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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 Dallas Chapter of ATD for being named the December 2017 Chapter of the Month!

The Dallas Chapter took a strategic approach to restructuring and implemented a new model of its leadership, the board, and the chapter to increase engagement both within the chapter and with corporations in the local area. The chapter desired to recruit more volunteers to not overwork the current team. The chapter also believed that leadership in the field needed more of a platform to be recognized for their programs, best practices, and corporate efforts locally. The board took ATD’s framework and structured the chapter’s programs around the ATD Competency Model. The chapter designed each quarter of the year to align with four core principles: organizational development, talent management, innovation learning solutions, and managing learning programs and teams. As a result, the chapter set a record of more than 400 people at events (previous average was 180), grew in membership and revenue for the chapter, increased corporate participation and engagement, and recruited up to 22 sponsors.
December 2017 COM - Dallas
From left to right:
Calvin Colbert (Board Advisor), Susan Frear (Past President), Glen Lumston (spouse of board member), Laurie Lumston (Board Advisor), Matt Hirst (President Elect), Bonnie Endicott (Board Member), Kim Bourque Valliere (Board Member), Jeff Valliere (spouse of board member), Jeff Kribs (Board Member), Susan Brookshire (Board Advisor), Bobby Griffin (Board Member), Mel Thompson (spouse of board member), Mike Thompson (President)

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