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ATD Recognizes Lifetime Achievement of Bob Pike


(Alexandria, Va.), September 9 2021—During its 2021 International Conference & Exposition in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) honored Bob Pike, CPTD Fellow, with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The ATD Awards celebration and virtual awards ceremony was held on August 30.

ATD’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has advanced knowledge and practice across the talent development field. The individual’s thought leadership and contributions to the profession have had a sustained impact on individuals and organizations over many years.

Pike’s illustrious career spans six decades. He has authored more than 30 books, designed more than 600 training programs in at least 25 countries, and presented at the ATD International Conference & EXPO every year since 1977—that’s 44 times.

“Bob has been known as a legend, titan, and the trainer’s trainer. He is a leader of learning content and technique, a support to those new in the field, and an advocate for the profession,” says Elaine Biech, recipient of ATD’s 2020 Distinguished Contribution Award. “I look to him, knowing that he has his finger on the pulse of the profession and has the right answer, no matter what my question. He is truly an inspiration.”


A complete list of ATD award winners can be found on the ATD website and in the special best practices issue of TD magazine out now.


About ATD
The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world’s largest professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees, improve performance, and help to achieve results for the organizations they serve. Established in 1943, the association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).

ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. ATD supports talent development professionals who gather locally in volunteer-led US chapters and international member networks and with international strategic partners.

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