• 05/17/2021 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)
    Are you taking advantage of the ATD-LA Job Board? Our Job Board is a leading resource for job openings in talent development, learning, instructional design, e-learning, organizational development, training and more. The listings are available to members only, so don’t miss out on this valuable resource!

     How to Subscribe to the Job Board

     Follow these four easy steps:

    1. Navigate to the Job Board page via the Menu > Resources > Job Board [Direct Link].
    2. Click on the “Click Here” link under the ATD-LA Members headline [Direct Link].
    3. Enter your login information.
    4. Click on “Subscribe to the Forum” [Direct Link].  

    Voila! After you’ve subscribed to the forum, you will receive notifications about new postings. Look out for an email with the subject line “Daily summary of updates for Job Listings from ATD-Los Angeles.”

    Tip #1: Interested in posting a job with us? ATD-LA currently has a growing membership of close to 300 members. Simply fill out the job post form here and one of our staff will add your job to our job board.

    Tip #2: Hiring nationally? Also consider the ATD Job Bank. Employers referred by chapters receive a 15 percent discount off the rates, and chapters earn 10 percent commission on the full price. Be sure to enter our chapter’s ChIP code CH8028 when you post a job or search for resumes using the ATD Job Bank:

  • 05/12/2021 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    Kavita Gupta, ATD-LA PresidentI had the pleasure of hosting the first Leadership Retreat for our ATD-LA chapter leadership team and what a blast we had! Great food and a scavenger hunt were topped off with a visit by author, former executive and coach, Caroline Leach, who not only did a book signing, but generously gifted copies of her book to everyone. A big thank you to our 20+ executive committee members, board of directors, office administrators, chapter leaders and volunteers!

    I would also like to take this near half-year milestone to reflect on our accomplishments and share them with you. We could not have done this without you, our members!

    • Weathered the storm created by the pandemic with strong financial reserves.
    • Welcomed over 45 new individual members 19 of whom received a complimentary membership from the KG Talent Development Grant, and a corporate member, Herbalife.
    • Hosted over 365 members and guests at chapter meetings, webinars, orientations, communities of practice meetings and mentorship meetings.
    • Developed strategies, team building and friendships through board and chapter leader leadership strategic planning meetings.
    • Recruited 25+ chapter leaders and volunteers in the past 3 years since I became president-elect with a retention rate of 81%.
    • Implemented a new Code of Conduct for chapter leaders and volunteers.
    • Added over 75 new followers to our LinkedIn social media platform with an average of 20k impressions per month.

    ATD-LA continues to be an award-winning top tier chapter! Let us celebrate our successes and keep building on our 75-year history. If you are interested in joining the leadership team and giving back to the learning and development community, contact us at

    Thank for your continued commitment and support of the chapter, and we look forward to seeing you at upcoming programs and events. Enjoy this slideshow of your chapter leadership team hard at work having fun!

  • 04/07/2021 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    Kavita Gupta, ATD-LA PresidentOver the past two years, I’ve had the privilege and honor of helping dozens of members and non-members, ranging from students to directors, by offering general counsel on how to structure a resume in the new digital age and guidance on the difference between jobs in instructional design, facilitation, organizational change, and human resources.

    Over the next five years, 40%-60% of all companies’ portfolios will shift to online learning. It has become a necessity for talent development professionals to have an understanding of online learning platforms such as Google Classroom, Docebo, WizIQ, Adobe Captivate, Elucidate, Articulate, Shift, Blackboard Learn, Udemy, Teachable, and Chatbots (to name a few), as well as which ones are more adapted to schools versus organizations.  

    Recognizing the importance of social media in our lives has also become a necessity. 95% of recruiters use platforms such as LinkedIn to vet candidates. 57% of employers are less likely to interview a candidate they can’t find online. And 44% will recruit a candidate based on their social media content (Leach, Caroline, What Successful People do in Social Media, 2019).

    Keeping up with the times and staying on top of economic and educational trends have become key ingredients for our success in the marketplace. We must be conversant with the knowledge, skills, and experience that employers and clients need.

    Are you equipped to face the demands of our new and changing landscape?  

  • 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!

  • 01/25/2021 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!

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

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