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 Timeline - Leadership APTA Class of 2017

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016: Leadership APTA application deadline. The application materials must include the completed online application form and profile information; a 750-word essay including a statement of intent plus a response to three specific questions from the Leadership APTA Committee; a resume including current and past positions and experiences that includes timelines; two letters of recommendation - in most cases, one from the top executive of the sponsoring organization; the other from the applicant's supervisor/client; and a committee/task force/area of interest upon graduation. All application materials must be submitted online.
  • End of June 2016: The Leadership APTA Committee meets to review and evaluate the applications and select the Leadership APTA Class of 2016.
  • Within a Week of the Above Meeting: APTA notifies the applicant's primary APTA point-of-contact of the Leadership APTA Committee’s decision.
  • Early-Mid August: All applicants receive a written letter from APTA.
  • Early-Mid August: Initial teleconference and online meeting with the Leadership APTA Class of 2017, leadership of Leadership APTA Committee, and staff.
  • September 7, 2016: Tuition payment due at APTA.
  • September 11 - 14, 2016: APTA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. Incoming class introduced to APTA leadership, members, and Leadership APTA alumni. Incoming class provided opportunities to participate in customized Leadership APTA workshops and sessions, attend APTA committee meetings, conference sessions, and Leadership APTA events. Incoming class members formally introduced during the Class of 2015 graduation program.
  • Early-Mid October and November 2016: Teleconference and online meetings with class members, Leadership APTA committee leadership, and APTA staff, as preliminary review and preparation for the December workshop.
  • November 30-Dec 3 or December 7-10, 2016: Four-day Leadership APTA required workshop in Washington, DC including discussion of leadership project topics. (Note: Dates and location to be confirmed.)
  • January - February 2017: Scheduled teleconference and online meetings with class members, Leadership APTA Committee members, and APTA staff to review class preparations and planning for the March 2016 Legislative Conference and to discuss upcoming leadership project topics.
  • March 11-15, 2017: APTA Legislative Conference and Leadership APTA workshops in Washington, D.C. Class leadership project topics selected and project teams finalized.
  • Mid-March through Mid-July 2017: Project team work includes team planning and discussions, industry interviews, teleconferences, and online practice sessions in preparation for the July 2017 delivery of class leadership projects.
  • July 11-15 or July 18-22, 2017: Five-day Leadership APTA Capstone Session. Class teams deliver executive leadership project presentations. (Note: Dates and location to be confirmed.)
  • Early September: Final versions of Leadership APTA Class project presentations and related project papers due to APTA.
  • October 8-11, 2017: APTA Annual Meeting & EXPO in Atlanta, GA. Graduating class honored. Graduating class members provided with multiple opportunities to deliver leadership project presentations during committee meetings, conference sessions and events at the 2017 Annual Meeting & EXPO.

Members of the Class of 2016 in negotiations simulations


                                             A member of Leadership APTA smiles for the camera.                                                    

         A member of Leadership APTA smiles for the camera.   



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