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 Timelines for Classes of 2019 and 2020

Class of 2019 Timeline

  • Monday February 5, 2018: Application Deadline. All materials must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM (EST). Only complete submissions will be evaluated.
  • Week of March 5, 2018: ELP Class of 2019 selections made.
  • ​End of March: All applicants notified of selection.
  • May, 2018: Webinar/conference call meeting with the Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2019, program leadership, and staff.
  • May 1, 2018: $3,500 tuition payment due at APTA.
  • June 7 - 9, 2018: Class kick-off in Denver, CO. Introductions to Emerging Leaders Program leadership, mentors, APTA members, and senior management. Customized workshop: skill building sessions, time with industry mentors, and a site visit will take place. 
  • June 10-13, 2018: APTA Rail Conference in Denver, CO. We encourage attendance at APTA committee meetings, conference sessions, and events to gain an appreciation of the full scope of the industry. We recognize that participants may not be able to attend the entire conference. If you can only attend part of it, we highly recommend the first few days.
  • July 2018 – April 2019: Mentors and mentees meet on a monthly basis, online and in-person, to discuss a broad range of industry and career development topics. These relationships will develop your awareness and knowledge of the  public transportation industry and help facilitate your career advancement.
  • September 2018 – April 2019: Webinar sessions. Three or four class members will deliver online presentations and discussions sharing what they have learned through their mentors and groups. The class is expected to take advantage of any related, extracurricular programs.  
  • May 16-18, 2019: Capstone session. Workshops will showcase the class's work and lessons learned from the monthly mentor calls. 
  • May 19-​22, 2019: APTA Mobility Conference in Louisville, KY. The class will be honored at a graduation program.  Class members will have the opportunity to deliver their capstone presentations during the graduation ceremony.​
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 ​​Class of 2020 Timeline
  • November 2018: Call for Applications Opens
  • Monday February 4, 2019 Application Deadline. All materials must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM (EST). Only complete submissions will be 
  • Mid March 2019 (TBD): ELP Class of 2019 selections made.
  • End of April, 2019: Webinar/conference call meeting with the Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2020, program leadership, and staff.
  • May 26, 2019: $3,500 tuition payment due at APTA.
  • June 20-22, 2019: Class kick-off Session. Introductions to Emerging Leaders Program leadership, mentors, APTA members, and senior management. Customized workshop: skill building sessions, time with industry mentors, and a site visit will take place. 
  • June 23-26, 2019: APTA Rail Conference. We encourage attendance at APTA committee meetings, conference sessions, and events to gain an appreciation of the full scope of the industry. We recognize that participants may not be able to attend the entire conference. If you can only attend part of it, we highly recommend the first few days.
  • July 2019 – April 2020: Mentors and mentees meet on a monthly basis, online and in-person, to discuss a broad range of industry and career development topics. These relationships will develop your awareness and knowledge of the  public transportation industry and help facilitate your career advancement.
  • September 2019 – April 2020: Webinar sessions. Three or four class members will deliver online presentations and discussions sharing what they have learned through their mentors and groups. The class is expected to take advantage of any related, extracurricular programs.  
  • May 14-16, 2020: Capstone session in San Antonio, TX. Workshops will showcase the class's work and lessons learned from the monthly mentor calls. 
  • May 17-20, 2020: APTA Mobility Conference in San Antonio, TX. The class will be honored at a graduation program. Class members will have the opportunity to deliver their capstone presentations during the graduation ceremony.
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