Each member of the class must actively contribute and participate in the following sessions to graduate from the Leadership APTA Class of 2025 and receive a certificate of completion:

  • Early December 2024: Planned three-day in-person executive round tables and workshop sessions.
  • May 2025: APTA Legislative Conference and planned related in-person class workshops and executive round tables.
  • June 2025: Class of 2024 Capstone Session with planned in-person executive round-table sessions.
  • Late August 2025: Planned virtual delivery of Capstone Projects to Leadership APTA Committee Members and guests.
  • August 2025: Planned recordings of Capstone Projects  to be hosted on APTAU Learning.
  • Mid-September 2025: APTA TRANSform Conference in Boston, MA planned workshops, graduation, and industry recognition; planned Capstone project presentations at committee meetings and conference sessions.
  • In addition:
    • Class members work on their Capstone projects with fellow team members, including the team presentations and written executive summaries
    • They also participate in virtual planning sessions, meetings and prep sessions, and executive offerings.
  • Highly Recommended: The program highly recommends attendance and full participation at the 2024 APTA TRANSform Conference in Anaheim, CA. During the conference, class members will participate in customized Leadership APTA workshop sessions. Class members will be encouraged to take full advantage of TRANSform conference sessions and showcase .
  • Additional Benefits: One of the goals of Leadership APTA is to develop future leaders of APTA. The Leadership APTA program requires that each sponsoring organization actively support at least one additional year of APTA involvement from its Leadership APTA participant immediately upon graduation through engagement on APTA committees, task forces, or special projects.

Important note: If you are selected to participate in the Leadership APTA program and you change jobs during the program year, your new employer must be an APTA member and complete a program commitment form provided by APTA for your continued participation in the program. You and your organization will be responsible for addressing any questions between your new and former employer surrounding your program tuition payment.

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