Oct. 3, 2017 - The Chattanooga Area Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, was recognized for its submission to the ATD “Sharing Our Success” (SOS) program. The national SOS program identifies best practices among local ATD chapters and uses them as models for other chapters.
Jeffrey Gehris, Chair of ATD’s Chapter Recognition Committee said, "This recognition honors the Chattanooga Area Chapter’s best practice that demonstrates its commitment to managing a successful organization as well as advancing the talent development profession at the local level. We are excited to honor the chapter with ATD's SOS recognition."
The Chattanooga chapter recently launched an initiative whereby the Chapter President hosted a monthly check-in call to update on progress and handle any outlying issues. The chapter has also been recognized for their use of forms to vet new potential board members. These two initiatives join a third chapter recognition just this year, as the chapter also was celebrated for their implementation of a Slack channel for chapter officers.
About the Chattanooga Area Chapter
The Chattanooga Area Chapter was established over 45 years ago. Our members work in healthcare, manufacturing, education, consulting, management, and many more fields - all with talent development priorities.
The local Chattanooga Area Chapter provides you with professional development and networking opportunities. We meet monthly to learn, share, and network. We host workshops and educational programs a few times each year so you can become certified in various talent development skills and techniques.
The Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, is the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. These professionals help others achieve their full potential by improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities. ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. ATD supports the work of professionals locally in 108 chapters, international strategic partners, and global member networks. Started in 1943 as the American Society of Training Directors, this organization evolved to become the Association for Talent Development. As the scope and the impact of the training and development field has grown, the profession’s focus has broadened to link the development of people, learning, and performance to individual and organizational results. For more information, visit www.td.org.