With more than 36,000 members from more than 120 countries, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world’s largest association dedicated to professionals in the field of talent development. ATD supports the work of professionals throughout its 125 branches in United States, global strategic partners, and a global network of members. ATD was founded in 1943. It was first named the American Society for Training and Development and later renamed to the Association for Talent Development. As the scope and impact of the training and development areas continue to evolve, its core content has expanded to the aspects of human resources development, learning and performance associated with the overall performance of individuals and organizations.