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Transition Leadership Institute 2024

June 9-11, 2024

Connectedness connects the dots, makes the link between the seen and unseen, builds bridges, and helps others see connections and purpose in everyday life.

The Transition Leadership Institute is a jam-packed, two-day professional learning opportunity for school district teams, their partners, and parents to come together to learn evidence-based transition practices from national, state, and local experts. Sessions are designed to align with this year’s theme of “The Power of Connectedness.” The goal is to strengthen effective practices and grow and the following areas:

  • increase knowledge of effective transition practices;
  • use relevant data to reflect on current practices;
  • update or develop interagency strategic plans;
  • foster youth and parent engagement; and
  • develop new and strengthen existing partnerships among educators, community partners, and families.

Team & Registration Information

  • One important focus of the 2024 Transition Leadership Institute is the importance of connectedness and ensuring that a collaborative, interagency team works together to ensure that students and families are connected to appropriate support when students exit the K-12 system. 
  • This institute is for school district teams of 2-8 individuals. Each team member must register.
  • All teams will leave the institute with an action plan for how to support effective practices. 
  • Parents do not need to be members of a school district team in order to attend. There is a strand to support parents in the transition planning process.

Registration Link for 2024 TLI

Registration closes two weeks before the event. No late registrations will be accepted! Registration will close on May 17th, 2024.

Team Considerations

You may consider including the following representatives on your team:

  • General and special education teachers,
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) or School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)
  • Case Management Agency (previously known as a community-centered board)
  • Independent Living Center
  • Employer
  • Workforce Center
  • Parent

Note: You will receive CDE professional development credits that can be used to review educator licenses. You may earn full-day credit only!

General Information

Date:  June 9-11, 2024


Denver Marriott West, 1717 West Denver Blvd, Golden, CO 80401

Lodging Information:

Denver Marriott West is offering a limited number of rooms at the special group rate of $189 USD per night.

Last day to book: Friday, May 17, 2024

Book your group rate for 2024 Transition Leadership Institute 


Sunday, June 9, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 PM - Registration
4:30 - 6:00 PM - Transition Action Plan Online Training:  NEW Team Leads Only
                             *Pre-registration required.

Monday, June 10, 2024

7:00 – 8:00 AM - Registration: Breakfast is on your own/No beverages provided
8:00 – 9:30 AM - General Session: Welcome/Keynote - The Power of Connectedness
9:45 – 11:00 AM - Content Breakout Sessions (concurrent sessions)
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM - Content Breakout Sessions (concurrent sessions)
12:30 – 1:40 PM - Lunch: On your own
1:45 – 3:00 PM - Content Breakout Sessions (concurrent sessions)
3:15 – 5:00 PM - Work Session /Collaboration/Networking #1

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

7:00 – 8:00 AM - Registration: Breakfast is on your own/No beverages provided
8:00 – 9:30 AM - General Session: Keynote
9:45 – 11:00 AM - Content Breakout Sessions (concurrent sessions)
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM - Content Breakout Sessions (concurrent sessions)
12:30 – 1:40 PM - Lunch: On your own
1:45 – 3:00 PM - Content Breakout Sessions (concurrent sessions)
3:15 – 4:30 PM - Work Session/Collaboration/Networking #2
4:30 – 5:00 PM - General Session: Share Out/Giveaways/Closing

Team Members

Gail Lott, Ed.D.
Principal Consultant / Secondary Transition Specialist
Email Gail Lott
Phone: (303) 501-0347

Katie Oliver
Principal Consultant / Inter-Agency Transition Liaison
Email Katie Oliver
Phone: (720) 413-4006
Berta Schlachet
Program Support Assistant


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