The Talent Development Capability Model is a framework for what practitioners need to KNOW and DO to develop themselves, others, and their organizations. It is your blueprint for impact.”

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting
those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world.

Our Purpose

Vision   Create a world that works better.

Mission   Empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.


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Upcoming events

    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Zoom

    Host Chapter: Greater Philadelphia ATD

    Strengthening Development – tools and methods
    to support employee growth

    About This Event

    As talent development professionals we are tasked with supporting our employees as they look to grow in their careers either through their leaders or through our help.  This program will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on some of the building blocks of what motivates people to do their work and then focuses on tools and methods to create action.  The foundation for the program is the CliftonStrengths where employees and leaders should leverage their existing talents to ensure their success.  You don’t need to complete the assessment to participate.

    The overview of the program is:

    1. Overview of Performance, Motivation and Development
    2. Tools and Methods to help
    • Describe why fostering clarity on Expectations is important
    • Recognize Activities that High Performing Managers can complete and ways to motivate and appreciate Direct Reports
    • Utilize Personal Behaviors that enhance individual development

    About the Speaker

    Heather Kay

    Heather Kay, Wonder Woman of Strengths

    Heather Kay has been an HR professional for over 20 years focusing on how to elevate others as they achieve success others through learning & development and talent management programs.  She has worked in numerous industries such as security, healthcare, insurance, and education.

    Heather is a Gallup certified Strengths-based Coach which is where she spends most of her time coaching and facilitating workshops for teams and organizations.  Her official title is the “Wonder Woman of Strengths.”  She is also certified in Ken Blanchard’s SL2 program, A Situational Approach to Leadership, administers and delivers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and facilitates a Team Effectiveness Survey and Action Planning session. 

    Heather received her BA from Lehigh University, an M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina and a certificate in Training and Organizational Dynamics from Temple University.  She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and two children. She is also a huge University of Wisconsin fan as her husband graduated from there, her daughter is currently there (’25) and her son will attend in the fall (’28).

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    ATD Recertification Credits

    The Pittsburgh Chapter of ATD is proud to participate in the ATD Regional Webinar Series. This collaboration of nine ATD chapters is bringing together the best of our networks to provide world class presenters and content usually on the last Wednesday of each month. We look forward to sharing these webinars with you throughout 2023.

    Talent Development Capability Model Alignment

    Building Personal Capability:
    Lifelong Learning

    Developing Professional Capability:
    Career and Leadership Development



    ATD Mid-Atlantic Regional Webinar Programs are pre-approved through the ATD Greater Philadelphia Chapter by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits. These credits are based on the ATD Capability Model may be applied towards recertification by Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holders. This program: 1.25 credits.

    ATD Regional Webinar Series Information

    The ATD Pittsburgh Chapter is proud to participate in the ATD Mid-Atlantic Regional Webinar Series. This monthly webinar series is offered by the ATD Mid-Atlantic Chapters – Regional Programs Consortium which is comprised of the following nine ATD chapters:

    • Appalachia 
    • Central PA
    • Greater Philadelphia 
    • Long Island
    • Maryland 
    • Mid NJ
    • New York City 
    • Northern NJ
    • Pittsburgh

    Cooperatively, these chapters bring together the very best speakers from around all our networks to provide world-class presenters and content!

    Cancellation/Refund Policy

    Greater Than 72 Hours Prior to Event

    Participant please email to request refund.

    In email, participant to request refund paid towards future event within the next six months or money refunded.
    If money is refunded there may be a small processing fee
    Less Than 72 Hours Prior to the Event
    No refund will be issued less than 72 hours prior and including not showing for the event (“no show”).

    Any special circumstances for refund within 72 hours must be approved by the Chapter President

    Online Event Recording Policy

    By activating your webcam while attending this online event, you consent to be recorded. Your entry and webcam activation constitutes your consent to such recording for any purpose in connection with the event. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please do not activate your web camera during the event.


    Event Lobby Opens:        5:55 PM

    Speaker Presentation:     6:00 to 7:00 PM

    Q&A/Announcements:     7:00 to 7:15 PM

    Event Closure:              7:15 PM

    Event Running Time:      5:55 to 7:15 PM

    • 03 Jul 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Zoom


    About This Event

    “Coffee & Connections

    This month we will be IN-PERSON or virtual! We would love for you to join us either way! If you need to leave after 30 mins, no pressure! If you can stay until 9, great!

    Join us for an early-morning networking series for Talent Development Professionals. 

    Grab your favorite morning beverage and join the ATD

    Pittsburgh community to jump start your day!

    Coffee and Connections is a new monthly networking

    gathering for ATD Pittsburgh members and guests. This

    monthly virtual event is a time to explore ideas, develop

    and refine our work, and brainstorm solutions to

    current talent development hot topics.

    The What:

    A 60-minute networking session designed to discuss relevant talent development topics.


    Bitty & Beau's 

    1920 Smallman St

    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    OR Zoom!

    Online Event Recording Policy

    By activating your webcam while attending this online event, you consent to be recorded. Your entry and webcam activation constitutes your consent to such recording for any purpose in connection with the event. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please do not activate your web camera during the event.


    Event Lobby Opens:  7:50 A.M.

    Event:  8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.

    Event Running Time:  60 mins

Use the ChIP Code! 

Simply enter the Pittsburgh Chapter's  ChIP code (CH3019) on the ATD Store on-line checkout screen or mention it to the ATD Customer Care Operator when you call

1.800.628.2783 or 703.683.8100.

A certain percentage of money will come back to support our local chapter.  


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