• 02/11/2015 10:56 AM | Denise Ross (Administrator)

    Dear Members and Friends of ATD-Los Angeles,

    I hope New Year started well for you. A New Year is always a fresh start, full of opportunity. Our team at ATD-Los Angeles is excited about this opportunity and happy to present you our plans for 2015.

    We have created a great annual program that will help you develop your career, deepen your professional knowledge and expand your network. Based on your feedback, we made the following changes and enhancements to our offering:

    • Monthly themes that showcase a talent development topic
    • January    2015 – a New Year and new ATD!
    • February   Career Development
    • March       Global Talent Management
    • April         Training Fundamentals
    • May           ATD International Conference and Exposition Month: Innovation
                       and Current Trends in Talent Development
    • June          Learning Technologies
    • July           Designing Learning / Instructional Design
    • August      Leadership Development
    • September Change Management
    • October    Coaching and Mentoring
    • November  Advanced Training Facilitation and Delivery
    • December  Employee Learning
    • Localized events with direct alignment to the ATD Competency Model
    • Short “TEDTalk” presentations at chapter meetings that allow more time for networking
    • CPLP study group aimed to boost your talent development career
    • New, discounted membership option for members who are currently in transition
    • Quarterly new member orientation

    Being a member of ATD-Los Angeles is a great way to keep up to date with what is happening in our industry and to network with talent development professionals.

    If you are not a member, or want to renew to take advantage of our new format, click here to take advantage of the many benefits of membership.  

    I look forward to spending time with you at one of our upcoming events and hope you enjoy this new format.

    Katrin Kaehler
    2015 President

  • 12/06/2014 9:49 AM | Denise Ross (Administrator)

    With efforts to transition from American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) to the Association for Talent Development (ATD) branding, our chapter website will be updated.  


    During December 2014, ATD-Los Angeles will be making several changes to the chapter website and communications. This means that over time you will begin to see some exciting and new things, like:

    • New chapter banner
    • New ATD-Los Angeles logo
    • New branded style format
    • Layout adjustments to several pages
    • New email address
    • And other refinements

    Many of these changes will be taking place this Friday and Saturday. So please pardon our dust! If you are having trouble with a page this weekend, wait until later in the day on Saturday and try again. 


    Over the next few weeks, if you experience any technical issues or find any broken links along the way, please contact our main office at:


    We are committed to providing you with an easy to use and more contemporary website.  We look forward to transitioning into the New Year with an updated look. 


    Your ATD-Los Angeles Leadership Team

  • 10/29/2014 11:17 AM | Denise Ross (Administrator)

    Did you hear the news? Our chapter is excited to announce that on May 6, during a special live announcement at the ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition, in Washington, D.C., President and CEO, Tony Bingham, and the Board of Directors announced that ASTD is changing its name to the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

    Over the next few months, you will notice our chapter’s transition to our new name and brand beginning with the introduction of our new chapter logo. 

    While our name may be changing, the chapter’s board of directors want to assure you the local programming, networking, and services you have come to value and enjoy through the chapter will not change, nor will the chapter’s mission and vision. Like national ATD, training and development will remain at the core of our chapter, and we pledge our service and commitment to you is stronger than ever.

    We will continue to keep you abreast of our change, and look forward to you joining us on this journey; together, we are creating a world that works better!

    For more information and to review ATD’s new name and announcement materials, please visit

  • 08/23/2014 10:30 AM | Denise Ross (Administrator)
    Your Chapter needs YOU! Many of our board members are rotating off this year, so we have several board positions and support roles to fill. The chapter is only as strong at it's leadership.

    The following positions are open for 2015:

    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Co-Directors of Chapter Meetings (2 openings)
    • Co-Directors of Learning (2 openings)
    • Director of Marketing
    • Director of Membership
    • Co-Director of Special Divisions

    In addition, we are looking for a sponsorship coordinator, as well as team members for all of our board positions.


    Please take a look at our Leadership Page, and contact Katrin Kaehler at to find out more and express your interest.
  • 06/02/2014 8:26 PM | Denise Ross (Administrator)
    For our upcoming June Chapter Meeting, we're looking for three panelists who would like to share their experience with LMS in a facilitated discussion.

    Are you an HR Manager who just started working with a new LMS? Are you a training professional who uses an LMS?

    Share your experience with other learning professionals!
    Contact until 06/06/14 for more information.

  • 02/14/2014 11:05 AM | Denise Ross (Administrator)
    Did you Know... 
    that ASTD National will be offering 5 certificate courses in the LA area (El Segundo) this year?

    To register directly for any of these courses:

    Click on the course link, and follow the instructions there. Be sure to use the ChIP code CH8028, when registering for these or any other products or courses from National ASTD.

    What is the The Chapter Incentive Program (ChIP Code)?

    It is an ASTD National revenue-sharing program that offers chapters an opportunity to earn additional revenue, when you purchase ASTD National programs, memberships, and services. But you have to enter the Chapter ChIP Code on the order form for the chapter to get credit. 


    The Los Angeles Chapter's ChIP Code is CH8028, and can be found in the weekly eblast sidebar and in the "About Us" section on the website.  


    Every person that uses the source code when making a purchase online at the National ASTD Store or over the phone will be contributing to the Los Angeles Chapter's financial health, further enabling the chapter to accomplish its mission. We thank you for your support in using the ChiP 8028!
  • 01/27/2014 9:48 AM | Denise Ross (Administrator)

    The aim of this six-month program is to match seasoned mentor image members who are ready, willing, and able to provide support and advice to chapter members, (mentees) who are:

    • Looking to develop or enhance a skill set
    • Willing to take action and break paradigms
    • In search of advice in a certain business discipline or area
    • Seeking professional development support
    All participants must be an ASTD-LA chapter member and in good standing throughout the entire cycle of the program.

    Application deadline is 5:00 PM, Monday, Feb 24. Click Here for more information on becoming a mentor or mentee.
  • 01/07/2014 4:45 PM | Denise Ross (Administrator)

    The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) was named an ASTD Chapter of the Month (COM) for January 2014. The COM is national recognition for ASTD local chapters that have demonstrated strength, growth, and innovation in managing their chapter.

    Rhonda Bothwell, chair of ASTD’s Chapter Recognition Committee, which awards the Chapter of the Month honor, said, ”This prestigious award recognizes the Los Angeles Chapter for demonstrating innovative and unique approaches in providing great value to their members and workplace learning professionals in the community, including professional development, networking, and leading information about trends in the workplace learning industry. The Los Angeles Chapter is a leading example for serving members and other ASTD chapter leaders with opportunities to learn and grow from each other. We are pleased to recognize the chapter with ASTD’s Chapter of the Month award,” Bothwell said.

  • 01/07/2014 4:23 PM | Denise Ross (Administrator)
    Deadline is January 17, 2014

    My name is Rob Major. I am a PhD student at Alliant International University in San Diego, California. I am currently conducting my dissertation research on peer reporting behavior in organizations and am recruiting participants with a human resources and/or industrial psychology background. The requirements for participation are that you have a Master's degree or higher and 3+ years of work experience. The estimated time for completion is 30 minutes. At the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to include your email address in a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card. 

    If you have any questions or know of anyone that would like to participate in the survey please contact me at Thank you for your time.
    Rob Major, MS

    Follow this link to the Survey:

ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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