ASTD National Sharing our Success (SOS) Recipient 2009, 2010, 2013

Thanks to Dennis Trusch who submitted an SOS in 2013 and won the chapter an award! Click on 2013 to see the Application.


(Doug Samuels, VP of Programming; Steve Maul, Past President; Richard Fletcher, President; Brian Womack, VP of Membership)

This year (2013), ASTD has recognized our chapter as having achieved Chapter Excellence in Community Involvement! 

Steve Maul and Sarah Gilber

(Steve Maul, President & Sarah Gilbert, VP of Communications)

This year (2012), ASTD has recognized our chapter as having achieved Chapter Excellence in three different categories! As far as I can tell, this is the first time a single chapter has received recognition in all three categories for which the Chapter Excellence Award is given!

The three areas in which we've been recognized are:

1) Community Involvement - Our outreach programs with Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, the Atlanta Community Food Bank and others was recognized for the way in which we practice our profession in working with these community groups - helping them learn internally or developing and delivering learning programs for their constituencies. Congratulations to Cecil Fricano, Jennifer Williams and all who participated in our Community Involvement programs.

2) CPLP Preparedness - Greater Atlanta developed, managed and delivered a multi-chapter virtual CPLP Study Group last year which has been recognized as both enormously successful, but also creative and effective in its approach. My thanks go our to Anne Power and her dedicated team who made this vision a reality.

3) Joint Member Growth - While ASTD (at the national level) loves it when we grow our local membership; they love it even more when we grow joint members - those of us who belong to both the chapter and the national Association. Last year, we added 64 joint members to our roster, the largest number of any chapter in the US. Much of this was done through registration at our ACE conference last year and other programs. A huge "thank you" goes out to both Tonette White and Kim Ziprik who respectively managed membership and programs last year. Without all the initiatives you and your teams put into place, we'd not have had nearly this amount of success

2010 - 2011 100% ASTD CORE 


As a Chapter of Excellence, we are proud to be the recipient of the following awards:

ASTD National Chapter Excellence Awards in 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 2010. National Chapter Excellence Awards acknowledge cumulative excellence in the following areas: 

  • Chapter Management
  • Communications
  • Community Involvement
  • Contribution to ASTD
  • Membership Training
  • Professional Development
  • Service to the Training & Development Profession

ASTD National Chapter of the Month - May 2007, March 2010

ASTD National CHART Award in 1994 & 1995  
ASTD National Quality & Excellence Award in 1995

ASTD National Special Products and Services Award in 2002


ASTD National Chapter Membership Star in 2009, 2010 and 2011 - Recognition for attaining 100 percent ASTD Chapter Operating Requirements and Chapter joint membership (i.e., number of ASTD Atlanta members who are also ASTD National members)

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