Class of 2016 members during workshop sessions
To be recognized as a graduate of the Leadership APTA Class of 2017 and receive a certificate of completion, each member of the class must actively contribute and participate in the following:
- December 2016 workshop sessions.
- March 2017 APTA Legislative Conference and related class workshop sessions.
- July 2017 workshop sessions.
- 2017 APTA Annual Meeting & EXPO to deliver class team executive leadership project presentations at committee meetings, conference sessions, and during the class graduation program.
- Assigned projects with fellow team members, including the team leadership projects.
- Conference calls, on-line meetings, collaboration sites, and other web-based events.
- Highly Recommended: The program highly recommends attendance and full participation at the 2016 APTA Annual Meeting where class members will participate in customized workshop sessions and orientation programs, including joint sessions with the graduating class. They will attend committee meetings and Annual Meeting conference sessions.
Attending the 2016 Annual Meeting will give new class members the opportunity to learn more about APTA, the industry and its members, build their professional network and relationships, bond with fellow classmates, see and hear the deliveries of the graduating class executive leadership project presentations, and better realize the many learning and professional development opportunities ahead of them for the coming program year through the Leadership APTA program.
Additional Benefits: One of the goals of Leadership APTA is to develop future leaders of APTA. The Leadership APTA program now requires that each sponsoring organization actively supports at least one additional year of APTA involvement from its Leadership APTA participant immediately upon graduation through work on APTA committees, task forces or special projects.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are selected to participate in the Leadership APTA program and you change jobs during the course of the program year, your new employer must be an APTA member and must write a letter of support to APTA for your continued participation in the program. You will be responsible for resolving any questions between your new and former employer surrounding your program tuition payment.