NIAAA Professional Development
What is the Leadership Training Institute?
The NIAAA Leadership Training Institute and Certification Program are voluntary professional development initiatives designed by athletic administrators. Athletic administrators who complete LTI courses attain additional knowledge and perspective of the athletic administrator’s role. Completion of leadership training courses will enhance the daily operations of the athletic department and improve the program being administered. The athletic administrator who attains professional certification will have demonstrated the completion of a comprehensive plan for self-improvement. Individuals involved in both of these programs will enhance their ability to serve the students, school, community and professional organization within the context of education-based athletics. The NIAAA encourages state athletic director associations to offer NIAAA Leadership Training at the state level. With the vast turnover of athletic administrators, a need has developed for an educational program to support the new administrators and at the same time offer a professional development program for the experienced athletic director.