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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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Overview
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 management. 

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 partners.

  1.  Mission, Goals, and Objectives
  2.  Governing Body, Officers, and Directors
  3.  Organizational Structure and Documents
  4.  Programs, Services, and Activities
  5.  Financial Planning and Reporting
  6.  Membership Development and Retention
  7.  Communications
  8.  Public Policy
  9.  Association Operations

In addition, each session will feature training on leadership skills.

Schedule
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 2013—December 4, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Session 2: ACTE’s National Policy Seminar 2013—March 2, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—Washington, D.C.

Audience
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.

Cost
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—$50
Cost of this session includes a copy of StrengthsFinder 2.0, lunch not included

State Leader, Session 2 only—$25
Lunch not included

State Leader, Both Sessions 1 and 2—$70
Cost includes a copy of StrengthsFinder 2.0 to be given out at Session 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. The registration fee for the Emerging Leader will be waived by ACTE. 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. 14

Registrations for the second session are due Feb. 14

The deadline to register Emerging Leaders is Nov. 1. Please complete the memorandum of understanding for your Emerging Leader.

Additional questions?
Please contact Lauren Lessels.


ACTE would like to congratulate the first cohort of the State Leadership Training Program:

  • 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

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