance Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Data and Analytics
  • Future Readiness

Building Personal Capability:

  • Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence and Decision Making
  • Collaboration and Leadership
  • Cultural Awareness and Inclusion
  • Project Management
  • Compliance and Ethical Behavior
  • Lifelong Learning

    Monthly Meetings

    The Smoky Mountain Chapter meets monthly every third Friday. Meetings are a great way to network with peers and WLP professionals to spark innovation and creativity and learn about emerging trends in the industry.


    Meetings are held remotely, with the program starting promptly at 12:00pm EST. All meetings are open to the public. Registration is required.

    Cost is FREE for chapter members, $10.00 for guests, and $5.00 for students.

    Annual Workshop

    Each year, the ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter hosts half-day or full-day workshops that are highly interactive, engaging, and informative. Workshops are open to the public, and we frequently offer joining incentives to non-members. 

    Organization Visits

    Opportunities to visit organizations and see their training programs first-hand are offered several times per year.

    Chapter Chats

    Informal networking gatherings for breakfast or dinner at various locations. Chapter Chats focus exclusively on networking and do not follow a formal format. Times and locations to be announced.

    Special Interest Groups

    We seek to collaborate with people and organizations with a specific focus, such as students or those interested in studying for CPTD certification.


    Occasionally, we collaborate with other Tennessee chapters to promote events in other areas for your professional development. Stay tuned for more information.

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