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September Action Items
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    ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC): October 10-12, Crystal City, Virginia
    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 will benefit from the knowledge you gain and the people you meet at this can't-miss event.

    Registration: Sign up at the individual rate of $215 until October 8. Chapters bringing five board members can register as a team to receive five registrations for the price of four. To register as a team, please contact

    Preconference Update: The preconference, hosted by the Arbinger institute on October 10, is sold out. Contact to be added to the waitlist.

    Thursday Networking Reception: Arrive early to connect and network with fellow chapter leaders. This is a great opportunity to pick up your badge and conference materials from the registration desk, get a sneak preview of the ATD Store, download the ALC mobile app, and meet your chapter relations manager (CRM) and National Advisor for Chapters (NAC).

    Session Descriptions Available start planning your conference schedule today! Tony Bingham, ATD president & CEO, and Liz Weber, CEO, CSP, consultant, trainer, and speaker, will be the keynote speakers.

    ATD Room Block: Reserve your room for the discounted nightly rate of $194 by 6 p.m., September 18 or until the room block is sold out.

    Conference Attire: ALC 2019 is casual dress! To ensure your comfort throughout the conference, jeans are encouraged.
  • Homepage Welcome
    2020-2022 National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) and 2020 Committee Chairs Announced!
    Welcome to our 2020-2022 NAC, Elizabeth Beckham (Baton Rouge), Krishna Clay (Nebraska), Esther Jackson (Detroit), Claudia Mills (Kansas City), and Eileen Terrell (Chicagoland). Laurie Lumston (Dallas) will serve as the Chair of the 2020 ALC Program Advisory Committee. Jennifer Labrie Pereira (Nebraska) will serve as the Chair of the 2020 Chapter Recognition Committee.
  • Onboarding
    New Resources! Onboarding Road Maps and Onboarding Email Series
    Need help getting incoming board members up to speed on all of the resources available for ATD chapter leaders? Leverage the Onboarding Road Maps and Onboarding Email Series to educate board members about the most helpful resources and best practices for their particular roles.
  • Chapter Excellence Awards
    Chapter Excellence Awards (CEA) Applications Open!
    New this year, the CEA deadline is December 31, 2019, to give chapter leaders the opportunity to submit at any point during the 2019 year.

    To be considered for the Excellence in Strategic Partnership or Excellence in Advancing the Profession Through ATD Certification awards, chapters are asked to complete the corresponding applications. No application is required to be considered for the Excellence in Joint Membership Growth award. Learn more at
  • Good Luck
    Chapter Services Update
    Sarrah Abbasi has resigned from ATD to pursue other opportunities. We wish her well. In the meantime, Samantha Herman will continue to support the western area while we recruit for the role.
  • September 2019 COM
    Chapter of the Month
    The Chapter of the Month (COM) program highlights a chapter that deserves special recognition each month. Recipients must have had a Sharing Our Success (SOS) submission accepted, be 100 percent CARE achieved, and have not been featured as a COM within the past 18 months.

    Congratulations to the Los Angeles Chapter for its Sharing Our Success (SOS) submission, “Navigating SHRM Credit Process and Job Aid.”
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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

    Cascadia: Chapter Focus Group
    Nebraska: Driving Engagement With the Past Presidents Council
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    TechKnowledge 2020
    Form a chapter team to earn discounted rates for TechKnowledge 2020, February 5-7 in San Jose, CA. Download this flyer promoting your chapter’s team and ChIP Incentive Program (ChIP) code to earn revenue for your chapter.
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    Apply for an ATD Student Scholarship by November 20!
    Students in a doctoral, graduate, or undergraduate program are encouraged to apply for the ATD John Coné Student Membership Scholarship, the 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 application is available at
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    ATD Dissertation Award
    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, 2018, and September 30, 2019. The deadline to apply is November 30. Learn more.
  • 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.

    Sixty-two chapters are currently participating in the membership on the store program. Congratulations to New Orleans, North Dakota, and Orange County, the newest chapters added to the store.

    Phase two of the program, which allows for automatic updates to Wild Apricot now has 13 chapters enrolled. Learn more here.
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