PERSONAL SAFETY FIRST
Following the guidance of global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on preventing the spread of the coronavirus, we encourage all members to familiarize themselves with the protection methods and symptoms of COVID-19, wash their hands frequently, and observe stay-at-home orders issued by local, state, and federal governments.
COVID-19 has impacted millions of Americans. To ease the financial burden of membership during this difficult time, ATD - Charlotte has extended the memberships of all current members by one month, effective April 10, 2020. The Board of Directors believes that now, more than ever, it is important for you to have access to your own professional learning opportunities to support changing learning and working environments. If you have specific questions or concerns about your membership in ATD - Charlotte, to include renewal or changes in employment, please contact us.
STAY CONNECTED WITH US
As life changes and jobs shift, it is important to make sure your contact information is up-to-date. Update your contact information on our website or in the WildApricot mobile app to ensure that you are receiving all chapter news, job bank postings, and meeting updates.
DAY OF LEARNING (DECEMBER 2020)
After carefully monitoring the changing learning landscape, Day of Learning has moved to Wednesday, December 2, 2020 so that all participants can make the most of their day-long learning experience. With the change to the date of this program, we have also extended our Early Bird deadline to May 31, 2020.
VIRTUAL CHAPTER MEETINGS
To keep our members safe and slow the spread of COVID-19, ATD - Charlotte moved the March and April 2020 chapter meetings to an online format. You can still register for events on our website; all registrants will receive information for joining into the virtual meeting on the week of the meeting. We will continue to monitor recommendations from health experts and government officials and notify members about the format of the May meeting as the event date draws closer.
VIRTUAL NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Beginning with our April meeting, join ATD - Charlotte for networking & discussion topics from 5:45 - 6:15pm. These networking sessions will be held directly before the monthly meeting. Come to hear about job opportunities and participate in discussions about how we are coping with remote work and limited staffing.
SUPPORTING OUR VENDORS
Family Catering has been a valued partner of ATD - Charlotte for over a decade. Their flexibility, high quality of service, and fan-favorite meals have become a cornerstone of our monthly meeting experience. To show our appreciation in this difficult time, ATD - Charlotte will donate a portion of our catering budget back to Family Catering. We sincerely hope to continue our partnership after this crisis has passed.
ATD ICE CONFERENCE CANCELLED
The ATD 2020 International Conference & Exposition (ICE) has been cancelled due to COVID-19 public health risks. It was previously scheduled for May 17-20, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. ATD looks forward to welcoming participants to ICE 2021 in Los Angeles, California from May 23-26, 2021. Learn more about ICE here.
If your organization would like to support ATD - Charlotte in this difficult time, sponsorship opportunities are currently available. Reach over 100 learning and development professionals through our virtual meetings and social media platforms. For package details, visit our website or contact us today.