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November 10, 2022

ATD Chapter Leader Connection Newsletter


  • Apply to Join the Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC)!
    Are you interested in volunteering at a national level while working with and celebrating chapters from across the country?

    The Chapter Recognition Committee manages:
    • The Sharing Our Success (SOS) Program
    • The Chapter of the Month (COM) Program
    • The Chapter Excellence Awards (CEA)

    The application deadline is November 17Learn more about the CRC and apply!

  • ALC 2023 Call for Session Proposals is Open! 
    Submit your ideas for sessions for ALC 2023 being held in San Diego in May. 

  • ALC 2022 Survey Link
    Please complete the survey by 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday, November 13, 2022. Submissions will be put in a raffle for an ATD Swag Box.

ATD22 Orlando May 15-28 2022

How will you celebrate Employee Learning Week (ELW)?

ELW is an annual opportunity for companies and chapters to demonstrate their commitment to talent development. Visit for more information, marketing materials, and resources to support your promotion of ELW locally. Don't forget to fill out the form on the bottom of the ELW website to share what your chapter is doing for ELW, and ATD will recognize your chapter as a 2022 Champion of Learning.

Chapter Leader Exclusives

Chapter Leader Professional Development Tip of the Month:

Conflict Resolution for Teams Course

Effective communication and trust play a significant role in building strong teams and relationships. Identify strategies and ways to mitigate conflict with workplace teams and reduce the need for difficult conversations. Reflect on the strategies you’ve found to work well for you and the areas you want to work on building further. For additional resources, check out the ATD Micro Course, Conflict Resolution for Workplace Teams to expand your knowledge and learn strategies to overcome conflict in the workplace.

“If we manage conflict constructively, we harness its energy for creativity and development.” – Kenneth Kaye

Check out our newest resource for chapter leaders: a webpage on leadership development resources for chapter leaders! Find resources, tips from fellow chapter leaders, and more at

Check out the new chapter leader professional development resources page!

 Chapter Essentials

Submit Your 2023 Board Roster Early
Chapters that submit their 2022 board rosters to chapter services by December 31, 2022, will be entered into a lottery to receive a complimentary ATD Professional Plus Membership. Set your chapter up for success as it starts the new year by submitting your roster via the online form using the 2023 board member roster template.

Prepare for Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) Submission: Submission Form is Open!

Chapter services will send all chapters their unique login credentials for the online survey to your chapter’s designated CARE contact. To ensure the chapter is prepared, create a plan with the board to submit CARE on time. Leverage CARE resources to support your efforts to complete your chapter’s CARE submission.

  • CARE Survey Deadline: The CARE survey submission deadline is January 31, 2023. Submit the survey by the early deadline of January 13, 2023, and the chapter will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a special prize.

  • Looking for Last Year’s CARE Submission? To view last year’s submission, click on complete under My Applications. You will see the Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) 2022 Survey. At the top of the survey, you will see a sitemap that allows you to navigate through the different sections making it easier to see the chapter’s responses to last year’s submission. At the top of the page click on PDF as Applicant to save a copy of the completed submission.

Connect With Fellow Chapter Leaders on Social Media
To support chapter leaders’ desire to connect, we have created Facebook groups by role so those in similar positions can chat. It is also recommended that you join the Chapter Leaders LinkedIn Group to share resources with a broader audience. Please note that you must be an active chapter volunteer to participate in these groups.


Chapter Excellence Awards (CEA)—Applications Open!
Don’t miss the opportunity to win up to $3,000. Chapter leaders can apply for a CEA at any point in the year until December 31. To be considered for the Excellence in Strategic Partnership or Excellence in Advancing the Profession Through ATD Certification awards, chapters must complete the corresponding application. No application is required to be considered for the Excellence in Net Joint Membership Growth award. Chapters submitting membership rosters using the CARE roster template by January 31, 2022, and chapters using Wild Apricot that have granted Chapter Services administrative access will be considered for this award. Visit to learn more about submission requirements, previous winner submissions, and resources to support your application.

November Chapter of the Month: Nebraska

In recent years, the Nebraska Chapter has experienced high annual volunteer turnover, especially among new board members less than one year into their term. In response to concerns about volunteer retention, the chapter designed and implemented a recruitment training program for their board. The goal of this training program was to enable board members to feel more confident in finding volunteers to serve on the board or in other chapter leadership positions. It also provided board members time to share their motivations for volunteering, generate excitement for a return to in-person service, and standardize expectations of what it means to serve on the board and how to best prepare new board members for success. As a result of the new training process, the chapter has seen an almost 30 percent reduction in volunteer turnover and an increase in volunteer referrals from board members. The board even had to start a waitlist to join the board because of increased interest in volunteering.

Sharing Our Success (SOS)

The SOS program helps chapters improve through sharing and finding easy-to-use ideas, resources, and practices. Submit an SOS today!

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