President's Message

Dear ASTD Member:

Welcome to the Vermont Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) web site. Our chapter was founded in 1990 by a group of Vermont professionals interested in supporting the mission of the International ASTD Organization at a local level. As training and development professionals our mission is: to be the premier source for organizational learning.

Our leadership team is an action-oriented group of individuals with varied backgrounds and skills. Some Board members have served our membership for many years and some are brand new. This diversity allows us to combine consistency and experience with new ideas and direction; which results in a winning combination for our members.

The Vermont ASTD strives to improve existing services while seeking ways to provide new benefits. One example of our commitment to service is the formation of The Professionals Collaborative (TPC). In 2005, we were able to pool our resources with five other Vermont professional organizations and form the TPC. This partnership enables all VT ASTD members the availability of program information and member rates to five other organizations. With the expansion of annual joint programs, our members will have more opportunities to fulfill their developmental needs.

As a training and development professional, you know how important and helpful it is to have a network of resources from which to draw upon. These resources can assist us in servicing our clients as well as support our own professional development. I hope you will consider joining this network, so that together we can serve the needs of Vermont's training and development professionals.


Agnes Cook
VT ASTD Chapter President

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