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LCN February 2021

February 12, 2021

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Action Items 


Host an ATD21 Regional Event
Bring the ATD 2021 International Conference & EXPO to your area by hosting an ATD21 Regional Event! To get started, review the Regional Event Organizer Requirements to get a sense of the responsibilities, rules, timelines, and details to more fully understand the program and expectations.

Chapter Essentials 

Mark Your Calendar!

The 2021 key dates calendar is updated and posted on the Chapter Leader Community (CLC) homepage at td.org/clc. This is a great planning tool, so be sure to note deadlines and important events.

Communicate Your Chapter’s Value With New Email Templates

As we leave a year full of unexpected challenges and enter a new one full of possibilities, there is no better time than the present to showcase your value to talent development professionals in your local area. Download email templates (in Word and HTMLformats), a branded email banner, and Power Membership marketing ideas to get started today. 

Introducing the Game of CARE

Integrate CARE with your goals this year in a fun and interactive way with The Game of CARE. The game is a monthly roadmap to ensure the chapter board stays on track to meet its goals and completes the CARE and CARE Plus elements. The collaborative tool is meant to be revisited every month to adjust your course as needed.

Commitment to ATD Chapters (COACH)
COACH defines ATD’s responsibility to local chapters. Chapter leaders evaluate the six COACH categories through the annual chapter leader survey each November. Review the 2020 COACH Scorecard and 2021 Action Plan at td.org/coach.


Congratulations to the February Chapter of the Month:

Greater Boston

The chapter created a standard operating procedure (SOP) to streamline virtual events using the collaboration platform, Google Drive, to manage and organize event information. The SOP has been used to boost the chapter’s measurement special interest group from 20 members participating in person in 2019 to more than 80 members now participating virtually..

Metro DC Chapter for its submission, “Virtual Networking Happy Hour Series”. Review the submission to learn how the happy hour series has kept the chapter connected in a virtual setting and encouraged members to volunteer.

Submit an SOS today!

New and Improved Sharing Our Success (SOS) Resources

The Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC) incorporated chapter leaders’ feedback and updated the SOS submission form. Submit a best practice via the new submission form today.

The Sharing Our Success webpage, td.org/sos, was also updated to make it easier for chapter leaders to find chapter best practices. To find submissions relevant to you, browse all Sharing Our Success (SOS) submissions and hit the “Ctrl” and “F” buttons simultaneously to search submissions by key word(s).

Chapter Services Updates 

Name Change
Molly Cuthbertson, the eastern area chapter relations manager, has changed her name to Molly Purcell. Her new email address is [email protected]. All emails sent to [email protected] will be forwarded.

Best of luck, Kesha!
Kesha Robbins’s last day with ATD is February 12. We wish her the best of luck on her future endeavors.

ATD Updates 

ATD Membership Changes Coming March 1
A new ATD member experience including additional member benefits will launch on March 1. Current members have until February 28 to claim any unused member benefits. To review a full overview of the changes coming to the member experience, benefits, and pricing, visit learnmore.td.org/membership-changes.

ATD Events


March 22–24, 2021


ATD 2021 International Conference & EXPO

August 29–September 1, 2021
Salt Lake City, Utah


October 11–13, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada

Core 4

November 15–16, 2021
Nashville, Tennessee

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