What We Do

Our Story


What We Do

Our Story



The Parent Leadership Training Institute enables parents to become leading advocates for children. Parents' opinions are often unheard. They lack advocacy skills, but not the motivation or will to change their children's lives.

PLTI teaches parents, who wish to improve the lifelong health, safety and learning of children, how to become practiced change agents for the next generation.

PLTI of Wyoming is sponsored in part by the Wyoming Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Unit.


What To Expect

What To Expect

What To Expect

What To Expect


Parent Leadership Training Institute is a free 20-week course designed to build family involvement and leadership skills. PLTI helps ordinary families become extraordinary leaders in their communities!

Throughout the curriculum, participants learn about democracy and how to engage in the civic process for the benefit of their family, community and on behalf of children.
  • A meal and childcare is provided each night of class at no cost to participants. 

  • The course is eligible for 6.8 Continuing Education Credits, 4.5 PTSB, and/or 68 clock hour STARS credit to those requesting it. A fee from Casper College for the CEU/PTSB credits will apply.

  • A community project is required to complete the course and be eligible for graduation.


Retreat: Creating a Caring Community for Children

Week 1: Thriving with Diversity

Week 2: The Change Process

Week 3: Parents as Change Agents

Week 4: Define a Problem and Work Towards a Solution

Week 5: The Intentional Use of Language

Week 6: Learning How the Community Works

Week 7: How Local Systems Work/How to Interact With Them

Week 8: Networks

Week 9: The Power of Media

Week 10: Using Your Voice


Week 11: Life Cycle of a Child and Family Function

Week 12: The Socio-Economic Trends

Week 13: What is Public Policy

Week 14: How does State Government Work?

Week 15: How does local Government Work?

Week 16: How Do We Understand the Law?

Week 17: Budgets-From Wallets to State, It's All Money & Priorities

Week 18: Evaluation, Outcomes,, and Accountability

Week 19: The Magic of Unexpected Alliances

Week 20: Putting It All Together

Graduation: Celebrate Parent Leaders

The curriculum includes a 1-day Retreat prior to Phase 1 and a Graduation to conclude the course.