Who We Are
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field in Buffalo Niagara region.
Our Vision & Mission
"Come for the content. Stay for the community."
Vision: To be the leading organization for talent development and workplace learning in the Buffalo Niagara community.
Mission: To foster a community that works better by providing resources, networking, and development for learning and performance professionals through programs, events and partnerships.
Come give us a try and meet some wonderful and talented professionals, you will be very glad you did and so will we!
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter is an independent, nonprofit organization that is affiliated with ATD. Our chapter represents many different industries including healthcare, manufacturing, retail, banking, insurance, sales & marketing, education, not-for-profits, as well as independent consultants, and students. This mix affords many opportunities for our members to network and collaborate on a variety of different projects. A good number of our members are also ATD members.
Our mission for programming is to expand our markets and grow our membership. We believe that anyone who is responsible for giving presentations and/or teaching and leading others can benefit from our programs regardless of their actual title. We’d like to invite you to join us at one or more of our upcoming program events and to contact us for more information about our chapter.
Our chapter meets approximately 10 times a year typically on the second Thursday or Friday of every month from September through June. These meetings include local and national speakers that have been invited to present on a variety of topics of interest to the learning and development profession. These meetings are usually breakfast meetings and afford those attending an opportunity to share ideas, solve problems and explore partnering in learning and performance improvement opportunities through networking with other members and guests.
"Through exceptional learning and performance, we create a world that works better."
ATD (formerly ASTD - the American Society for Training and Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ATD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in more than 130 U.S. chapters and with more than 30 international partners. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers. Started in 1943, in recent years ATD has widened the profession’s focus to link learning and performance to individual and organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues.
In 2015 the Chapter Membership voted to change the name of the chapter to Association of Talent Development Buffalo Niagara Chapter. This resulted in updates to our bylaws. To review the Bylaws here.