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Promoting leadership development, increased civic capacity, and equity in all policies.

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The Family Leadership Training Institute of Colorado (FLTI) operates under CSU’s Office of Engagement, with program support provided by CSU Extension, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office of Community Engagement.
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FLTI of Colorado seeks to bridge the gap between local residents and decision-makers in order to foster the co-creation of programs and policies that reflect multiple community voices.

To accomplish this, we take a multi-faceted approach to build capacity at both the individual and the community levels.

Increasing Individual Capacity With a Proven Leadership Development Training Model

Since 2009, FLTI of Colorado has partnered with communities throughout the state to implement a transformational 20-week training program that utilizes the nationally renowned Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) curriculum. This training is designed to increase civic participation and promote greater collaboration between individuals, families, institutions, public administrators and elected officials as they seek strategies to respond to emerging social, health, and economic issues in their communities.

People living in democratic societies have a right to a direct and meaningful voice about issues and services that affect them.

Lasker & Weiss, (2003). Broadening Participation in Community Problem Solving: a Multidsciplinary Model to Support Collaborative Practice and Research.

The FLTI training experience empowers Coloradans to be those direct and meaningful voices by providing opportunities to build their skills, grow their social connections, and leverage their existing context expertise by forming the partnerships necessary to make extraordinary community impact.

Building Local Capacity With Inclusive Community Engagement Services

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