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Chapter of the Month

The Chapter of the Month (COM) program highlights a chapter each month that deserves special recognition. Recipients must have had a Sharing Our Success (SOS) submission accepted, be 100 percent CARE achieved, and have not been featured as Chapter of the Month within the past 18 months.

Congratulations to the May Chapter of the Month, Rocky Mountain!


Book Exchange
The Rocky Mountain Chapter created a member-only benefit on its website for a talent development book swap. Books about the industry can sometimes be expensive, and the chapter had a few members retiring who were looking to give away their books. To simplify the process, the chapter created a member-only webpage and forum through which they can request books or post the books they would like to give away. The members work with each other directly to determine pick up/drop off of books. When the chapter returns to in-person meetings, the goal is to establish a library for the chapter. This strategy created an added bonus for members and provided and opportunity increase learning at little to no cost.

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Each Chapter of the Month receives the following:

  • $500 cash prize
  • Profile on the Chapter of the Month homepage
  • Letter from the ATD president and CEO
  • Use of press release banner and press release
  • Public recognition at Chapter Leader Day (CLD) and the ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC)
  • Listing in the ALC program
  • Use of the Chapter of the Month logo
  • Recognition in the Leader Connection Newsletter (LCN)

ATD highlights chapters that shine!

If your chapter has had a Sharing Our Success (SOS) submission accepted, is CARE achieved, and have not been featured recently as Chapter of the Month (within 18 months), you might be the next chapter for this award!

The COM program is managed by the Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC). Visit the CRC webpage for more information about COM and committee contact information.

If you have questions, please see the FAQs or contact your chapter relations manager (CRM). We look forward to working with you!

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Chapter of the Month (COM) program?
The Chapter of the Month program recognizes outstanding chapters whose practices and programs represent the best ATD has to offer. It highlights chapters who have earned special recognition for their best practice success.
What are the criteria to be Chapter of the Month?
To be considered for Chapter of the Month, a chapter must:
  • Have an approved Sharing Our Success (SOS) submission which demonstrates an innovative approach or solution to key chapter functions
  • Be CARE achieved at the time of selection
  • Not have been selected as Chapter of the Month in the previous 18 months
Is there a time limit or “expiration date” on approved SOS submissions for a chapter to be considered for Chapter of the Month?
There is no set time limit. As long as the chapter has at least one approved SOS submission and meets the other criteria above, it is eligible for Chapter of the Month.
How often can a chapter be Chapter of the Month?
One of the key criteria to receive the award is to not have been selected as Chapter of the Month within an 18-month timeframe. Additionally, factors such as chapter size, geographic location, and CARE category of the approved SOS submission(s) are also considered in an effort to be as fair as possible.
Past Chapters of the Month
2019 Chapters of the Month
  • January - Central Pennsylvania
  • February - Madison Area
  • March - Rocky Mountain
  • April - New York City
  • May - Central Ohio
  • June - Hawaii
  • July - Detroit
  • August - Greater Richmond
  • September - Los Angeles
  • October - Central Iowa
  • November - Central Florida
  • December - Maryland
2018 Chapters of the Month
  • January - Chattanooga Area
  • February - Baton Rouge
  • March - Sacramento
  • April - Rochester
  • May - Greater Philadelphia
  • June - Cascadia
  • July - Greater Las Vegas
  • August - Houston
  • September - Pikes Peak
  • October - Nebraska
  • November - Puget Sound
  • December - New Mexico
2017 Chapters of the Month