Recently, the Atlantic FFA Chapter held the Southwest Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) Conference at the Atlantic High School.
At the training conference, FFA chapter officers from 23 different schools participated in various workshops throughout the day. These workshops included lessons given by Atlantic FFA members; Tyler Comes and past and present officers on the district and state level.
The Southwest District FFA Officer team lead by Tyler Comes, Southwest Iowa State Vice President and Southwest District Sentinel Corri Pelzer, both from Atlantic, were part of a team that helped coordinate the event.
“COLT focuses on teaching FFA chapter officers skills they can use throughout their year of service in the position they are in.” Comes explained.
These skills are learned through the workshops that they go to. While most of these workshops are directed towards all officers, there is one that is specialized towards the specific positions that the officers might be holding. For example, there was an individual workshop for those that held the offices of president, vice president, secretary, reporter and historian, treasurer, and sentinel.
Adriana Mendez was one of the officers from the Atlantic chapter that attended the event.
“COLT was such a great time meeting other officers from around the district.” Mendez recalled. “And it gave me a great opportunity to expand my ideas for my chapter with other presidents among the district.”