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 2015 Human Resources Committee Webinar Series

The webinar series will address an extensive range of workforce needs ranging from partnership to safety. 

Join us for pressing topics of interest facing the public transportation industry. Each webinar session will feature industry leaders and experts who will share their insights and best practices on a broad range of subject areas and topics, breakthough solutions, innovations, and resources. Each webinar will provide opportunities for audience Q&A. 

Please click on each webinar's title for more details.


  • ​Innovative Teaching and Collaborative Partnerships​
    September 16, 2015 

    Moderator: Paul Larrousse, Director, National Transit Institute; Vice Chair, Higher Education Subcommittee, Rutgers University, New Jersey

    Facilitator: Dr. A. Emily Parkany, P.E., Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability, University Transportation Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Presenters: Dr. Rebecca Townsend, Professor and Chair, Communications & Humanities Department, Manchester Community College;  Garrett Wheat, Teaching Associate, LADOTD Leadership Development Institute;  Chen-Fu Liao, Center for Transportation Studies Research Scholar, Senior Systems Engineer, Department of Civil Environmental and Geo Engineering, University of Minnesota;  Jess Guerra, associate Professor, Department Chair, Advanced, Transportation & Manufacturing, Los Angeles Technical Trade College, Los Angeles, CA;  Marion Jane Colston, Director, Strategic and Organizational Planning, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority;  Cherie Sprague, GPHR, SPHR, Senior HR Executive, Denver Regional Transportation District

     
    View presentation from this session.​ 



  • ​APTA's July 2015 p-REES Seminar: Educating Engineer Faculty about the Transit Industry​
    December 16, 2015

    Synopsis:
    This webinar, hosted by APTA's HR Committee and BMBG, showcased the July 2015 premier of the p-REES Seminar, a collaboration with APTA and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA). The webinar highlighted the benefits of this collaborative model between AREMA, the academic communities, engineering schools, faculty, and industry. Industry leaders provided background in the launch of p-REES, p-REES faculty speakers addressed topics from their presentations, and Seminar attendees gave their perspectives, including lessons learned, take-aways, and their next steps. This webinar also included some time for audience Q&A with our speakers.

    Moderator and Facilitator:
    Lydia C. Grose, Chair, Human Resources Committee, Director of Engineering and Design Civil Engineering, Southern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

    Presenters:
    Jeff Wharton, President, IMPulse NC LLC, APTA Board of Directors member,APTA BMBG 1st Vice Chair;  Mike Pochop, P.E., Vice President, Civil Engineering, Hanson Professional Services Inc., Past Chair, Education and Training Committee, AREMA;  Mike Lohr, Americas Transit and Rail Practice Leader – Civil Engineering, CH2M Hill;  Bill Thomsen, P.E., President & CEO, Urban Engineers of New York, P.C.;  Dr. Chris Barkan, Ph.D, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center Director, NURail, Executive Director, Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC);  Dr. Leslie McCarthy, Ph.D, P.E., Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Villanova University, College of Engineering;  Natalie Cornell, Director, Business Development, LTK Engineering Services;  Dr. Candace Brakewood, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, City College of New York;  Dr. Xiang Liu, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Rutgers University;  Jess Guerra, Chairman, Advanced Transportation & Manufacturing, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Director, Transportation Workforce Institute


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