Tennessee Leadership Training Institute


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The Tennessee Leadership Training Institute provides training to student leaders that focuses on communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. Student leaders will network with others from across the state, discuss the student experience, and learn from one another about the activities they are conducting on their campuses. 

The Event

October 28, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m (CST)

TCAT Murfreesboro - Smyrna Campus

633 Ken Pilkerton Drive Smyrna, TN


Cost: $60 per person, payable through institution transfer of funds

Please register below by October 7, 2022

Each institution may register 3 SkillsUSA members + 1 advisor and 2 SGPC members + 1 advisor. If your institution would like to send additional participants to TLTI, please register your inital students within the above noted perameters and complete this waitlist for any beyond those we intially have space for.


PDF icon SkillsUSA Code of Conduct & Photo Agreement 2022 PDF icon SGPC Behavior & Photo Agreement 2022

Attendees should wear business casual attire. SkillsUSA State Officer Candidates should wear SkillsUSA official attire with red blazer.


Morning Session: SkillsUSA and Student Government President's Council

8:00 a.m. Check In and Breakfast  
8:30 a.m. Welcome to TLTI! What is SGPC and SkillsUSA?

Kristina Krau Waymire, Director of Student Initiatives, TBR

Shania Willyard, SkillsUSA State Director, TBR

8:45 a.m. Getting to Know You SkillsUSA State Officers
9:00 a.m. Higher Education in Tennessee Dr. Heidi Leming, Vice Chancellor for Student Success, TBR
9:45 a.m. 10 Minute Break  
9:55 a.m. Three Pillars of TLTI SkillsUSA State Officers
10:00 a.m. Communication Shania Willyard
10:30 a.m. Teamwork Mike Johnson, SkillsUSA State Officer Coach, TBR
11:00 a.m. Leadership Kristina Krau Waymire
11:30 a.m. Lunch and Reflection  

Afternoon Session: SkillsUSA

12:30 p.m. SkillsUSA State Officer Candidate Meet & Greet  
1:00 p.m. The SkillsUSA Framework SkillsUSA State Officers
1:30 p.m. The SkillsUSA Program of Work SkillsUSA Alumni State Officers
2:10 p.m. Chapter Excellence Program Rob Alford, TCAT Pulaksi & Kristin Odom, Alumna
2:30 p.m. State Officer Candidate Speeches SkillsUSA State Officers
2:50 p.m. State Officer Election SkillsUSA State Officers
3:00 p.m. Teambuilding  Kristina Krau Waymire
3:30 p.m. State Officer Team Announced Shania Willyard & SkillsUSA State Officers & Alumni
3:45 p.m. Closing  

Afternoon Session: Student Government President's Council

12:30 p.m. SGPC Elections Kristina Krau Waymire
1:00 p.m. SGPC Meeting Kristina Krau Waymire
3:00 p.m. Teambuilding and Closing with SkillsUSA Kristina Krau Waymire

Register Below by October 7 

For questions please contact: 

Kristina Krau Waymire, Director of Student Initiatives, kristina.waymire@tbr.edu or 615-365-1560

Shania Willyard, SkillsUSA TN PS Director, shania.willyard@tbr.edu or 615-366-4497