The Connecticut Transportation Leadership Program
Successful transportation agencies don’t just have great employees, they also have great leaders. The Connecticut Techology Transfer Center, in response to requests from local agencies in Connecticut, is offering this opportunity for comprehensive leadership training.
Structure of the Program
Eight trainings will be completed over the course of two years. Trainings will be held from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Lunch will be provided).
Who May Apply?
The Transportation Leadership Program is open to current and future leaders of municipal and state transportation agencies. Directors of Public Works, Town Engineers, Highway Superintendents and Road Foremen are encouraged to attend.
An application must be submitted and approved. A letter of support from the individual’s supervisor will be included with the application, and the application will include an essay question on the individual’s goals for participation in the program. Leadership Program Overview and Application
Required Trainings (All Six Modules Will Be Required)
Module One -
- Developing Teamwork and Communication
- Giving Feedback
Module Two -
- Promoting Professionalism in Your Agency
- Creating a Culture of Safety
- Goals and Objectives/Setting an Individual Development Plan
Module Three -
- Conducting Effective Meetings
- Public Speaking/Presentation Skills
Module Four -
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Conflict Resolution
Module Five -
- Human Resource Management
- Performance Evaluations – A Developmental Process
Module Six -
- Workforce Development
- Succession Planning
- Group Presentations
Elective Trainings (sample of electives that may be offered in the program)
Where will trainings be held?
Trainings will be held at different locations throughout Connecticut. Members of the Leadership Program will be offered opportunities to host sessions in their towns.
What is expected of Leadership Program participants?
How will the Technology Transfer Center support this learning community?
Additional Program Information:
After each class is accepted, there will be an introductory kick-off event to review the expectations of the program and to give you a chance to get to know your classmates.
Information on the schedule for the training modules will be provided to each class as early as possible so you can plan your schedules, accordingly. Your active participation in each of the training modules will be an important part of this valuable learning experience.
Acceptance to the program does not commit you or your agency to any financial commitment, registrations will be processed for each individual training (just like the Road Scholar program). The approximate cost for each training will be $100. You may take trainings at your convenience.
An effective leader is a person with a passion for a cause
that is larger than they are.