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2018 Archived Issues

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Featured Event
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    2018 ATD Member Week: Coming Soon

    During the week of September 10-14, ATD members will have access to daily exclusive sales on the most popular ATD products and services. Stay tuned for the deals coming your way!

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    ALC 2018

    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.

    ATD room block almost full! Reserve your room for the discounted nightly rate of $189 by 6 p.m., September 19, or until the room block reaches capacity.
    Complimentary preconference workshops: The workshops, focusing on the topics of chapter governance and leadership, will take place on October 11, 2-5 p.m. ET on-site at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View. Seats are limited—reserve yours today!
    Keynote Speakers: Tony Bingham, ATD, and Fernando Sanchez-Arias, Home Depot
    Register: The individual rate of $215 is available until October 9. Chapters bringing five board members can register as a team to receive five registrations for the price of four.
    Conference Attire: ALC 2018 is casual dress! To ensure your comfort throughout the conference, jeans are encouraged.

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    Chapter of the Month (COM)

    Pikes Peak: Bringing ALC to Pikes Peak ATD Members

    To bring information from the 2017 ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC) back to the chapter and deliver conference value, the chapter leaders who attended created a web-based compilation of information using Storify. The conference Storify shared key points from each session with chapter members who did not attend and demonstrated the value of attendance at ALC to prospective board members. The Storify increased the chapter’s Twitter reach and momentum during and after the conference as well as spurred new programming ideas for next year.

  • Sharing Our Success (SOS) 2018
    Sharing Our Success (SOS)

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

    Buffalo Niagara: Monthly Member Webinars
    Central New York: Leadership Team Onboarding—On Your Own
    Central Pennsylvania: Networking Through Nonprofit Partnership
    Maryland: Virtual Networking
    New Mexico: Annual Alliance Networking Event
    New Mexico: Bringing ATD International Conference & Exposition Highlights to Local Chapter Members
    Nebraska: Best Practices for Member Engagement Via LinkedIn

  • CARE 2018
    Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE)

    Submit Your 2018 CARE Contact by September 30! This individual will receive key CARE information and announcements throughout the year, including the chapter’s unique CARE submission link in November.
    Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) Year-End Webcast: Join the NAC CARE team on November 7 at 2 p.m. ET to learn about resources and best practices for completing CARE prior to the January 31, 2019, deadline.
    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 webcast by the National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) CARE team to learn more!
    CARE Early Submission Deadline: January 19, 2019
    CARE Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019

    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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    Apply to an ATD Chapter Leader Advisory Committee!

    Deadline: October 19

    Chapter leaders interested in applying to the ATD Chapter Leaders Program Advisory Conference (ALC PAC) and Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC) committee may complete the application online here. For more information on the ALC PAC and CRC, visit the committees at-a-glance document.

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    ATD Student Scholarships and Dissertation Award—Applications Open August 15!

    Deadline: November 20

    Students in a doctoral, graduate, or undergraduate program are encouraged to apply for the ATD John Coné student membership scholarships, 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 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, 2017, and September 30, 2018.

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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.

Recruitment Corner
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    Recruit to Succeed!

    Elevate Your Recruiting Toolkit Webcast
    Wednesday, October 24 at 2 p.m. ET

    How do you promote your chapter to local talent development professionals, prospective volunteers, and potential sponsors? Learn how to develop an elevator pitch that your chapter leaders and members can use to easily share information about the chapter.

    Does your chapter struggle to recruit new members, volunteers, or board members? Throughout the rest of the year, the NAC Recruitment Team will share information about the five Ws of recruiting (who, why, what, where, and when) and recruiting best practices with chapter leaders. Join the conversation via the ATD Chapter Services Facebook page and Twitter, ATD Chapter Leaders LinkedIn Group, and ATD Chapter Leaders Group on by using the hashtag #recruittosucceed!

ATD Updates
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    Excellence in Practice Awards

    Deadline: September 21

    If you're doing great work in talent development, you should be recognized! Explore our 16 categories and show us how you are raising the talent development bar. This awards program is for internal talent development practices and initiatives that organizations use to enhance and develop the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of their employees. Review the 2017 winers and apply today!

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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, 49 chapters are participating in the membership on the store program. Congratulations to the newest chapter added to the store: Greater Boston!

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    The ATD Job Bank Is Not Just for ATD!

    In March 2018, ATD switched its job bank to a new vendor with a much faster search engine and better candidate matching algorithms, along with a redesigned and more user-friendly interface. Niche job sites like ATD’s Job Bank are one of the best ways to find highly qualified candidates online for positions requiring specific competencies and skill sets.