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Community of Practice FAQs

ASTD Community of Practice FAQs

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What are the benefits to joining an ASTD Community of Practice?

By selecting into a Community of Practice you will have a more personal and relevant experience with ATD. Content and offerings that appeal to you will be easier to find. We will also be working to refine our communications with you based on your community selections.

Do I have to be an ASTD member to join a Community of Practice?

You do not need to be a member of ATD to join a Community of Practice, but you do need to register on the website. Please note that a large portion of the content is available to members only.

Do non-members have access to the same Community of Practice benefits as ATD members?

Some Community of Practice content will be free, just like some content is free to the public on the ATD website. Other content will be behind the membership firewall. There will be five free-views of premium content allowed for non-members.

How are the Communities of Practice managed?

An ATD staff person manages the community and engages and enriches the community through content offerings.

How do I join a Community of Practice?

You may join a Community of Practice by opting into the newsletter in the bottom right of the community page. You may manage your Community of Practice preferences under your community preferences tab under "My Profile."

How do I participate in ATD Communities of Practice?

Visit the community page, comment on the blog, connect with the community manager, and share your knowledge!

How many ATD Communities of Practice are there?

There are currently ten. However the communities are organic and will change as the profession changes.

What are some of the features of the new site?

The new ATD website is cleaner and more content-rich. Easier to search for content relevant to you. There will be a video tour about the site features available.

What help or assistance is provided for using the Community of Practice site?

There will be a video tutorial and this FAQs (which will be updated based on questions from you). Customer Care will also be able to assist you.

What is a Community of Practice?

A network of professionals with shared interests, knowledge, and expertise

Why did ATD create a new website?

ATD’s shift to the community model and a focus on content was a key driver in the decision to create a new user experience via a new website.

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