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 Program Highlights and Additional Benefits

Opening Workshop

Participants will attend a three day pre-conference workshop preceding the APTA Rail Conference. The workshop will feature training and skill building in goal-setting, communications, project management, financial administration, career development, as well as round-table sessions addressing transit industry challenges.

Participants will engage in various dialogues with industry leadership and benefit from a customized industry tour.

Participants are highly encouraged to attend the APTA Rail Conference and related APTA committee meetings to better understand and appreciate the scope and impact of the transit industry.

Mentor Program

Small groups of mentors and mentees will communicate regularly over a 10-month period, discussing assigned and group topics leading to, and ending the year with, a presentation and formal project.  Class participants will also lead webinars, share industry experiences, best practices, and lessons throughout the year.

Capstone Session and Graduation

The Emerging Leaders Program will close with group projects and class presentations. The year will culminate with a graduation ceremony at the APTA Mobility Conference​.

Additional Benefits

Members of the Emerging Leaders Program w​ill receive complimentary registration for the APTA Rail and Mobility Conferences.​

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