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Chapter Excellence Awards

The Chapter Excellence Awards (CEA) recognizes chapters that achieved excellence in three key areas of chapter development.
ATD wants to reward and recognize your chapter for excellence in the following areas:
Chapters that made a significant impact on local businesses and communities.

Chapter leaders must submit an application for the Excellence in...
Chapters that significantly fostered talent development in their community and for professionalizing the industry through promoting the Associate Professional...
Chapters that demonstrated the highest overall growth rate of joint chapter and ATD members.

*No application is required to be considered for...

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Applications for the 2023 Chapter Excellence Awards are closed. The 2023 awards recognize achievements made by ATD chapters in the 2022 calendar year.

ATD awards a $1,000 cash prize to one small, medium, and large chapter in each key area for a total of nine possible awards. Chapters may be eligible to win up to $3,000! Winners are annually recognized at the ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC).

Categories:

  • Excellence in Strategic Partnership
  • Excellence in Advancing the Profession Through ATD Certification (APTD/CPTD)
  • Excellence in Net Joint Membership Growth

No more than one small, medium, and large chapter from each of the following categories are selected. Chapter sizes are defined as: small, less than 100 members; medium, 100–249 members; and large, 250+ members.

Eligibility:

Chapters are eligible to win consecutively in the strategic partnerships and advancing the profession categories as long as they submit applications for a different program/project than the previous year. Chapters are eligible to win only every two years in the net joint membership category. For example, if a chapter won in 2022, its next year of eligibility is 2024.

Minimum Criteria:

  • 100% CARE achievement (includes meeting the submission deadline of January 31, 2023)
  • Application must focus on activities executed in 2022
  • Measurable results with specific examples
  • Initiative supports ATD's and the chapter's mission/vision
  • Demonstrates how the chapter advanced the ATD brand

Application Resources:


Excellence in Advancing the Profession Through ATD Certification

Excellence in Strategic Partnership

View Examples of Past CEA Winners

"The ATD Central New York Chapter is proud to have been nationally recognized by ATD with Chapter Excellence Awards for various CNY ATD programs and activities. Along with the nice financial benefit, these awards have increased the awareness and credibility of CNY ATD with our members, the talent development community, and our local community. We proudly announce our recognitions whenever we have the opportunity." —Former CEA Winner

Congratulations to the 2022 Winning Chapters!
Click on each chapter below to learn more about their winning efforts.

Chapter Excellence Awards Overview

Learn more about the CEA's and how to apply through this 15 minute pre-recorded webinar!

Past Chapter Excellence Award Recipients
  • Greater Boston
  • Central New York, Hawaii
  • Greater Richmond, Central New York
  • Central Iowa
  • Hawkeye, Central New York, Dallas
  • New Mexico, Central New York, Greater Atlanta
  • Pikes Peak, Central New York
  • New Mexico, Niagara Frontier, Greater Atlanta
  • Hawkeye, Central New York, Greater Atlanta
  • Hawaii, Middle Tennessee, Greater Atlanta
  • San Antonio, Central New York
  • Greater Atlanta, Heart of Illinois, Puget Sound
  • Greater Richmond, South Florida, Metro DC
  • Rocky Mountain
  • South Florida
  • Metro DC, Rocky Mountain, Piedmont
  • South Florida, Greater Atlanta
  • Hawkeye, Central New York
  • Orange County, Metro DC
  • Southwest Florida, Puget Sound, Greater Atlanta
  • Greater Richmond, San Antonio
  • Cuyahoga Valley, Greater Twin Cities, Greater Atlanta
  • Greater Richmond, Austin, Houston
  • Bay Colonies, Central Indiana, Dallas
  • Greater Philadelphia, South Carolina Midlands
  • Bay Colonies, Los Angeles, Metro DC
  • Mississippi Valley, Kentuckiana, Puget Sound
  • Emerald Coast, Eastern Pennsylvania, Greater Atlanta
  • Hawkeye, Central New York, Greater Atlanta
  • Hawaii, Middle Tennessee, Greater Atlanta
  • San Antonio, Central New York
  • Greater Atlanta, Heart of Illinois, Puget Sound