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Established in 1967 as a non-profit organization, CVATD is a local affiliate of ATD in Alexandria, Virginia. Our members promote all facets of workplace learning including training and development, instructional systems design, organization development, human resource management, performance improvement and consulting in diverse industries. 

We have over 75 members with a variety of backgrounds including corporate trainers, consultants, human resources professionals and educators.


CVATD hosts monthly breakfast meetings on the first Friday of every month and dinner programs throughout the year, generally on the third Wednesday of the month.  Our programs are rich learning opportunities focused on developing workplace learning professionals. These programs will be very beneficial to you whether you are brand new in this profession or a seasoned professional.


CVATD connects you with colleagues in the Akron/Canton business community for networking and support. It is a resource to build relationships to business opportunities, job openings and best practices. Membership in the CVATD Chapter is a convenient way to access general meetings, peer professionals, conferences, professional development events and educational publications locally in your field. 

We pride ourselves on being a community of sharing individuals always willing to jump in and help another professional through collaboration, networking or just a conversation.


Inspiring talent development professionals to achieve their full potential.


The Cuyahoga Valley Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (CVATD) is an active professional association to promote the advancement of training and development by linking the people, learning and performance of its members and the public.

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