CNY ATD Wins Chapter Excellence Award from ATD

Posted on August 26, 2020

CNY ATD recognized for its Employee Learning Awareness Program

CNY ATD, the Central New York affiliate chapter of ATD (Association for Talent Development), has been awarded the 2020 Chapter Excellence Award by the national association. The ATD Chapter Excellence Awards is a national recognition recognizing chapters that have achieved excellence in strategic partnership. ATD recognized CNY ATD for demonstrating the best effort in making a significant impact in the local community with its Employee Learning Awareness Program.

ATD noted, "CNY ATD broadened the scope and efforts of its Employee Learning Awareness Program by highlighting employee learning throughout the year. This broadening increased opportunities to advocate for and create awareness of employee learning, the talent development profession, and its role and impact on organization success. Through encouraged participation and the distinctive CNY Champions of Learning recognition, CNY ATD enhanced involvement by the local community in showcasing employee learning." Since 2008, CNY ATD has continued and broadened its efforts in creating awareness of employee learning in the local community. The involvement and CNY Champions of Learning recognition of organizations and individuals in the community who have highlighted employee learning has increased from 19 in 2008 to 158 in 2019.

“The impact our chapters have in their local communities and in support of the talent development profession is impressive. Winning a Chapter Excellence Award shows the chapter’s level of dedication to meeting ATD’s mission of empowering talent development professionals to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of others successfully,” says Jennifer Homer, ATD’s VP of Communications. 


About ATD

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. The professional membership organization supports those who develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of employees in organizations around the world.

ATD proudly serves more than 35,000 members from more than 120 countries. ATD’s members work in organizations of all sizes and in all industry sectors. ATD supports the work of talent development professionals in 100 local chapters, international strategic partners, and global member networks.

Started in 1943 as the American Society of Training Directors, this organization has evolved to become the Association of Talent Development. As the scope and the impact of the training and development field has grown, the profession’s focus has broadened to link the development of people, learning and performance to individual and organizational results. For more information, visit


CNY ATD is the local affiliate chapter of Association for Talent Development (ATD).For over45 years,CNY ATDhas beenconnecting talent development professionals throughout the region and contributing to the growth and recognition of the profession. Currently, CNY ATD has over 120 members from various businesses covering 17 plus counties from the Canadian border to the Pennsylvania border in the central area of New York State. CNY ATD is proud to have received numerous national and local recognitions, including 21 ATD recognitions since 2006.

About CNY ATD Employee Learning AwarenessProgram

Employee Learning Awareness is a campaign to promote workplace learning and highlight the important connection between learning and achieving results. Talent development is important to the success of organizations; employee learning links to business success. To demonstrate commitment to learning, organizations and individuals are encouraged to shine the light on the value of employee learning with various activities throughout the year to create awareness of employee learning, promote learning opportunities, recognize employee learning achievements and show the impact of employee learning. CNY ATD recognized 158 local organizations and individuals as CNY Champions of Learning for highlighting employee learning in 2019.


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