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Washington Leadership Training Institute

September 17, 2016 - September 21, 2016

| $450

SkillsUSA offers advanced training for students and advisors that focuses on the skills needed to be champions at work, in the communities and in their personal lives. It’s known as the Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI). Student attendees must apply to attend the conference, which will focus on developing advanced leadership, citizenship and employability skills.

To help students learn how an individual can effect change, sessions will cover the following areas:

The impact of the individual as a leader
  • Developing influence: how to manage for success
  • Communicating: how to deliver persuasive messages
  • Leading others: how to delegate and motivate
The impact of the individual as a citizen
  • Decision making: having an impact on a local event
  • Serving the community: developing altruism and influence
  • Legislating: how government leaders effect change
The impact of the individual as an employee
  • Risk taking: a dialog about success and failure
  • Facilitating growth: teaching and reinforcing employability in others
  • Becoming a change agent: developing vision and exercising focus
Other WLTI activities will include:
  • Congressional visits
  • Guided tours
  • Touring the Smithsonian Institution and Washington area monuments
  • Laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington, Va.
  • Pentagon Memorial Ceremony
  • Opportunity to earn National Statesman award
  • Tour of National Leadership Center

Advisor Sessions

Like students, advisors will have opportunities to learn how to be change agents for career and technical education. Sessions for advisors will inspire advisors to lead the change process in their schools and districts, develop strategies to gain support for education issues, motivate supporters and learn from those who take risks.

Who should attend WLTI?

Members of SkillsUSA who are committed to the developing their leadership potential. Interested students need to apply to participate. Applicants must articulate their leadership commitment by submitting information on previous experiences and leadership training. Acceptance of students is based on a history of involvement demonstrating a commitment to leadership development. Applicants should describe their active roles in school, community, church and/or other organizations.

How do I apply?

Please contact Joey Baker, State Director. Applications are due in the state association director’s office by Aug. 8.


September 17, 2016
September 21, 2016


Joey Baker, State Executive Director