Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The Heartbeat of the Chapter!
The Heartbeat of the Chapter!

As a chapter, we are committed to finding new and different ways to support our members and their professional needs. This year, we aligned our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) with ASTD National’s Communities of Practice (CoPs). By doing so, we encourage our members to take their professional development to a deeper level by learning about the rich offerings our SIGs deliver and the wealth of information available from our National Partner’s CoPs. Please take a few minutes to read about the SIGs below and check out their respective CoPs at http://www.astd.org/Communities-of-Practice.


ASTD Atlanta Special Interest Groups (SIGs) represent one of the many ways to grow professionally and personally, to network, learn new trends and industry directions, and to take useful information back to your organization.

Most Atlanta Chapter SIGs meet bi-monthly and feature high-quality presentations by local or even national training and development practitioners. Many feature case history presentations allowing attendees to evaluate and learn from the experience of others. All SIG meetings share a common goal of enhancing the value of ASTD Atlanta membership, providing professional growth and a wide spectrum of opportunities.

Our SIGs also provide a wonderful opportunity to become personally involved in your Atlanta Chapter. SIG chairpersons continuously seek assistance in topic and speaker selection, meeting planning, attendee registration and other key support activities. Special Interest Groups are designed with you in mind. They are the "Heartbeat of the Chapter."  This is your opportunity to meet with other professionals working in a similar industry or with similar interests.

Become involved and see the magic happen! For more information, click on the SIG name below, email Rupinder Kaur or check out the Events Calendar for upcoming events.

Career Development SIG

A community of learning professionals interested in advancing their own careers and helping others develop their skills and expertise.


Learning and Development SIG

A community for training professionals who design, deliver, measure, and develop learning opportunities. The Learning and Development SIG provides a forum in which training professionals can meet to discuss challenges, share resources and information, and hear from experts on various topics.


Independents, Networking & Collaborating SIG

Through networking and collaborating, Independents, Networking & Collaborating SIG members share practical information designed to address the challenges and the opportunities of being an independent.  Whether you own your own business or you operate as an independent training and development consultant, the INC SIG will provide its members with business-related knowledge, tools, and solutions that will cultivate and promote growth for independents and business owners.


Human Capital and Workforce Development SIG

A community for people managers developing talent, fostering innovation, and improving performance. ASTD has always been about developing and measuring human capital and this community exemplifies how talent in the workplace makes all the difference. If you are involved in the hiring, onboarding, change management, culture and diversity, and people development initiatives in your workplace, you will find that the Human Capital and Workforce Development SIG will help provide you with a forum to support your Organizational Development needs.


Sales Enablement SIG

If you are interested in making more sales, converting more prospects into clients and having more prospects in your sales funnel, we are here to help.


Learning Technologies SIG

A community of forward-thinking training professionals using technology and learning to develop the future workforce. From e-learning and simulations to social and mobile learning, ASTD has delivered top-notch content to keep learning professional abreast of the latest innovations. The ASTD Learning Technologies Community of Practice gives learning and technology professionals who frequently interface with the training function a chance to access the content, research, trends, tools, and network that will continue to keep them ahead of the curve when it comes to the very latest in learning.

Geographic Interest Groups (GIGs)

Geographic Interest Groups (GIGs) are designed to extend ASTD Atlanta programs to geographic areas outside of the Atlanta area. While its members have ASTD Atlanta member privileges, the GIGs provide meetings at convenient times and locations so members don’t have to miss valuable time away from work in traveling to Atlanta. GIGs allow members to meet other workplace learning and performance professionals and experience quality professional development programming close  to home.  For more information, click on the GIG name below, email us or check out the Events Calendar for upcoming events.


A training and development networking group based in Lawrenceville/Duluth, Georgia. Contact us for more information.



A training and development networking group based in Savannah, Georgia. Contact us for more information.



A training and development networking group based in Macon, Georgia. Contact us for more information.



A training and development networking group based in Columbus, Georgia. Contact us for more information.


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