Successful transportation agencies don’t just have great employees, they also have great leaders. The Connecticut Training and Technical Assistance Center, in response to requests from local agencies in Connecticut, is offering this opportunity for comprehensive leadership training.
Nine trainings will be completed over the course of two years. Trainings will be held from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (Lunch will be provided). A capstone project and presentation are also required for completion of the program.
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, Road Foremen and Crew Leaders are encouraged to attend.
An application must be submitted and approved. A letter of recommendation from the individual’s supervisor must be included with the application, and the application must include a response to an essay question on the individual’s goals for participation in the program.
Leadership Program Overview and Application
- DiSC Assessment
- Program Orientation
- Developing Teamwork and Communication
- Giving Feedback
- Creating a Culture of Safety
- Promoting Professionalism in Your Agency
- Goals and Objectives/Setting an Individual Development Plan
- Public Speaking
- Presentation Skills
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Conflict Resolution
- Critical Thinking
- Creative Problem Solving
- Workforce Development
- Succession Planning
*Classes are $125 per participant for state and municipal employees, unless otherwise noted.
TLP Capstone Project - Each participant must complete a project that addresses a problem within their agency. The project must include a statement of the problem, goals to achieve a solution and the final project product or description of steps taken to solve the problem. Once the project work is completed, a presentation must be made to the cohort on the results and findings of the project.
Examples of past projects (sample of electives that may be offered in the program)
Project Presentation Days (attendance at all cohort presentation days is required)
- Group Presentations from TLP Cohort Members.
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 Training and Technical Assistance Center support this learning community?
Additional Program Information:
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 our other professional development programs). The approximate cost for each training will be $125.