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LCN May 2021

May 14, 2021

Stay up to date on chapter considerations for convening during COVID-19.

Action Items 

  • Submit a proposal to speak at the ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC) by May 31.
  • Register to attend the Chapter Success Series on May 26, June 10, and June 25 at 2 p.m. ET.
  • Apply to serve on the NAC by June 1.
  • Register for Chapter Leader Day in-person at ATD21 on Sunday, August 29, from 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Email [email protected] to form a team when five members of your chapter attend ATD21 in Salt Lake City, Utah or virtually.


Submit a Proposal to Present at ALC 2021!

We are looking for chapters to share best practices and successes in volunteer management, governance, membership, finance, communications, and programming at ALC 2021 from November 3–5. The proposal submission deadline is Monday, May 31, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Selected facilitators receive free registration for the conference. If you have questions regarding the ALC proposal submissions, please contact Samantha Herman, manager of chapter learning and development.

Submit Your Proposal

Engage With ATD

Apply to Be a National Advisor for Chapters (NAC)

If you are a current or past chapter president that wants to make an impact on ATD chapters around the country, consider applying to be a NAC. Applications are open and will close on Tuesday, June 1. To learn more about serving on NAC, watch the archived Become a NAC webinar or read the committees at-a-glance document.

Apply Now

Request a Virtual Program for Your Chapter on the Value of ATD Membership
ATD developed a virtual program entitled Power Up Your Development: Leveraging ATD Membership. This presentation will be facilitated by an ATD staff member and can count toward your programming goals and joint membership activities for the year. To learn more and request a session, contact Erin Murphy, senior manager, membership and chapter strategy.

Leverage ATD 2021 to Bolster Your Chapter

Whether attending in person or virtually, form a team of at least five of your chapter members for ATD21 to get exclusive rates for the conference. If your chapter has identified five members, join the three other chapters that have formed a chapter team by contacting [email protected].

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 is Sunday, August 29, 2021, from 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Reserve Your Seat


Congratulations to the Chapter of the Month: Orange County

The chapter designed and developed a total of 26 microlearning modules to onboard new board members. The onboarding will help the chapter reduce meeting times by 50 percent.

The Sharing Our Success (SOS) program helps chapters improve through sharing and finding easy-to-use ideas, resources, and practices.

Submit Your Best Practice

Review the following SOS Submissions:

Eastern Pennsylvania: Using Video Quick Tips to Benefit Chapter Membership

Greater Atlanta: Multipronged Engagement Strategy to Increase Membership

New Mexico: On-Demand Learning Using YouTube

ATD Events

May 25–27


June 8–17


August 29–September 1

Salt Lake City, Utah and Virtual

October 12–13

Las Vegas, Nevada

November 3–5


November 15–16

Nashville, Tennessee

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