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CARE: Chapter Affiliation Requirements

Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) are a set of performance guidelines designed to help chapters deliver consistent benefits to members. CARE consists of elements in six key areas that are necessary for running a chapter like a business: Board of Directors, Communication, Finance, Governance, Membership, and Programming.

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Early Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021*
*Early submission will enter the chapter in to a drawing to win a free ALC registration.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021


At the 2018 ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC), Wendy Gates Corbett, CPLP, and Chris Coladonato, CPLP, current and incoming National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) chairs, respectively, announced that chapter services and the NAC planned to review and revise the Chapter Affiliations Requirements (CARE) survey. Over the course of 2019, significant work was done to evaluate the current process and implement changes. The updates were announced in person to chapter leaders at 2019 ALC. The changes that were announced in 2019 take effect this year. Resources to assist in your understanding and completion of 2020 CARE are below.

Goals of the CARE Review
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Support chapters to run like a business.
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Maintain affiliation with ATD to ensure consistency and alignment.
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Decrease the administrative burden of survey completion.
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Partner with chapter services to assist in the completion of the survey.
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Compile meaningful data for chapters and create deeper synergy between ATD and chapters.
CARE Results
The CARE membership goal helps establish that members of ATD and its chapters are part of the same organization with shared valuable resources and a shared compelling mission that effectively meets members’ professional development needs.