Led by President and CEO, Tony Bingham, the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) is at the forefront of trends in learning and workforce development

As the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field, ASTD offers programs and services to help members improve individual and organizational performance through learning. ASTD’s 125 chapters in the United States and 20 international partners provide opportunities for members to convene at the local and regional levels throughout the world.

Tony Bingham is also the co‐author of The New Social Learning published in 2010. Through stories and case studies, he and Marcia Conner offer compelling evidence for the training profession on how to transform learning using social media. Tony’s 2007 book, Presenting Learning, was co‐authored by Tony Jeary. It was written to help learning professionals articulate the business case for learning more persuasively, position themselves as a strategic partner, and communicate a compelling story about the impact of learning on business results.

Together with the Board of Directors and supported by a staff of 90 and a wide volunteer network, Tony Bingham is focused on helping members lead talent management in their organizations, build their business skills, understand the impact of social media on informal learning, close skills gaps, and connect their work to the strategic priorities of business. ASTD is frequently quoted about these trends and its own research in top‐tier business publications such as BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

More About Speaker, Tony Bingham. . .
In 2009, under Tony Bingham’s direction, ASTD expanded its reach with the acquisitions of The Bureaucrat, Inc. and its quarterly journal, The Public Manager, and the United Professional Sales Association (UPSA). These affiliations help ASTD to spotlight the value of learning and its impact on achieving results in the public sector and professional sales field.

With broad‐based business, financial, operational, and technical management expertise, Tony Bingham joined ASTD in 2001 as the Chief Operating Officer / Chief Information Officer. He became President and CEO in February 2004.