Program timeline for the Leadership APTA Class of 2024

  • Friday, May 19, 2023: Leadership APTA online application deadline.
  • Mid-July, 2023: The Leadership APTA Committee scheduled to meet to select the Class of 2024.
  • By mid-August: APTA notifies the applicant’s organization’s primary point-of-contact of the Committee’s decision.
  • By mid-to-end September: All applicants receive a written letter from APTA.
  • Mid-to-end September: Virtual Meeting with the Leadership APTA Class of 2024, Leadership APTA Committee, and staff.
  • October 4, 2023: Tuition payment due.
  • October 7/8 – 11 : APTA 2023 TRANSform Conference & EXPO, Orlando, FL. The incoming Class of 2024 will be introduced to APTA Committee leadership, members, and Leadership APTA alumni. (Attendance at this October session is optional, though highly encouraged.)
    • October 7 (planned): Special joint workshop session with Class of 2023 and the Class of 2024. (Highly recommended)
    • October 8-11: Opportunities to attend APTA committee meetings, hear capstone presentations given by members of the graduating class, participate in TRANSform Conference sessions & EXPO and related Leadership APTA events.
  • Early -November 2023 (planned): Virtual Meeting – final prep for the planned in-person end November/early December workshop.
  • November 29 – December 1, 2023 (Dates to be confirmed): Required in-person workshop in Washington, DC.
  • January – March  2024: Scheduled virtual meetings in advance of the April 2024 APTA Legislative Conference to discuss and finalize leadership capstone project topics and teams.
  • April 6-9, 2024 : APTA Required Leadership APTA planned workshops (April 6&7)  in conjunction with April 7-9, 2024 APTA Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Mid-April  through Summer 2024: Capstone project teamwork includes team planning and discussions, industry interviews, teleconferences, virtual practice sessions in preparation for planned August and September 2024 virtual deliveries of Capstone projects.
  • May 30 – June 1, 2024 Capstone Executive Session,  Cleveland, OH (planned). Session to include preview presentations of your Capstone projects.
  • June 2-5, 2024: Optional participation in APTA Rail Conference, Cleveland, OH
  • August/September 2024: Virtual deliveries of Capstone Projects.
  • Early/Mid  September 2024: Prepare recordings of  Leadership APTA Class of 2024 capstone  presentations; submit  related written Capstone Executive Summaries.
  • September 28 – October 1/2, 2024: APTA 2024 TRANSform Conference, Anaheim, CA.  Graduating class honored. Opportunities for graduating class members to deliver leadership project presentations during committee meetings/conference sessions. Planned joint session (September 28) with members of the graduating Class of 2024 and incoming Class of 2025.
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