Empowering professionals across the state of Arizona to develop workplace Talent            

About the ATD-VOS Chapter

With over 170 members, the Association for Talent Development Valley of the Sun (ATD-VOS) chapter is a local association committed to workplace learning and performance professionals in the Greater Phoenix area.

Why ATD - a great value for the Training Professional

      • Development: Find an abundance of personal and professional growth opportunities
      • Programs:  Attend timely relevant programs and free webinars.  Access to resources, information and best practice sharing
      • Networking:  Endless opportunities for networking with training professional from all industries
      • Educational Discounts: Grand Canyon University 5% all programs, Thunderbird School of Global Management 10% off certificate programs
      • Exclusive scholarship and award opportunities: 2013 Kirkpatrick Scholarship and professional achievement awards (coming in 2014)

Our Vision

To be the premier resource for professional development in the workplace learning and performance field in Phoenix.

Our Mission

To advance the workplace learning and performance interest of our members.

We are continuing in our efforts to make ATD Valley of the Sun more visible in the community, more connected to businesses, government and non-profit organizations, and finally, more committed to its members. Our focus is on cultivating community spirit.


ATD VOS was chartered in 1947 and is a local chapter of the Association for Talent Development. It is a professional organization dedicated to the growth and development of its members in a supportive learning environment contributing to their business success.

We strive to provide quality professional development programs in the workplace learning and performance development disciplines. We also deliberately foster opportunities for networking among professionals, collaboration with businesses and organizations and the exchange of best practices solutions and information.

Connection with ATD

We are proud to be a part of ATD, the world's largest training association.

Membership in the local chapter is separate from membership in the national organization and each has its own pricing and set of benefits.  Being a member of the local chapter offers the additional advantage of contacts, resources and educational programs within the local training and development community.

You might consider being a member of the local chapter and ATD to connect with local, national, and international professionals and have access to other offerings.  For information about the National ATD, call 1-800-628-2783 or click here.

Chapter Offerings and the ATD Competency Model

Our membership programs and resources are based on the ATD Competency Model. When ATD conducted the in-depth, comprehensive study of the learning professional to develop this model, they were able to define, through the model, what Workplace Learning and Performance professionals needed to know and do to be successful. By basing our offerings on this model, we are able to focus developmental opportunities on research-based, strategically chosen areas of our profession.

Click here to find out more about the ATD Competency Model.

Through involvement with the chapter and its rich array of benefits, our members gain critical knowledge, skills, and abilities, increase their professional network, develop valuable experience, find new clients, and achieve greater career satisfaction.

Click here to learn about the benefits and to join our chapter.

Chapter Association Requirements:  CARE

As part of the connection with ATD, our chapter participates in and fully complies with a set of performance guidelines referred to as Chapter Association Requirements or “CARE” which are set and evaluated by ATD.

These guidelines are designed to help the chapter deliver consistent benefits to members and ensure the chapter is run like a business.

This achievement = consistently strong benefits to chapter members!

We are actively trying to ensure ATD-VOS achieves CARE annually!

Generating Income:  Chapter Incentive Program (CHIP)

The Chapter Incentive Program (CHIP) is a revenue-sharing program that offers chapters an opportunity to earn revenue when chapter members make purchases on the ATD online Store website. It’s a way to help the Valley of the Sun Chapter financially, which in turn helps it deliver new services and programs.

Each chapter is assigned a ChIP code. The ATD-VOS source code is CH8062. Type this source code into the box at Checkout at ATD book store so that the ATD-VOS Chapter automatically gets its revenue share.

Every person that uses the source code will be contributing to our chapter's financial health. Click here to find out more.

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