• Friday, May 8, 2020: Leadership APTA online application deadline. The application materials must include the completed online application form and profile information; a 750-word essay including a statement of intent plus a response to four specific questions from the Leadership APTA Committee; a resume including current and past positions and experiences that includes timelines; two letters of recommendation – in most cases, one from the top executive of the sponsoring organization; the other from the applicant’s supervisor/client; and a committee/task force/area of interest upon graduation. All application materials must be submitted online.
  • End-June 2020: The Leadership APTA Committee meets to review and evaluate the applications and select the Leadership APTA Class of 2021.
  • Within Two-Weeks of the Above Meeting: APTA notifies the applicant’s primary APTA point-of-contact of the Leadership APTA Committee’s decision.
  • July/August: All applicants receive a written letter from APTA.
  • Early to Mid August: Initial teleconference and online meeting with the Leadership APTA Class of 2020, leadership of Leadership APTA Committee, and staff.
  • September 18, 2020: Tuition payment due at APTA.
  • October 11-14, 2020: APTA’s TRANSform Conference & Expo 2020 in Anaheim, CA. Incoming class introduced to APTA leadership, members, and Leadership APTA alumni. Incoming class provided opportunities to participate in customized Leadership APTA workshops and sessions, attend APTA committee meetings, conference sessions, and Leadership APTA events.
  • End-October 2020: Teleconference and online meeting with class members, Leadership APTA committee leadership, and APTA staff, as preliminary review and preparation for the December workshop.
  • December 2 – December 5, 2020: Four-day Leadership APTA required workshop in Washington, DC including discussion of leadership project topics. (Note: Dates to be confirmed.)
  • January – February 2021: Scheduled teleconference and online meetings with class members, Leadership APTA Committee members, and APTA staff to review class preparations and planning for the March 2021 Legislative Conference and to discuss upcoming leadership project topics.
  • March 12-17, 2021: APTA Legislative Conference and Leadership APTA workshops in Washington, D.C. Class leadership project topics selected and project teams finalized.
  • Mid-March through Mid-July 2021: Project team work includes team planning and discussions, industry interviews, teleconferences, and online practice sessions in preparation for the July 2021 delivery of class leadership projects.
  • Late July or Early August 2021: Five-day Leadership APTA Capstone Session. Class teams deliver executive leadership project presentations. (Note: Dates and location to be confirmed.)
  • Late August: Final versions of Leadership APTA Class project presentations and related project papers due to APTA.
  • October 3-6, 2021: APTA TRANSform Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Graduating class honored. Graduating class members provided with multiple opportunities to deliver leadership project presentations during committee meetings, conference sessions and events at the 2021 APTA TRANSform Conference. ​​​​​​

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