This program lasts a full year and is modelled off of other executive training programs such as Leadership APTA. OCTA employees in upper management can self-select and apply to this program. Each cohort has roughly 13-15 people, and cohorts are run every couple of years. The program meets for one full-day session each month, and has been run for 3 cohorts so far. During the most recent session, the trainees were broken up into 3 teams and developed their own independent projects in these groups with the help of an advisor over the course of the program. The program focuses on teaching innovation and “de-siloing” OCTA, exposing executives to different departments of the organization to give them a more holistic perspective for future decision making.
Ms. Julie A. Espy, Manager, Learning & Development