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Who We Are

We are the Capital Region Chapter of the Association for Talent Development. We help individuals and organizations develop knowledge and skills for success. Anyone who is involved with workplace learning and performance can find resources and networking opportunities through CRATD.  We offer resources to all industries and roles to help you with:

  • Communication
  • Employee development
  • Leadership
  • Organizational change
  • Talent management & career planning
  • Training
  • Technology
  • Science of Learning
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs)


Welcome to the newly rebranded Capital Region ATD!  We are an organization of learning and development professionals focused on creating a future ready workforce.  This new website is the first step in an exciting new wave of change for our association.  I invite you to get involved in the learning and networking opportunities offered by our chapter.

Schyler Houck, SPHR
President, CRATD


February Workshop - The AI Capital District

This interactive program will give participants insight into how technology is evolving and how artificial intelligence will impact the areas of learning and development and human resources.

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Member Spotlight

Meet Steve, Director of Organizational Development at Vicarious Visions!

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Call for Presenters for the Annual Summit Are Live!

The annual CRATD Talent Development Summit will be held May 10th at the Saratoga Casino Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY.  We're pleased to announce our keynote, Fernando Sanchez-Arias, CPO Global Custom Commerce. Home Depot.  More information and the call for presenter form can be found here.

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Corporate Members

Corporate members demonstrate outstanding support for Chapter activities and a dedication to learning and development among their employees and the community.  Find out more here.


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