Founded in the 1940s, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).
Welcome to the website of the ATD-Orange County Chapter. Our association is a result of the dedicated professionals involved. It is evolving as rapidly as talent development. If you’re not a member, then we are missing a valuable piece of our organization.
How ATD-Orange County Chapter Serves You
Founded in the late 1960s, ATD-Orange County Chapter (ATD-OC) serves the Orange County and surrounding areas of Southern California. We are dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals, encouraging strong community spirit, shared experiences and best practice tools. We serve our members by providing a robust environment in which they can network, learn, and develop their careers.
ATD-Orange County is a not-for-profit organization, operated and sustained by our members. These members have a broad range of experience. Approximately half of our membership are "internal" employees, responsible for the professional development of employees within the company with whom the member is employed.
With a keen eye for today’s changing environment and emergent needs, ATD-OC provides a broad base of personal learning experiences. We model a collaborative approach as we facilitate strong professional ties, embrace new technologies and advocate ATD’s core competencies and values.
ATD-OC: Come for the content. Stay for the community
ATD-OC provides opportunities for professional development in small, local venues, and prompt discussions between ATD-OC members and industry experts. We promote training that is cost-effective, creative, interactive, and supported by technology.
Our ATD-OC Vision Statement is to...
Be the space in which to practice and perfect your talent development skills and build your professional network in Orange County.
Our ATD-OC Mission is to...
Empower local professionals to effectively develop talent in the workplace.
Our ATD-OC Strategic Objective for 2017 is:
Increase member engagement through 200 active volunteers annually
• 90% self-assessment of positive experience
• 75% serve 10 or more hours per year
• 50% come back to volunteer again
Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics, provides guidance to individuals to be self-managed workplace learning and performance professionals. Clients and employers should expect the highest possible standard of personal integrity, professional competence, sound judgment and discretion. Developed by the profession for the profession, the Code of Ethics is the public declaration of workplace learning and performance professionals' obligations to themselves, their profession, and society.
I strive to: