Chapter Leaders Conference
2017 ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC)
October 12-14, 2017, Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Crystal City, VA
This annual conference is exclusively for ATD chapter leaders! Current and incoming board members are invited to attend this conference to network with fellow chapter leaders and share best practices for running an ATD chapter.
Make plans to join us in Arlington, Virginia, for another great event as we share best practices and network with ATD's top chapter leaders! Get the chatter going on Twitter with hashtag #ATDALC.
Questions about ALC? Contact Erin Strider, Project Manager, Chapter Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to go to the ALC website
ATD Chapter Leaders Conference Program Advisory Committee (ALC PAC)
The ALC PAC, a national advisory committee comprised of chapter leaders, works with ATD staff to develop and execute the annual ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC).
The ALC PAC is charged with reviewing and recommending session proposals for ALC, identifying programming gaps, and recommending topics and speakers to fill those gaps. The ALC PAC solicits conference sponsors, recommends keynote speakers, and serves as the host committee during the conference. ALC PAC members attend the conference and collect feedback from attendees regarding areas of success or improvement. The ALC PAC term is one year in length.
*Each year the ALC PAC accepts applications from chapter leaders interested in serving a one-year term on the advisory committee for the upcoming year. Candidates should have served at least one year as a chapter board member and attended ALC while serving as a chapter leader. Current chapter leaders should not apply to serve on the ALC PAC during the year of their presidential term.
2017 ALC PAC
Bernadette Costello, Metro DC Chapter; ALC PAC Chair
Bonnie Moore, Houston Chapter
Rosa Espinal, Central Florida Chapter
Doug Moudy, Metro DC Chapter
Jenni Stone, FL Suncoast Chapter
Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC)
The Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC), an ATD advisory committee comprised of chapter leaders, is charged with identifying, recognizing, and sharing chapter best practices. CRC members recommend and select Sharing Our Success (SOS) submissions for recognition and recognize chapters for the Chapter of the Month (COM) distinction. For more information, check out our chapter-related ATD committees at-a-glance document.
- CRC FAQs: Find out more about the work of committee and the SOS/COM selection process.
- CRC YouTube Channel: Watch interviews with SOS submitters and COM winners to hear about their experiences with the process and the value gained from their participation.
- Sharing Our Success (SOS): The SOS program helps chapters improve through sharing easy-to-use ideas, resources, and practices in the areas of communication, contribution to the community, membership, and the development of programs, products, and services. If your chapter has a best practice, sample form, or template to share, click here to submit your SOS best practice.
Chapter of the Month (COM):
The COM program highlights a chapter each month that deserves special recognition. Recipients must be innovative, have had an approved SOS accepted, be CARE achieved, and have not been recognized within the past 18 months.
2017 Chapter Recognition Committee Members:
Jennifer Rogers, CPLP, Chair- Piedmont
Jennifer Buckley - Florida Suncoast
Jessica Potter, CPLP - South Florida
Leanne Barron - Chattanooga Area
Lisa Goodpaster - Heart of Central Illinois
Rebecca Everett - San Diego
If you have questions, please see the FAQs or contact your chapter relations manager. We look forward to working with you!
Chapter Leader Day is an opportunity for chapter leaders from around the country to network, share ideas, and learn about ATD resources. Chapter Leader Day programming focuses on addressing common chapter challenges, identifying best practices for running a chapter, and provides face-to-face networking opportunities for chapter leaders. Join us on Sunday, May 21 for this extended program and a chance to meet members of the chapter services department staff and National Advisors for Chapters (NAC). RSVP today!
ATD's International Conference is the premier event for talent development professionals, with more than 10,000 attendees from over 80 countries. Join us May 21-24, 2017 in Atlanta to share insights and best practices with colleagues, network with the smartest people in the profession, and learn from world-renowned thought leaders. You won’t just be keeping up with the latest trends; you’ll be staying in front of them.
Top 5 reasons to attend:
- Largest conference in the field providing the most choices for your development
- 300 top rated educational sessions
- World-renowned speakers
- Networking with like-minded peers from around the world
- World-class expo
Promote ATD 2017 in your Chapter!
For a customizable flyer your chapter can use to promote the conference, use of the its Chapter Incentive Program (ChIP) code, and for chapter team formation, please use this template. As a reminder, for each registration tracked with your chapter's ChIP code, your chapter will receive a 10 percent commission (maximum of $80).
Chapter Leader Roundtables
The Chapter Leader Roundtable is a virtual discussion open to all chapter leaders as an opportunity to come together and share ideas that work. Held every other month, each Roundtable will be driven by a single question. Come prepared to share your answer and to learn from fellow chapter leaders in these lively discussions and leave the Roundtable with a list of great ideas that work.
Tuesday, April 25, 1 p.m. ET: Chapter Programming
What has been your chapter’s most successful program in the last two years?
Wednesday, June 14, 12 p.m. ET: Volunteers
What is one thing your chapter has done to engage (and keep engaged) volunteers?
Chapter Leader Webcast
Wednesday, March 29, 2 p.m. ET: Expanding Your Chapter’s Reach Through Social Media
Feeling as if your social media efforts are more antisocial than social? Join us for an hour-long, highly interactive flipped classroom exploration designed to help you rethink how we use social media to engage and serve chapter members and prospective members. Topics to be covered include challenges for chapters, best practices, and tips, along with tools and resources. You will leave the session able to explain how social media platforms can increase engagement with our on-site and online members. You will also take away at least three examples you can incorporate into your own work and ideas for at least two actions you will immediately incorporate into your chapter's social media efforts to serve or engage current and prospective members.
For those interested in taking a flipped classroom approach to the session, the following videos should be reviewed before the session begins:
“Social Media? Get Serious! Understanding the Functional Building Blocks of Social Media.”
J.H. Keitzmann, K. Hermkens, I.P. McCarthy, and B.S. Silvestre
YouTube, posted February 21, 2014 (6 minutes, 24 seconds)
“Big Give” (event promotional video)
David Stoffel, ATD Sacramento Chapter
YouTube, posted January 10, 2017 (56 seconds)
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