Association Training Academy

Who We Are

The Association Training Academy (ATA) is a professional network of highly skilled organizational change agents, consultants, facilitators, coaches, and organization development practitioners. The network provides professional development, coaching, and training to associations, nonprofits, unions, school districts, and civic organizations that are grappling with tough issues related, but not limited, to:

  • Board Development
  • 9 1/2 Secrets of Successful People
  • Are You the Leader You Think You Are?
  • Executive, Presidential, and Management Onboarding
  • Education Support Professional Development
  • Staff Engagement and Morale
  • Retirement Coaching: What’s Next?
  • Difficult Conversations

  • Communication Skills for HR Professionals
  • Agenda Driving
  • Project Management
  • Leadership and Well Being
  • Managing Leadership Potential
  • Points of You
  • The Language of Coaching
  • The Write Space (online)

ATA Network Associates hold extensive certifications in organization development, facilitation skills, leadership development, project management, management training, board development, and executive coaching.

ATA prides itself on having a team of professionals with academic preparation and experience on the front lines of working with associations and advocacy groups facing unprecedented challenges.

Our Mission:

To positively impact leadership and human systems in associations by helping people to master competencies in adaptive leadership, strategic communication, organizing, relationship management (team building), conflict resolution, and aligned thinking.

Our Purpose:

  • To provide a high level of learning experiences for leaders, managers, and staff who work for associations and advocacy organizations, specifically unions.
  • To design and deliver board training to help associations meet their governance goals
  • To provide executive coaching based on desired goals and outcomes

Our Core Values:

  • To focus on excellence in consultation, design, execution, and assessment of experiential training engagements
  • To maintain open lines of communication to ensure association needs are fulfilled at the highest level of service and commitment
  • To understand the association’s current reality and desired future
  • To perform professional duties with respect for confidentiality
  • To design interventions customized for each unique environment
  • To be knowledgeable of best practices in association effectiveness and leadership development