ISA is Bold Thinking.

ISA is bold thinking. smart growth. here to inspire. helping increase profitability.

Founded in 1978, ISA remains committed to helping training, performance and talent development firms build, enhance and share their success. Our membership includes more than 80 companies that are contributing to the success of more than 100,000 clients across the Fortune 500.



  • Annual Business Retreat
  • C-Level Forums
  • Facilitated Connections
  • ISA Awards
  • ISA CEOs/Presidents/Owners Meeting
  • ISA Connection LinkedIn Group
  • ISA Membership Directory
  • ISA NewsFlash
  • ISA Webinars
  • ISA Website
  • Research/Benchmarking Best Practices


ISA quick facts. did you know?

  • Member firms range in size from $1 million to $200 million plus in annual revenues.

  • The majority of ISA members are privately held firms.

  • ISA member firms serve corporations from all industries...

    …including health services, finance/banking, high tech, insurance, transportation/utilities, business services and the public sector/government.

  • ISA members have a global reach...

    …with the majority of firms conducting at least a portion of their business outside North America.


We continually work to find the best resources and practical references for our members. The following business tools explore trends, best practices and market forecasts related to the training, learning & performance consulting industry.

Industry Resources

2020 Coronavirus Insights – visit

2019 Training: Industry Report (Update Dec 2020)

Recommended Resources:

2019 ATD State of the Industry – (Update Nov 2020)

Deloitte – 2019 Global Human Capital Trends (2020 study in process May 2020) – 

ISA Book

Thanks to the expertise of Elaine Biech (ISA member and President of ebb associates inc), Developing Talent for Organizational Results is a contributed volume of approximately 50 activites, articles and instruments from the most renowned learning providers in the world. This book showcases the work of ISA members. (Published 2012/ISBN: 978-1-118-12375). For information about obtaining a copy of ISA’s book click here.

ISA Sponsored Whitepapers

ISA In The News

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