ACTE Leadership Training Program
ACTE is proud to offer you an opportunity to develop the leadership
skills of existing and potential leaders in your state association.
ACTE and its affiliated state associations share a primary obligation of
serving the lifelong professional needs of their collective memberships by
delivering or providing access to products and services of the highest quality,
as well as communicating directly with their respective members. This
partnership between ACTE and its affiliated state associations is crucial to
providing the maximum level of service and benefits to the individual ACTE
member and to the CTE field at large.
In 2010, the Leadership Development Task Force was appointed the task of
expanding ACTE’s leadership development programs. The task force focused its
work on developing a program to assist state association leaders in their
leadership development. The State Leadership Training Program was formed in
July 2011 to provide an avenue to further develop current state association
leaders while also engaging and educating emerging leaders within the state
associations. The State Leadership Training Program has been revised
into a one-year version of the program to develop state and regional
association leaders, as well as those up and coming leaders in your State
Association, to specialized
training in the Quality Association Standards and leadership
development. Thanks to the generous support of the US Army, ACTE is pleased to
continue this program.
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The State Leadership Training Program’s work is conducted in conjunction with
ACTE events; during the last cohort, more than 50 state association leaders
participated in the sessions. During the meetings, the participants undergo
leadership training in addition to specific instruction in association
Program of Work
The program of work for the training is based on the following
criteria for effective leadership, defined by the Quality Association
Standards, an annual benchmark for State associations to evaluate their programs,
services and organization. The QAS covers the key aspects of association
management, ranging from finances and bylaws, to programs and marketing. By
using the QAS as the structure for the program, participants become familiar
with the essentials of association management and are able to apply the
concepts they learn about to their own state association. The instruction is
facilitated by subject matter experts from ACTE’s state associations, staff or
- Mission, Goals, and Objectives
- Governing Body, Officers, and Directors
- Organizational Structure and Documents
- Programs, Services, and Activities
- Financial Planning and Reporting
- Membership Development and Retention
- Public Policy
- Association Operations
In addition, each session will feature training on leadership skills.
The State Leadership Training Program is being condensed into a
one-year program. The sessions will be
scheduled as a preconference as follows:
- Session 1: ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2014—November 19, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—Nashville, TN
- Session 2: ACTE’s 2015 National Policy Seminar—March 1, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—Washington, D.C.
Each state is asked to select at least two individuals to participate
in the State Leadership Training Program.
If your state decides to appoint an Emerging Leader, ACTE requests that
a current leader in your state, defined as a current or past state officer or
regional or national committee member, also participate with an Emerging Leader
from the state in order to mentor that person.
An Emerging Leader could be defined as a member who has held a state
division office or state committee member.
Ideally, the Emerging Leader has an interest and desire to become
involved in leadership at the state, regional, and/or national level.
Current state leaders will be charged a registration fee for each session.All travel related expenses are the responsibility
of the participants and/or their State Association.
State Leader, Session 1 only—$25
Lunch not included
State Leader, Session 2 only—$25
Lunch not included
State Leader, Both Sessions 1
Lunches not included
New, Emerging Leaders signing the MOU (please see below) will receive a
$500 annual stipend to help offset the costs associated with participating in
the State Leadership Training Program at ACTE’s CareerTech VISION and National
Policy Seminar. All travel related expenses are the responsibility of the participants
and/or their State Association.
No refunds will be given.
Benefits of Participation
Candidates successfully completing the two training sessions will be
awarded a certificate of completion. State associations and ACTE will have a cadre of trained leaders to lead
the state, region, and nation in furthering the purpose of career and technical
education within your state association.
Deadline to Apply
The deadlines for all other participants are:
Registrations for the first
session are due Nov. 1
Registrations for the second
session are due Feb. 1
The deadline to register Emerging Leaders is Nov. 1. Please complete the memorandum of understanding for your Emerging Leader.
Please contact Lauren Lessels.
ACTE would like to congratulate the second cohort of the State Leadership Training Program (2013-2014):
- Cindy Stover, Illinois
- Alice Slager, Illinois
- Richard Faulkner, New Mexico
- Kathy Nash, Missouri
- Craig Statucki, Nevada
- Cindi Chang, Nevada
- Donald Jarvis, Massachusetts
- Norene Olsen, Georgia
- Kelly Almond, Georgia
- Wayne King, Kentucky
- Carol Colwell, Oklahoma
- Jona Kay Squires, Oklahoma
- Merry Kim, California
- Kimberly Moody, Nevada
- Joni Simpson, Alaska
The first cohort of the State Leadership Training Program (2011-2013) included:
- Sherry Adrian, Oklahoma
- Tim Batts, Tennessee
- Dodie Bemis, South Dakota
- Linda Brimmer, Georgia
- Beth Bronkar, Ohio
- Constance Costley, New York
- Terry Ertman, Nevada
- Pam Ferguson, Arizona
- Robin Gordon, Illinois
- Darrell Green, Colorado
- Rita Griffith, Virginia
- Cheryl Harder, Oklahoma
- Thomas Hoffman, West Virginia
- Marie Howard, Oklahoma
- Dana Lampe, Iowa
- Dawn Lindsley, Kansas
- David Martin, Oklahoma
- Barbara Mikler-Crandon, New York
- Linda Padgett, South Carolina
- Katrina Plese, Illinois
- Andrea Pogue, Oklahoma
- Jakub Prokop, Florida
- Doris Sikora, Kentucky
- Lisa Stange, Iowa
- Dawn Sullivan, Illinois
- Shelly York, Arizona
State Association MOU