Tennessee Leadership Training Institute

Tennessee Leadership Training Institute Registration 2021

Join us for the annual Tennessee Leadership Training Institute. This event is open to members of SkillsUSA and Student Government for each TCAT, community college, and the six public universities. Students who are members of both SkillsUSA and SGA should register as a "dual participant". 


October 1, 2021, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST


Virtual, mark your calendars now! A link will be sent to registered participants on September 27.


No cost to participate in this virtual institute!


PDF icon SkillsUSA Code of Conduct & Photo Agreement 2021 PDF icon SGPC Behavior & Photo Agreement 2021 PDF icon TLTI Agenda 2021.pdf



Morning Session: SkillsUSA and Student Government President's Council

8:00 a.m. (CST) Welcome to TLTI!  Welcome & Introductions
8:10 a.m. (CST) Higher Education in Tennessee Dr. Heidi Leming, Vice Chancellor for Student Success, TBR
8:40 a.m. (CST) Leadership in a Word Kristina Krau Waymire, Director of Student Initiatives, TBR
8:50 a.m. (CST) What is SkillsUSA? Shania Willyard, SkillsUSA State Director, TBR
9:00 a.m. (CST) What is Student Government President’s Council? Kristina Krau Waymire
9:10 a.m.(CST) Achieving your Goals the SMART Way Shania Willyard
9:40 a.m.(CST) 10-minute Break  
9:50 a.m.(CST) Finish Line Exploration Kristina Krau Waymire
10:30 a.m. (CST) Tennessee Governance Chuck Grimes, External Affairs, TBR
11:00 a.m. (CST) Lunch Break, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST  

Afternoon Session: SkillsUSA

12:00 p.m. (CST) Welcome SkillsUSA Members! Shania Willyard
12:10 p.m (CST) The SkillsUSA Framework Shania Willyard
12:35 p.m. (CST) Essential Elements: Professionalism and Communication Karen Palmer, SkillsUSA TN PS Vice President, 2020-2021
12:50 p.m. (CST) Tell Your Framework Story Joy Rich, Assistant Vice President Workforce Development, Motlow State Community College
1:15 p.m. (CST) Break – 10 minutes  
1:25 p.m. (CST) The SkillsUSA Program of Work Overview Shania Willyard
1:45 p.m (CST) Chapter Program of Work Experience Daphne Brown, Student Success Coordinator, TBR
1:55 p.m (CST) Chapter Program of Work Experience Ernestine Peete, SkillsUSA Advisor, TCAT Memphis
2:05 p.m (CST) Chapter Excellence Program Overview Shania Willyard
2:20 p.m  (CST) Chapter Excellence Program Experience Rob Alford, SkillsUSA Advisor, TCAT Pulaski
2:30 p.m.  (CST) Chapter Excellence Program Experience Angela Richardson, SkillsUSA Advisor, TCAT Harriman
2:40 p.m  (CST) State Officer Election Process Shania Willyard
3:00 p.m  (CST) Closing  

Afternoon Session: Student Government President's Council

12:00 p.m. (CST) SGPC Business Meeting Kristina Krau Waymire
12:30 p.m (CST) SGPC Meeting Kristina Krau Waymire
3:00 p.m. (CST) Closing Kristina Krau Waymire

Saturday Morning Session: Student Government President's Council

8:00 a.m (CST) THEC Student Regent Interviews Kristina Krau Waymire
11:30 a.m (CST) Conclusion Kristina Krau Waymire

Participants must register by September 24, 2021

Registration Information

  • All participants must acknowledge reading and adhering to the behavioral agreement form as part of your registration. Please review this document (see resources above to review behavioral/photo release agreements) 

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


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