Class of 2021 Timeline

  • November 2019: Call for Applications Opens
  • Monday February 2, 2020 Application Deadline. All materials must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM (EST). Only complete submissions will be
  • Mid March 2020 (TBD): ELP Class of 2021 selections made.
  • End of April, 2020: Webinar/conference call meeting with the Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2020, program leadership, and staff.
  • May 25, 2020: $3,500 tuition payment due.
  • June 11-13, 2020: Class kick-off Session in San Francisco, 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 14-17, 2020: APTA Rail Conference in San Francisco, CA. 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 2020 – April 2021: 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 2020 – February 2021: Individual Project Presentation Webinar sessions. Each class members 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, and local and national mentors are invited to join these webinars.
  • March/April 2021: Capstone practice webinars. During this presentation participants will receive feedback from committee members, APTA staff, mentors, and other colleagues.
  • April 29 – May 1, 2021: Capstone session in Minneapolis, MN. Workshops will showcase the class’s work and lessons learned from the monthly mentor calls.
  • May 2-5, 2021: APTA Mobility Conference in Minneapolis, MN. The class will be honored at a graduation program. Class members will have the opportunity to deliver their capstone presentations during the graduation ceremony.

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 2020 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.
  • 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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