In March 2019, the Association for Talent Development, parent organization of ATD-LA, informed the chapter that it had reached two important milestones:
- The chapter was recertified for 2019 as meeting all 18 elements of CARE, ATD’s set of affiliation requirements for local chapters. ATD-LA has proudly maintained this annual certification for many years and has always remained compliant with ATD’s affiliation requirements and programs.
- In addition, the chapter was recognized as a 2019 Membership Star for maintaining a 45-50% Power Membership percentage, a metric which reflects how many ATD-LA members also maintain an active ATD membership.
The ATD-LA board was informed of this recertification and recognition by a letter from the President of ATD, Tony Bingham, in which he congratulated and thanked the chapter leadership team. “ATD recognizes that the value you provide to your members through well-run chapter programs, services, and exceptional operations,” wrote Bingham, “is the result of the individual time, resources, innovation, thought, and dedication you and your team contribute.”
ATD-LA is proud to affiliate with the international ATD organization, and this latest recognition reflects the chapter’s commitment to representing the greater Los Angeles area’s talent development professionals locally, nationally, and globally.
Sharing Our Success (2019)
On Friday, March 15, The Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) was recognized for its submission to the ATD “Sharing Our Success” (SOS) program. The national SOS program identifies best practices among local ATD chapters and uses them as models for other chapters.
The SOS submission was prepared by Kavita Gupta, Director of Chapter Meetings, and documented the program for the ATD-LA’s January Chapter meeting. The program, titled “Brain Exchange and New Year Networking Mixer,” was a hit among attendees and Kavita’s SOS submission detailed the event and how other ATD chapters can program a similar event for their membership.
Elizabeth Beckham, Chair of ATD’s Chapter Recognition Committee said, "This recognition honors the Los Angeles Chapter’s best practice that demonstrates its commitment to managing a successful organization as well as advancing the talent development profession at the local level. We are honored to recognize the chapter with ATD's SOS recognition."
Kavita and ATD-LA will be honored at the 2019 ATD Chapter Leaders Conference, and the SOS submission will also be featured in an upcoming edition of ATD’s Leader Connection Newsletter.
This latest recognition reflects the first SOS recognition for ATD-LA in over two and a half years and the fifth SOS recognition overall for the chapter. ATD-LA was first recognized by the SOS program in 2003.
September 19, 2016 – The Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, was recognized for its submission to the ATD “Sharing Our Success” (SOS) program. The national SOS program identifies best practices among local ATD chapters and uses them as models for other chapters.
Based on the reported joint membership percentage, ATD-LA is recognized as a Chapter Membership STAR with joint membership between 40-45 percent.
ATD-LA had the greatest increase in number of joint members from 2014 to 2015. Among ATD’s medium chapters (those with 100-349 members), the Los Angeles Chapter was recognized for its growth rate. Pictured: Janie Honeycutt, Director Special Interest Groups, Gina Urgena, Senior Director, Chapter Services and Customer Care.
Milestone Anniversary: Seven decades. The world is a vastly different place today than it was when the chapter was originated. As ATD celebrates 70 years of serving the training and development profession we note that despite many important developments that have occurred in the world our members have always been our top focus.
Chapter of the Month Award: The Chapter of the Month program highlights a chapter each month that deserves special recognition. Recipients must have had a Sharing Our Success (SOS) submission accepted, be 100% CARE achieved, innovative, and have not been featured as Chapter of the Month within the past 18 months.
Sharing our Success (2013): Next Level Tool to Set Goals. After operating for years with an informal infrastructure, the Los Angeles Chapter desired to function more like a business and build a solid foundation that would last for future leaders. To assist with strategic planning and 2013 goal setting, the chapter relied on the Next Level tool to identify the chapter's strengths and weaknesses and focus its efforts for the year. Los Angeles - Next Level Tool Submission Form
Sharing our Success (2010): Special Divisions Leaders Toolkit. The Los Angeles chapter has had multiple special divisions since 2005. Each special division has a leader and there is a board position specifically to support all of the special divisions. With this many players, a toolkit was created to make the ongoing administration as simple as possible for special division leaders. Los Angeles - SOS Submission Form, Los Angeles - Special Divisions Leaders Toolkit
Sharing our Success (2003): Special Interest Groups and Special Divisions. Los Angeles Special Interest Groups [SIGs] and Special Divisions (SDs) were created by the chapter to address a growing demand by their membership to better address their diverse needs. Los Angeles - SOS Submission Form Los Angeles - SIGS Article Los Angeles - SIGS Group Coordinator Los Angeles - SIGS Special Divisions Marketing Los Angeles - SIGS Ground Rules