The Connecticut Transportation Leadership Program

Program Objective
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)

  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Time and Stress Management
  • Grant Writing
  • Public Relations/Promoting the Value of your Agency
  • Project Management
  • Developing Standard Operating Procedures for your Agency
  • Roundtable Discussions on timely leadership topics

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?

  • Completion of six required modules and two electives
  • Self-Assessment exercises completed in preparation for trainings
  • Participants will choose a project to give a ten minute presentation on before the group prior to completing the program
  • Readings will be assigned in preparation for trainings

How will the Technology Transfer Center support this learning community?

  • Providing high quality training
  • Developing interactive curriculum to ensure experiential learning
  • Establish an e-group and provide leadership resources as identified

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.



Technology Transfer Center
270 Middle Turnpike, Unit 5202
Storrs, CT 06269-5202
(860) 486-5400