The ATD Greater Atlanta Chapter is governed by volunteer leaders who represent all aspects of the training and human resources development profession. These leaders utilize their management, marketing and technical skills to plan, administer, and implement the policies, programs and projects of the Chapter. Through their guidance, the organization serves the educational and professional development needs of its members.
The leadership for the chapter is separated into two boards: the Board of Directors and the Executive Board. In addition to the Executive Board and the Board of Directors, the chapter has a variety of director roles that help support each of these departments. To get a better idea of what roles exist click here.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic direction and organizational effectiveness of the Chapter. The Board comprises four Senior Advisors along with the Chapter President, the President-Elect, and the Immediate Past President. Members of this Board attend Executive Board meetings on a rotational basis, serve on Board of Directors Committees and Special Task Forces, and act as mentors to the Executive Board members.
Of the four Senior Advisors, three are elected for three-year terms (with staggered terms) and one Senior Advisor is appointed by the then-current Chapter President for a one-year term. The Board of Directors meet at least three times a year. All meetings of the Board of Directors are open to members of the Chapter.
The Executive Board manages the day-to-day activities of the Chapter. Each year members elect two individuals to the Executive Board, a President-Elect (serving a three-year term, this individual serves one year in each of three roles: President-Elect, President and Immediate Past-President) and the Chief Financial Officer (who serves a one-year term). These elected officers, along with Vice Presidents appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors, form the Executive Board. The Executive Board is responsible for establishing and implementing annual goals based on the Chapter's Strategic Plan.
The Executive Board traditionally meets monthly to respond to member needs and to fulfill the vision of ATD through visibility in the community and in our profession. All meetings of the Executive Board are open to members of the Chapter.
To view a list of all past presidents, click here.
The Chapter Administrator maintains our database, and assists members and the Boards as needed in the ensuring the chapter operates smoothly. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Glenda Hinz is the chapter administrator and is available to answer questions from members and visitors.
Committees carry out the ongoing tasks and processes that keep the Chapter running smoothly. They can be considered the “backbone” of the Chapter. Committees increase the involvement and participation of the general membership.
A member's participation on a committee gives them leadership experience and knowledge of the organization, benefiting both the individual and forming skills for future leadership positions. Committees function within the By-laws and policies of the Chapter.
All committee chairs report to a Vice President who provides guidance and serves as a liaison between the committee and the Executive Board.
Communities of Practice
Communities of Practice (CoPs) are the “heartbeat” of the Chapter. CoPs provide the opportunity to become personally involved in the Chapter and offer many ways to grow professionally. Most Atlanta Chapter CoPs meet bi-monthly and feature high-quality presentations by local or even national talent development (TD) practitioners. CoP meetings provide a place where you can meet other TD professionals, network and share experiences, learn about new TD trends and issues, and gather valuable knowledge to take back to your organization.
The Chapter operating budget is a planning document that defines projected expenses and revenues for the year. The budget is developed in the fall and finalized in January. The Executive Board reviews the budgeted vs. actual expenses each month. An internal review of financial records is conducted each year, and an external audit is conducted at least once every two years.
A copy of the operating budget is available upon request from the chapter's Chief Financial Officer. Previous month financial statements can be viewed here (you must be logged-in to view this page).