• 07/09/2022 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    Soak up the sun and savings!

    Save $25 off new individual membership.

    Going on now through August 31.

    Click Here and use code: YAY4SUMMER

    This is for individual memberships only. (Does not apply to power, student or group.)
  • 05/14/2022 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    ATD-LA received the first endorsement and recognition for our work during Employee Learning Week (ELW) 2021 from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti!

    ELW is an awareness campaign that highlights the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results, and it takes place in December each year.

    The growing skills gap and the increased need to compete in today’s economy require organizations to develop a knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce. ELW is a perfect opportunity for organizations to get involved and highlight their commitment to learning and development.

    Special thanks to Mariam Manukyan, our Member-at-Large, for her efforts in streamlining and creating a structured ELW process for the chapter, as well as her persistent efforts with the city in getting this recognition.

  • 04/25/2022 8:31 AM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    Been waiting for the right time to become an ATD-LA member? The time has arrived!

    Save 10% off membership next week, between April 25 and 29!

    Don’t miss your chance at this exclusive offer.

    Find even more discounts on bestselling ATD products over at between April 25 and 29. Our chapter receives a portion of purchase through the Chapter Incentive Program (ChIP). Be sure to select our name from the dropdown menu on the final page of checkout to send a portion of your purchase to our chapter.

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  • 04/06/2022 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    ATD-LA successfully met all required CARE elements for 2021 and was recognized for 100% achievement of CARE. Based on our reported CARE Plus responses, ATD-LA was also recognized as a CARE Plus achieved chapter.

    Thank you to the ATD-LA Leadership team for providing and sustaining a vibrant community serving our members and the entire talent development profession.

  • 03/11/2022 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    In alignment with ATD, ATD-Los Angeles offers a discount on membership for professionals aged 35 or younger in the talent development industry.

    To advance and support this community, ATD-LA is part of a tri-chapter SoCal Young Professionals Special Interest Group (SIG) that holds meetings on topics of interest to this demographic.

    Click here for details!

  • 03/02/2022 2:57 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    It was truly an honor to receive two ATD awards on behalf of the board and you, our members – the Share our Success best practice strategic planning award and the March 2022 Chapter of the Month award. These prestigious awards undergo a rigorous application and review process by ATD’s Chapter Recognition Committee and bring national recognition to our chapter. A big thank you to the 2021 ATD-LA leadership team, our office administrators and volunteers for their contributions to our success!

    On a global note, be sure to check out the opportunity to volunteer at the ATD Global International Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida from May 15-18, 2022. This conference is attended by over 10,000 professionals from all over the world, and for every day you volunteer, you are eligible to attend the conference for free. For more information please contact Valerie Quezada our Volunteer Director at or visit

    As always, we have an outstanding line-up of programs and networking sessions, including our in-person summer mixer on July 21 at The Lab Gastropub near USC. We look forward to seeing you at our events and meetings!

    — Kavita Gupta

  • 02/23/2022 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    The Los Angeles Chapter (ATD-LA) of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) was selected as the March 2022 ATD Chapter of the Month.

    This award recognizes the chapter for its many accomplishments, including Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) achievement, Sharing Our Success (SOS) submission acceptance, and overall chapter strength, growth, and innovation.

    ATD-LA won the award for achieving CARE for 2021 and submitting an SOS best practice for “A Successful Bi-Annual Strategic Planning Process,” prepared by President Kavita Gupta. The Chapter Recognition Committee was impressed with this submission because of its unique two-part approach to strategic planning, strong documentation, and impressive results.

    Thank you to the ATD-LA Board of Directors and former board members Anna Halbur and Sara Padilla-Casillas!

  • 02/22/2022 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    The Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD-LA) was recognized for its submission to the ATD “Sharing Our Success” (SOS) program. The national SOS program identifies best practices among local ATD chapters and uses them as models for other chapters.

    Shelby Morris, Chair of ATD’s Chapter Recognition Committee said, "This recognition honors the Los Angeles Chapter’s best practice that demonstrates its commitment to managing a successful organization as well as advancing the talent development profession at the local level. We are honored to recognize the chapter with ATD's SOS recognition."

    ATD-LA’s SOS submission is titled “A Successful Bi-Annual Strategic Planning Process,” prepared by President Kavita Gupta. By creating two strategic planning meetings in fall and winter, chapter leadership was able to create action plans for each area that contained objectives each director and the president would strive to accomplish during the year. This submission empowers chapter leadership to develop as leaders by putting on their strategic thinking hats, envisioning goals and objectives for the chapter and its members, and putting these into action.

  • 02/12/2022 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    Applications for the 2022 ATD-LA Mentor Program are now open! 

    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 welcome your application to join this year’s cohort as either a Mentor or a Mentee!

    Below is a description of the program, key dates, and links to the applications. 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 matches and host a program orientation for this year’s cohort. Mentors and Mentees will then meet once a month from April through October, with support from the ATD-LA Mentor Team as needed. 

    Applications open: Now!

    Applications close: February 18

    Match Notifications: March 12

    Mentor Program Orientation: March 30 

    Mentor/Mentee Meetings: April – October

    Mentor Application:

    Mentee Application

    If you have any questions about the program, please contact

  • 01/19/2022 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    A big thank you to all those who participated in Employee Learning Week (ELW) in December 2021! We are proud to share that Valerie Quezada, Instructional Designer at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, won a Champion of Learning Award for her efforts to promote learning and development at her company from December 6 to 10, 2021. Special thanks also to board member Mariam Manukyan for her efforts in streamlining and creating a structured ELW process for the chapter.

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

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