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.
LTI is located at the Wintergreen Resort which is on top of a mountain. Attendees are encouraged to carpool throughout the weekend and are cautioned of steep and curvy rural roads as well as the changeable weather conditions. The LTI experience is focused on promoting networking throughout the weekend. You will be housed in smoke free coed homes with the intention of networking, group interaction, and teamwork. The retreat-style housing includes a roommate of the same sex and a shared bathroom with roommate and/or hall mates (generally of the same sex). Attendance at all education, social, and house activities are mandatory during the weekend.
Proven Career Advancement
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
LTI 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities
The 2020 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.
2020 LTI Committee
Kelley Herbert, CPRP
Kari Diop, CPRP
James Mickle, CPRP, CPSI
Claire Richardson, CPRP, CPSI
LaTanya Turner, CPRP