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Ronnie Simmons
Aug 26, 2019

Conference Information: Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) Conference

Aug 26, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA is excited to announce the 2019 Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) conference.  This conference is the second phase of our leadership continuum. The COLT conference is designed to meet the needs of your chapter officers (or those that wish to become officers) and provide them with the tools that are necessary for a successful year of service. 

Building on the individual skills learned during Chapter President’s Conference, the COLT experience helps officer teams identify their strengths and weaknesses as a group, and learn advanced interpersonal communication strategies and presentation delivery techniques.  

These six single day conferences will be hosted throughout the state for your convenience.  While we encourage you to attend your designated area conference, you are welcome to attend the conference that best fits your schedule.  

Registration is Now Open and will close September 6th.  To register, visit:


Area 1
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Rivertown Community Church (Marianna Campus)
4534 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446

Area 2
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Camp Kulaqua Retreat Center
23400 NW 212 Avenue
High Springs, FL 32643

Area 3
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
FFA Leadership Training Center
5000 Firetower Road
Haines City, FL  33844

Area 4
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
FFA Leadership Training Center
5000 Firetower Road
Haines City, FL  33844

Area 5
Thursday, September 26, 2019
FFA Leadership Training Center
5000 Firetower Road
Haines City, FL  33844

Area 6
Friday, September 27, 2019
FFA Leadership Training Center
5000 Firetower Road
Haines City, FL  33844

Note:  Florida FFA reserves the right to cancel any conference if minimum registration numbers are not achieved.

SCHEDULE (Tentative)
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM – Conference Check-In
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Opening Session
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM - Workshop Rotation 1
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM - Workshop Rotation 2
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Lunch A
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch B (if needed)
1:40 PM - 2:30 PM - Workshop Rotation 3
2:40 PM - 3:45 PM - Workshop Rotation 4
Closing Session

Registration should be completed using the online registration system.  Registration must be completed for each attendee attending the conference, including advisors and chaperones by September 6th.  To register, visit:

Once we have your registration we will reserve your spot.  We anticipate this conference to fill up early.

This conference is open to all FFA members, but is designed for chapter officers. 

Fees are non-refundable unless cancellations are made 48 hours in advance to check-in.  All payments are due at time of check in.  If payment is not received at check-in, a credit card will be necessary to secure conference attendance.

ADULT $25 

Price includes lunch & conference materials. 

Please remember that the advisor attendance policy is in effect and all students must be accompanied by a designated school district representative.  In the event that the designated representative is not the FFA advisor, a chaperone designation letter from the school principal is required at the time of check-in.  It is imperative that the letter specify the name of the chaperone and include the principal’s signature.  If your designated school district representative is another FFA advisor from your county, it is imperative that all parties are aware before arriving at the conference.  

Students should be in official dress for the duration of the conference.

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Constitution and Bylaws.

The Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.

Comments ·

Ronnie Simmons

Thanks for your note. The conference schedule is included in our original post/email.

Carley James

There is no time listed with the closing session. Is the workshop rotation 4 the last thing and students leave immediately following, or is there something that occurs at the end after 3:45?

Ronnie Simmons

Great question. 3:45pm is the end time. The last rotation includes the closing session.