CHiP Code: CH3069
Our chapter's request to rebrand ourselves as "ATD Appalachia" from "ATD West Virginia" was approved by the ATD national board. This change reflects our regional nature while staying true to our 50+ year heritage. West Virginia is the only state that is entirely located in the Appalachian Mountains. However, our membership has long since grown beyond the boundaries of the Mountain State into Appalachian Maryland and Appalachian Virginia. We are proud to serve the entire region of Central Appalachia and look forward to the next 50 years!
The ATD West Virginia Chapter is pleased to announce that we received two significant awards from ATD this week.
The first award is the 2023 ATD Chapter Excellence Award for Net Joint Membership Growth - Small Chapters. This award is presented to chapters with less than 100 members, who have had the greatest increase in joint (Power) members nationwide over the previous year. Our chapter grew our joint members by 133% in 2022!
The second award is the 2023 ATD Power Membership Award - Small Chapters, Third Place. This award is presented to the top three chapters of under 100 members which have the highest percentage overall of joint (Power) members. Our chapter ended 2022 with 81% of our members being joint ATD members.
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.
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!
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!