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 2014 Human Resources Committee Webinar Series

 2014 Human Resources Committee Webinar Series Webinar Series Focusing on frontline workforce development

This webinar series provides insights into the resources, programs, best practices, and opportunities that support the various needs of those serving in frontline positions

Webinar Series

This webinar series addresses a broad  range of topics from mentorship and internship to programs addressing, the needs of the frontline workforce. Collectively the subjects addressed have been identified as area' s that will have the greatest impact on the recruitment and retention rate of the frontline workforce. We hope these sessions will provide you with the insight, tools, and best practices to help you build a sustainable workforce.

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

    Presenter: Dr. Candace Blair Cronin, Senior Manager, ICF International’s Center for Workforce Research and Performance (CWRP)
    Moderator and Presenter: Dr. Jill Hough, chair, Higher Ed Subcommittee, Program Director, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.
    Presenter: Mr. Patrick “Paddy” Gough: Executive Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development; Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange, CA.
     
    Industry Discussants: ​​Mr. Robert Prince: Vice President and Industry Liaison; AECOM, Boston MA; Ms. Linda Bohlinger: Principal, Strategic Consultant Parsons Brinkerhoff; Ms. Madeleine Colliere: Program Adminstrator for OCTA Mentor Program; Ms. Julie Espy: Manager, Training & Development; Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange, CA.
    ​Moderator: Ms. Kim Ulibarri: Manager, Labor Relations & Performance Improvement for the Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT.
    Presenter: Ms. Ruth Bellm Human Resources Manager/Equal Employment Officer, Springfield Mass Transit District Springfield, IL
    ​Industry Discussants: Ms. Mary Adams: Director, Administrative Services, and Member of the Senior Executive Team, Lane Transit District, Eugene Oregon​; Terry Schneider: FMLA Attendance Supervisor at the Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA.
    Moderator: Mr. Brian Turner, APTA Board Chair , based in Silver Spring, MD. 
    ​Presenters: Mr. Kerry Kopp: Rail Training Manager, Sacramento Regional Transit District, Sacramento, CA; Mr. George F. Fields: Director, Training & Employee Development, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH​.
    Moderator and Presenter: Dr. Jill Hough, chair, Higher Ed Subcommittee, Program Director, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.
    Presenters: Mr. Jesus “Jess” Guerra: Associate Professor, Department Chair, Transportation Technologies, Los Angeles Technical Trade College Los Angeles, CA​; Ms. Janice Lambe, Human Resources Assistant, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Orange, CA.
     
    Industry Discussants: Jacqueline Burrell: Deputy Program Manager, Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials - COMTO; LaShanda Dawkins: Interim Assistant General Manager, Human Resources, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority - MARTA; Cherie Sprague: Senior Human Resources Executive for the Regional Transportation District - Denver RTD; Julie Espy: Manager, Training & Development, OCTA.

    Moderator: Ms. Kimberly Ulibarri: Vice Chair, APTA’s Labor Management Relations Subcommittee, Manager, Labor Relations and Performance Improvement, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT.
     
    Presenters: Mr. Eric Muntan: Chief of Safety and Security, Miami-Dade Transit, Miami, FL​; Mr. Todd Provost: Light Rail, General Manager, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT​; Mr. Mike Liberi: Chief Surface Transportation Officer, SEPTA, Philadelphia, PA​.
     
    Industry Discussants: Sue Stewart: Transit Safety Officer, King County Metro, Seattle, WA​; Bernadette Bridges: Chief Safety Officer, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD; Joel Volinski: Director, National Center for Transit Research, College of Engineering, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
     
    Moderator: Mr. Ferdinand Risco: Vice Chair, APTA’s Workforce Development Subcommittee, Executive Director, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.
     
    Presenters: Mr. Santiago Osorio: Director of Operations Training, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
    (Houston Metro); Ms. Maryalice Keller: Chief People and Brand Officer, Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority​.
     
    Industry Discussants: Geisha Ester: Senior Manager, Chicago Transit Authorit​y; Dino Smith: Training & Development Manager, Long Beach Transit​; Eric Wolf: General Manager, Altoona Metro​; Andrew Johnson: General Manager, Connect Transit.
    Moderator: Ms. Kimberly Ulibarri: Vice Chair, APTA’s Labor Management Relations Subcommittee, Manager, Labor Relations and Performance Improvement, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT.
     
    Presenters: Mr. Kevin Desmond: General Manager, King County Metro, Transit Division, Seattle, WA; Mr. Randy Winders: Vehicle Maintenance Manager, King County Metro, Transit Division, Seattle, WA.
     
    Industry Discussants: Jerry Benson: Chief Operating Officer, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT​; Alisha Garrett: Business Quality Analyst, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT​. 
     
    For details please contact:
    Joe Niegoski
    Director-Educational Services
    jniegoski@apta.com 
    202-496-4870  ​
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