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June 10, 2022

ATD Chapter Leader Connection Newsletter


  • Upcoming Chapter Leader Webinars:
    • Leader Connection Hour

      July 12 at 2 p.m. ET
      Join us for a Leader Connection Hour dedicated to two essential leadership skills: delegation and influencing without authority. Connect with chapter leaders, NAC, and the Chapter Services team as we explore what it means to empower your board of volunteers to do great work and secure their support and buy-in. We’ll take a look at how delegation and influencing without authority can help you, not just in your chapter leader role, but also in your professional success. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from others and share your own experiences as we discover how these essential skills can support us in our chapter roles, our careers, and beyond! Register Here

    • DEl Real Talk

      August 23 at 1 p.m. ET

      Join fellow chapter leaders to hear from the National Advisors for Chapters (NAC), who will get the conversation started about what makes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) more than just a trending hot topic. It will be an engaging discussion to share what your chapter is doing and planning for DEI while learning about the initiatives of other chapters as well. All chapter leaders interested in chapter DEI collaboration are welcome to register. Register Here

Chapter Leader Exclusives

ATD22 Orlando May 15-28 2022

Chapter Leader Resource of the Month Looking to review and update your board position descriptions? Need to create a board position description? Review the ATD chapter leader position descriptions that are available on the chapter leader community board development webpage. Don’t miss the new vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) position description.

Chapter Leader Professional Development Tip of the Month:

“If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.”—John C. Maxwell, author

To delegate or not to delegate. This is a question many leaders ask themselves when faced with a new task, project, or deliverable. Remember, a leader develops their team members through delegation, and delegating improves team morale and engagement! Take a look at these resources to learn about effective delegation:

Chapter Essentials

Connect With Fellow Chapter Leaders
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.

Add Your Chapter’s Membership to the ATD Store

Is your chapter interested in participating in the chapter membership on the ATD Store program? Review the benefits of participation and read the requirements to determine if your chapter is eligible. Contact Lauren Sharrock with any questions or to update rates and contacts.

  • Seventy-six chapters currently participate in the program.

  • Phase II removes the need for manual work on the chapter’s side and allows ATD’s system to automatically import new and renewing membership information directly to the chapter’s site. Twenty-nine chapters are participating.

    • Over the course of summer 2022, all chapters currently in the program will be upgraded to Phase II by the end of August 2022.

    • What does this mean for the chapter? It is very simple! The chapter needs to complete this form and follow the instructions contained within it by June 30, 2022. Access the FAQ page for this upgrade here.


June Chapter of the Month: Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter

To strengthen their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter developed a strategy to find speakers from underrepresented groups and encourage presenters to connect their topics to DEI. By proactively recruiting speakers from diverse backgrounds, they ensured a greater variety of voices were featured in chapter programming. As a result, the chapter held 14 events that specifically touched on DEI throughout 2021. Their member survey indicated that 91 percent of chapter members feel welcome at chapter events.

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!

Don't miss these two new SOS submissions:

To strengthen the chapter’s operational strategy and governance, the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter constructed a series of business intelligence dashboards to track chapter data. Read more about this solution.

In search of an engaging way to return to in-person programming and a fun way to celebrate Member Appreciation Month, the St. Louis Chapter decided to host a member-only networking event at a pet-friendly bar. The unique setting allowed for chapter members to bring their furry friends with them while also providing an opportunity for member engagement and community building. Read more about this unique event.

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