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Recognizing ATD Chapter Excellence

Monday, May 16, 2022

The 2022 Chapter Excellence Awards, which recognize efforts that took place in 2021, were presented Sunday to ATD chapters for excelling in joint membership growth, strategic partnerships, and advancing the profession through ATD certification.

The Excellence in Strategic Partnership Award was presented to the Greater Atlanta Chapter for being the large chapter (defined as having 300 or more members) to make a significant impact on local businesses and communities. The San Antonio Chapter was the medium (101-299 members) chapter and the Central Massachusetts Chapter was the small (fewer than 100 members) chapter honored in this category.

The Excellence in Advancing the Profession Through ATD Certification (APTD/CPTD) Award was presented to the Central Massachusetts Chapter (small chapter) and Hawkeye Chapter (medium chapter) for significantly fostering talent development in their communities and for professionalizing the industry through promoting the Certified Professional in Talent Development and Associate Professional in Talent Development credentials

The Greater Atlanta Chapter (large chapter), Austin Chapter (medium chapter), and Maine Chapter (small chapter) earned the Excellence in Net Joint Membership Growth awards for the greatest net increase in joint members from 2020 to 2021.

The Power Membership Award winners were also recognized. The rewards program recognizes the top three Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE)-achieved chapters in each size category with the highest percentage of joint chapter-ATD membership: Greater Cleveland, Central Massachusetts, and Tulsa for small; Metro DC, Rocky Mountain, Central Pennsylvania, Houston, and Kansas for medium; Dallas, Greater Atlanta, and Chicagoland for large. The winning chapters received a cash prize and a complimentary program registration.

"I became a chapter leader because the Bay Colonies board was looking to fill an open position. I liked the thought of giving back to the community that had shaped the foundation of my professional goals. I figured, why not? The commitment was only a couple hours a month, and the board seemed like a fun group to be around. I had no idea how profoundly it would shape my career. I cannot adequately describe how much being a chapter leader has given me. I began as the vice president of curation (aka taking notes at the once-a-month board meetings) and currently am loving every minute of being the president of Bay Colonies (aka doing a little bit of everything). My career has grown in ways that are not consistently accessible to me in my fulltime job. I have the opportunity to hone my communication skills, leadership skills, difficult conversation skills, presentation skills, strategic planning skills, networking skills, logistical skills, social media marketing skills, basically any skill that I want to improve upon. I am convinced that being a chapter leader is the perfect remedy to imposter syndrome and the best networking tool available."
—Wendy Picard, president, ATD Bay Colonies Chapter

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