Deadline to submit your Champion of Learning application has been extended until Monday, November 27!

The Greater Atlanta Chapter of ATD is preparing for our Employee Learning Week Celebration in December, and we would love to have your organization participate with us.  It is a great opportunity to promote your organization, and your Talent Development Department!

Employee Learning Week is an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results. We want as many Atlanta area companies as possible to participate because training is more important now than ever before. As you know, the growing skills gap, and increased need to compete in today's economy, require organizations to develop a knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce.

 How do I sign up?

 Click the link below to register. The deadline has been extended to Nov 27th!

 Register for ELW 2017

What's in it for me/my organization?

Organizations participating in Employee Learning Week will be recognized as Champions of Learning and celebrated during our Greater Atlanta ATD December Chapter Meeting, December 12, 2017.  We will be giving out “Champion of Learning” awards, and recognizing companies for amazing stories, and we have arranged for a press release. 

Also, organizations that register for Employee Learning Week before the deadline of Nov 24th will receive a link to access hundreds of resources (articles, book summaries, videos, etc.) through EBSCO (www.ebsco.com) and Skillsoft (www.skillsoft.com). These resources can be distributed to your organization during Employee Learning Week and are mapped to the sample Employee Learning Week Plans (below) to make it easy to provide an entire week’s curriculum to your organization. The resources can also be hand selected by you to support any plan you create for Employee Learning Week.

Talent development is so important in the state of Georgia, that Governor Deal has signed a proclamation declaring December 4 through 8, 2017 as Employee Learning Week.  Each of our Champions of Learning organizations will be invited to send a representative for a photo with Governor  Nathan Deal at the Georgia State Capitol Building!  View the 2016  Proclamation here. 

Sample Employee Learning Week Plans:

Not sure what do for Employee Learning Week? We've created some sample weekly agenda plans using the five letter acronyms GUIDE, LEARN, STUDY, TEACH, and TRAIN. Each letter in an acronym represents a day of the week and the focus for that day. 

Download the plans


Thank you for celebrating learning with us! I hope Employee Learning Week becomes a fantastic opportunity to promote the great work your talent development team (or team of one!) does at your organization!

 If you have any questions, or would like to brainstorm/discuss ideas for how your organization can celebrate Employee Learning Week, please reach out to me at dadelman@leadstrat.com

Warm regards,


David Adelman

Director Employee Learning Week | Greater Atlanta ATD

Director, Training Services | Leadership Strategies, Inc.