These are the upcoming events hosted by the Chattanooga Area ATD chapter and other organizations in the Chattanooga area. Click on each event to learn more.  Our goal for each event is to make our members and guests more informed, connected, and inspired.  We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Are you interested in presenting at our chapter?  If so, fill out our Chapter Speaker Request Form and email it to

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • In-Person Chatt Space - 5243 Little Debbie Pkwy Suite 121 Ooltewah, TN 37363

    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 8am to 9am

    Join us for networking with other area and industry professionals for lively discussions and a book swap!

    • We will discuss the most interesting or out of the ordinary training we have either developed or attended so far this year.
    • Bring your gently used L&D, leadership, management, and or business insight books for a book exchange.
    • Chat with some of our  ATD Chattanooga Members and friends of the chapter local authors.

    All attendees will receive an ATD Chattanooga Tote Bag to carry your book finds from the event! In addition, each bag will contain an extra large beach towel courtesy of Big Rig Lending. 

    Thank you to our location host





    • Thursday, August 18, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • HYBRID: Virtual and In-Person Bridge Innovate - 410 Chickamauga Ave Suite 400, Rossville, GA 30741 - or Virtual

    Thursday, August 18, 2022, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Brains!! They’re all different. There, you understand neurodiversity now. But come to the program anyway! 

    •  what neurodiversity is and the vocabulary around it
    • what different kinds of neurodivergence are
    • the strengths of neurodivergent brains
    • how to recognize a brain that operates outside the norm
    • how to accommodate your neurodivergent colleagues to make room for those strengths to flourish for the organization.

    You are already working with neurodivergent people, even if you don’t know it. Come to this program to make a new perspective on their surprising behavior and learn how to value their unique approaches. Your teams and classes will thank you for it!

    Learning Objectives:

    • To understand the concepts of neurodiversity and neurodivergence

    • To recognize typical behavior from neurodivergent people with whom you may interact in your roles

    • To provide choices for how to act from an understanding of neurodiversity and to support neurodivergent applicants and employees.

    ATD Capabilities: 

    Communication - Emotional Intelligence & Decision Making - Collaboration & Leadership - Cultural Awareness & Inclusion


    Tracy Winter is an executive and leadership coach specializing in neurodiversity, particularly ADHD and giftedness. She works with people who are brighter than the average bear to develop their interpersonal skills and be more successful at work.

    Tracy helps her clients, individuals or teams, develop new perspectives that lead to new behaviors, behaviors more likely to get the results they want, whether it’s a promotion, more team cohesion, or just being heard, seen, and valued for their ideas. Her clients say that Tracy is insightful, empathetic, and effective in both her 1-on-1 work with clients and as a team facilitator.

    Tracy has coached up and down the career ladder, from job seekers to vice-presidents, and has worked in different industries, including technology, government, academia, and health care. She also teaches at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology and trains new coaches at the iACT Center.