Welcome to the introductory page about our award-winning
The Cascadia Chapter was formed in 1947 and is affiliated
with the national ASTD organization. Many early members of
the Chapter were from the "Silicon Forest" outside
Portland, Oregon and high tech industries. We currently
stand at over 600 members and growing.
Throughout the years, the Chapter gladly provided
services to those outside the Portland metro area. In 1997,
the Board decided to make our expanded service area
official. Hence, the renaming of the Chapter from the
Portland Metro Chapter to the Cascadia Chapter. We cover the
entire state of Oregon and parts of SW Washington. We are
the only Chapter to cover such a broad geographical area.
Our Chapter is proud of our rich and varied history and
of the lessons learned in operating a non-profit
organization. The Chapter has been fortunate to have leaders
of vision who were willing to tackle the operational issues
along with building cutting-edge programs and fostering
networking among training professionals. The Chapter has
been awarded numerous accolades from the national ASTD
organization for such leadership.
With our members' and volunteers' help, we will continue
our efforts to be the premier resource for training and
development professionals in our service area.