Educational Institutions

Pi Lambda Theta

  • Bloomington, IN
  • www.pilambda.org

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Mission Statement

Pi Lambda Theta’s mission is to honor outstanding educators and inspire their leadership on critical education issues.

To accomplish that mission, PLT supports the pursuit of National Board
Certification, advocates the use of NSDC standards-aligned professional
learning, and is responsible for the Project Excellence free online database of awards for educators.

Main Programs

  1. Test-drive National Board Certification
  2. Guidance and Help in Securing Funding to Attend Professional Conferences
  3. Discounts on Standards-aligned Professional Learning Events
  4. Free Entrance to Additional-fee PLT Events at Selected Professional Conferences
  5. Project Excellence
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

U.S. and Philippines

ruling year

1949

Principal Officer since 1994

Self-reported

Dr. J. Ogden Hamilton

Keywords

Self-reported

professional, development, learning, honor, recognition, award, scholarship, grant, educator, education, K-12

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EIN

53-0218177

 Number

7468650700

Physical Address

4101 E. Third St

Bloomington, IN 47401 5599

Also Known As

PLT

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

PLT’s impact on education lies in its
collaborations with organizations that are recognized as leaders in fostering
accomplished teaching. Rather than offering redundant programs, PLT encourages
its members to pursue professional development programs associated with those
leading organizations.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Test-drive National Board Certification

This collaboration with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) promotes National Board Certification by offering discounts and mentor support to members who enroll in Take One! from NBPTS.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 2

Guidance and Help in Securing Funding to Attend Professional Conferences

PLT offers a free online guide to obtaining funding to attend professional conferences.
 
PLT identifies one outstanding professional conference each year. Board members will advocate personally with a member's potential funder for support to attend the conference. A clear statement from a PLT board member—a letter, an email, a phone call—that PLT values the member and supports the effort to provide leadership in accomplishing the goals of the school or university can make the funding request unique and persuasive.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Discounts on Standards-aligned Professional Learning Events

PLT negotiates significant member discounts on selected summer institutes that focus on professional learning designs that align with the standards of the National Staff Development Council (NSDC).

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 4

Free Entrance to Additional-fee PLT Events at Selected Professional Conferences

PLT selects one professional conference each year and offers free entrance to additional-fee PLT events and a limited number of registration grants to members who attend that conference.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 5

Project Excellence

Project Excellence is a searchable database of widely recognized awards for excellent performance by educators. It was created and is maintained by PLT and made available on the web at no charge.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

U.S. and Philippines

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PI LAMBDA THETA INCORPORATED
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31

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Operations

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Pi Lambda Theta

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. J. Ogden Hamilton

BIO

Hamilton has been executive director since 1994. He has been a faculty member at the Indiana University Kelley School of business and has owned and managed service and manufacturing businesses. He is a Stanford Sloan Fellow and holds an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The GuideStar impact statement ends with these words: "Rather than offering redundant programs, PLT encourages
its members to pursue professional development programs associated with those
leading organizations."

It is important to understand the economics and policy implications of that statement. PLT offers some of those
programs to members on favorable terms. PLT’s goal is to attract and keep a
sufficient number of dues-paying members that it can keep annual dues low,
avoid devoting resources to off-mission revenue generating ventures, and
maintain its policy of not competing for the grants that its members and
collaborating organizations rely on."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Elizabeth M. Douglass

No Affiliation

Term: July 2009 - July 2011

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?