Resources for Students

The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) AHRD offers professional and student memberships, providing access to members-only resources and discounts on conference registration. For more information about the AHRD, visit their website here.



The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. ATD provides high-quality educational resources through books, webinars, research articles, conferences and other educational programs. For more information about ATD, visit their website here.

The Conference Board helps organizations of all sizes understand and respond to the most critical issues of our time through research. The Conference Board works within and across three main subject areas – Corporate Leadership; Economy & Business Environment; and Human Capital – to create a unique perspective that helps business leaders respond today, anticipate tomorrow, and make the right strategic decisions every day. The Conference Board offers extensive resources, including research, webcasts and conferences. For more information about The Conference Board, visit their website here.


The International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) provides research-based information, strategies, tools, and guidance helping organizations create more meaningful results through ISPI's 10 Standards of Performance Improvement. ISPI provides continuing education opportunities for organizational leaders, performance practitioners, and all other people interested in driving human and organizational performance. ISPI offer a wide variety of courses, workshops, and conferences.

ISPI also offers Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) certification, helping practitioners prove their level of proficiency; distinguish themselves among the performance improvement community; and fill the growing demand for people who can create positive impact for a wide variety of companies, industries, and organizations. For more information about CPT certification or ISPI, please visit their website here.


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Founded by Drs. Jack and Patti Phillips, the ROI Institute, Inc. is a research, benchmarking and consulting organization—provides workshops, publications and consulting services surrounding the ROI Methodology™. For more information about the ROI Institute, visit their website here.

Phillips ROI Methodology Highlights

  • More than 5,000 organizations have implemented the ROI Methodology
  • More than 7,000 professionals have attended ROI Certification Workshops
  • More than 30,000 professionals have participated in two-day ROI workshops
  • International and Local ROI Networks
  • 70 books translated into 38 languages


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. The SHRM offers professional and student memberships, providing access to conferences and publications. The SHRM provides research and resources on topics including compliance, diversity and inclusion, risk management, technology, competency models, compensation and benefits, and talent acquisition.

A leader in the HR field, the SHRM offers certifications for HR professionals. This credential is widely recognized among industry leaders, providing evidence of high levels of knowledge and skills. For more information about the SHRM, visit their website here.