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The Utah Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) is recognized as a Chapter of Excellence and the leading organization in the state for workplace learning professionals. The chapter provides members with a forum for professional development opportunities and resources to improve the workplace learning and performance industry.

We are Updating Our Name

The American Society for Training and Development has as new name. We are changing to the Association for Talent Development. Look for updates to the Utah Chapter and the National Organization to roll out during the next few months. 

Conference Keynote Speakers

Eric Shepherd
CEO - Questionmark
Eric Shepherd

Eric Shepherd is one of the world’s leading authorities on assessment software. As President and CEO of Questionmark Corporation, he leads the organization in producing groundbreaking software for running tests and assessments. The company’s flagship product, Questionmark Perception, enables users to write questions, arrange them into assessments, set security parameters, define delivery methods, and report on results. Most recently he has championed the use of computerized assessments as tools for encouraging and improving the learning process.

Ron McMillan
Co-founder - VitalSmarts

Ron has taught and advised executives and leaders on topics such as team development, personal vitality, quality, communication, and results-oriented leadership for more than twenty-five years. He cofounded the Covey Leadership Center, where he served as vice president of research and development.  He is coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers Change Anything, Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, and Influencer. He holds advanced degrees in sociology and organizational behavior from Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. 

Conference will be held at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center 

Utah ATD Student Scholarship

This tuition-only $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually by the Utah Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) to individuals majoring in workplace learning at a Utah college/university. The Utah Chapter offers this scholarship to support the advancement of workplace learning and performance.

The application and supporting material must be submitted via the chapter’s website before midnight September 25, 2014. The selection is based on your essay.  “How will Workforce Learning change in the next five years and how will I be a catalyst for such change?”

The award will be announced at the annual Utah ATD Talent Development Conference held on October 9, 2014.

The scholarship recipient will also receive a complimentary registration to the conference. For any questions, please send an email to Contact@UtahASTD.org.

Join Utah SHRM for their 2014 Conference

September 16-17

Utah Valley Convention Center

220 West Center Street

Provo, UT 84601

Link to Conference Website

Upcoming ATD Conferences

Utah ATD Conference

Oct 9, 2014 in West Valley, Utah

Jan 14-16, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV
May 17-20, 2015 in Orlando FL


Upcoming events

Thursday, October 09, 2014 7:30 AM (MDT) • Utah Cultural Celebration Center 1355 West 3100 South West Valley City, Utah 84119
Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:15 AM • Double Tree - Salt Lake Airport, 5151 Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84116-2891, USA







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