American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Cascadia Chapter Serving Oregon and Southwest Washington
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Affiliated Organizations


The Chapter has developed affiliation agreements with a number of other professional membership organizations related to the training and development fields and of interest to our members.

One of the benefits of these affiliations is to allow ASTD members to attend programs sponsored by the following organizations at their member rates. Affiliated organizations also share information about each other's programs and events.

For a list of an affiliate's events, click on their web site below.

(Portland Chapter, Association for Psychological Type)
Local Contact:  Pam Rechel,
Chapter is intended for anyone interested in learning more about psychological type for either professional or personal applications. Objectives include promoting the sharing, understanding, and responsible use of psychological type through research, meetings and education.


(American Society of Quality - Portland Chapter)
Local Contact:  John Rudnick,
ASQ has been the leading quality improvement organization in the United State for total quality management, failure analysis and zero defects. The mission of the Portland Section is to serve the quality needs of the Portland metro area.

(National Speakers Association - Oregon Chapter)
Local Contact:  Gail Hand,
The Oregon Chapter of the National Speakers Association is the state chapter of the premier association for experts who speak professionally. NSA-Oregon members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines who provide resources and education for a wide range of audiences.

(NW Coaches Association)
Local Contact:  Ronnie Noize, 360-882-1298,
NWCA is a non-profit, professional membership organization dedicated to promoting the coaching profession and supporting the professional development needs of its members.
Affirmative Action Association
Local Contact:  Jeanne Vodka, 503-266-5035,
This association is a non-profit, professional membership organization dedicated to providing information and education on Equal Opportunity Employment and Diversity and serves the Portland metro area.

Oregon OD Network

(Organization Development Network - Oregon Chapter)
Local Contact:  Ray Redburn,
ODN is a non-profit, professional membership organization whose primary purpose is to cultivate community, offer educational opportunities and provide a forum for the development and exchange of ideas for Oregon organization development practitioners.


(Oregon Mediation Association)
Local Contact:  Cynthia Moore, 872-9775,
OMA is a non-profit association that has the dual purpose of providing guidance to Oregon mediators and education to the public about appropriate mediation procedures.
(Portland Human Resource Management Association)
Local Contact:  John Deller, 971-321-6592,
The mission of the Portland Human Resource Management Association chapter is to further the development of human resource professionals as business partners.

 Society for Technical Communication

(Society for Technical Communication - Willamette Valley Chapter)
Local Contact:  Joanne Wakeland,
STC is the largest professional society in the world dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of technical communication.

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