House of Plato Leadership Training Academy
The House of Plato Leadership Training Academy (HOPLTA) convenes at Regional Conferences and Clusters, the Boule, Founders' Day, and its' main Convention on odd years. LV Eddie named and created the conference to be an academy of instruction for training and developing our members for leadership.
September 1, 2007 the first HOPLTA was held in Atlanta, Georgia. It became an independent biennial conference in June 2015. The first independent HOPLTA was held in Orlando, Florida under the leadership of our 6th Former National President Demetrius T. R. Snell.
During this conference scholars participate in workshops concerning team building, career development and academic awareness. The HOPLTA Challenging Minds, Changing Lives Banquet is the highlight, a Community Service project is completed and the Academia Olympics are held. At the banquet we honor those are exemplifying excellence in representing our five targets and programmatic thrust.
The HOPLTA awards presents awards in support of the 5 targets:
- Michael Knight Service through Education Award
- Rashaan McCloud Service to Multicultural and Diverse Families Award
- L. Lamont S. Boyd Building Bridges to Financial Stability Award
- Taurean Barber Fine Arts Award
- Deshawn Usher Service through Health, Awareness and Activism Award
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