Leadership Training Institute

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LTI Committee

Kelley Herbert, Chair

James City County Parks & Recreation

AJ McCage, Co-Chair

Hopewell Recreation & Parks

James Mickle

Greenplay

Cindy Roeder

Herndon Parks & Recreation

Art Thatcher

Greenplay

LaTanya Turner

Isle of Wight Parks & Recreation

Angie Sims

James City County Parks & Recreation

Mark Pinney

Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation

Rebecca Lackey

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

LTI 2022 - Wintergreen Resort!

April 25-27, 2022 

Registration Rate

MEMBER $760   NON MEMBER $835

*fees include education sessions, lodging, meals, CEUs, etc.

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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.

Why LTI

  • Proven Career Advancement - Over 90% of Directors & Upper  Management personnel in Virginia Parks & Recreation Departments have graduated from LTI
  • Beautiful Setting - 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
  • Networking Opportunities - 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
  • CEU's - Earn CEU's to help maintain your certifications or to help get you on your way to becoming certified
  • Inclusive - Registration fees are inclusive of condo accommodations (single occupancy bedroom) plus meals, educational and interactive sessions, CEUs, etc.

Don't take our word for it... read what LTI graduates have said...

"LTI provided real-world information and applications to take back to my (area). Loved the energy and intentionality of the sessions, presenters and LTI planners.  I was challenged and inspired, and hope that with this information and knowledge that I can take it back and make a difference."

"My experience at LTI was incredible! I feel more confident and motivated as a manager.  I'm so grateful to have made the connections I did and to have learned so many useful skills and tips to take back with me to my work environment.  Stay open and this experience will change you!"

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.