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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 April Chapter of the Month, Tulsa!

The Tulsa Chapter sought to increase its joint membership percentage from 40 to 50 percent in one year by implementing five successful strategies. The chapter agreed to share monthly updates about Power Membership during board meetings, joined the Chapter Membership on the ATD Store program, and highlighted the benefits of Power Membership to chapter members through promotion and discounts at chapter events. Additionally, the chapter reached out to ATD members in Oklahoma and encouraged members to attend ATD 2018 as part of the Tulsa Chapter’s team. As a result of its efforts, the chapter achieved 51 percent joint membership five months before its stated goal and received Membership Super Star recognition for the year.

Tulsa Board - April 2020 COM
Photo taken at the ATD Oklahoma 2019 Statewide Conference in Tulsa:
Back row Left to Right: Skip Eller, VP of Finance; Gerald Jones, Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator.
Front row Left to Right: Kim Boggs, VP of Marketing; Lewana Harris, 2020 President-Elect; Walt Hansmann, CPLP, 2019 President; Samantha Herman, ATD Senior Project Manager; Bob Pike, Creative Training Techniques Facilitator; Linda Jenkins, 2018 President.
Not Pictured: Stacy David, VP of Programming; Ashley Whitfield, VP of Membership.


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
2016 Chapters of the Month
2015 Chapters of the Month
2014 Chapters of the Month