Leadership Training

The KHSADA is pleased to support the NIAAA Leadership Training Program by offering LTI Leadership courses at the division meeting days and at the state conference. The Leadership Training Program is a broad-based curriculum that enhances the leadership potential and ability of the NIAAA and KHSADA members. The program is composed of courses, each addressing a specific topic in athletic administration. Leadership Training Courses will be offered during the division meeting days and at the state convention. For the fall division meeting LTI courses, please click on the link. Please look for the registration form in your winter journal and on the KHSADA web page for the state conference.

Objectives of Leadership Training

  1. To provide knowledge to improve professionalism in the field of athletic administration.
  2. To develop a leadership pool for involvement in the NIAAA and member state athletic administrators associations.
  3. To help candidates prepare for the Certified Athletic Administrator examination.

Benefits of the Leadership Training Program

  1. Improve members’ working knowledge of the NIAAA and NFHS.
  2. Assist members in preparation for the Certified Athletic Administrators examination.
  3. Prepare members for service on NIAAA committees.
  4. Improve members’ working knowledge and competencies in athletic administration.
  5. Provide resource information in all areas of the curriculum.
  6. Improve professionalism in the field of athletic administration.
  7. Provide the opportunity to earn graduate credit.

LTI Courses

LTC 501 Athletic Administration: Philosophy, Leadership Organizations and Professional Development
The flagship course of Leadership Training serves as an overview for interscholastic athletic administration.
This course introduces the philosophy of educational athletics then focuses on the roles of the NIAAA, the NFHS, the State Athletic/Activity Associations, and the State Athletic Administrator’s Associations.
The course also previews the NIAAA Leadership Training and Certification Programs.It is a prerequisite for all four evels of certification and includes study materials for the CAA certification.
Required for LTI instructors. Required for QPA application.
LTC 502 Athletic Administration: Principles, Strategies and Methods
This course takes a basic approach to the fundamentals and methods of athletic administration and alerts and educates athletic administrators regarding potential problems and possible solutions in areas such as budgets, transportation, and scheduling and parent/student/coach conflicts. The course also touches upon sample athletic/activity program philosophies, department organizational charts, activity procedures/checklist, public relations, coaching applications/assessments and emergency plans.Required for: RAA, RMSAA, CAA and CMAA Certification
LTC 504 Athletic Administration: Legal Issues I (Risk Management)
This course has in-depth coverage of all aspects of liability for sports injuries and risk management, including the duties imposed on athletic administrators, coaches, athletic trainers, and other athletic personnel, documentation requirements for an effective risk management program, and development of a strategic plan for risk management in the context of an interscholastic athletic program.Required for: CAA, RMSAA and CMAA Certification
LTC 608 Athletic Administration: Management Strategies and Organization Techniques
This course is designed to inform athletic administrators how to more effectively organize and manage their time, apply time management principles, be more productive and have balance to life. Instruction will focus on 12 key components and strategies, including proven techniques and tips to teach participants how to: Set Goals and Priorities, Plan for Results, Organize for Success, Process Paperwork, Delegate Effectively, Eliminate Time Wasters, Enhance Decision- Making, Make Meetings Productive, Conquer Procrastination, Utilize Technology, Communicate Effectively and Reduce Stress.
LTC 613 Athletic Administration: Technology II – Advanced Computer Application Skills (Please bring a laptop to class)
This course is designed for those who would like to understand the use of Excel and Outlook as office and program management tools. Topics will include email, calendar, folder management, attachments, favorites, advanced searches and Outlook 2007. Additional areas covered in the overview are, creating charts, graphs, forms and documents in Microsoft Excel. The hands-on course will offer the athletic administrator an opportunity to actively take part in the presentation of the course.It is highly recommended that attendees obtain or bring a lap top computer with at least Windows 2007 (including Outlook and Excel) for this class.
LTC 616 Athletic Administration: Management of Indoor Physical Plant Assets
This course considers spectator facilities, special use gymnasiam, natatoriums, laundry rooms and locker rooms, and the various systems that support them. Mechanical system checklists for use in regular inspections and maintenance programming will be provided. In addition, considerations and issues related to construction and remodeling programs will be discussed.
LTC 705 Athletic Administration: Coach Centered Educational Athletics – A Character Based Coach to Coach Mentoring Program
Character based coach to coach mentoring programs utilize the talents, strengths and qualities of the entire team of coaches to maximize the potential of the coaching staff. Mentoring is an attitude, a relationship and an investment which provides coaches the opportunity to support and nurture each other professionally, personally and ethically. This course will highlight mentoring models that demonstrate key behaviors to implement when establishing an effective mentoring program. It will also provide athletic administrators strategies and methods to develop and enhance successful coach to coach mentoring programs.
LTC 714 Athletic Administration: Dealing with Challenging Personalities (Not for Admin Academy Credit)
This course examines the causes of challenging or difficult personalities in society, with specific reference to interscholastic athletic programs. Basic management strategies include the use of emotional intelligence and transactional analysis considerations and methods. Specific protocols will be defined for dealing with individuals who must be right, must win, must be logical and must be accepted. In addition, techniques will be covered for preventing or responding to anger, sarcasm, denigration, complainers and backbiters and rigid-obstinate personalities. A model will also be discussed for creative interaction with parents who demand involvement in athletic department decision-making or who seek to influence the decisions of senior administrators.
LTC 720 Athletic Administration: Community Centered Educational Athletics – A Character Based Approach to Identifying and Unifying the Whole Team
Character based educational athletics can only truly succeed when the entire community—School Board, Superintendent, Principal, Parents and Boosters—support and embrace the values and views lived daily in the school setting by the student and strategies needed to implement these programs within the entire community athletes, coaches, athletic department and school faculty. Without question, teachable moments in athletics prepare students for life when the whole community supports and reinforces those life lessons. This course will empower the athletic administrator to motivate the entire community to walk the talk by creating strategies to use in your school community.
LTI 506 Legal Issues II (Title IX, Sexual Harassment)
This course has in-depth coverage of compliance issues regarding Title IX and gender equality in a interscholastic athletic program, including the methodology for a school to perform a Title IX self audit, and in-depth coverage of issues and strategies related to the development of an effective policy for the prevention of sexual harassment in interscholastic athletic programs.