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ATD membership is changing in 2018!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thank you for your engagement with ATD! We’re so glad that you are a part of our global community of talent development professionals.

As we look forward to 2018, we want to share some exciting changes that are underway for ATD’s membership offering and adjustments in member dues for next year. More information is included below. I hope you will consider renewing your membership now to lock in your 2017 membership rates for an additional one to three years.

We’re happy to help you identify the type of ATD membership that’s right for you, and to ensure you are able to maximize your ATD member benefits now and in the future. Please reach out to ATD’s Customer Care team by email ( or phone (703.683.8100) to let us know how we can help.

Information About Membership Changes

Membership always has been an outstanding value and ATD’s most popular offering. Increasingly, members tell us that access to professional development and the latest content in the field are the top reasons why they join and renew with ATD.

In 2018, we are enhancing the membership offering as follows:

  • Professional members will have access to all content (versus the four-community limit today) offered on our website. This will provide members with unlimited access to all online content across 14 topics. Hover over the content tab on the main navigation to check them out!
  • In addition to access to all content offered on, starting in January 2018, Professional Plus membership will include access to one ATD education program (self-paced, online) per year. This is an exciting new benefit available only to Professional Plus members!

Membership in 2018

Both membership levels will continue to include access to members’ favorite resources and benefits, such as TD magazine, several e-books and TD at Work issues, webcasts, whitepapers, the annual State of the Industry report, and special member-only pricing on ATD education programs, conferences and events, and publications. This page provides information about your updated member benefits for 2018, and this reference guide is also ready for you to download or share with your boss!

We look forward to introducing you to new content, and helping to ensure that you’re getting the most from your ATD membership. Please reach out to us if we can answer questions about how to lock in 2017 rates for your membership renewal.

We wish you all the best this year and as we look forward to 2018!

About the Author

Brandon Grubesky is the Membership Director for ATD and in his role, focuses on new member acquisition, engagement, and retention. He is passionate about making sure ATD members find value in their membership and is always available for a one-to-one chat with anyone looking to unlock all the value ATD membership has to offer.

Brandon has been with ATD for seven years and has served in other roles, including Chapter Services Manager, a role focused on supporting ATD’s volunteer leaders around the country. Brandon lives in Alexandria, VA and has an nine-year-old black Labrador named Magneto. Unfortunately, his dog doesn’t control metal, like his namesake. If you have any questions about ATD membership, or would like to connect to chat, be sure to reach out to him at