The Bangladesh Society for Training & Development (BSTD) is the apex professional organization for the trainer of Bangladesh. Established in 1980 its "General members" comprise trainers from both public and private sectors. People interested in training and human development may register themselves as "Associate member". It is a nonprofit democratic body whose structures, objectives and development activities are defined by a unanimously adopted constitution. It is incorporated as a legal entity under the Societies act XXI of 1860.The society is a member of International Foundation of Training and Development Organizations Ltd. (IFTDO) and Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA).