Why be a Member?

The members derive the immense benefit of networking with the Co-professionals in the field in India and also abroad. Besides they also have opportunities for:

  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest development in the continually change in training & development field.
  • Keeping abreast of experiments and experiences of other professionals in the country.
  • Participating in an All-India forum for exchange of ideas, views and information.
  • Securing valuable support of experienced professionals in specific tasks of training & development.
  • Having access to opportunities to contribute to professional activities.
  • Participating in national Conventions and Seminars/ Training Programmes at consessional fee.
  • Receiving ISTD News, the quarterly Newsletter, on the Society‚Äôs activities.
  • Receiving other ISTD publications at a special discount.
  • Participation in Conferences of IFTDO, ARTDO and ASTD at concessional rates.
  • Participate in the activities of the society and any of it’s chapters or to use it’s library, research and training materials, films, aids and equipment with or without charges, as may be determined by national council of the society.
  • Individual/Institutional/Life Members are entitled to vote/contest in the annual election of ISTD.¬†Entitlement subject to validity.
  • Associate members and Honorary members will not be entitled to vote/contest.

Type of Membership

1. Individual

Those who are engaged or interested in training & development, not less than 25 years of age, and are graduates of a recognized university or have an equivalent qualification, can become individual or life members of ISTD. Memberships in the society shall not be transferred from one individual to another.

2. Associate

Those preparing for a career in the field of Training & Development and in some manner fall short of the eligibility criteria for individual membership. 18 years is the minimum age for Associate Member.

3. Institutional

Organisations, departments or any other body, incorporated or otherwise, can become institutional members of ISTD. They are entitled to nominate two employees/persons as their nominees. The concerned institutions can transfer or change their nominees at their discretion.