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ATD NYC: What You Need to Know – July 24, 2019

07/23/2019 10:53 PM | Gregory Simpson (Administrator)


We’ve launched this News section of our website as a way to keep you up-to-date on everything happening with ATD NYC.


  • Bylaws Update: Member Review Period
  • 2020 Board Elections: Nominations Open
  • 2020 ATD Regional Conference Announced
  • Chapter Volunteer Opportunities
  • Meeting Space Assistance
  • CPLP Study Group
  • Talent Development Book Club
  • Wild Apricot Privacy Policy Update
  • Member Updates
  • Events in the Next 7 Days
  • Past Events
  • Bonus Opportunity #4

If you missed last week’s update, you can find it here:

ATD NYC: What You Need to Know – July 17, 2019

Bylaws Update: Member Review Period


Our bylaws were last updated in July 2015 in order to address the National Association’s name change from American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) to Association for Talent Development (ATD). 

Reason for Updating

Originally, we planned to update the bylaws to remove references to the President-Elect and Past President roles as a way to shorten the Presidential tenure from 3 years to 1 year. After reviewing and discussing those proposed changes with National ATD, we decided to keep the President-Elect and Past President roles to remain consistent with the ATD bylaws template. Instead, our proposed 2019 bylaws incorporate the most up-to-date language from the ATD bylaws template, add further clarification to some processes, and remove/update some language to give the Chapter more flexibility in conducting its business.

Review and Voting Processes

Article VII. Amendment and Modification of Bylaws states that:

·  Notice of any potential change must be published and distributed to the membership at least 30 calendar days prior to voting on such measures. 

·  Adoption of any motion to amend or modify the Bylaws requires a vote of two thirds of members in good standing voting in mail ballot.

·  Notice of changes to the Bylaws are to be published or distributed no later than 60 days following adoption.


July 15, 2019:     Beginning of the 30-day review period for Chapter members. 

August 15, 2019: Voting on the proposed changes opens

August 23, 2019: Voting on proposed changed closes

August 28, 2019: Results published in our weekly ATD NYC Blog Post/Update email

Note: There are no proposed bylaw changes that would prevent our 2020 Nomination/Election processes from continuing as planned.

For your review

Here are the links to access the documents:

ATD NYC Bylaws – July 2015 version (current)

ATD NYC Bylaws – July 2019 Proposed – Final Markup (to see where updates were made)

ATD NYC Bylaws – July 2019 Proposed – Final (version with Markups incorporated)

If you have any questions or concerns, please email contact@atdnyc.org and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.

2020 Board Elections: Nominations Open

We opened the nomination process for the 2020 Board on Monday, July 22nd (see email sent on Monday, July 22nd titled: “Apply Now for the 2020 ATD NYC Board of Directors - Deadline Friday, August 2nd”). You can learn more about the benefits of being a Board Member and read about each of our one-year Board roles here: 2020 Board of Directors Information. You can also email contact@atdnyc.org or talk with any Board member if you have questions.

Our goal is to have the new Board identified/ratified by the end of September so that they have the opportunity to attend the Chapter Leaders Conference in mid-October. The new Board would not take office until January 1, 2020.

2020 ATD Regional Conference Announced

We are excited to announce our 1st annual Greater New York ATD Regional Conference.  ATD NYC, along with our sister chapters from Philadelphia, Long Island, Northern New Jersey, Mid-New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania, is working to plan the premiere talent development conference of 2020. 

The American Management Association has graciously agreed to sponsor the event and host it in their Times Square location on April 3, 2020. Our goal is to have at least 250 attendees attend our conference (2 keynotes, 4 tracks/16 sessions). 

See the Volunteer Section below for opportunities.

Chapter Volunteer Opportunities

There are several Associate Vice President (AVP) and other roles available. We are also working to identify people for the following roles with our 2020 ATD Regional Conference: Committee Chairpersons and Support Staff

If you are interested and want to learn more about these opportunities, visit the Volunteer section of our website or contact rosemary.okoiti@atdnyc.org.

Meeting Space Assistance

We are asking for your help in identify meeting space for our Chapter events, SIG events, or workshops. As a non-profit, we rely on our members to help. Talk to any Board member or email contact@atdnyc.org if you have available space or have suggestions for us to pursue.

CPLP Study Group

Our CPLP Study group now has 3 members. If you would like to join them, please email contact@atdnyc.org. You can also find study tools in the ATD Store.

Talent Development Book Club

We’re reading Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant. Visit our Talent Development Book Club page for more information including the reading schedule.

Wild Apricot Privacy Policy Update

Our website provider is updating its Privacy Policy on June 27, 2019. You can learn more theses changes to increase transparency and to reflect updates to how and why they handle your personal data. Updates to our Privacy Policy

Member Updates

We want to be able to recognize the accomplishments of our ATD NYC Members. Please email us at contact@atdnyc.org and share your updates with us!

Congratulate Jessalin Lam on becoming an Aunt for the first time!

Congratulate Zachary Konopka, ATD NYC VP Programs and Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter President-Elect for being named Co-Director of the 2020 Greater New York ATD Regional Conference with Juliet Hart, Mid New Jersey Chapter President.

Join Jack Appleman, ATD Author and ATD NYC Member, on Thursday, July 25, 6-7 p.m. for his Northern New Jersey (NNJ) ATD Chapter webinar: Wowing with Words: Writing to Drive Employee Engagement.  To attend for free (if you're not an NNJATD member), register as Presenter's Guest and enter this code: JACKATD0024

Events in the Next 7 Days

(TONIGHT) July 24th

eLearning SIG: Video in eLearning: Rules of EngagementAre you looking to add engagement to your eLearning with Video, but not sure where to start? Join eLearning SIG co-chair Andrew Sellon for another in our Rules of Engagement series--a fun, clear, and simple review of all the basics you’ll need to know. 

July 31st

Chapter Webinar: Breaking Down the Distance Barrier in Your CommunicationsJoin Chris Coladonato to discuss the barriers you face in your distanced communications and how to overcome them. You’ll learn key best practices that you can put in to practice immediately to improve your distanced communications so you can work more effectively regardless of where you and your colleagues are located. 

Visit our Events Page to see all of our upcoming events.

Past Events

Visit the Knowledge Center (under Members tab; you WILL need to be logged in) to access the recordings and other information from our events.

Bonus Opportunity #4

Thanks for reading this week’s ATD NYC Update!  To thank you, we would like to add your name to a drawing to earn a complimentary registration to an online or in-person ATD certificate program before year’s end. Approximate value: $1195 - $1795. If you have any questions, please email gregory.simpson@atdnyc.org.

ENTER NOW: Send an email to contact@atdnyc.org with “Leadership Development” in the subject line. Deadline for this entry is Tuesday, July 30th. This is the last opportunity to enter. Note: Only one entry per person per designated subject line.


We welcome your feedback. Contact any Board Member or email contact@atdnyc.org. 

Telephone: 212-479-7397
Email: contact@atdnyc.org

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