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 Timeline - Leadership APTA Class of 2018

  • Friday, June 2, 2017: 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 four 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.
  • Mid-July 2017: The Leadership APTA Committee meets to review and evaluate the applications and select the Leadership APTA Class of 2018.
  • Within a Week of the Above Meeting: APTA notifies the applicant's primary APTA point-of-contact of the Leadership APTA Committee’s decision.
  • Mid-Late August: All applicants receive a written letter from APTA.
  • Early September: Initial teleconference and online meeting with the Leadership APTA Class of 2018, leadership of Leadership APTA Committee, and staff.
  • October 2, 2017: Tuition payment due at APTA.
  • October 8 - 11, 2017: APTA Annual Meeting & EXPO in Atlanta, GA. 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 2017 graduation program.
  • Early November 2017: Teleconference and online meeting with class members, Leadership APTA committee leadership, and APTA staff, as preliminary review and preparation for the December workshop.
  • November 29-Dec 2 or December 6-9, 2017: Four-day Leadership APTA required workshop in Washington, DC including discussion of leadership project topics. (Note: Dates to be confirmed.)
  • January - February 2018: Scheduled teleconference and online meetings with class members, Leadership APTA Committee members, and APTA staff to review class preparations and planning for the March 2018 Legislative Conference and to discuss upcoming leadership project topics.
  • March 16-21, 2018: 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 2018: Project team work includes team planning and discussions, industry interviews, teleconferences, and online practice sessions in preparation for the July 2018 delivery of class leadership projects.
  • July 16-21 or July 23-27, 2018: Five-day Leadership APTA Capstone Session. Class teams deliver executive leadership project presentations. (Note: Dates and location to be confirmed.)
  • Late August: Final versions of Leadership APTA Class project presentations and related project papers due to APTA.
  • September 23-26, 2018: APTA Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. Graduating class honored. Graduating class members provided with multiple opportunities to deliver leadership project presentations during committee meetings, conference sessions and events at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Members of the Class of 2017 in Negotiations Simulations


                                        A member of Leadership APTA smiles for the camera.                                                 




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