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ATDps Recommended Links

NOTE: These are Internet sites of workplace learning and performance related information or services. The Puget Sound Chapter of ATD does not endorse nor recommend the organizations linked below nor are we responsible for their content.

Training and Development Organizations
This is the national site for training professionals. The annual State of the Industry report is worth the price of admission alone.
The International Society for Performance Improvement site offers information about their organization as well as many articles on training and performance improvement. There is no longer a local chapter.

International Association of Facilitators
Global community devoted to the practice of group facilitation.

International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI)
IBSTPI is committed to improving individual and organizational performance by articulating and promoting the integrity of professional practice through research, development, definition of competencies and education

International Coach Federation
ICF is the leading global organization, with over 16,000 members, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high professional standards, providing independent certification, and building a network of credentialed coaches

Social Networking

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Computer-Based Learning

eLearning Guild
Community of Practice for e-Learning design, development and management professionals
Offers learning opportunities, networking services, resources and publications 

North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA)
Growing network of professionals working on the design, implementation and evaluation of games and simulations to improve learning results in all types of organizations

General Human Resources
This is a non-profit private foundation designed to foster an awareness and appreciation of cultural differences in both the international and domestic arenas.

Society for Human Resource Management
The world's largest association devoted to human resource management

Workforce Online
Human resource information covering human resource legal issues, human resource benchmarks, human resource benefits, human resource development and training and development

Academy of Human Resource Development
Encourages systematic study of human resource development theories, processes, and practices
Disseminates information about HRD, to encourage the application of HRD research findings, and to provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD from multiple disciplines and from across the globe.

Organizational Development

Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network
Vital learning community that develops, supports and inspires practitioners and enhances the body of knowledge in human organization and systems development.
Keep track of what is going on in the field through this OD Network site. A good general resource for the practitioner.


Research & Learning Sciences

ATD Research Home Page
ATD Research tracks trends, informs decisions, and connects research to practice and performance. Here you may access the Research Blog, Competency Models, Knowledge Center, State of the Industry and WLP Scorecard.




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