Big Changes Coming Soon!
Over the past few years, our chapter has grown both in numbers and geographic diversity. We now have just as many members from outside West Virginia as inside the state. The board made the decision several weeks ago to rebrand by choosing a name that wasn't specific to a single state. We have narrowed down the possible names to a handful of choices, but we want your help in choosing the final name. If you are a current ATD WV member, please take 30 seconds and vote for your favorite! The survey will be open until May 31st.
ATD WV needs a bigger trophy cabinet!
The ATD West Virginia Chapter is pleased to announce that we received two significant awards from ATD this week.
While it may sound a little cliché, truly these awards are a reflection of our members, and we are very proud of each and every member that helped us achieve both of these significant recognitions. Both awards provided the chapter with a cash award which will be utilized for future chapter initiatives. Each award was also sent with a letter from ATD President Tony Bingham. You can see read each of these letters on our Chapter Recognitions page.
Congratulations to each and every member of the ATD West Virginia Chapter, without each and every one of you, neither of these recognitions would have been possible.
A Surprise for ATDWV from Gov. Justice
The ATD West Virginia Chapter got a special "birthday card" from Gov. Jim Justice in honor of our 55th Birthday on March 14th, 2023. The proclamation from Gov. Justice shares a brief history of our chapter starting from our time as the ASTD Kanawha Valley Chapter and talks about our growth into a chapter that supports not only talent development professionals in the state of West Virginia, but our surrounding communities and our students.
We are very thankful to Gov. Justice for the kind honor with this proclamation, and excited to have his help in kicking of our 55th year of service. We're excited to celebrate this significant milestone along with you in the year ahead!
ATD WV Achieves CARE PLUS for 2023!
Every ATD chapter is given benchmarks and goals that they are challenged to achieve in order to be considered a quality ATD Chapter. These benchmarks are known as CARE (Chapter Affiliation REquirements.) Chapters are also given a series of stretch goals which raise the stakes above and beyond the benchmark known as CARE PLUS. We're proud to share with our members that our chapter has achieved this significant milestone, and we have been given this special CARE PLUS insignia to display for the year. We could not have achieved this significant honor without each and every member, and we want to thank you all for supporting our chapter's efforts!