Communities of Practice (CoPs)

Communities of Practice provide focused professional development on a single area of the learning and performance field. 

You can learn more about our CoPs by visiting one of these areas:

What role do CoPs serve?

  • Provide a forum for Metro DC ATD members with common
    interests and backgrounds to share best practices and learn
    from one another's expertise.
  • Ensure TD professionals keep up to date on the latest
    trends in their field of interest.
  • Develop learning opportunities for Metro DC ATD members
    to acquire new skills or sharpen existing ones.
  • Connect members to local contacts so they can network with
    other like-minded professionals.
  • Encourage members to delve deep into training and
    development topics in a relaxed, peer group setting.

What are the benefits to joining a CoP?

People get involved with Metro DC ATD's CoPs for many reasons. Here are just some of the reasons our members attend our CoP meetings:

  • To learn new tips, tricks, and tools of the trade.
  • To share best practices for solving work-related issues.
  • To network with WLP professionals and other ATD members.
  • To get more involved with the local chapter and the ATD community.
  • To learn requirements for entry into the training and development field.
  • To take advantage the learning opportunities the groups offer.


The Metro DC chapter of ATD has a diverse group of CoP offerings.  Explore all the CoPs and find the one(s) that are right for you.  See the event calendar for a current listing of all CoP events and meetings.  Log in to your profile to sign up to be on the mailing list for any of the CoPs.

If you are interested in leading any of the CoPs or if you have an idea for a NEW CoP, please contact the Director of CoPs to discuss how to get started and sign up for a CoP.

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