Before you leave school for the summer, please take time to think about getting next year started on the right track with Chapter Officer Leadership Training 2015. COLT is a great way to provide quality training for your local officers and jump start their year of service. The conference will be facilitated by professional speaker, Mr. Rhett Laubach, and the 2015-2016 State FFA Officer team. Teams will be encouraged to set goals, interact with other chapters to gain new ideas, and work with advisors to plan their Program of Activities. Officers will also be empowered to take on their role as chapter leaders and bond together as a team.  This summer, we are offering two, 3-day, “retreat style” COLT Conferences in July that are open to any chapter in the state.



July 13-15, 2015

Price: $75 - Includes lodging Monday and Tuesday night, meals (Monday lunch through Wednesday breakfast), and conference materials (t-shirt, official FFA manual, etc.)

Early Registration option: $90----Includes everything listed above plus Sunday lodging and Monday breakfast. This option is a great way to get in some extra team time! 



July 15-17, 2015

Price: $75 - Includes lodging Wednesday and Thursday night, meals (Wednesday lunch through Friday breakfast), and conference materials (t-shirt, official FFA manual, etc.)

Early registration is not available for GOLD. 


Both sessions will offer similar content and activities. See the attached tentative schedule to learn more. Everyone in attendance should bring the following items:

    • Medical Authorization/ Conduct Form
    • Linens, pillows, towels, personal articles
    • Appropriate casual clothing
    • Appropriate clothing for water activities and mud course
    • Official FFA Dress
    • Closed-toed shoes
    • Calendar/planner and other chapter materials needed for team time

Please mark your calendars for COLT and completely fill out the registration form (attached) for the conference and return it with a $40 non-refundable per person deposit by June 12, 2015. In an effort to offer quality conferences, we will limit the size of each conference to 225 chapter officers. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Final payment will be due on-site at registration. No refunds will be issued. Please keep this policy in mind as you request checks for the final payment due at registration. There will be no lodging/meals cost for non-advisor chaperones. Chapters are encouraged to bring a chaperone for each gender and have a ratio of one adult per 10 students. As always, there is no cost for bus drivers. T-shirts for bus drivers and chaperones are $10 each.

Again this year, we will host an Opening Ceremonies contest. A middle school and high school winner will be selected. Chapters are not required to participate. The outstanding individuals chosen in the Opening Ceremonies contest will conduct the opening ceremonies at the banquet. More information will be available to chapters that register for COLT.


Chapter Officer Leadership Training is a great opportunity for you and your chapter officers to come together and plan a successful year for your FFA Chapter. If you have any questions concerning the 2015 COLT Conference, please do not hesitate to call me at (706) 552-4457. Have a great summer!



Hope H. Carter
Leadership Program Specialist
Georgia FFA Association
316 Poultry Science - UGA
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 552-4457
Fax:  (706) 552-4458