About Us

The Irish Institute of Training & Development, founded in 1969, is the non-profit professional body representing members concerned with human resource training and development in Ireland.

Our 2,000+ members work in business, industry, consultancy, voluntary, community, education and the public sector.

FAQs about the IITD and Trainers' Learning Skillnet.


Leading the learning and development profession in Ireland by inspiring excellence in practice to develop individuals and organisations to reach their full potential


  • Authoritative source of industry knowledge, expertise and opinions
  • Membership community of choice for L&D professionals and interested parties
  • Contributors to national policy on L&D related matters
  • Preferred providers of education and CPD for L&D professionals
  • Formulating and promoting best practice and standards
We strive to:

Support members:
  • Provide professional education in T&D and a rich range of services, supports, events and resources
  • Provide a basis for member certification, enhance professional development and thus employment opportunities
  • Organise members into active networks, regionally and nationally, to meet their needs
Ensure L&D best practice:
  • Identify, disseminate and facilitate international best practice
  • Keep up with the latest global trends, thinking and research
  • Influence key stakeholders and policymakers

The IITD team consists of our staff, our National Council elected by members, and our team of specialised trainers and panel of associates.