EMERGE is a platform that provides visibility, voice and an unparalleled development opportunity to the next generation of Learning leaders in Houston.   EMERGE brings to bear the power of ATD Houston's multiple professional development channels and resources into an unprecedented development opportunity. 

  • Mentoring:  Year-long mentorship by an experienced L&D leader
  • Exposure: Cross-industry sharing of best practices
  • Application:  Problem solving and application of learning

Questions?  Contact EMERGE at emerge@tdhouston.org.

Bonnie Moore, ATD Houston President

Madhuri Kumar, EMERGE Director

Visibility, Exposure, Learning, Mentoring, Networking, Shaping Tomorrow

How does it work?

EMERGE will bring together a cohort of talent from various employers in the city.  The 12 month program has three key elements:

  1. MENTORSHIP: All selected participants will receive one-on-one mentorship with an experienced L&D leader.
  2. EXPOSURE: Participants will have multiple opportunities for exposure to talent strategies and practices in participating organizations. Each participant will host a showcase at their site.
  3. APPLICATION: Participants will take on a problem-solving group project sponsored by the ATD Houston board. This project will be presented at the 2017 ATD Houston Fall Conference hosted by the chapter.

While increasing their knowledge of Talent Development through cross-industry exposure, participants will develop their leadership skills in networking, executive presence, creative problem solving, and cross-industry collaboration. 


Identify and nominate your top millennial talent.


Nominated millennial enters the EMERGE selection process.


Upon selection, support your nominee through the journey.

Sponsoring Organization

As the sponsoring organization, your nomination of a candidate entails the following:

  1. Sponsor your nominee for ATD Houston chapter membership ($100)
  2. Sponsor an L&D leader from your organization for ATD Houston chapter membership ($100)
  3. Commit to hosting one showcase at your site, organized by your nominee. This half day event includes refreshments (est. $400)


September 2016

Selection and kickoff at ATD Houston Fall Conference

Sept 2016 - Feb 2017

Mentor assigned, showcases by participating organizations

Mar 2017 - Aug 2017

Group project work

September 2017

Graduation at ATD Houston Fall Conference


Association for Talent Development, Houston Chapter
PO Box 32, Bellaire, TX 77402
Email: admin@tdhouston.org

P 713-839-1757

F 713-839-1453

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