What to Expect at LTI
Leadership Training Institute (LTI) is a premiere program for leadership development for professionals in the parks & recreation field. It is an exclusive opportunity to expand their awareness, involvement, and potential for growth. This 2.5 day program is designed to enhance the talents of, and renew a sense of commitment among current and emerging leaders in the field.
At its core, the LTI experience is focused on promoting networking throughout the training - 're'connecting this year to other leaders in the field is critically important as we all continue to navigate these waters.
LTI is located at the Wintergreen Resort which is on top of a mountain. Attendees are encouraged to carpool throughout the Institute and are cautioned of steep and curvy rural roads as well as the changeable weather conditions. You will be housed in smoke free coed homes with the intention of networking, group interaction, and teamwork. The retreat-style housing includes a single occupancy room with a shared bathroom with hall mates (generally of the same sex). Attendance at all education, social, and house activities are mandatory during throughout the Institute.
April 25-27, 2022
MEMBER $725 NON MEMBER $799
MEMBER $760 NON MEMBER $835
Late (2/1/22-until full)
MEMBER $790 NON MEMBER $865
fees include education sessions, lodging, meals, CEUs, etc.
Continue your leadership journey with LTI...
Proven Career Advancement
Over 90% of Directors & Upper Management personnel in Virginia Parks & Recreation Departments have graduated from LTI
LTI takes place at Wintergreen Resort & utilizes mountain top housing and amenities
Fun Educational Sessions
LTI prides itself in offering fun, interactive & educational games, activities & presenters centered around bringing out the leader in you
Meet other professionals from around the state to make lasting relationships, share ideas, improve your self confidence and begin forming a support group to last throughout your career
Earn CEU's to help maintain your certifications or to help get you on your way to becoming certified
Registration fees are inclusive of condo accommodations (single occupancy bedroom) plus meals, educational and interactive sessions, CEUs, etc.
LTI Sponsorship Opportunities
The Leadership Training Institute (LTI) is a semi-annual conference targeting Leaders in the Park and Recreation Field throughout Virginia. The Institute, part of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS)…
has served as an important training for some of the brightest leaders in the Recreation field since 1985!
VRPS was one of the first state organizations in the country to establish this groundbreaking model leadership program that is often replicate by others in the profession.
Over 90% of Directors and Upper Level Management working in Virginia’s Parks and Recreation Departments have graduated from LTI.
Your company can become a part of this innovative institute by becoming a sponsor. Monies donated to LTI will be used to support activities that further the program in order to keep costs to the participants at a minimum, including:
Securing National Speakers and session leaders
Providing educational tools for participants
Promotional materials such as t-shirts, bags, and binders
Meals and programs
Other logistical support such as signs and materials
The attendees at LTI are often purchasing agents for their departments and have influence on product and service choices. Sponsors have a unique opportunity to present their products and services to Recreation Professionals from across the state.
Click here for a listing of sponsorship levels and their corresponding benefits.
Kelley Herbert, CPRP
James Mickle, CPRP, CPSI
Claire Richardson, CPRP, CPSI
LaTanya Turner, CPRP