Event Details and Registration

ATDWV Webinar - Street Smarts for Leaders

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


  • Registration is complementary for active members of the ATD West Virginia Chapter. If you are due for renewal, please renew your dues before registering for this event.
  • Registration for non-chapter members requires a nonrefundable $5 charge to help us offset the costs associated with our webinar and registration platform. A major benefit of being a member of our chapter is that it offers you free access to our webinar series. Another feature of our chapter is membership qualifies you for an annual discount on your national ATD dues also!

    Not from West Virginia? That's ok, we're a virtual chapter and welcome prospective members from outside our state as well! We'd love to have you join us!

    When you figure the discounts on webinars and national dues, membership gives you a net cost of less than one cup of coffee per month! So we think we offer a great value for the price, and your dues stay local to help enable us to keep offering events like these, and more! Thank you for considering joining/renewing with our chapter today!

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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.

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