• 03/31/2021 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the 2020 ATD-LA Board for meeting the Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE)! The chapter successfully met all 18 required CARE elements and is recognized for 100 percent achievement of CARE.

    Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) are a set of performance guidelines designed to help chapters deliver consistent benefits to members. CARE consists of elements in five key areas that are necessary for running a chapter like a business: administration, financial, membership, professional development, and communication.

    “I’d like to personally acknowledge and thank you and the chapter leadership team for your accomplishments and for going above and beyond the CARE requirement,” said Tony Bingham, president and CEO of the Association for Talent Development. “ATD recognizes that the value you provide to your members through well run chapter programs, services, and exceptional operations is the result of the individual time, resources, innovation, thought, and dedication you and your team contribute.”

  • 03/03/2021 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    Kavita Gupta, ATD-LA PresidentHappy Spring! I hope that 2021 is off to a good start and you are making headway on the professional and personal goals you established for yourself on January 1! Your board, chapter leaders and volunteers have been working hard, and we have now held six meetings and events, as well as launched the SoCal Young Professionals Special Interest Group in collaboration with the Orange County and San Diego chapters. If you missed out on the information meeting on February 18, please email for an Interest Form and to be added to the mailing list for updates and information about upcoming initiatives.

    The International Conference and Exposition that ATD-LA was slated to host this year finally got moved to Salt Lake City because of the uncertainty around the COVID situation in Los Angeles. The good news is that ATD-LA still retained top priority for volunteers to work at the conference and attend the conference for free! Be sure to check out volunteer opportunities on our website, and get ready to pack your bags for an all immersive learning and networking trip with thousands of talent development professionals in late August!

    As always, we are here for any questions or concerns you may have about your membership. Please feel free to drop me a line at at your convenience and hope to see you at our March events!

  • 01/27/2021 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    ATD-LA is currently looking for a Social Media Manager to join the 2021 Leadership Team.

    The Social Media Manager manages all social media communications with potential and existing members, increases member participation in these outlets, and creates high levels of satisfaction among users.

    Volunteers make up the heart of the ATD-Los Angeles Chapter, and the chapter wouldn't be possible without the hard work and effort of our volunteer community.

    If you are interested in volunteering with ATD-LA, please reach out to Valerie Quezada at

  • 01/25/2021 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    Being a subscriber to our email list is one of the best ways to stay up-to-date on everything that ATD-LA has to offer.

    If at any time you wish to discontinue receiving our emails, or if you receive them in multiple email accounts and you wish to only receive them in one email account, then you may use the unsubscribe link that is available at the bottom of every email that we send to change your preferences.

    We are looking forward to keeping in touch with you throughout 2021!   

  • 01/06/2021 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    Kavita Gupta, PresidentGreetings and Happy New Year! We have so much to look forward to this year:

    • The International Conference and Exposition from August 29 to September 1 that we will be hosting with over 250 live sessions and networking opportunities with 7,000+ attendees. Be sure to get a seat virtual or in-person! Details for volunteer opportunities will be coming next month.
    • A Mentor Program that will be launched on January 21.
    • A new Young Professionals Group for existing members and non-members under 35 that is in the works. If you are interested in joining this group, please write to
    • Over 40+ upcoming chapter meetings, webinars, workshops, special interest group meetings, networking opportunities and more.

    Please stay in tune with ATD-LA, and follow us on LinkedIn (ATD Los Angeles) for the most current news. We also welcome ideas and suggestions for new programs or events, and job postings to share with our community at Hope to see you at our Brain Exchange and New Year Mixer on January 21 to kick off the new year!

  • 12/30/2020 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    ATD-LA is excited to announce the return of the Mentor Program for 2021!

    Looking for guidance and feedback on how to meet your career goals for next year? Want to give back to the ATD-LA community by supporting your peers in their professional endeavors? If you’ve answered yes to one of these questions, we’ll be excited to welcome you to this new cohort as either a Mentor or a Mentee. Registration is now open using the links below.

    Mentoring is a formal relationship between two people, one more experienced than the other, focused on professional and career development. Pairs will engage in purposeful and regular meetings to create career goals, share industry expertise, offer feedback and ensure progress to mutually determined outcomes.

    The ATD-LA Mentor Team will accept applications, create the matches and host a formal Meet & Greet of the final pairs and a program orientation. Mentors and Mentees will then meet once a month from April through September 2021. To support the discussions, the ATD-LA Mentor Team will curate and distribute content to all participants.

    Registration opens: January 21, 2021

    Registration closes: February 11, 2021

    Notification of Mentor/Mentee Match: March 11, 2021

    Meet and Greet & Orientation: March 2021 (3rd or 4th week), TBD

    Mentor/Mentee Meetings: April – September 2021

    The ATD-LA Mentor Team will provide more details during the Announcements at the January Chapter Meeting.

    If you have any additional questions before then, please send your inquiry to


    Mentor Application:

    Mentee Application:

    Participant guide:
  • 12/23/2020 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    The KG Talent Development Grant is now available to assist current and past members requiring assistance with the cost of renewing their membership, and to assist non-members with joining ATD-LA. ATD-LA President Kavita Gupta has generously donated $2,500 to fund this grant. ATD-LA relies on a strong active membership and is proud to provide the benefits associated with a worldwide talent development organization.

    To be eligible for this grant, applicants must be seeking individual membership as stated under “Membership” on Applicants whose employers fund their ATD-LA membership or membership renewal are not eligible.

    In addition, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

    • Be a current member of ATD-LA whose membership is up for renewal in 2021 and have experienced a job loss or are going through a job transition.
    • Be a past member of ATD-LA, whose membership expired between April 1, 2020, and today and have experienced a job loss or are going through a job transition.
    • Be a full time student currently enrolled in a certified graduate program in one of the following disciplines: Human Resources, Training, Talent Development and Instructional Design.
    • Be a new member interested in joining ATD-LA but are currently experiencing a job loss or going through a job transition.

    Should you meet one of the above criteria, you will be eligible to receive a KG Talent Development Grant to solely cover your ATD-LA membership fee. Please write to if you are interested in receiving a complimentary one-year membership with ATD-LA.

  • 12/09/2020 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    Kavita Gupta, ATD-LA President2020 - What a year it has been! Ups and downs, highs and lows, uncertainty and unrest and the list goes on … but we all survived the challenge! We are stronger today than we were nine months ago, and I am truly grateful to you for your continued support of the chapter. Whether you are a host for our virtual or in-person meetings, a corporate group member or individual member, a new member, or friend of the chapter, muchas gracias, grazie, vielen dank, dhanyavad! And to the chapter leadership team, volunteers and our office administrators, my deepest gratitude for the gift of your time. For those of you that missed our meeting last week, here are a few highlights….  

    Thank You 2020 Hosts and Corporate Members!

    Alliant University, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Antioch University, Child Care Resource Center, City of Los Angeles World Airports, Goldman Melcher & Co., Grifols, Integrity Management & Consulting Group, LLC, ISPI SoCal, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, L.A. Care Health Plan, Logix Federal Credit Union, USC Rossier School of Education and Wimer Associates

    And Congratulations 2020 Award Winners!

    Danielle JenkinsDanielle BainesPresident’s Award - Given at the discretion of the President of ATD-LA to recognize high performance and extraordinary efforts.    

    • Dr. Danielle Jenkins, Founder, Integrity Management & Consulting Group, LLC
    • Danielle Baines, Senior Training Administrator, DocMagic, Inc.

    Kenneth Nowack

    Torch Award - Given by the Board of Directors to non-board members for outstanding contributions to the Chapter over the span of many years at the time of the award determination.

    • Kenneth Nowack, President & Chief Research Officer, Envisia Learning, Inc.

    Esther Ramirios-MathewsSpecial Interest Group Leader Award -  Given by the Board of Directors for outstanding contributions to the Chapter during the past year to someone who is not a board member at the time of the award determination. 

    • Esther Ramirios-Mathews, Founder, Adult Education & Workforce Learning Group, LLC

    Stay safe and stay healthy during the holiday season, all the very best to you and your families, and see you in the new year!

  • 11/25/2020 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

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  • 11/02/2020 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    Kavita GuptaPlease join me in congratulating and welcoming our 2021 chapter leadership! We look forward to serving our members and friends of the chapter by providing high quality programs and job and networking opportunities. Join us at the December 3 Chapter Meeting at 6:30pm to meet your 2021 chapter leaders and office administrators, and be sure to check out our preliminary Spring 2021 schedule of programs!

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

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