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.
This year, LTI looks a little different. While LTI is typically located at the Wintergreen Resort, due to continuing travel restrictions and other safety protocols brought on by COVID-19, LTI is going virtual.
At its core, the LTI experience is focused on promoting networking throughout the training - and going virtual won't change that. Connecting this year to other leaders in the field is critically important as we all navigate new waters.
Adding to the LTI experience this year, 5 preconference sessions are being included throughout the 6 months leading up to the Institute. Attendance at the education sessions and virtual activities are mandatory, however if you are not able to join live, registrants should plan to watch the recorded training as soon as their schedule permits.
April 26-28, 2021 - virtual
Monday, April 26 - 9am-3pm
Tuesday, April 27, 8am-5pm
Wednesday, April 28, 9am-12:30pm
Learn, Transform, Inspire with LTI:
LTI 2022 - Wintergreen Resort!
April 25-27, 2022
more information available early May
Proven Career Advancement
Over 90% of Directors & Upper Management personnel in Virginia Parks & Recreation Departments have graduated from LTI
LTI (usually) takes place at Wintergreen Resort & utilizes mountain top housing and amenities - this year, you can enjoy LTI from the comfort of your home or office
Fun Educational Sessions
LTI prides itself in offering fun, interactive & educational games, activities & presenters centered around bringing out the leader in you (activities will still be interactive, just from afar)
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 (the preconference sessions will give you additional opportunities to earn CEUs)
Registration for April 2021 is now CLOSED - please check back soon regarding information on registering for LTI 2022!
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
Kari Diop, CPRP
James Mickle, CPRP, CPSI
Claire Richardson, CPRP, CPSI
LaTanya Turner, CPRP