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January Action Items
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    ·Share what your chapter did to recognize the value of employee learning at by January 24.
    ·Complete CARE for your chapter by the final submission deadline, January 31.
    · Register for the Chapter Leader Orientation and Onboarding Webcast being held on February 4 at 1 p.m. ET.
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    Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) Update

    CARE Survey Deadline: The CARE survey submission deadline is January 31, 2020. Chapters that submit their survey by the early deadline of January 17, 2020, will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a complimentary 2020 ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC) registration.

    Unique CARE Survey Link: Chapter services will send unique CARE survey links to chapter CARE contacts this month. Chapter contacts who do not receive their unique CARE survey link should contact their CRM. Additionally, chapters that are considering answering “false” to any question in section two of the survey are encouraged to reach out to their CRM or National Advisor for Chapters (NAC) for assistance.

    Looking for Last Year’s CARE Submission? Contact your CRM. Last year’s CARE submission can serve as a helpful guide as your chapter prepares this year’s submission.

    Chance to Win a Professional Plus Membership: Chapters that submit their 2020 board rosters to chapter services by December 31, 2019, will be entered into a lottery to receive a complimentary ATD Professional Plus membership. Submit your roster to your CRM using the 2020 board member roster template.

    Complete Your CARE Submission With Ease: Leverage New Resources! Looking for additional resources to support your efforts to complete your chapter’s 2019 CARE submission? The NAC resource review and development team has produced several new templates such as:
    The CARE planning tool has also been refreshed to include additional strategies for success. Find these resources and more at
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    2020 Key Dates
    The 2020 key dates calendar is updated and posted on the Chapter Leader Community (CLC) homepage at This is a great planning tool, so be sure to note deadlines and important events.
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    Chapter Leader Orientation and Onboarding Webcast
    Join members of the NAC on February 4 at 1 p.m . ET to learn what every chapter leader needs to know to get started! An overview of specific chapter leader resources and tools is included along with Chapter Leader Community (CLC) shortcuts. Register today.
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    Important Update Impacting.Org Domain Names
    The Public Interest Registry (PIR), which maintains the .org top-level domain, announced that it will be acquired by Ethos Capital, a private equity firm. This move will make PIR, previously a non-profit domain registry, officially part of a for-profit company. While no formal announcement has yet been made regarding how this acquisition will affect rates, chapters are encouraged to review and renew their website domain names to lock in current rates.
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    Wild Apricot Update Regarding Payment Processor Fee
    Wild Apricot is now applying a 20 percent payment processing fee to ATD chapter subscriptions at the time of renewal if your chapter has not moved to Wild Apricot’s payment processor. Please contact your CRM if you have any questions.
Important Dates
  • CARE Final Submission Deadline
    The deadline to complete your submission is January 31, 2020.

    Chapter Leader Onboarding Webcast
    Register to attend the webcast on February 4 to learn what you need to know to be successful in your role.
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    Chapter of the Month
    Congratulations to the January Chapter of the Month – Greater Cincinnati

    The chapter developed a consistent meeting format that took a hands-on approach to learning. During its three annual meetings, the chapter’s Dayton Geographic Interest Group (GIG) will invite a subject matter expert (SME) to share information about how they implemented a learning solution within their organization. The SME guides groups of participants through a structured activity where they are asked to develop a solution to a problem. The workshops enable participants to focus on building tools and plans that are readily applicable to their organizations, and, as a result, event attendance has continued to increase.
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    Sharing Our Success (SOS): Newly Approved Submissions
    The SOS program helps chapters improve through sharing and finding easy-to-use ideas, resources, and practices. Read more about the below submissions at

    Congratulations to Central Ohio (Emerging professional Showcase and Look and Learn), Metro DC (Mentoring Program), and Southeastern Wisconsin (Partnering with Organizational Members for Certification Revenue Sharing).

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    CARE 2020 Announced
    At ALC 2019, Chris Coladonato, CPLP, NAC chair, and ATD board member, and Stephanie Hubka, CPLP discussed updates to 2020 CARE. Chapters are encouraged to visit the CARE 2020 webpage to learn more about how to plan for your chapter’s continued success. Although CARE will look different next year, your chapter should continue to refer to the existing CARE framework and resources available at to prepare for the submission based on the 2019 year, which is due January 31, 2020.
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    New ATD Capability Model
    ATD has launched its new capability model, a framework to guide the talent development profession in what practitioners need to know and do to develop themselves, others, and their organizations. View the recording of the webcast explaining the model via ATD’s archived webcasts and find more information at Questions? Contact
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    2019 State of the Industry Report
    The State of the Industry report is ATD's annual review of talent development trends, spending, and activities. The full report is available at Join the State of the Industry Webcast facilitated by associate director, Maria Ho, on January 29 at 2 p.m. ET, to learn more.
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    Membership on the ATD Store
    Add your chapter’s membership to the ATD Store! Contact Erin Murphy to learn more.

    Currently, 64 chapters are participating in the program. Congrats to Pikes Peak, the newest chapter added to the Store. Thirteen chapters are participating in phase II of the program.