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September Action Items
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    Submit Your Chapter’s CARE Contact
    Make sure your chapter is in the know leading up to the CARE submission deadline. Your chapter’s CARE contact will receive essential information and announcements, including the chapter’s unique CARE submission link in November. Submit your contact via the online form by September 30.

    The online 2020 CARE survey submission deadline is January 31, 2021. To prepare for the chapter’s CARE submission, visit to access the CARE workbook and other resources to help you finish the year strong.

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    Enhance Your Chapter Leader Recruitment
    Ramp up your leadership recruitment efforts as your chapter plans for the new year. Review for resources to support your work including the recent TD magazine article, “Volunteering Provides a Value-Added Career Boost.” The article is available to the public; reference and link to the piece in emails, social media, and on the chapter’s website to emphasize the vital role of volunteer service in professional development. If you need extra support with your recruitment efforts, reach out to your NAC and CRM.
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    Less Than a Month Left Until 2020 ALC
    Do not miss the first virtual ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC), October 8–9. Join leaders from more than 60 chapters at the conference and be ready to share knowledge and network! Register by October 8 to guarantee you’re a part of this first-time event.

    Prepare for the conference by reviewing the session descriptions and planning your conference schedule today. Included in the schedule are keynote speakers Tony Bingham, ATD president, and Devin C. Hughes, author, speaker, consultant, and executive coach.
    • There are still ways to save. Register five board members for the price of four by emailing [email protected]. Purchase your chapter’s team ticket today and submit their names by October 1.
    • Save the date for the complimentary preconference session, on Thursday, October 1, at 2 p.m. ET. Join fellow chapter leaders and members of the NAC, Lorinda Schrammel and Eileen Terrell, as they guide you through the various components of CARE and CARE Plus to prepare for your chapter’s submission due January 29, 2021. This session will also provide a forum to share lessons learned and best practices to support your continued success in the achievement of CARE. We cannot wait to see you there!
  • Member Week 2020 - heart.png
    September 14–18, Is the ATD Member Week Sale 2020!
    We are excited to celebrate ATD Member Week with member-only surprises, exclusive discounts, and member highlights. Throughout the week ATD national membership will be available at 10 percent off, including the already discounted Power Member and chapter leader rates. As a reminder, throughout September, we will be celebrating members with special surprises, member highlights, and other exciting ways to engage with ATD.
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    "Role Call:" Identify the Part You Play in Your Chapter's CARE Achievement Webcast
    Everyone has a role in the Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE). Do you know yours?

    Whether you are a CARE Completer (completing and submitting the online CARE survey for the current or upcoming year), CARE Strategist (incorporating the work from CARE in your chapter’s strategy), or CARE Supporter (contributing data, sharing information, or assisting the other roles in their work), there is a place for you. Join the webcast on November 10 at 2 p.m. ET to learn more.

    During the session, you will:
    • Learn everything you need to know, plan, and do to take your CARE game to the next level.
    • Gain a better understanding of the process changes, resources, and tools to support your chapter’s annual submission.
    • Collaborate with other chapter leaders through breakout sessions to develop valuable takeaways that you can apply to this year’s CARE effort.

    Level up on your road to excellence as you close out 2020 by registering today
  • Man Working From Home Having Online Group Videoconference On Laptop
    Review and Share Recent Chapter Webcasts
    Chapter services recently hosted three webcasts covering crucial chapter topics. Recordings of the webcasts below are available at
    • COVID-19 Considerations for Chapters on Gathering and Convening
    • Virtual Conference: A How-To Guide for Planning
    • Chapter Leader Orientation and Onboarding Webcast
  • Chapter Excellence Awards Applications
    Don’t Miss the Chance to Win up to $3,000!
    Apply for a Chapter Excellence Award (CEA) at any point this year through December 31. To be considered for the Excellence in Strategic Partnership or Excellence in Advancing the Profession Through ATD Certification awards, chapters are asked to complete the corresponding application. Visit to learn more about submission requirements, previous winner submissions, and resources to support your application.
  • Linkedin
    Chapter Leader Scavenger Hunt
    Connect with our chapter leader community on LinkedIn and join the chapter leader scavenger hunt for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. To be included in the drawing, complete the document found on LinkedIn and submit the scavenger hunt by September 15.
  • Homepage Welcome
    Join Us in Welcoming the New 2021–2023 National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) and 2021 Committee Chairs
    Jess Almlie
    North Dakota
    2021–2023 NAC

    Eric Atkins, CPTD
    2021–2023 NAC

    Kristine Ellis
    Northeast Florida
    2021–2023 NAC

    Kelli Frey
    Greater Richmond
    2021–2023 NAC

    Joni Goodman, CPTD
    Chair, 2021 ALC Program Advisory Committee

    Leslie Scarpace, CPTD
    Chair, 2021 Chapter Recognition Committee

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    ATD Virtual Conference: Unleash Potential
    Join us October 26–30 for ATD Virtual Conference: Unleash Potential. Customize your virtual experience with content from ATD's popular Core 4 and OrgDev events as well as the new Future of Work conference. It is like having three events in one.
  • Virtual events
    Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities—ATD Conferences
    Even in the virtual environment, ATD continues to bring together different sectors of the workforce for training and networking. Don’t miss out on the upcoming ATD Sales Enablement Learning & Leadership (SELL) Conference, October 12 15. Sign up today using the code SELL20SPON to receive $50 off your registration!
  • ATD ELW 2020 Logo
    It Is Never Too Early to Start Planning for Employee Learning Week (ELW)
    Prepare now for your chapter to become a 2020 Champion of Learning. Employee Learning Week (ELW), December 7–11, is an awareness campaign that highlights the essential connection between learning and achieving organizational results. Visit for more information, marketing materials, resources to support your promotion of ELW locally, and to share your chapter’s efforts.
  • CHAP-September Chapter of the Month 2020
    Chapter of the Month
    Congratulations to the September Chapter of the Month: Cascadia

    Working with UMU, the chapter developed a webpage that allowed visitors to review information about each of the vendors prior to the conference. The information included short product and service videos, examples of questions to ask the vendor, and who to contact. Providing vendors with a high-quality experience and a more productive interaction with conference participants led to validating the money exhibitors spent to participate. Out of 213 conference participants, 76 completed the raffle connected to the exhibitor site.

    Submit an SOS to be eligible for Chapter of the Month!
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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 submissions at

    Congratulations to the Greater Boston Chapter for its submission, “Build a Process to Deliver Thriving Virtual Events.” Review the submission at to learn how the chapter created a standard operating procedure (SOP) to deliver quality virtual events.

    Submit an SOS today!
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    Membership on the ATD Store
    Add your chapter’s membership to the ATD Store!

    Currently, 70 chapters are participating in the program. Congrats to Cascadia, the newest chapters added to the Store. Twenty-three chapters are participating in Phase II of the program, which allows ATD’s system to automatically import new and renewing membership information directly to the chapter’s Wild Apricot database.

    To join the program or move into Phase II, contact Erin Murphy.