ASTD Changes Name to ATD

At the May International Conference and Exposition (ICE) Tony Bingham, CEO of ASTD, announced that after 70 years ASTD was changing its name. The new name is the Association for Talent Development (ATD). The board and staff realized a change was necessary several years ago and have been working on it since to ensure a smooth transition. Tony explained that the profession has grown to encompass more than traditional training and many professionals in the field now have responsibility for leadership development, succession planning, performance and capability management, and organizational development. To better reflect this expansion of responsibility and to acknowledge the growing number of members outside of North America, the name was changed to ATD.

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