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May Action Items
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    Welcome Sarrah Abbasi, Chapter Relations Manager, Western Area

    Sarrah Abbasi is the new chapter relations manager (CRM) for the western area chapters. Sarrah comes to ATD from the U.S. Department of State, where she served as a global terrorism trends analyst. She has also served in volunteer leadership roles in local chapters of national organizations, including as chapter president of George Mason University’s United Muslim Relief Chapter. Join us in welcoming Sarrah to the team!

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    ATD 2019 International Conference & Exposition | May 19-22, Washington, D.C.

    Conference Keynotes: Check out our exciting keynote speakers, including Oprah Winfrey!

    Register for Chapter Leader Day (CLD)! CLD is an opportunity for chapter leaders from across the country to network, share ideas, and learn about ATD resources. Chapter Leader Day at ATD 2019 will be Sunday, May 19.

    Discounted Rates for Chapter Members: Start planning your chapter team now! If at least five members of your chapter are attending the conference, the chapter qualifies for a special team rate. Contact your CRM to set up a chapter team and receive the early bird rates of $1,325 for members and $1,625 for nonmembers. Congrats to Austin, Baton Rouge, Cascadia, Central Florida, Central Iowa, Central Pennsylvania, Chicagoland, Florida Suncoast, Houston, Kansas City, Madison Area, Maryland, Nebraska, Puerto Rico, St. Louis, and Tulsa for setting up chapter teams!

    Earn Revenue: For each registration received with your chapter’s Chapter Incentive Program (ChIP) code, your chapter receives up to $80. Encourage your chapter members to use your ChIP code at checkout.

    Use this customizable flyer to support your chapter's efforts to promote the conference, use of your ChIP code, and form a chapter team.

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    Important Update from Wild Apricot Regarding Payment Processor Fee

    Wild Apricot has agreed to delay the application of the 20 percent payment processing fee to ATD chapter subscriptions until January 1, 2020. Following this date, the fee will be applied at the time of renewal if the chapter has not moved to Wild Apricot’s payment processor. Chapters should use this additional time to evaluate switching payment processors or budget accordingly to account for the additional fee.

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    ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC)—Request for Proposals (RFP) Open!

    ALC 2019 October 10-12, Crystal City, Virginia. 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 will benefit from the knowledge you gain and the people you meet at this can't-miss event.

    The 2019 ALC RFP is now open! The RFP deadline is Friday, May 31, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Selected facilitators will receive free conference registration. Go here for details.

    Review the ALC 2019 RFP webcast to learn more about the process prior to submitting. [MD1]Link doesn’t work

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    Apply for the 2020-2022 National Advisors for Chapters (NAC)

    Chapter presidents and past presidents interested in continuing their leadership development are encouraged to apply for the NAC! ATD is currently accepting applications through Monday, June 3.

    Learn more about serving on the NAC or one of ATD’s other chapter-related committees by reading the committees-at-a-glance document, or review the “Become a NAC” webcast.

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    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 Central Ohio Chapter for its Sharing Our Success (SOS) submission, “Employee Learning Week Proclamation and Initiative.”

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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

    Ann Arbor: Professional Name Badge Printing for Low Cost and High Efficiency

    Eastern Pennsylvania: Excellence in Talent Development Should be Rewarded

    Orange County: Project-Based Learning and Development

  • 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.

    Fifty-eight chapters currently are participating in the membership on the store program. Congratulations to Central Florida, the newest chapter added to the store.

    Phase II of the program, which allows for automatic updates to Wild Apricot, is live! Ten chapters are currently enrolled with more being added on a chapter-by-chapter basis. Learn more at

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