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ATD at 75

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Committed to Serving the Profession for 75 Years

Reflecting on how much the world has changed since 1943, we also reflect on how much our profession has changed and grown over the last 75 years. Advances in technology and communication are just two ways in which the business world has been transformed. Throughout all this transition, change, and innovation it has been the role of talent development professionals to help organizations grow and stay competitive by making sure the workforce has the right skills, knowledge, and abilities. It has been our honor to support that work and to see the impact of the field grow in impressive ways.

Ways to Celebrate
See a list of all activities surrounding our 75th anniversary.
Thought Leader Series
  • Tony
    Tony Bingham

    Read ATD President Tony Bingham's message about our 75th year.

  • Elaine Biech
    Elaine Biech

    As ATD marks its 75th year, we want to take time to talk to industry luminaries about where the field of talent development has been, where it is going, and what professionals need to succeed. There is no better place to start than a conversation with Elaine Biech, whom many consider an industry treasure.

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    Mimi Banta

    To mark ATD’s 75th year, we’re talking to industry experts. For the March installment, I spoke to Mimi Banta, who has more than 25 years of experience as a skilled designer and facilitator. During our Q&A podcast, she provides a lot of insight into the skills instructional designers need to succeed—today and tomorrow.

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    Jennifer Hofmann

    To mark ATD’s 75th year, we’ve been talking to industry experts about where the field of learning & development has been, where it is going, and what skills professionals need to succeed. For the April installment, we’re talking to Jennifer Hofmann, who is a pioneer in live, online learning.

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    Joe Willmore

    As part of ATD’s series of interviews with industry leaders to mark its 75th year, we've asked Joe to share some insight and predictions on the field of performance improvement. Here’s what he had to say.

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    Bill Rothwell

    With Bill’s pedigree and experience, there was little question that he would take part in our series of interviews with industry experts to mark ATD’s 75th year. Here’s what he had to say about where the field of talent development has been, where it is going, and what professionals need to succeed.

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    Dana Robinson

    To mark ATD’s 75th year, we’re talking to industry experts. In this podcast, Dana Robinson offers clear insight into some of the trends making an impact on the field of performance consulting.

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    Karl Kapp

    To mark ATD’s 75th year, we’re talking to industry experts. In this installment, gamification pioneer Karl Kapp provides clear insight into some of the trends making an impact on games and learning technology.

  • Patti Shank.jpg
    Patti Shank

    To mark ATD’s 75th year, we’re talking to industry experts. In this installment, internationally recognized learning designer and analyst, Patti Shank, provides insights about trends in the science of learning.

Member Stories

The worldwide talent development community is diverse. Our members bring a wealth of experience and insight to their work. We're spotlighting their stories.

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Monday, April 16, 2018
Nicole Joyce's story. I am the Research Administration Training Program manager for the University of California, San Diego, and have been a training and development professional for almost...
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Amanda Marschall's story. My biggest personal goal is to continue to develop. I have a strong passion for collaboration, networking, and learning from different people, so I hope that I can...
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Patrick Wraight's story. Part of Army leadership training is learning how to develop a team in their roles and according to their talents. I learned the value of self-motivation while in...
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Friday, April 20, 2018
Anthony Contino's story. I started out to be a high school social studies teacher, but when that fell through, I began working in the power plant construction industry as office staff. I...
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Denise Hicken's story. I’m originally from the Midwest, but now I’m a transplanted southerner. My career path started with journalism; I worked as a television news producer on and off for...
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Friday, April 20, 2018
Linda Anhalt's story. I have been active in learning and organizational development for over 20 years with experience that spans multiple industries, including manufacturing, professional...
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Friday, September 14, 2018
Brendan Noonan's story. I am VP of Qatar Airways Talent Development (18 months in the job). I was previously with Emirates Airline where I spent seven years as SVP of Learning & Development...
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Friday, September 14, 2018
Dayna Nota's story. I have been working in T&D for about 14 years. I have been fortunate to train employees at companies such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Wilton Brands, Liberty Mutual...
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Scott Fenton's story. I work in the Talent Development Department at Toyota Motor North America R&D Center in Michigan. I am responsible for the business skills and leadership curriculums....
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Cora Lonning's story. Currently I am an executive coach and organizational development consultant. I develop organizations through self-leadership skills; this is based on cornerstone...
Member Story
Monday, September 10, 2018
Josh Pavek's story. I like to think of myself as a pretty simple person that happened to wander into the L&D field by accident. If you asked my wife I think she’d tell you that I’m quite...
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Monday, September 10, 2018
Jayney Wallick's story. I started out facilitating and delivering training for non-profits, then for Microsoft, and later, Aldus/Adobe technical support. I slowly migrated to instructional...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Mary Schneider's story. I am a business performance enrichment specialist who provides coaching to senior executives and individuals seeking to achieve corporate or personal excellence. I...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Jeff McLanahan's story. I began my career in operations and moved into training by accident. As an operator, I knew the value of training and utilized every company resource available. When...
Member Story
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Jane Cooke's story. I'm a native Texan who hasn't lived much of my adult life in Texas. I have lived in nine other states (mostly California) and three European countries. Although I work...
Member Story
Friday, August 10, 2018
Aldeana Harris' story. I am a Training Support Department head for the Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center. In this position I set the direction for department goals that line up...
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Ben Wilker's story. My name is Ben Wilker and I am a learning and development consultant for Holmes Murphy & Associates. I have been in the learning and development/training field for about...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Hillary Okke's story. My name is Hillary Okke. I am a senior training and development specialist at Amway. I have been in the L&D and training field for the past five years, most recently...
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Alicia Arrington's story. I am a career consultant who joined Lee Hecht Harrison in 2016. My career was spent primarily in the hospitality industry working for a Fortune 500 provider of...
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Vivian Bringslimark's story. I am a compliance training and performance independent consultant. I've been in the L&D space for almost 30 years and have seen technology really change how...
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