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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.
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July Action Items
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    ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC): October 10-12, Crystal City, Virginia
    ALC is an annual event that 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.

    Mark your calendars to attend the complimentary preconference workshop facilitated by Arbinger Institute on Thursday, October 10, from 2-5 p.m. ET on-site at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View.

    Register by July 31 to secure the early-bird rate of $195. 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
  • ATD 2020 International Conference & EXPO
    ATD 2020 International Conference and Exposition Speaker
    ATD 2020 International Conference & Exposition speaking proposal submissions will be accepted until August 14, 2019. You may submit up to two (2) proposals per individual or organization.

    Speaking Opportunities for the ATD International Conference & Exposition provides further information regarding proposal requirements, selection criteria and submission instructions. Please be sure to review the Conference Policies guidelines before submitting a proposal.
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    Chapter Leader Day at ATD 2019
    Thanks to the chapter leaders who joined us for Chapter Leader Day in person and virtually! Follow #ATDCLD on Twitter to review the discussion from the half-day program. Save the date for the 2020 Chapter Leader Day in Denver: May 17.

    A big thanks to the Metro DC Chapter for managing the conference volunteer process!
  • 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 were asked to completed the corresponding applications. No application is required to be considered for the Excellence in Joint Membership Growth award.
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    Shop the ATD Summer Sale!
    Planning for your learning and development initiatives saves money and ensures your training meets the business’s performance needs. To support you in making the case for L&D investment, we encourage you to take advantage of the ATD Summer Sale . Receive up to 20 percent off select certificate programs now through August 2.
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    Wild Apricot Update 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 either evaluate switching payment processors or budget accordingly to account for the additional fee.
  • Chapter of the Month July 2018
    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 Detroit Chapter for its Sharing Our Success (SOS) submission, "Chapter 12-Month Program Calendar maximization."
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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

    Los Angeles: Navigating SHRM Credit Process and Job Aid
    New Mexico: Partnering for Programs With Sister Organizations
    San Diego: Applying Human-Centered Design at Work and ATD
    Tulsa: Launch Your Chapter to Power Member Super Star Status
  • 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-seven 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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