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Home: American Management Association (AMA)
"The American Management Association is a world leader in professional development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA’s approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—“learning through doing”—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including seminars, Webcasts and podcasts, conferences, corporate and government solutions, business books and research. Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge."
Home: The American Society of Training & Development (ASTD)
"ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world's largest association dedicated to the training and development profession. ASTD's members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in more than 120 U.S. chapters and with more than 10 international strategic partners. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers. Started in 1943, in recent years ASTD has widened the profession's focus to link learning and performance to individual and organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. ASTD's mission is to empower professionals to develop knowledge and skills successfully. ASTD also :
Provides resources for training and development professionals, educators, and students—research, analysis, benchmarking, online information, books, and other publications.
Brings professionals together in conferences, workshops, and online.
Offers professional development opportunities for training practitioners, from a Job Bank and Career Center, to certificate programs, and the only credential offered in the field: the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP).
Serves as the voice of the profession to the media and to public policy makers in the U.S., and collaborates with other associations, organizations, and educational institutions to advance the profession.
Recognizes excellence and sets the standard for best practices in learning and performance."
Home: Toastmasters International
Founded in 1924, "Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. The organization grew out of a single club, Smedley Chapter One Club, which would become the first Toastmasters club. It was founded by Ralph C. Smedley in 1924, at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California. Throughout its history, Toastmasters has served over four million people; today the organization serves over 292,000 members in 122 countries, through its over 14,350 member clubs. Toastmasters International motto is Where Leaders Are Made."
Home: Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
"The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership is an international nonprofit organization that serves individuals and organizations seeking to be better servant-leaders. It provides that service through a variety of programs described on the website. The Center for Servant Leadership is guided by the wisdom of its founder, Robert K. Greenleaf, who wrote The Servant As Leader and launched the modern servant leadership movement nearly 50 years ago. Both an ancient philosophy and modern practice, servant leadership enriches the lives of individuals, builds more effective organizations of all kinds and, ultimately, creates a more just and caring world."
Home: U.S. Navy Seals
"Navy SEALs are a unique breed of warrior who conduct special operations in any environment, but who are uniquely trained and equipped to operate from, around and in maritime areas. SEALs take their name from the environments in which they are trained to operate: sea, air and land. Their small highly trained teams usually work quietly at night conducting some of the nation's most important missions. SEALs are constantly deployed throughout the world to protect national interests. Navy SEALs and their high speed boat driving counterparts, Naval Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen, form the operational arms of the Naval Special Warfare community, which is headed by the Naval Special Warfare Command. NSW acts both as the Navy's special operations force as well as the Navy component of the U.S. Special Operations Command, which is responsible for all U.S. special operations forces. NSW training and preparation stresses an enduring commitment to individual initiative, personal responsibility and mission accomplishment. Naval Special Warfare goes to great lengths to ensure that its forces are capable and prepared."