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November Action Items
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    Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) Update

    CARE Survey Deadline: The CARE survey submission deadline is January 31, 2020. Chapters that submit their survey by the early deadline of January 17, 2020, will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a complimentary 2020 ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC) registration.

    Unique CARE Survey Link: Chapter services will send unique CARE survey links to chapter CARE contacts this month. Chapter contacts who do not receive their unique CARE survey link should contact their CRM. Additionally, chapters that are considering answering “false” to any question in section two of the survey are encouraged to reach out to their CRM or National Advisor for Chapters (NAC) for assistance.

    Looking for Last Year’s CARE Submission? Contact your CRM. Last year’s CARE submission can serve as a helpful guide as your chapter prepares this year’s submission.

    Chance to Win a Professional Plus Membership: Chapters that submit their 2020 board rosters to chapter services by December 31, 2019, will be entered into a lottery to receive a complimentary ATD Professional Plus membership. Submit your roster to your CRM using the 2020 board member roster template.

    Complete Your CARE Submission With Ease: Leverage New Resources! Looking for additional resources to support your efforts to complete your chapter’s 2019 CARE submission? The NAC resource review and development team has produced several new templates such as:
    The CARE planning tool has also been refreshed to include additional strategies for success. Find these resources and more at
  • Chapter Excellence Awards
    Apply for a Chapter Excellence Award (CEA): Deadline December 31!
    New this year, the CEA deadline has changed to give chapter leaders the opportunity to submit at any point during the year. Visit to learn more about submission requirements. Don’t miss the opportunity to win up to $3,000. To be considered for the Excellence in Strategic Partnership or Excellence in Advancing the Profession Through ATD Certification awards, chapters must complete the corresponding application. No application is required to be considered for the Excellence in Joint Membership Growth award; chapters submitting membership rosters using the CARE roster template by January 31, 2020, and chapters using Wild Apricot that have granted chapter services administrative access will be considered for this award.
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    CARE Year End Webcast: November 13, 1 p.m. ET
    Join the NAC CARE team to learn about resources and best practices for completing CARE prior to the January 31, 2020, deadline. New and experienced chapter leaders are encouraged to attend to review answers to frequently asked questions and dispel common misconceptions about CARE elements. Stay until the end of the webcast for a glimpse into how CARE will change in 2020. Come prepared to share your questions and register today!
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    Webcast About ATD Chapters: November 15, 12 p.m. ET
    Encourage contacts who are not chapter members to register for a webcast about the value of ATD chapters. Members of the NAC and local chapter leaders will discuss the ATD chapter experience and how your involvement in your local chapter can connect you to networks and knowledge that can elevate your professionalism. They’ll share the stories behind why they joined a local chapter, the benefits and value of serving as a volunteer leader, and the impact that chapters have made on their success. Participants can expect to walk away with plenty of tips and ideas for getting involved and making the most of their chapter membership.
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    CARE 2020 Announced
    At ALC 2019, Chris Coladonato, CPLP, NAC chair, and ATD board member and Stephanie Hubka, CPLP, discussed updates to 2020 CARE. Starting next year, the updated CARE framework will include two tiers—one that encompasses most of the existing CARE activities, known as the foundational tier, and one that distinguishes chapters that go above and beyond, known as CARE Plus. During the coming months, the NAC and Chapter Services will work to provide leaders with helpful resources and supportive forums that will assist them in achieving CARE in 2020. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit the CARE 2020 webpage to learn more about how you can plan for your chapter’s continued success. Although CARE will look different next year, your chapter should continue to refer to the existing CARE framework and resources available at to prepare for the submission based on the 2019 year, which is due January 31, 2020.
Important Dates
  • CARE Year End Webcast
    With NAC Care Team
    Wednesday, November 13, 1 p.m. ET

    CARE Early Submission Deadline
    Submit by January 17, 2020, to be entered into a drawing for a free ALC registration.

    CARE Final Submission Deadline
    The deadline to complete your submission is January 31, 2020.
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    Chapter of the Month
    Congratulations to the November Chapter of the Month - Central Florida

    The chapter launched a weekly, “Off-the-Cuff” video blog series with speakers to share a preview of upcoming events with chapter members, educate the broader audience of talent development professionals, and increase brand awareness in the local community.
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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

    Congratulations to Detroit (Chapters Unite to Market and Feed the Need for Lifelong Learning), Kansas City (Sponsor Supported Regional Meetup at #ATD2019), Maine (Professional Development and Networking for Consultants), Madison Area (Book Swap As a Value-Add), and Mid New Jersey (Increase Engagement With SIG Synergy).
  • ATD Employee Learning Week_Rectangle Social Graphic
    Employee Learning Week (ELW), December 2–6, is an awareness campaign that highlights the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results.
    Review for more information, marketing materials for ELW’s new look and feel, and resources to support your promotion of your local ELW. Fill out this form to share what your chapter is doing for ELW and ATD will recognize your chapter as a 2019 Champion of Learning. Reach out to with any questions.
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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.
  • Celebrate
    Apply for the Advancing Talent Development Awards by December 15!
    Exceptional individuals and teams are invited to apply for the Champion of Talent Development Award, Distinguished Contribution to Talent Development Award, Innovation in Talent Development Award, and One to Watch Award.
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    Add your chapter’s membership to the ATD Store! Contact Erin Murphy to learn more.
    Currently, 62 chapters are participating in the program. Congrats to New Orleans, North Dakota, and Orange County, the newest chapters added to the Store. Thirteen chapters are participating in phase II of the program.