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

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    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)

    $50 off your first year of New Individual Membership

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    Offer valid from November 25 to December 4

    Use promo code BFRIDAY2020

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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!

  • 10/01/2020 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    This month I am pleased to recognize the collaborative efforts of our leadership team and office administrators to present the ATD-LA 2020 State of the Chapter and Achievements:


    • Developed a Finance & Expense policy for board members
    • Created a budget to actual YTD projection analysis
    • Released the Mira Gold Fund after 25 years and will award two $500 grants annually for new board member professional development from 2020-2024
    • Reduced bank fees 50% by migrating to a more cost-efficient merchant services platform


    • Updated 2015 bylaws and 12 position descriptions
    • Developed an onboarding orientation program for new board members and volunteers


    • Started monthly new member welcome and recognition in weekly e-newsletter
    • Gained over 65 new members but overall membership declined by 10% as a result of the pandemic
    • Offered 4 membership specials including a Valentine’s Day, Summer New Member Special, Fall Member Renewal Special and a Fall ATD Member Week in partnership with ATD Global
    • Awarded 2 ATD Global online certificate programs to chapter leaders Anupa Naik and Katrina Reiniers-Jackson


    • Reduced operational costs adding $3,000 to financial reserves
    • Reduced Constant Contact list by over 70% percent reducing annual fees by 50%
    • Migrated from Go-to-Meetings to Zoom platform reducing costs by 68%


    • Started a monthly president’s message for members in the e-weekly newsletter
    • Offered 40+ orientations, chapter meetings, networking mixers including one in partnership with SoCal chapters, webinars, workshops and communities of practice meetings
    • Moved to virtual programming using the Zoom platform versus in-person meetings for the first time in ATD-LA’s 75-year history as a result of the pandemic


    • Gained 25% followers on ATD-LA’s LinkedIn platform with a total of 589 followers
    • Actively posted over 45 events and announcements on ATD-LA’s LinkedIn platform
    • Averaged 700 web visits/month and 31k impressions on the ATD-LA website
    • Website visitors include professionals from business development, HR, education, community and social services and program management
    • Developed a social media policy for chapter leaders and volunteers
    • Updated website and removed outdated information


    • Held 3rd and 4th leadership strategic planning meetings attended by board members and office administrators in winter and fall
    • Increased leadership involvement by adding 5 new chapter leader positions and 12 volunteers
  • 09/04/2020 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    You will be voting for an ATD-LA Board Member who will begin a two-year term in January.

    In accordance with the chapter bylaws, this form includes the names of available positions which will begin a new term. Each active member will have one ballot per election period.

    The ATD-LA Board is a very diverse group and values the thoughts and skills of everyone. Our volunteers and board give their time pro bono (not paid). We coordinate the tasks for several learning programs, chapter meetings and membership related projects.

    Directions: Please vote for each position listed by choosing the name indicated for the position.

    All ballot forms must be submitted by or before the deadline: September 25, 2020, 5 p.m.

    Click here for the ballot form.

  • 09/04/2020 12:00 PM | ATD-LA (Administrator)

    September 14–18 is ATD’s Member Week, a seven-day savings event that will deliver exclusive deals!

    During this week, ATD-LA will offer 10 percent off of a one-year individual membership. 

    ATD will also offer 10 percent off a one-year power membership, in addition to the current $30 discount.

    There is no better time to become an ATD-LA Member or an ATD Power Member!

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9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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