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ATD Maryland is your local chapter of the Association for Talent Development, an association dedicated to empowering workforce learning professionals. Join us for one of our upcoming events! We host informative events to discuss industry innovations and essential job skills, and we provide engaging opportunities to connect at our professional networking events. BE AN ATD MARYLAND MEMBER! Please take a moment to read more about us and our mission.



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About ATD Maryland

ATD Maryland is the local chapter of Baltimore and the surrounding areas in Maryland.  We are a member of ATD (Association for Talent Development), the world's leading association of workplace learning and performance professionals.  ATD Maryland was founded in 1949 and is one of over 140 ATD chapters throughout the world.  Chapter members include trainers, consultants, organizational development specialists, instructional designers, and human resources professionals, and all individuals or organizations that utilize the ATD Capability Model in aspects of their profession. 

Our mission is:  To provide our membership and community professional development opportunities so they can continue improving organizational performance through workplace learning and development. 

ATD Maryland seeks to serve the professional development needs of its members by offering a variety of programs and services focused on:

  • Best Practices in Workplace Learning and Performance
  • Skill-building and Leadership Opportunities
  • Career Advancement

Zoom User Group

Like much of the world right now, you may have found your work (and your life) turning virtual.  And for many of us, that means becoming experts (or at least better) at using Zoom.

If you could use some practice - and a chance to share Zoom tips and tricks - with your fellow ATD Maryland members, why not join our Zoom User Group.

Interested?  Email our Member Liaison, Richard Blackman ( for details!

We invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities and benefits

offered by ATD Maryland.  Explore our pages, learn more about our organization.  Please visit Our Sponsors page and learn more about the companies that contribute to our chapter financially AND also benefit our members.  Hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!


Networking Opportunities

One of the most common requests we get from members is the desire to connect with others in the Talent Development community. 

We are committed to offering more opportunities in 2024. Our new monthly "Networking at Night"
events provide opportunity to exchange ideas, share insights, and build relationships that can be beneficial for your career growth and professional development. Attending such events can help you expand your personal network, discover new opportunities, and stay updated with the latest trends in talent development. You'll have the opportunity to enhance your industry knowledge and establish your personal brand. We will also be organizing quarterly in-person "Coffee and Conversation" networking events across various Maryland.

Interested?  Check out our events calendar for more information. 

A Message from ATD Leadership

As a proud local chapter of the Association for Talent Development, ATD Maryland stands with our parent organization in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and ATD’s Vision to “Create a World that Works Better.” 

Our ATD CEO, Tony Bingham has shared a powerful statement which we would like to share with our members. 

Please click HERE to read the statement and join us in supporting his message and the mission of ATD.

ATD Maryland President Message

What does 2024 hold for you, as a Talent Development professional?  What are the professional and personal goals you have set for yourself? Where do you hope to take your organization in the coming year? How will you influence your clients, your company culture, and beyond?

ATD Maryland wants to be a part of your world and partner with you in your journey. To that end, we strive to be a resource to our members. We will point you to the latest innovations in the Talent Development space, highlight industry trends and reports, and provide valuable networking and professional development opportunities. 

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!
Diana Decatur
ATD Board President


Become a Member!

As a member of ATD Maryland you will have the opportunity to:  

  • Support your professional development with monthly programs and events.
  • Build your professional network. 
  • Attend chapter programs that deliver valuable content at the reduced member rate. 
  • Give back to the profession by becoming involved in the chapter as a committee or board member.
  • Have the opportunity to give back to your local community through community service activities.


Get the most from your membership, and develop new skills or using existing skills to make an impact on your fellow learning professionals.  

• ATD Certification

Volunteer to build relationships & skills

Be A Speaker


Email Us:

Address: PO Box 2524 • Ellicott City, MD 21041

ChIP Code: CH2030

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