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The Maryland Chapter of ATD is preparing for our Employee Learning Week Celebration in December 2020, 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 Maryland 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.

What's In It for My Organization?

Organizations participating in Employee Learning Week will be recognized as Champions of Learning and celebrated during our Maryland ATD December Chapter Meeting, December 2019. We will be giving out “Champion of Learning” awards, and recognizing companies for amazing stories.

In 2019, your organization can access hundreds of resources (articles, book summaries, videos, etc.) through EBSCO ( and Skillsoft ( 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.

 How to access ACCEL5

As an active participant of Employee Learning Week you can have a 7-day access to Accel5. The set-up and configuration of your new Accel5 account is easy. Once you register you can now share actionable, self-directed learning content with your colleagues. Here is some information to help you get started.

How do I create a user account for Accel5?

Please use the registration URL below to create an account:


How do I view content on Accel5?

Viewing content is easy and we have provided a guide to help first-time users navigate the interface. Click here for more information on viewing this content on the Accel5 interface.

We hope you enjoy using Accel5! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.  

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.

Examples for Employee Learning Week

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

Warm regards,

Your Chapter Leadership

Email Us:

Address: PO Box 2524 • Ellicott City, MD 21041

ChIP Code: CH2030

Past Champions of Learning

On behalf of ATD Maryland we would like to recognize the following Maryland organizations as “Champions of Learning” for their efforts towards developing a knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce. You celebrated talent development and promoted learning resources across your organization.

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine: Marketing & Communications
  • Paradyme Management
  • Legg Mason
  • Alban CAT
  • LEEP Leadership Mentors
  • Bozzuto
  • Astra Zeneca Oncology Learning and Development 
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Amazon Web Services

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