National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) Application

Application Period for the 2025-2027 NAC is Open
Application are due May 31, 2024

The mission of the NAC is to serve as advisors, advocates, and mentors in partnership with ATD staff on matters of chapter management and operations to ensure high-quality service to members. Elected NAC members serve a three-year term.

The role offers exposure to guide chapters in the talent development industry and opportunities to:

  • Coach volunteer chapter leaders
  • Be exposed to cutting-edge information about the talent development industry
  • Develop additional professional competencies
  • Learn about chapter best practices

Who should apply

  • Chapter presidents and past chapter presidents interested in continuing their leadership development.
  • Those with the ability to perform collaboratively as part of a leadership team, especially virtually
  • Leaders with excellent project management skills that are self-directed in their work on a multi-faceted team
  • Ability to represent the Association’s issues to chapters and chapter issues to the Association
  • Understanding of ATD’s strategy and structure, and its relationship to trends in business and the talent development industry
  • APTD and CPLP credentials, preferred but not required.

Commitment for NAC Members

  • Three-year term, January 2025 to December 2027
  • Attend monthly virtual NAC meetings
  • Host monthly/bi-monthly virtual chapter area calls
  • Time to perform NAC committee assignments
  • Ongoing engagement with chapter leaders from 6–10 chapters (via email, phone, virtual meeting)
  • Attend a planning meeting in Alexandria, VA during October/November
  • Attend ALC and ATD Annual Meeting
  • Facilitate chapter leader sessions at ALC and/or International Conference
  • Two consecutive unexcused absences may cause the majority of voting NAC members to declare a vacancy and ask the member to resign.

** ATD may provide limited travel reimbursements for in-person meetings.

Eligibility Requirements for all ATD Chapter Committees, including the NAC:

  • ATD chapter and national membership at time of application and throughout entire term
  • NAC members cannot serve as chapter president during their term
  • It is recommended that ALC PAC and CRC members do not serve as a chapter president during their term

Application Process

  • NAC Applications deadline is May 31, 2024.
  • Applicants are required to list three references on the applications.

Contact [email protected] with any questions about the application process.

Register to attend this year's sNACk and Chat webinar on April 29 at 2 p.m. ET to learn more about current NAC and the application process.