Congratulations to Our Winner!

Congratulations to Teri Jefferson who was selected as our chapter's Members-Only Contest winner!  Teri will be receiving a complimentary ATD Certificate registration to use towards an in-person or online program of her choice! While the registration cost for the various ATD programs varies, the award could be worth up to $1,700 depending on which program she chooses.

If you didn't win this time, don't worry, we'll have other opportunities to win prizes in the future. All you need to do to qualify is join the chapter, and keep your dues current. That's it! We'll announce future opportunities here and on our monthly webinars, so make sure you keep an eye on our upcoming chapter events. You could be the next winner!

Call for 2021 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

    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

    This session will cover: Crisis leadership and judgement. Dr. Barnette says, "Leaders will lead until they can be managers, and manage until they have to lead again. Managing harder leads to more and more rules, while leadership relies more on judgement." Join us for a session with practical value for anyone who is tasked with leading a group, department, or organization. 

    Meet Presenter Dr. John Barnette!

    Dr. Barnette is the Associate Dean of Business and Leadership for the University of Charleston School of Business.  In addition to his responsibilities as Associate Dean, Dr. Barnette serves in a faculty role; teaching at the graduate level while mentoring and supervising doctoral students.  In addition, Dr. Barnette currently serves as a consultant to several State and National organizations, including the American Council of Education and the Distance Education and Training Council, specializing in healthcare and business management, emergency preparedness, disaster response, crisis leadership, leadership development, emotional intelligence and strategic planning.  

    Dr.  Barnette retired as a traditional National Guardsman holding the rank of Major General.  He served as the Commander of the West Virginia Army National Guard for 15 years. In this role as Commanding General, he was responsible for all operations of the West Virginia Army Guard, including the training and readiness preparation of the Guard units for their wartime and emergency response missions. General Barnette led the developmental efforts to establish the WVNG as a national benchmark in organizational improvement, winning the Army Communities of Excellence Award twice during his tenure and following up again as the overall winner in the first assessment cycle following his retirement.  In addition, General Barnette was instrumental in the development of the West Virginia National Guard’s homeland security efforts.  In his Command position, he served as the task force commander in 71 FEMA declared National Emergencies.

    He also served as a Task Force Commander leading the recovery efforts in Louisiana following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Because of these experiences, he is known nationally for his technical and leadership abilities in the emergency services and weapons of mass destruction arenas.   In addition to Commanding the West Virginia Army Guard, MG Barnette also served as the Wartime Chief of Staff and Operations Officer for the Eighth United States Army in Korea.  Prior to serving as the Operations Officer MG (RET) Barnette served as the Personnel Officer for the Eighth United States Army, Korea.

    • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom


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    Meet Presenter: Rosemary Okoiti

    • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

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