The ISTD organises Training Programs, all over the country both at Chapter and National Levels. The programs cover selected areas of HRD with special emphasis on Training of Trainers, Training Goals & Objectives and Training Tools & Technologies. A very large number of Public and Private Sector Organisations, Training Institutions Central And State Government participate in these programs, some of which have been held in collaboration with Planning Commission, Bureau of Public Enterprises and the Training Division of Department of Personnel, Government Of India.
The Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD), established in April 1969 is a National, level Professional & Non-profit society registered under the societies Registration Act, 1860. It has a large membership of institutions and persons involved in the training and development of human resources from government, public and private sector organisations and enterprises, educational and training institutions and other bodies. It has 40 chapters throughout the country with the National Headquarters at New Delhi. The society is affiliated to the International Federation of Training and Development Organisations (IFTDO), USA and Asian Regional Training and Development Organisations (ARTDO), Manila.
The Society publishes a Quarterly Journal, Indian Journal of Training and Development ISTD Diploma in Training & Development is a correspondence course of 18 months duration (one year of course work followed by internship of six months duration. The Diploma is recognised by the Government of India for recruitment to superior posts.
ISTD is managed by a National Council, headed by a President at the apex level and Managing Committees headed by a Chairman at the Chapter level. They are assisted by other office bearers and functional committees in a wide spectrum of activities.
ISTD is affiliated, as a founder member, to the International Federation of Training and Development Organisations (IFTDO), Geneva, and Asian Regional Training and Development Organisation (ARTDO), Manila. ISTD members have played leading roles in the management of these two Organisations by holding responsible Offices in these bodies such as Presidents, Chairmen of the Committees, governing board members etc. ISTD has an agreement with the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) for mutually sharing resources and extending benefits to members of the respective Organisations