Magazine article Talent Development

Giving Back. (President's Page)

Magazine article Talent Development

Giving Back. (President's Page)

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Volunteer members are at the heart of the ASTD community. ASTD is fortunate to have thousands of dedicated and giving members all over the world. We estimate that during 2001, our local chapters and global networks in 300 cities worldwide sponsored more than 1500 local programs, seminars, and conferences with approximately 40,000 attendees. Chapters and global networks also sponsor dozens of community service projects, connecting members' skills and expertise to the needs of local communities.

ASTD and many membership associations like ours depend on dedicated volunteers to be a voice and brand in local communities, to contribute time during conferences and events, and to shape the future of the profession.

One of the ways that ASTD members give of their time and expertise is by sharing information willingly. Members share their organizations' training expenditures and practices through The Measurement Kit, and that data is captured in the annual "ASTD State of the Industry" and "International Comparisons" reports. …

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