Our Vision is to be the premier association for workplace learning and talent development professionals across the state of Arizona. We want to empower Talent Development professionals to develop workplace talent.
We emphasize on meeting the needs of and advancing the field of Talent Development while partnering with other related organizations to bring and leverage the best of the best to develop ourselves, develop our leadership, and develop others we serve.
To achieve this we will continue to expand our reach through offering quality programs, networking events and partnering with other organizations.
Our Mission is simple –to provide inclusive quality programming, strong networking connections, and serve as a conduit to national resources thereby increasing its impact in the local talent development community.
The Chapter is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and may make expenditures for one or more of these purposes.
The Chapter’s specific purpose shall be to promote the education, development, and professional standards of personnel who work in the field of workplace learning and talent development.
We are proud to be a part of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) the world's largest training association.
National ATD has a remarkable supply of resources and offers relevant professional development opportunities such as certificate programs, conferences, and events. Our local chapter focuses on the needs of its local members by providing workshops and seminars on current trends and issues, opportunities to connect and share best practices, connecting employers and job-seekers, and much more.
Our membership programs and resources are based on the ATD Capability Model. When ATD conducted the in-depth, comprehensive study of the learning professional to develop this model, they were able to define, through the model, what Workplace Learning and Performance professionals needed to know and do to be successful. By basing our offerings on this model, we are able to focus developmental opportunities on research-based, strategically chosen areas of our profession.