ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in 140 U.S. chapters and 24 Global Networks. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and as suppliers.
ASTD started in 1944 when the organization held its first annual conference. ASTD 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.
ASTD Suncoast's History
Since 1974, the Suncoast Florida Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development has been part of the network of affiliated ASTD chapters across the United States. The National office is located in Alexandria, Virginia and services nearly 70,000 members worldwide.
As a chapter, we are a nonprofit organization serving the needs of training and human resource development professionals throughout the Tampa Bay area. Our members are practitioners, managers, consultants, administrators, educators, students and researchers who focus on workplace performance issues in a variety of different industries and organizations.
In addition to monthly professional development programs, we offer members and guests valuable professional development opportunities and information through:
- Vendor Expositions
- Suncoast Chapter newsletter The Learning Ledger
- Suncoast Chapter website
- Special Interest Groups
- A variety of community outreach projects