Welcome to NZATD – the New Zealand Association for Training and Development is the independent organisation for learning and development professionals in Aotearoa New Zealand. 


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Member Benefits

Learning Events

2016 Conference

2016 L&D Awards

Information & resources

Training & Development magazine

Member discounts

Formal recognition

Events at preferential rates

Reduced insurance premiums

Join us

Professional development events

eLearning showcases

Informative webinars

Networking events

Regional events

Site visits


Ground Control to L&D!

Is L&D in touch with the business?

What are the latest trends?

What does the future hold?

Great speakers & sessions

L&D Awards dinner

Trade expo







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NZATD Events


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NZATD Membership Benefits

With three main branches in Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury and a membership nation-wide and offshore, NZATD is your community for learning and development best practice.


NZATD members join NZATD for a wide variety of reasons and enjoy access to:

  • Regular learning and development events
  • Special professional and personal development events
  • National conference
  • Affiliated organisation events at preferential rates
  • Local, national, and international networking
  • Training & Development magazine in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD)
  • Branch newsletters
  • Targeted industry advertising
  • Member discounts
  • Informative website
  • Professional membership programme
  • Formal recognition of skills and experience through professional conversation
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Technical information and expertise
  • Informal advice and support
  • Professional liability and indemnity cover at preferential rates
  • Provider directory listing

NZATD’s Three Pillars – Visibility, Value and Viability

The key to NZATD’s strategy going forward is a focus on our three pillars of Visibility, Value and Viability:

– ensuring our members know what we are achieving; prospective members know we are here; employers know where to come; the wider community are eager to hear our voice and listen to what we say.

NZATD ValueVALUE – ensuring our members appreciate their membership;
employers recognise the added value that employing a member will bring; being recognised by the wide community for the value that comes from the strength and experience of a united Association of learning professionals.

– ensuring longer term sustainability for our Association through prudent governance and management; building a reputation of integrity and professionalism that endures beyond any individual; leaving a strong legacy for those who will come after us.