Communities of Practice (COP) 

Our Los Angeles Chapter and its members are unique! From Santa Clarita to San Gabriel and Torrance, the geographic area that is part of our Los Angeles Chapter is very widespread. Our members are as diverse as the Los Angeles area. They are all passionate learning professionals, from organizational development experts to technical trainers and instructional designers.

The Communities of Practice (COP) are regional, Geographic Interest Groups (GIG), as well as topical, Special Interest Groups (SIG). They offer our members an easy, cost-effective, and efficient way of networking, connecting with the Chapter, and gaining valuable knowledge and skills.  

We don't cover your favorite topic or your geographic area? Talk to us about starting your own Community of Practice. We're looking forward to talk to you. For more information on specific groups, see the information below.

Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Nonprofit Trainers and Instructional Designers SIG

Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday of every other month (8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.)

Meeting Location: Virtual

This group supports those who are technical/ subject-matter experts in their field and are responsible for training design, delivery, and/or evaluation by creating a professional learning space to explore new strategies and an opportunity to share training and learning science resources.

For additional information, please contact

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SoCal Young Professionals SIG

Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday of each chosen month (6pm - 8pm)

Meeting Location: Virtual

Are you a professional age 35 or younger in the talent development industry? If so, ATD SoCal Young Professionals (LA, Orange County and San Diego) is just for you. Our network offers resources geared towards young professionals that help them advance their career. From content and tools to activities and projects, we are here to engage with you to tackle today's toughest industry challenges and to grow as L&D professionals.

Planned meetings in 2022:

  • March 10, 2022 (virtual)
  • June 9, 2022 (virtual)
  • September 8, 2022 (virtual)
  • Summer Mixer (in-person; date TBD)
  • End-of-Year Mixer (in-person; date TBD)

For additional information, please contact us at or through our interest form.

Geographic Interest Groups (GIG)

South Bay GIG

Meeting Time: 1st Friday of every month from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Meeting Location: Virtual

These "Training Professional's Breakfasts" are friendly, interactive, and focused on professional development in the field of performance improvement. These meetings always end by 9:00 AM – so the rest of your day is still open.  Networking among internals and externals is encouraged and welcomed, though this is a "sales-free" zone.

Visit us and you'll also see why we enjoy our meeting space, generously provided by American Honda in Torrance.

Our Format

Our meetings use the GEMS Text Study RoundTable methodology.  We will spend a few minutes reading a selected text or article from leading publications on cutting edge ideas in our field.  We will then hear participants' thoughts and experiences on the topic, time divided equally among all present.

Check our calendar for more details.  For additional information, please contact:

Santa Clarita GIG

Meeting Time:
2022 Schedule: 3/18, 6/17, 9/16 and 12/16 from 8:15am to 9:30am.

Meeting Location: 27433 Tourney Road, Valencia CA 91355 in suite 150’s boardroom.

Details coming soon!

Ready to network and develop at a COP?

Click Here for our COP Calendar to find and register for upcoming meetings. 

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

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