The ATD Eastern PA Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, was named an ATD Chapter of the Month (COM) for November 2016. The COM is national recognition for ATD local chapters that have demonstrated strength, growth, and innovation in managing their chapter.
Jeffrey Gehris, chair of ATD's Chapter Recognition Committee, which awards the Chapter of the Month honor, said, "This prestigious award recognizes the Eastern PA Chapter for demonstrating innovative and unique approaches in providing great value to their members and professionals in the community, including professional development, networking, and leading information about trends in the talent development industry. The ATD EPA Chapter is a leading example for serving members and other ATD chapter leaders with opportunities to learn and grow from each other. We are pleased to recognize the chapter with ATD's Chapter of the Month award."
This recognition comes after we were recognized for our submission to the "Sharing Our Success" Program! The national SOS program identifies best practices among local ATD chapters and uses them as models for other chapters.
The Eastern PA chapter's submission focused on the Board of Director VP of Technology role needing to have documented processes for knowledge sharing and succession planning and addressed that need with a training solution for incoming volunteers who will serve in the role in the future.
We'd like to give a special word of thanks to Suzanne Wagner, who worked tirelessly to create this essential documentation as part of a capstone project to complete her Master of Science in Instructional Technology Management. Not only do we appreciate it now, but we know that future ATD Eastern PA boards and members will find it indispensable in running the chapter.