Join us for our upcoming events! 

As we're slowly emerging from the pandemic, your ATD West Virginia Chapter is working hard to bring new learning opportunities your way, and we'd love to see you at one of our upcoming webinars. Each webinar will feature a guest presenter that is an expert in the topic, and we know that each member will get a value from our offerings.

Remember that free access to webinars is a valuable benefit of chapter membership! If you're due to renew and curious if being a member is worth it, consider that when you factor in your annual National ATD membership discount, your chapter membership costs less than a cup of coffee a month! For that small amount, you get access to a network of peers statewide and a series of engaging content that will bring you value.

Not from West Virginia? That's ok. Due to our geographic diversity, we offer most of our programming virtually. We're happy to accept new members from other states outside of West Virginia! 

If there is a topic you'd like to see, email Rob Hoitt at robhoitt(at) and let him know what you'd like to see. We're working on scheduling our Fall and Winter events now. 

Upcoming Events

    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Join the ATD West Virginia Chapter and ATD for this special webinar designed to help you better understand how and when to take advantage of ATD member-only resources. ATD National revamped the member experience in March 2021, so there’s no better time to sit in and learn about the changes, the most popular resources, and hear first-hand how members are using the resources available to them to support their work.


    Not a member of ATD National or the ATD West Virginia Chapter? This is a great way to learn more about both public-facing and member-only ATD resources. Even nonmembers will gain from this presentation; take a deep dive into ATD resources with us!

    • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    With over 118 billion business emails sent each day worldwide, it matters that yours stands out. Communicate clearly, using proper format and style. This basic, fast-paced national webinar explores what makes a good signature line, clarifies when to forward, and how to reply, and inspires better content to ensure you make your mark.

    Jens-Kristian Kiel is the founder and CEO of Made in Germany, an award-winning American brand and content consultancy. Their services remove obstacles, create audiences, build followership, increase the client's revenue, and add to their bottom line. A German native and Mountaineer by marriage, he is a consummate professional with significant national and international experience in advertising and branding, marketing, and social media. Kiel has been presenting his workshops on business skills and digital communication nationwide to the Veterans Health Administration, and regional at the WV Chamber's "ResourceU", Toyota Motor Works, the Small Business Administration's District Office, and several regional and state-wide conferences. In 2016, Kiel was awarded the SBA’s West Virginia Small Business Champion of the Year. 

    • Tuesday, August 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    For many of you, developing others is your passion but in doing so, your own progression in your role and in your career may be unclear, has stalled, or is non-existent. ATD released the Talent Development Capability Model in an interactive model you can use to assess your place against industry-researched and accepted knowledge and skills to help determine where you need to go and how to get there. It’s the gap assessment, personalized learning plan, and tracker-- all rolled into one tool that helps to clear your path and motivate you toward your professional development goals. Everyone has their own career aspirations—more responsibility, more money, more expertise. The free interactive model can help marry the aspirations with where you are now to help you achieve your own professional development goals. And if you’ve been interested in achieving the APTD or CPTD certifications, join us to learn more about benefits of earning a talent development credential.

    This session will cover:

    ·          Participants will come away with an understanding of how societal forces and business changes are requiring professionals to adopt new approaches and upgrade skills to keep pace.

    ·          Participants will be able to apply the common language from a network of global practitioners to their own experiences and informal/formal education to assess and compare strengths and weaknesses that will become a factor in achieving their own career aspirations.

    ·          Participants will have the opportunity to build a learning plan for a sample practitioner and in doing so, gain the ability to apply their own gap assessment results and aspirations into generating their own plan.

    ·          Participants will understand the policy and concepts behind two talent development certifications, how to apply, how to prepare, and the benefits of earning a credential.

    Meet Presenter Holly Batts:

    As a self-professed Jill-of-all-trades, Holly Batts has a passion for helping people and programs succeed. Her professional background has been primarily in the non-profit sector, with over half of her experience in developing and maintaining certification programs. She is currently Associate Director of Credentialing with ATD’s Certification Institute and besides being the point person for the day-to-day operations for ATD’s two talent development certifications, she has embraced her role as accidental trainer with increased responsibilities of on-boarding new staff, selecting and training subject matter experts for test development, and sharing the importance of lifelong learning. Holly has an MS in organizational leadership, as well as the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications. Her professional development goal for 2021 is to earn the ATD Master Trainer credential.


    • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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