No cost attendance to 6-8* learning and networking events

 Networking opportunities with peers and local industry professionals

 Relevant content from subject matter experts
Periodic special, and/or extended learning and networking events featuring renowned experts in various fields**  Flexibility to attend most events in person or through remote access  Onsite tours of local organizations to observe first-hand how different companies design and deliver training**
Reduced rates to partner events such as Southeast TN SHRM events  Access to our membership database so you can make connections and grow your network  Opportunities for leadership development including serving on the Chapter Board or volunteering
 Express and share your creativity through contributions to our newsletter or a learning event  Peer leadership opportunities  by leading committees or mentoring other professionals  Access to Industry Specific Job Listings
 HRCI and SHRM-PDC credits for many events***  Access to Members Only Discussion Group Exchange best practices and points of view including through Special Interest Groups


All of the above local membership benefits PLUS:

 Five membership slots at a reduced rate  No cost attendance to 6-8* learning and networking events per slot Host learning and networking events onsite at your organization

Provide professional development opportunities to members of your team

Post open positions at no cost on our ATD Chattanooga Job BankPromote importance of ongoing learning and community support


BEST VALUE: All of the above local membership benefits PLUS:

Discounted bundle rateTD Magazine subscriptionAccess to templates and tools library
TD at Work guides

ATD webinar and conference recordings, annual state of the industry report, and more

Discounted rates to ATD national conferences

* ATD Chattanooga hosts 6-8 regular learning and networking events throughout the year. These are generally 1.5 hour events

** In addition to regular events, ATD Chattanooga may host special, extended, and/or onsite tours. Registration may require an additional fee

*** HRCI and SHRM-PDC credits are made possible in partnership with Southeast TN SHRM

We have four types of memberships to our local Chattanooga Chapter.

We have two types of membership to National ATD.  Learn the
difference between Professional membership and Professional PLUS membership.

Think globally, act locally...

Become a Power Member,

a member of Chattanooga Area ATD and a member of National ATD!

ATD Power Membership

TD membership provides access to thousands of career-enhancing training and human performance resources (including free webcasts), many national and online opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a vast selection of discounted conferences, products and services for knowledge and professional development. 

You get informative e-newsletters, the monthly T&D magazine, the annual ATD State of the Industry Report, and access to ATD's searchable Online Library of over 20,000 business book summaries and full text articles from more than 3,000 periodicals and magazines. 

Benefits of Joining National ATD

TD at Work

Each issue of TD at Work offers a fully immersive experience in a crucial topic in talent development - from designing e-learning to career development.


Quickly build your skills and competencies on critical topics with these time-saving guides.


These data-driven reports highlight key areas within talent development.

Communities of Practice

Centered on key areas within talent development, each community provides content and resources for your specific needs.

Research Reports

Get the latest industry research and data to help you make effective business decisions. 

Member Discounts

Members receive reduced rates on conferences, education programs, CPLP certification, publications, and more.


Access the latest content from the industry's thought leaders through e-books that are included in your membership.                          

State of the Industry

ATD's annual research report, valued at $499 but free to members, details workplace talent development trends.

TD Magazine

ATD's award-winning magazine reports on and examines industry trends.  Members receive 12 issues per year and access to the publication's digital archives.

Power member

What is Power Membership?

ATD national membership connects you to a global network of like-minded peers and provides you with a wealth of resources to help you identify solutions to the talent development challenges you're facing. Chapter membership provides you with local resources and a community that understands your work from a regionally specific perspective. When you are an ATD national and chapter member, you become a Power Member.

Why Join?

ATD national membership offers talent development professionals like you a unique opportunity to tap into a community of local, national, and international members. They learn about trends in the field (locally and globally); access ATD national's practical, ready-to-use tools, templates, and checklists; and stay on top of cutting-edge research. As a Power Member, you will have access to the most essential resources that you can put into practice locally through chapter membership, which will allow you to have a considerable impact on your organization, your community, and your professional development. Not only will you receive ATD's national benefits outlined below, but you'll enjoy all the benefits of your local ATD chapter and build on your knowledge as you grow your network.

How to join?

Option 1:
Our chapter offers its membership on the ATD Store. To join ATD national and become a Power Member, visit to purchase your chapter and ATD membership with one payment, receive a $30 discount on your national membership, align your membership end-dates, and send a portion of your dues back to the local chapter to support our programming and activities.

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Not sure how to convince your boss that the financial investment in membership is worth it? Let us help you!

Unparalleled Professional Development

Need to hone your instructional design skills? Is your company launching into mobile learning? ATD members benefit from discounts on premier professional development, including workshops, certificate programs, and our Master Series assessment programs. No other organization offers the kind of professional development geared specifically to the needs of today’s talent development professionals.

Extensive Tools and Resources

Need a template to manage your training projects? Trying to figure out the cost of developing a curriculum? Maybe you’re looking for a quick job aid or deeper insights from an industry leader? Members have access to practical tools, templates, and more that they can immediately implement within their organization.

Cost Savings

The dollar value of both the Professional and Professional Plus membership levels are double and triple the yearly dues. What this means is that the access to content and discounts members enjoy are worth substantially more than the cost of membership. Investing in your own professional development through a cost-effective ATD membership will pave the way to growing your own knowledge and skills, and increasing your value to your organization.

Cutting-Edge Research and Insight

ATD keeps its members up-to-date on the latest industry trends, resources, and best practices through newsletters, webcasts, blogs, and much more. Members receive a monthly copy of TD magazine, ATD’s award winning publication that keeps you updated on leading-edge content from the industry’s most sought-after thought leaders. Members can also benchmark their organization’s training practices against those of the industry’s best through the State of the Industry report, ATD’s definitive yearly review of training and development trends.

Networking Opportunities

By joining ATD, you will be exposed to more ideas, more knowledge sharing, and more best practices from industry leaders and experts—ideas you can bring back and implement in your own work. You gain access to an unparalleled network of talent development professionals from peers to mentors to industry leaders. From our online member directory to our annual conference and country, state, and regional events, there are a variety of opportunities to meet, connect, and grow your network—and your expertise.

Access the ATD National Store to purchase books, white papers, industry reports, certification courses, InfoLine, training classes and merchandise: 
Go to the ATD Store.

Chapter by Incentive Program (ChIP) Use this code CH4087 when you purchase any ATD programs, product or services.  Save on Power Membership by entering the CH4087 code at checkout when you join or renew with National ATD. 

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