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Washington Leadership Training Institute

Agenda at a Glance


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Champions at Work

Saturday, September 21 – Welcome to your WLTI Experience
Note: Please attend opening dinner and session in SkillsUSA official attire.

Registration and check-in 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Turn in Preassignment Brochure or PowerPoint Slide.

Opening Dinner and Session
6 p.m.

Students: Ice-beakers w/national officers and orientation

8:30 p.m.

Advisors: Orientation and organizational meeting

8:30 p.m.
State Meetings 10:30 p.m.
Curfew 11 p.m.
Sunday, September 22 – Day of Touring Washington D.C.
Note:  Day of touring is casual.  Please wear your conference shirt for group photo.
Breakfast 7 a.m.
Buses Depart for Washington D.C. 8 a.m.
Group Picture in front of the Capitol 8:45 a.m.
Guided monument tour 9 a.m. – Noon

Tour of Downtown D.C., Smithsonian, and Lunch – on your own

NOTE: States are "on their own" for touring and lunch.  Information and maps will be provided during orientation on Saturday night.
Noon – 4 p.m.

Buses depart for National SkillsUSA Center

4 p.m.

National SkillsUSA Center    
Picnic dinner, games and tour of SkillsUSA National Leadership Center

5:30 p.m.
Buses return to hotel 8 p.m.

State meetings

9 p.m.
Curfew 11 p.m.

Monday, September 23 – The Individual as an Advocate
Note: Day of training in business/casual attire (i.e. SkillsUSA logo polo and khaki’s)

Breakfast 7:45 a.m.
Preparation for Congressional Visits 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Students:  Advocates for CTE 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Advisors:  Perkins 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Joint Session Student and Advisor 11:15 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.

Lunch and Guest Speaker

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Break 1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Students:  Advocates for CTE (college/postsecondary)
Students:  Advocates for CTE (high school)

2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Advisors: Session 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Advisors: Break 2:45 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Advisors: Session 3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Advisors: Break 3:50 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Advisors: Session 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Joint Student Session 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Buses depart for Dulles Town Center – Dinner and shopping on your own 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Last Bus returns from Dulles Town Center 9:30 p.m.
State Meetings 9:30 p.m.
Curfew 11 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24 – A Day at our Nation's Capitol
Note: Will be conducted in SkillsUSA official attire. (comfortable shoes!)
Breakfast and guest speaker (at hotel) 7 a.m.
Buses depart for Washington D.C.
REMINDER: Bring photo ID for admittance into Federal Buildings
8:30 a.m.
Congressional visits (lunch on your own) 10:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Buses depart for Arlington National Cemetery
3 p.m
Wreath Ceremony: Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery 4 p.m.
Ceremony: Pentagon 5 p.m.
Buses depart for hotel 6 p.m.
Dinner 7 p.m.

Statesman papers, pre-conference assignments and conference evaluations due

8:30 p.m.
WLTI Social–food, dance 8:30 p.m.
Curfew 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25 – Statesman Recognition Ceremony
Note: Interview and closing: SkillsUSA attire, logo shirt or business. No jeans, flip-flops or sweat suits!
Statesman Interviews 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Closing Ceremony and Breakfast 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Note: flight arrangements can be made after 1 p.m. if flying out of Dulles