President Nominations Now Open

The ATD West Virginia Chapter would like to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the position of President.

The nomination process will be open until June 25th, 2022. Interviews for interested candidates will be conducted in the month of July. 

If uncontested, the President-Elect will be announced at the July Board Meeting. If contested, a 30-Day announcement of candidates will be issued at the July Board Meeting with a vote conducted at the August Board Meeting.

Term of office as President-Elect will begin no later than the August Board Meeting. The term of President will begin on January 1, 2023 and will end on December 31, 2025. 

A Position Description can be found at the following link.

Self-Nominations can be made using the following webform.

Call for 2022 Speakers

Have you ever attended a conference or webinar and wondered if you could do that yourself? 

Do you know someone who can give an awesome presentation and would like for your peers to see it too?

If you have a topic you'd like to see presented to your fellow Talent Development practitioners, we'd love to share the spotlight with you. 

We are currently looking for monthly presentations for our 2022 calendar. If you have a topic you'd like to present, or know someone you'd be able to help secure as a presenter for us, please reach out to Rob Hoitt, Chapter President at He will set up a call with you so that we can work the logistics out to add your presentation to our schedule.

Not an experienced speaker? No problem! ATD WV is a group of like-minded talent development professionals. We're happy to give you an audience so you can gain valuable practice, experience and confidence!

Thank you in advance for helping to make our program offerings stand out in the year to come.

Upcoming Events

    • Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Via Zoom (Link provided to registrants.)

    Rest as a Leader

    We’ve all been there... Moving at full speed and with so much intense pressure from all directions that it’s hard to remember where we’re going and why. We just know we have to get there – yesterday!

    During the past 10 years of executive coaching and development our most important work has been around helping leaders find rest so they can love life at work and love life at home. Not only for them to be healthy leaders, but to lead in a way that helps the organization be healthy as well.

    We still need to move quickly, but with purpose. We need to slow down long enough to connect (or re-connect) with the cornerstones of our leadership that provide the foundation for how we live our lives. Join us for our session on “Rest” to spend an hour working through our proven process to help leaders find rest in the middle of the chaos.

    Meet your facilitator Michael Brown

    Michael Brown has spent over 10 years consulting, training, and implementing transformational leadership programs for senior-leaders at organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Goodwill, and Hershey, to name a few. Michael is also an author, executive coach, and keynote speaker, addressing audiences from 50 to 2000 leaders. To ensure he can meet the unique needs and business objectives of his clients, Michael is certified in several industry-leading programs and assessments, including the SDI 2.0 and Core Strengths. Michael holds a B.A. and a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University. He is the author of Fellowship: Servant Leaders Serving Leaders, which helps managers quickly strengthen relationships with their team members to serve their growth and development. He also served as an Emotional Intelligence adjunct instructor at the University of Arkansas. Michael makes divots in fairways in his spare time, tries to fly fish and mountain bikes – all while coaching his kids’ world championship soccer teams (okay, they might not be world champions yet).

    • Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Blue Ridge Community Technical College - 3650 Apple Harvest Dr, Martinsburg, WV 25403

    Don't delay, in-person participation registration closes on July 6, 2022!

    Wrangling SME's for Success

    Whether you are a Human Resources partner, trainer, coach, or manager— you will likely find the occasional need to create content for your organization and will need to work with subject matter experts (SMEs) within your organization. Often because of a number of factors including deadlines, interpersonal relationships, and internal politics, a scenario that would otherwise offer an organization a great opportunity for internal collaboration becomes an exercise in managing challenges. This presentation will provide insights and wisdom to get past the pain points so you can deliver critical results!

    Your speaker is Rob Hoitt, CPTD

    Rob Hoitt is a Sr. Professional Development Consultant with a Fortune 500 corporation specializing in federal services. A true “accidental trainer,” Rob came into learning and development after a decade of working in the television broadcast industry, having worked at independent and network television stations. Through this rich experience, Rob has spent nearly 20 years in the learning and development industry specializing in leadership development and technical training. In addition to becoming one of the first people to attain the Associate Professional of Talent Development, and one of the first people to take and pass the new Certified Professional in Talent Development credentials, Rob graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona in 2021. Rob also holds a Certificate in Instructional Design and Delivery from American Military University, and is a Certified Facilitator from Development Dimensions International. Rob is also a contributor to the ATD Handbook 3rd Edition which comes out in the Spring of 2022.

    About this event:

    This event will be a collaborative event with our fiends at the Eastern Panhandle chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management. This will offer participants a chance to meet our peers and colleagues from around the Eastern Panhandle


    8:00 - Networking & Breakfast

    8:30 - Brief Chapter Business Meeting

    9:00 - 10:30 - Speaker Presentation

    • Tuesday, August 23, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Via Zoom (Link provided to registrants.)

    Designing a More Immersive Learning Experience with Articulates Storyline 360 Degree Image

    Interactive 360° images in Articulates Storyline 360 supports endless opportunities to create immersive learning experiences that invites learners to explore and engage with the content. Want to learn more about the creative possibilities of working with 360° images in Storyline 360 and effective ways to use them, join us as we walk through the basics of creating Storyline 360° image interactions.

    Meet your facilitator Terry Godfrey - Sr. Learning Consultant / Instructional Designer at TC Energy

    Terry is a learning experience design consultant at TC Energy where he is focused on designing and developing engaging learning experiences to meet or exceed organizational Training, Learning and Development (TL&D) objectives. Terry has 25+ years of experience as an instructional designer for corporate training in the chemical, oil and gas industries 

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