2014 Regional Trail Leader Training Conferences

TLT TrainingFrom the Trail Life USA announcement email this morning, there will be a series of mini-conferences around the country during 2014.  While the exact details may vary slightly from location to location (due to availability of speakers, local “wish list” items for agenda, etc.) a picture of what you could expect has been provided.

Regional Trail Leader Training (TLT) Conferences are designed to:

  • Prepare adult Troop Leaders to lead effectively
  • Inform and support adult volunteers—Troop Committee members and “direct contact leaders”
  • Provide potential/pre-chartered troops with resources and information about getting started
  • Connect you with peers from other nearby Troops
  • Find support from your Area Team
  • Get the latest organizational news & information
  • Ask and answer questions

Conference Format:

  • Friday evening and Saturday morning general sessions
  • Breakout sessions on Saturday to address specific needs
  • Specific topics will be announced, such as TroopTrack administration, Legal issues, Youth Protection Training, Leader recruitment & Training, Program development, and other topics
  • Reception & sessions for Pastors and potential/ pre-chartered Troops

Conference Fees/ Accommodations:

  • Registration will be handled by Trail Life USA (national) and will cover all conference events
  • Registration fees will include Friday evening dinner/ reception & Saturday box lunch
  • Accommodations will be by attendee and are not included in Conference Registration

Speakers:

The conference will include at least one Trail Life Board member, plus Executive and Administrative staff. The preliminary schedule includes speakers such as:

  • Rob Green- Trail Life USA National Director of Field Operations
  • Mark Hancock, Trail Life USA Chief Operating Officer
  • Shawn Anderson and Jeff Hudson- Trail Life USA Board members
  • Carolyn Culbertson- Trail Life Field Operations Specialist

Volunteers of every experience level are welcome—whether you are brand new or a seasoned veteran, this conference is designed for you!

Some dates are still being finalized but regional training weekends are planned for:

  • Move MountainWinston-Salem (NC) April 11-12,
  • Nashville (TN) May 10-11,
  • Atlanta (GA) June 27-28,
  • Springfield (VA) July 18-19,
  • Cincinnati (OH) July 25-26,
  • Sacramento (CA) August 8-9,
  • Waco (TX) August 15-16,
  • Portland (OR) Sept 12-13,
  • and more!

Trail Life will host a centralized registration site in the near future — so keep an eye on the Trail Life USA web site.

—UPDATE, MARCH 3rd, 2014 —

The registration site at Trail Life USA is now active!

The April 11-12 event in Winston-Salem, NC is the only event currently open for registration. The others will follow soon.

The registration fee ($59pp) includes meals, all events, a t-shirt, and a commemorative item.

http://www.traillifeusa.com/resources/trail-leader-training/

Speaker Biography information

http://www.traillifeusa.com/resources/trail-leader-training/tlt-bios/

—UPDATE, MARCH 3rd, 2014—

Having attended the National Conference last September, I know that the TLUSA team will do a great job, and that if you can make it to one of these sessions, you’ll find it helpful with much to take back to your unit and area.

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