National Staff Development and Training Association

Welcome to the NSDTA Website


NSDTA's Mission


The mission of the NSDTA is to build professional and organizational capacity in the human services through a national network of membership sharing ideas and resources on organizational development, staff development, and training.  This web site is one way we intend to accomplish our mission.





The National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) was founded in 1983 and incorporated as an affiliate of APHSA in 1985 to support persons responsible for human service training and staff development on the local, state, or federal level.


As the field of training and development continues to evolve, so too will this website.  We are committed to using this site as a means of sharing information and best practices.  If you have information you would like to see included on this site, please contact us.  By creatively working together, we can all benefit, and in turn, continue to work to improve the well-being of society’s children, adults, and families.


Browse the pages of this site to find Resources to help you and your colleagues, including publications you can order and share.  Go to the About Us section of our site to learn more about NSDTA.


Our Professional Development Institute is an annual event.  This institute is a premier national training and networking event for people involved in human services training, staff development and organizational development. Find out more about this year’s Professional Development Institute.  


NSDTA is an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA).  As such, becoming a member of NSDTA means you are also a member of APHSA.  More information on benefits of membership is available in Membership Information.


2016 NSDTA Conference

The planning is well underway for the 2016 Annual NSDTA Conference which will be held Saturday, October 15th– Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 in New Brunswick, NJ at the Hyatt Regency and the New Jersey Professional Center at DCF.  This is a first for NSDTA where we will be utilizing the training rooms and simulation spaces at the New Jersey Professional Center at DCF which houses the Office of Training and Professional Development.  The theme for the conference is Cultivating Excellence, Growing Innovation,  Harvesting Results.  


NSDTA Conference / Professional Development Institute Registration Information


ISM 2012 

Conference Presentations 


ISM 2011 Conference Presentations 

APHSA 2010 Spring Conference Presentations 

ISM 2010 Conference Presentations 

ISM 2009 Conference Presentations 

ISM 2009 Conference Photo Library

NSDTA Annual Conference