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President's Message

Dear ATD FW/MC members and guests:

I am honored to serve as the Chapter President for 2022. I want to thank my predecessor, Jeremy Jameson, and the 2021 board for their service and diligence in steering this chapter through a challenging year.

The workplace is rapidly changing due to uncertainties introduced by the pandemic. We have had to quickly adapt by offering both in-person and virtual meeting options to our audiences. This enabled us to continue to provide our regular programs and workshops without interruption. The effort to make our programs and resources more accessible will be ongoing throughout the year. We have already started by reducing the cost to attend our virtual chapter meetings to $10 for non-members/guests.

Here is a snapshot of what’s coming this month. Our virtual (Zoom) and in-person chapter meetings will be held on January 6th, 2022, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Instead of the regular Special Interest Groups (SIGs), we will debut a 30-minute networking session before the main presentation. Our speaker, Mathew Brown, will present on How to Respond to Change and Reskill with Continuous Learning and Development. Mathew is an ATD International Conference speaker and local DFW resident.

Starting in February, we will relaunch our SIGs as one (1) monthly virtual meeting with four (4) unique Quad workshops to focus on the following skill areas: career development, instructional design, leadership, and e-learning. Each SIG will be facilitated by our volunteers and occasionally feature industry experts. SIGs are free to attend.

On behalf of our ever-dedicated board, thank you for your continued support and willingness to adapt with us! Please reach out any time with questions or ideas to make our chapter even greater.

Happy New Year!

Samuel Apata


Joint membership offers talent development professionals a unique opportunity to connect with local, national, and international professionals. 

When you use our chapter's ChIP code (CH7039) when making an online purchase at the ATD Store, a portion of the revenue goes back to our chapter!

Upcoming Events

2022 Board of Directors

Welcome 2022 Board of Directors

President: Samuel Apata
Past President: Jeremy Jameson
President Elect: Lara Azcona
VP of Programs: Vera Wallace
VP of Membership: Anthony Ormsbee-Hale
VP of Comms/Marketing: Christi Doporto
VP Professional Development: Jess Buhl
VP Technology: Lorie Brown
VP Special Projects: Susan Wines
VP of University Relations & Student Mentoring: Sandy Robinson
Director of Virtual Engagement: Ellen Brisendine

VP of Finance: Open
VP of Hospitality: Open

If you are interested in an open board position, email Jeremy (2021 President) or Samuel  (2022 President) with your choice of position.

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THANK YOU TrainingPros for becoming ATD Fort Worth/Mid-Cities' chapter sponsor. We look forward to our  partnership to further our mission to champion professionals in talent development through outstanding programs and building relationships.

TrainingPros local relationship managers work with learning & development organizations to provide training resources. Our consultants are highly experienced in program design, development, and delivery. TrainingPros onboarding process paves the way for highly success learning & development projects for both our clients and consultants. For more information, please see our website at www.training-pros.com, contact us at info@training-pros.com, or follow us on LinkedIn.



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Want to Volunteer? Email the chapter President and see where you can let your talents shine!


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For any general inquires please email: president@atdfortworth.org

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