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July 23 LCN

July 14, 2023

ATD Chapter Leader Connection Newsletter

Updates & Reminders

  • Submit the Chapter’s 2023 CARE Contact

    CARE contacts facilitate data gathering and manage the reporting process for the board. These contacts will receive key CARE information and announcements throughout the year, including the chapter’s unique submission platform login. Submit your contact via the online form. As a reminder, the online 2024 CARE survey submission deadline is January 31, 2023.

  • Q2 2023 Joint Membership 

    Due to internal team transitions and upcoming project deadlines, chapter services will not be sending out Q2 joint membership lists this month. Joint membership reports will resume in October to reflect the Q3 data. If you are particularly concerned about your chapter’s joint membership numbers, please reach out to your CRM to request an updated list.

  • Chapter Exclusive Programming & CARE

    Send at least one standalone marketing message to promote the upcoming webinar “Backstage Pass: ATD’s New Focus on Developing Sales Capability” to chapter members and count the event as a professional development program in the chapter’s 2023 CARE submission. Simply promote the event via email or social media and upload a screenshot using this online form to receive credit. Chapter leaders can access marketing materials to promote the event here.

ATD Summer Sale 2023

ATD’s summer sale is just around the corner. From July 24 to August 18, all certificate and master programs, on-demand courses, APTD and CPTD prep courses, and the TDBoK are 20% off. During the third week of the sale, August 7 to11, select resources across ATD, including membership, are on sale. All memberships, including chapter leader memberships and power memberships, will 10% off. We would also like to include a 10% discount on your chapter’s membership as part of the promotion to support power membership growth. If your chapter does NOT wish to participate in this promotion, please email [email protected] by Wednesday, July 19.

Please note that we share this information for planning purposes, but it should remain confidential. We ask that chapters do not advertise the sale in advance.

Chapter Incentive Program (ChIP) Notifications

Beginning in 2023, chapter services is adjusting its protocol regarding Chapter Incentive Program (ChIP) revenue notifications. ChIP funds are disbursed quarterly to chapters via ACH. A single designated contact will receive documentation of the payment via email. This email will come from [email protected] and include an attachment with the payment breakdown. The notification email will look like the sample below:

The attached payment advice will break the chapter’s ChIP revenue down by category. A sample is included above.

Quarter 2 ChIP payments and notifications went out earlier this week. If a representative of your chapter board did not receive this notification or you have questions about your chapter’s designated contact, please reach out to your CRM.


Chapter Leader Webinars

Be sure to register for our upcoming chapter leader webinars. Click the links below for more details and to sign up.

Backstage Pass: ATD's New Focus on Developing Sales Capability – July 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Be one of the first to get an insider view into how ATD is investing in the sales training and enablement community. During this webinar, sales content leader Dayna Williams will share how a team of diverse, sales enablement professionals have taken the ATD Capability model and thoughtfully re-casted it to guide the work we do to 'Develop Sales Capability' within revenue-generating organizations. She'll walk through the Work Methodology contained within this model and how this process will come alive at this year's SELL conference in November. Join to receive access to a special discount code for SELL registration just for chapter members.  Click here to register.

Leader Connection Hour: How to Recruit, Engage, and Retain Board Members and Volunteers– October 12 at 2:00 p.m. ET

In this second session of our two-part Leader Connection Hour series, learn proven strategies for attracting and retaining quality board members and volunteers. From effective recruitment tools and practices to right-sizing involvement, our National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) will share their expertise and best practices. Join us for an insightful conversation on how to build a strong, committed team. Click here to register.

 Innovation & Recognition 

July Chapter of the Month: New York City

The New York City Chapter developed an onscreen quick reference guide to support chapter leaders in creating consistent and complete event listings in Wild Apricot. Their Wild Apricot sidekick guides users through each step in the event creation process with helpful screenshots and tips. The sidekick is editable and can be easily tailored to the needs of other chapters looking to implement something similar. This new tool has allowed the chapter to streamline its event creation and management process and reduce errors for members attempting to register for events.

Read more about this program.

Sharing Our Success (SOS)

The SOS program helps chapters improve by sharing and finding easy-to-use ideas, resources, and practices. Submit your chapter's best practice to gain recognition, share your knowledge, measure your accomplishments against established criteria, and be considered for a Chapter of the Month award. Learn more and submit here.

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Connect With Fellow Chapter Leaders

Join the ATD Chapter Leaders LinkedIn Group  to share resources, ask questions, and celebrate successes with other chapter leaders. Please note that you must be an active chapter volunteer to participate in this group.

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