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LCN Jan_2022

January 14, 2021

Action Items


Prepare for Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) Submission: Chapter services has sent 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 Reminders

CARE Survey Deadline: The CARE survey submission deadline is January 31, 2022. Submit the survey by the early deadline of January 14, 2022, and the chapter will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a complimentary 2022 ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC) registration.

Looking for last year’s CARE submission? Click on complete under My Applications. You will see the Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) 2021 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 survey. At the top of the page, click on PDF as Applicant to save a copy of the completed submission.

Chapter Essentials

Welcome Bianca Clark, Chapter Relations Manager, Eastern Area:
Bianca comes to ATD from New Hope Housing where she was the Community and Volunteer Coordinator. Prior to this, Bianca worked as a youth development specialist in Morocco for the Peace Corps. She holds a bachelor of science in foreign service, regional studies from Georgetown University. Join us in welcoming Bianca to the team!

Best of luck, Samantha!
Samantha Herman’s last day with ATD was January 7. We wish her the best of luck on her new endeavor. In the interim, please reach out to Lauren Abrahamson for assistance.

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.

2021 Annual Chapter Leader Survey
ATD values your feedback as a chapter leader. Chapter Services uses information from the annual chapter leader survey to provide resources and improve services that help ATD chapters be successful. We appreciate you taking the time to share your input. It should only take 15 minutes. Complete the survey by January 17.

Planning for 2022

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, which 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, is in effect. Twenty-nine chapters are participating. Chapters that have signed up to participate will be added on an individual basis.

Save the Date for Member Appreciation Month—April 2022! We are excited to celebrate the month with member-only surprises, exclusive discounts, and member highlights in April. More details will hit your inbox soon!


January Chapter of the Month

Each month through the Chapter of the Month (COM) program, a chapter that deserves special recognition is highlighted. This month, the Greater Atlanta chapter sought out ways to partner with local colleges and universities to increase student and young professional engagement. They decided to create a talent development internship opportunity to support smaller projects so that volunteers could focus on more strategic work. The chapter allocated $3,600 to provide a summer internship opportunity to one student. The board partnered with career services at Georgia State University to develop a paid internship job description and sent it out to graduate school students.

Sharing Our Success (SOS)
The SOS program helps chapters improve through sharing and finding easy-to-use ideas, resources, and practices. Check out these best practices submitted by other chapters through ATD's SOS program.

New This Month!

The Greater Atlanta Chapter created a podcast to build a network of experts to collaborate with and make talent development concepts accessible to the chapter. The chapter created a recording studio setup and found guests by having the board submit names and topics. They used a hosting site to upload and host the podcast then marketed it on social media and at chapter events. Within the first month of publishing, the podcast had 100 downloads. They have also had more than 15 people reach out and agree to be speakers and have included an appearance on the podcast as a benefit of chapter sponsorship.

To build more structure into the exisiting sponsorship package, the Greater Atlanta Chapter tiered the sponsorships, added advertising rates, and included social media content curation. The key to the sponsorship package was identifying the chapter’s value proposition and aligning it with the sponsor value proposition. The chapter also developed a separate conference sponsorship packet to attract more vendors. The chapter has seen an increase in chapter sponsorships from one main sponsor at the beginning of 2021 to 10 sponsors across a variety of tiers by August 2021, with more pending.

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