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What is the ATD Forum?

The ATD Forum is a consortium for senior training and learning practitioners and their organizations to connect and collaborate in a confidential environment. Member organizations share evidence-based and proven ideas to rapidly improve organizational capability in an experiential environment. There is an approval process to join and its members include many notable Fortune 500 companies. No training vendors or marketing allowed!

ATD Forum Membership Benefits
Membership provides your organization access to practical resources and content, cutting-edge research, and the opportunity to network with like-minded peers from leading organizations.

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Join the ATD Forum/Application Process

The Forum membership application consists of completing two documents: the application questionnaire and the terms and conditions.

Membership applications are reviewed by the Forum’s Advisory Group once a quarter. Below are the application submission deadlines and the associated membership start dates.   

The last membership start date for 2016 is December 1. Applications must be submitted by November 22 to start on December 1.   

Advisory Group

The ATD Forum’s Advisory Group (AG) consists of members who serve as advisors, advocates, mentors, leaders for the Forum and its members, and as partners with ATD. The primary role of AG members is setting direction for the Forum, engaging the Forum community, purposely sharing the Forum’s vision, championing goals, and promoting the Forum to prospective members.

Marie Wehrung - Rice University


Don Stanley - W.W. Grainger
Elise James-DeCruise - MediaMath
Graham Johnston - Deloitte
Josie Ramunno - Bank of Montreal
Lisa Gary - Ingersoll Rand
Marguerite Samms - Intermountain Healthcare
Marsha Dollarhide - Defense Acquisition University
Rachel Hutchinson - Hilti


About ATD

ATD (Association for Talent Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to the talent development profession. Our members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector.


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