About the Chapter

Since 1947 the Cascadia Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) has been supporting talent development professionals in Oregon and SW Washington.

We take pride in providing cutting edge programs and services to support those in our field, whether they are new or seasoned professionals. As one of the largest ATD chapters in the nation, our members make ATD-Cascadia the place for workplace learning professionals to learn, connect, and develop.

Chapter Vision and Mission Statement

Our vision is to create a community that works better and our mission is to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

Chapter Strategy

The Association for Talent Development (ATD)-Cascadia is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees. We create interactive and engaging opportunities for our members to connect, learn and develop.

The association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).

What We Do

We support the talent development profession by providing trusted content in the form of topical programs, virtual learning, networking, job listings, contract opportunities and more. We host an annual conference for our region with the latest in talent development thought leaders.

Operational Principles

We strive to create a welcoming, inclusive and sustainable professional membership association. We continuously assess and improve all of our policies, procedures and practices. We are a learning organization and seek to develop satisfied volunteers and effective leaders. Transparency and fiscal responsibility are the foundations that ensure our continued success.

Who We Serve

Our members are professionals who help others achieve their full potential by improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the workplace. They go by many titles: talent development managers, trainers, instructional designers, performance consultants, frontline managers, workplace learning professionals, and more.

ATD-Cascadia’s members come from the State of Oregon and SW Washington and work in organizations of all sizes and in all industry sectors.