About ATD National
ATD (Association for Talent Development) is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ATD's members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in almost 140 U.S. chapters and 25 Global Networks. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.
ATD started in 1944 when the organization held its first annual conference. ATD has widened the profession's focus to link learning and performance to individual and organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues.
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Learn more about ATD's competency model: https://www.td.org/Certification/Competency-Model
The ATD Competency Model:
The Model emphasizes: (1) foundational competencies, or those that are important to everyone in the field, and (2) specific areas of expertise (AOEs), which are the specialized knowledge and actions required by specific roles.