Tennessee Leadership Training Institute


TLTI Conference will be held November 20-21, 2017 at Marriott in Franklin, TN

You need to print a copy of the 2017 TLTI Workbook for each registered attendee from your school. 

To view 2016 TLTI conference photos click here.

Our conference is modeled after the SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI).  This conference focuses on developing high-level leadership and citizenship skills.

Just like at WLTI, students have a pre-assignment that will be due at the time of on-site registration on November 20. By completing the pre-assignments, students will be prepared for the conference and benefit more from training during TLTI.

This year our state officer team and state certified trainers are joined by Julie Rife Colorado State Director to provide training for students and advisors. The bios of our guest trainers are listed below and to learn more about your State Certified Trainers click here.

November 20 & 21, 2017 Information

Registration Opens: Monday, November 20 - 9:00 am Central

Conference Begins: Monday, November 20 - 12:30 pm Central

Conference Ends:  Tuesday, November 21 - 12:30 pm Central

Meals provided during the conference:

Monday -  Afternoon Break (Snacks and Drinks) & Evening Dinner

Tuesday - Breakfast & Break (Snacks and Drinks)

Attire for each day:

Monday during sessions - Business Casual (no jeans)

Monday Evening Dinner - Business Attire/Official Dress

Tuesday - All TLTI participants will receive a short-sleeved conference shirt. On Tuesday morning, we request that ALL TLTI attendees wear this shirt for a group photo. Please wear the shirt with Slacks or Khakis (the black pants worn with the official dress would also be appropriate).

Tuesday Induction Ceremony - All Current Officers and Officer Candidates must wear official dress during the induction ceremony.  Candidates and Current Officers will be given time to change clothes prior to the event. All other attendees may remain in their conference shirts.

Dr. Flora W. Tydings - Chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents

Dr. Flora Tydings was appointed Chancellor by the Tennessee Board of Regents in a unanimous vote in December 2016. As Chancellor, she is chief executive officer of the Board of Regents system, managing operations of the system office and providing strategic leadership for the system’s institutions in accordance with the Board’s policies and direction and with Tennessee law. She arrived as the Board and its institutions continue the transition into a more unified community and technical college system under the state's FOCUS (Focus on College and University Success) Act of 2016. Dr. Tydings earned her Doctor of Education degree in Occupational Studies at The University of Georgia; her Master of Education degree at Mercer University, and her Bachelor of Science degree in education, with an emphasis in behavioral science, at Georgia Southern University.

She began her career as a professional educator in the Houston County, GA school system from 1976 to 1984. After working in the private sector, she returned to education in 1994 as apprenticeship director for four Georgia public school systems and as an adjunct instructor at Middle Georgia College. Her career in higher education leadership began in 1996 as director of curriculum and staff development at Macon Technical Institute. She became vice president for academic affairs at Central Georgia Technical College two years later, and served in that position until her appointment as president at Athens Technical College in 2003. She served there until moving to Tennessee in 2015 as president of Chattanooga State Community College.

James D. King - President, Northeast State Community College

James D. King is the Interim President of Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee. Mr. King served as Vice Chancellor for the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology under the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents from 1999-2017. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and has a Master’s Degree from the University of Memphis. He began his career as a Vocational Agriculture teacher in 1978, and has been the Director of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crump, Jackson, and Memphis. Under his leadership each campus’ enrollment increased significantly. He currently serves on the Board of Directors as the President for the American Technical Education Association. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Vocational Technical Honor Society. 


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