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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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Featured Event
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    Chapter Recognition Committee Best Practices Webcast

    Thursday, July 19, 1 p.m. ET

    Join members of the Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC) to learn about creating a culture of best practice sharing. The committee will review the Sharing Our Success program, which helps chapters improve through sharing easy-to-use ideas, resources, and practices. Learn how your chapter can earn the Chapter of the Month distinction and prepare for success.

    Register today!

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    ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC): Registration Open!

    October 11-13, Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Crystal City, VA

    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 benefits from the knowledge you gain and the people you meet at this can't-miss chapter event.

    • Mark your calendars to attend the complimentary preconference workshops on Thursday, October 11. The workshops, focusing on the topics of chapter governance and leadership, will take place from 2-5 p.m. ET on-site at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View. Seats are limited—reserve your seat today!

    • Fernando Sanchez-Arias of the Home Depot will serve as the keynote speaker.

    Register by June 30 to secure the super early-bird rate of $175. Chapters bringing five board members can register as a team to receive five registrations for the price of four.

Important Deadlines
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    Chapter Leader Day

    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 2019 Chapter Leader Day in Washington, D.C.: May 19.

    A big thanks to the San Diego Chapter that helped with the ATD 2018 conference volunteers!

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    2018 Chapter Excellence Awards (CEA) Winners!

    At Chapter Leader Day, five chapters were recognized for achieving excellence in key areas of chapter development during the 2017 calendar year. ATD awards a $1,000 cash prize to winning chapters.

    Excellence in Advancing the Profession Through CPLP
    • South Florida Chapter

    Excellence in Joint Membership Growth
    • Bay Colonies (23 joint members)
    • Central Indiana (30 joint members)
    • Dallas (27 joint members)

    Excellence in Strategic Partnership
    • Central Iowa

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    Power Membership Award Winners

    Congratulations to the following CARE-achieved chapters that have reached the highest levels of joint membership in their size categories for the 2017 year.

    Small-Sized Chapters (100 or fewer members)
    • First Place: Southwest Florida (70%)
    • Second Place: Greater Las Vegas (68%)
    • Third Place: Bay Colonies (67%)

    Medium-Sized Chapters (101-349 chapters)
    • First Place: Rocky Mountain (63%)
    • Second Place: Central Indiana (60%)
    • Third Place: Kansas City (56%)

    Large-Sized Chapters (350 or more members)
    • First Place: Houston (58%)
    • Second Place: Metro DC (56%)
    • Third Place: Chicagoland (54%)

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    Chapter of the Month (COM)

    Cascadia Chapter: Partnership With UMU

    Through a partnership with UMU, the Cascadia Chapter has offered just-in-time evaluations and on-the-spot polling capability for a variety of functions including their annual conference, monthly programs, and member meetings. The chapter engages speakers ahead of time by asking for three questions to add to the program as an initial survey. As participants enter, they can log in using instructions on tent cards on each table and provide their answers to the questions. The board members also set up opportunities for organic Q&A, as well as a post-event evaluation. As a bonus, the chapter promotes its Chapter Incentive Program (ChIP) code by using it as the password for everyone to log on!

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    Sharing Our Success (SOS)

    The SOS program helps chapters improve through finding and sharing easy-to-use ideas, resources, and practices.

    Greater Las Vegas Chapter: Roles and Responsibilities Connected to CARE

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    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Now In Effect!

    The GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. The regulation applies not only to organizations located within the EU, but also to organizations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behavior of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location. The GDPR will apply to chapters if they are marketing to or have data on individuals residing in the EU. While this regulation should not affect many chapters, chapter services recommends a thorough review of your chapter’s database(s). If you identify data for members or nonmembers residing in the EU, please contact your CRM immediately.

  • CARE 2018
    Update to CARE Joint Membership Activities in 2018

    Joint membership activities are included in CARE to help chapters be successful by using best practices. Review the recent webcast by the National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) CARE team to learn more!

    Beginning in 2018, the following changes go into effect to streamline joint membership activities:
    • Add participating in the chapter membership on the ATD Store program in addition to sharing joint membership best practices (whether on NAC area calls, through the Sharing Our Success—SOS—program, or at ALC) as recommended activities to make a list of 20 recommended joint membership activities.
    • Eliminate foundational activities, making no one activity required for completion over others.
    • Decrease the number of minimum activities from 13 to 10 to make tracking and completion of activities more manageable for chapter leaders.

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    2018 Power Membership Rates Are Now In Effect!

    Marketing materials promoting the exciting changes to membership are available. Chapter leaders can use these resources to discuss the improved benefits and new rates with chapter members, and update their websites, Power Member communications, and more. The available materials include updated Power Member benefits tables, a promotional flyer, digital Power Membership brochure, an email template, PowerPoint slides, and updated HTML code for a Power Member page. Chapters in need of hard copy membership brochures should contact their chapter relations manager (CRM).

ATD Updates
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    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.

    Currently, 45 chapters are participating in the membership on the store program. Congratulations to the newest chapters added to the store: New York City, Maine, and Tulsa!

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    Employee Learning Week (ELW): December 3-7

    ELW is an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results. Visit for more information, marketing materials, and resources to support your promotion of ELW locally. Share what your chapter is doing for ELW by emailing, and ATD will recognize your chapter as a 2018 Champion of Learning.

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