Are you prepared to be a strong leader in this dynamic environment? The pace of transformation in transportation, technology and the world at-large is accelerating. The challenges and opportunities created by these changes continue to impact society and people’s quality of life in ways hardly predictable. However, we do know there is a greater need for skills beyond technical competencies. Transportation leaders navigating this evolution must be able to communicate, collaborate and advocate with diverse professions, disciplines and communities to reach common goals for safer, livable, more vibrant communities.
It is clear that engineers, planners, and technologists, the core of the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (ITE) membership, must be a part of these conversations. Our community must have the skills to not only engage but to lead. Developing the next generation of leaders is one of our key objectives.
To this end, ITE has established LeadershipITE. It is a program to identify, develop, and engage leaders to ensure that ITE and its members are positioned to participate and shape the future of transportation.
LeadershipITE will ensure that our Institute and its members are positioned to engage and shape the future.
We are excited to announce that LeadershipITE (LITE) is embarking on an exciting transition for 2020. For the last six years, Glenn Tecker has led the curriculum development and served as the lead facilitator. Glenn was instrumental in the creation of our program and we would not be where we are today without him. However, as with all things, change happens and his contract expired with ITE this year.
With that, ITE is very excited to announce that the 2020 LeadershipITE program will be led by Shelley Row! As a professional engineer and former USDOT executive, Shelley offers a wealth of leadership knowledge that is tailored to the transportation world. Shelley is the CEO of Insightful Leadership Institute. She is a former U.S. Department of Transportation Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office Director as well as former ITE staff member.
She is currently working closely with members of the LITE Steering Committee to develop course content that is unique and adapted specifically to the program goals. For more information on Shelley, please see the August '19 ITE Journal LITE showcase article or visit: Insightful Leadership with Shelley Row
A class of approximately 25 members will be selected.
Target participants will represent the diversity of our community in age, gender, ethnicity and discipline. These individuals will engage in an intensive program of workshops, conferences, team projects, webinars, and other activities that address the challenges and opportunities facing the transportation profession and ITE. Through this program, participants will explore current issues in transportation; develop and hone leadership competencies; and build the professional network required to excel as leaders in ITE, in their places of employment and communities. Click here for an example LeadershipITE course program.
The primary components of the program include:
To be eligible to participate in LeadershipITE the applicant must:
The application process for the 2020 LeadershipITE Class is due September 16, 2019 with funding due by November 15, 2019.
A completed application packet includes:
Tuition for the program is $3000. This includes all workshops (some meals during workshops), course materials, webinars, and registration to ITE’s Annual Meeting and Exhibit held during the program year. Where possible, it may also include registration to a District or Section event if combined with a LITE program. The registration does not include travel, hotel and some meals. Tuition payments are due November 15, 2019.
|Great Lakes District||2017||$1,500|
|North Central Section||2018||$250|