Class of 2023 Timeline*

  • June 1, 2022: $5,000 tuition payment due.
  • June 2-4, 2022: In-person Kickoff session in San Diego, CA. 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 5-7, 2022: APTA Rail Conference. We encourage attendance at APTA committee meetings, conference sessions, and events to gain an appreciation of the rail side of the industry. We recognize that participants may not be able to attend the entire conference.
  • July 2022 – April 2023: Mentors and mentees meet monthly, 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.
  • Fall 2022: Skill-building sessions, networking opportunities, and a two-day in-person workshop.
  • September 2022 – February 2023: Individual Project Presentation Webinars. Each class member will deliver an online presentation (in groups of 6-7), sharing a project or program from their own team/organization. Class members, ELP Committee members, local and national mentors, and the presenters’ managers are invited to join these webinars.
  • March/April 2023: Capstone Industry Webinars. Project teams will present their capstone projects virtually to the industry. Presentations will be recorded and posted on the ELP Website.
  • April 20-22, 2023: Capstone session in Minneapolis, MN. Workshops will showcase the class’ work and lessons learned from the monthly mentor calls.
  • April 23-26, 2023: APTA Mobility Conference in Minneapolis, MN. The class will be recognized at a graduation program. Class members will have the opportunity to deliver their capstone presentations during the graduation ceremony.
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