What is TalentNext?

November 7-8, 2018
Renaissance Seattle | Seattle, WA

What kind of workplace culture do you want to be known for? Connected, empathetic, inclusive, and engaged? Today, creating a positive workplace culture where employees want to contribute and thrive is a real competitive advantage.

ATD’s TalentNext: Creating a Competitive Advantage Through Workplace Culture will provide you with innovative methods to increase engagement levels, spark innovation, and attract high performers.

Unlike lecture-only conferences, at TalentNext Talent Development, Human Resource, and Organization Development professionals will participate in a series of mini-workshops with experiential activities that allow you to apply what you’re learning towards creating a workplace culture where every employee is engaged.

Make your organization an employer of choice—one that employees want to work at, stay with, and encourage others to join.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an environment of innovation, collaboration, and adaptivity.
  • Learn new skills to engage and develop every employee.
  • Create a culture that attracts high performers.
  • Grow your empathy and emotional intelligence.
  • Avoid workplace drama.
  • Develop a strong Diversity & Inclusion program.
  • Brainstorm policies and practices to combat sexual harassment.
  • Strengthen connections between employees.
  • Redesign onboarding and implement career development programs.
  • Develop leaders who can successfully manage engaged and empowered employees.

ATD’s TalentNext Conference will equip you with innovative ways to improve employee onboarding, increase employee engagement, and attract and retain high performers.

Who should attend?

  • Organizational Development specialists
  • HR managers
  • Learning professionals
  • Talent Development directors
  • Managers and leaders
  • Anyone responsible for building an engaged workforce


SHRM recertificationThis program is valid for 12 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

HRCI recertificationThe use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


Who is ATD?

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).

Meet Our Leaders

ATD’s Board of Directors comprises thought leaders in the field who represent diverse industries. ATD's President and CEO, Tony Bingham, works with the board, a staff of more than 100, and a global network of volunteers, all committed to helping create a world that works better. The National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) are volunteer advisors to U.S. chapter leaders and ATD’s chapter services team.

What We Do

We support the talent development profession by providing trusted content in the form of research, books, webcasts, events, and education programs. We host a variety of conferences several times a year, including the premier international gathering for talent development practitioners.