When you attend a Community of Practice (CoP) event, it’s a learning experience curated by talent development professionals who understand your world. CoPs provide a forum for Metro DC ATD members with common interests and backgrounds to share best practices, trends, learning opportunities, skills, contacts and more in a relaxed, peer group setting.


Learn about new tips, tricks, and tools of the trade.

Best Practices

Share and learn best practices for solving talent development challenges.


Network with other professionals in your field within the Metro DC community.

Our Communities of Practice

Independent Consultant CoP

The purpose of the Independent Consultant CoP is to provide a community of practice for Talent Development service providers. The Independent Consultant CoP offers entrepreneurs (part-time or full-time), independent consultants, freelancers, and small businesses a regular forum to share resources, experiences, stories, tools and ways to address industry challenges and issues surrounding entrepreneurship.

Meet the Independent Consultant Team

Maurine Kwende

Independent Consultant Co-Lead

nejat abdurahman

Independent Consultant Co-Lead

Instructional Design CoP

The Instructional Design CoP provides practitioners with a community of peers; a safe space to explore challenges, ideas, and experiences; and to enhance their skills. We welcome all ID practitioners from beginners to experts to come together and explore opportunities.

Meet the Instructional Design Team

Charu Gupta

Instructional Design Co-Lead


Instructional Design Co-Lead

Leadership Development CoP

The Leadership Development CoP is a community of impassioned thought leaders co-creating the future of leadership development. They cover topics around the belief that leaders see the future and mobilize the forces to take us there. Where there is a lack of leadership, people flounder and fail. Where there is strong leadership, communities thrive, and amazing things are achieved.

Meet the Leadership Development Team


Leadership Co-Lead


Leadership Co-Lead

Wellness@Work CoP

The purpose of the Workplace Wellbeing CoP is to provide a community of practice for HR, Talent Development and other Professionals who want to learn more about supporting wellbeing in the workplace for themselves and others. This CoP offers a regular forum to share resources, best practices, learning opportunities and to network in a safe and professional setting. We welcome all levels of practitioners to come learn with us.

Meet the Wellness@Work Team


Wellness@Work Co-Lead


Wellness@Work Co-Lead

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