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
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.