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This monthly newsletter offers you the news you need to run a successful chapter! Check your inbox each month for the LCN and access past issues.
2018 Archived Issues

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Featured Event
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    Building Win-Win Strategic Partnerships

    Tuesday, August 14, 1 p.m. ET

    Explore methods to build strategic partnerships for your chapter. The National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) Strategic Partnerships Team will review different types of partnerships that can benefit your chapter, best practices for establishing a memorandum of understanding, and how to make the most of your relationships with partners.

    Register Today!

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    Power Up Your Membership on the ATD Store Webcast

    Wednesday, August 29, 2 p.m. ET

    Join us to learn about how your chapter’s participation can benefit both your members and your chapter! We’ll share an overview of the program, the process for adding your chapter’s membership to the ATD Store, and some tips and success stories from fellow chapter leaders. Nearly half of ATD chapters are already part of this exciting opportunity—join us to learn how your chapter will benefit from offering membership on the store, too!

    Register today!

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    ALC 2018: Reserve Your Seat Today!

    October 11-13, Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Crystal City, VA

    The annual ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC) brings together ATD chapter leaders from across the country. Current and incoming board members will network with fellow chapter leaders and share best practices for running an ATD chapter. Your chapter benefits from the knowledge you gain and the people you meet at this can't-miss chapter event.

    Complimentary preconference workshops: The workshops, focusing on the topics of chapter governance and leadership, will take place on October 11, 2-5 p.m. ET on-site at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View. Seats are limited—reserve yours today!
    Keynote Speakers: Tony Bingham, ATD, and Fernando Sanchez-Arias, Home Depot
    Register: The individual rate of $215 is available until October 9. Chapters bringing five board members can register as a team to receive five registrations for the price of four.
    Conference Attire: ALC 2018 is casual dress! To ensure your comfort throughout the conference, jeans are encouraged.

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    Chapter of the Month (COM)

    Houston: Using a Mobile Mic to Capture Content

    To provide more meaningful, targeted marketing messages, the chapter purchased an iRig microphone that plugs into Apple and Android devices for on-the-go content development. The tool works with a cell phone to capture testimonials for the chapter’s website, YouTube channel, monthly events, weekly emails, marketing for future events, and sponsorship opportunities. The mobile mic allows the chapter to do voiceovers for its presentations, capture better quality audio for presentations and other e-learning, and provide live feeds for programs. The mic has increased the chapter’s social media presence through custom, short videos on its website.

  • Sharing Our Success (SOS) 2018
    Sharing Our Success (SOS)

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

    Cuyahoga Valley:
    o Bring Your Own Laptop Workshops
    o Driving Individual Development Using the ATD Competency Model
    o Partnering With the ATD Greater Cleveland Chapter

    Detroit: Partnerships and Project Management

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    Wild Apricot Bootcamp Resources

    In July, Wild Apricot launched its Wild Apricot Boot Camp, a series of five 90-minute webinars showing how to use all the main features of Wild Apricot, including importing your data and managing your membership, setting up and running your events, accepting and tracking online payments, communicating with email, social features, setting up a member directory, and using other features like the online store, mobile member app, membership cards, and much more! Review all sessions archived on the Chapter Leader Community (CLC).

  • CARE 2018
    Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE)

    Submit Your 2018 CARE Contact by September 30! This individual will receive key CARE information and announcements throughout the year, including the chapter’s unique CARE submission link in November.

    Update to CARE Joint Membership Activities in 2018: Joint membership activities are included in CARE to help chapters be successful by using best practices. Review the webcast by the National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) CARE team to learn more!
    CARE Early Submission Deadline: January 19, 2019
    CARE Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019

    Beginning in 2018, the following changes go into effect to streamline joint membership activities:
    • Add participating in the chapter membership on the ATD Store program in addition to sharing joint membership best practices (whether on NAC area calls, through the Sharing Our Success (SOS) program, or at ALC) as recommended activities to make a list of 20 recommended joint membership activities.
    • Eliminate foundational activities, making no one activity required for completion over others.
    • Decrease the number of minimum activities from 13 to 10 to make tracking and completion of activities more manageable for chapter leaders.

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    Apply to an ATD Chapter Leader Advisory Committee!

    Deadline: October 19

    Chapter leaders interested in applying to the ATD Chapter Leaders Program Advisory Conference (ALC PAC) and Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC) committee may complete the application online here. For more information on the ALC PAC and CRC, visit the committees at-a-glance document.

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    ATD Student Scholarships and Dissertation Award—Applications Open August 15!

    Students in a doctoral, graduate, or undergraduate program are encouraged to apply for the ATD John Coné student membership scholarships, ATD International Conference & Exposition registration scholarship, and the ATD Essentials Series online workshop scholarship. Applicants should be current students at the time of submitting the application.

    The ATD Dissertation Award is given to foster and disseminate research about talent development practices. It is presented to the person who has submitted the best doctoral dissertation for which a degree has been granted between August 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018.

    The application deadline for student scholarships and dissertation award is November 20.

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    Employee Learning Week (ELW): December 3-7

    ELW is an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results. Visit for more information, marketing materials, and resources to support your promotion of ELW locally. Share what your chapter is doing for ELW by emailing, and ATD will recognize your chapter as a 2018 Champion of Learning.

  • PUBS - Midsummer 2018 Book Sale
    ATD Midsummer Book Sale: August 1-17

    Receive 20 percent off ATD’s print books using the code MIDSUMMER18 at checkout. Please note the discount applies to available print editions only and excludes product bundles and packages, education programs, conferences, and other publications.

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    Choosing the Right Credential: APTD OR CPLP?

    Thursday, August 23, 1 p.m. ET

    Have you been considering earning an ATD credential, but are not sure which one is right for you? Join us for this interactive webcast to hear about ATD's two certifications: the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD).

    Register Today!

ATD Updates
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    Excellence in Practice Awards

    Deadline: September 21

    If you're doing great work in talent development, you should be recognized! Explore our 16 categories and show us how you are raising the talent development bar. This awards program is for internal talent development practices and initiatives that organizations use to enhance and develop the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of their employees. Review the 2017 winers and apply today!

  • Membership on the Store
    Add Your Chapter’s Membership to the ATD Store

    Review the benefits of participation and determine if your chapter is eligible by reading the requirements document. Questions? Contact Erin Murphy.

    Currently, 48 chapters are participating in the membership on the store program. Congratulations to the newest chapters added to the store: Cuyahoga Valley and Sacramento!