Should you join the Golden Gate Chapter?

There are so many reasons to join – some of them listed below.  The Golden Gate Chapter is active and thriving, and benefits from the diverse Bay Area population, the varied types of organizations here and the dedication of its members to take on chapter volunteer roles and to stay involved in the learning and the networking throughout the year.

We have several membership levels, from Student and Individual to three bands of Corporate Group Memberships.  Check them out and join us!

Key Features and Benefits of Memberships

Monthly or Bimonthly Programs

Chapter programs provide ATDGG members with outstanding professional development opportunities. Held at a venue easily accessible by public transportation or car, the events feature networking time, a light dinner and a speaker presentation by an expert in the field.

Workshops, Seminars and Webinars

Professional Development programs are held throughout the year in addition to our monthly events. These in-depth programs are tailored to new professionals and experienced practitioners alike. Members receive advance email notices with all the information and registration details.

Geographic Interest Groups (GIGs) and Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Golden Gate Chapter Groups represent one of the many ways to grow professionally and personally, to network, learn new trends and industry direction, and to take useful information back to your organization.  We have two Geographical Interest groups and opportunities for members to create any number of Special Interest Groups with chapter support.

Interest Groups provide a great opportunity to become personally involved in our chapter while you focus on your area of special interest or network with others in your geographical area. Leadership opportunities constantly arise within groups as there is a continuous seeking of member assistance in topic and speaker selection, meeting planning, attendee registration and other support activities.

Networking Events

Held throughout the year, Networking events offer featured speakers, ice breakers, and a chance to get more acquainted with other members in a supportive and friendly setting as well as getting to know various board members.

Chapter Leadership Opportunities

Volunteer positions are one of the great benefits of joining the chapter. A chance to stretch or develop new skills in a prestigious chapter’s leadership can go a long way in one’s career development. There are always opportunities to work on a committee, run a group or serve on the Board of Directors where you make close professional connections as well as practicing your leadership and interpersonal skills.

Access to job listings

When anyone posts a job on our website (a free service to the world linked from our homepage), it will show up on a member-only job listing page.


Please Note: ATD Golden Gate Individual and Student Memberships are assigned to the individual member and are non-transferable to another member or within an organization. ATD Golden Gate Corporate memberships are assigned to members of an organization and are transferable within an organization. All ATD Golden Gate memberships are non-refundable.

What They’ve Been Saying . . .

. . . 2 hours felt like 45 minutes! Truly impactful and engaging program!

. . . I love ATD GG Events for the networking opportunities they provide!

-- Comments from participants at July 2019 program