Transportation Senior Executive Program

Transportation Senior Executive Program

The 2022 TSE Program will be held from May 15 to May 20, 2022. Applications for the 2022 program are now closed.


Let’s be honest, we’ve all had a “rough go” during 2020 and 2021.

We’ve learned a few hard lessons and are now ready to reconnect in a different, perhaps more meaningful, way.

The 2022 Transportation Senior Executive program (TSE) is a part of the PULSE™ series: an intensive, advanced leadership development path designed to meet the needs of transportation leaders.

PULSE™ stands for Path Upward for Leading Senior Executives and is specifically developed for the TSE program. The program’s centripetal force is simple: design a program for seasoned transportation leaders across the country that meets them at their point of need and prepares them for the next bold step in their careers.

This program is uniquely curated for individuals who are interested in refining leadership and high-level intrapersonal skills, brazenly confronting areas of weakness (we all have them) through a 360-analysis, applying leading-edge strategic techniques to challenging real-world situations and, at the core, emerging as powerful leaders in their organizations and the transportation industry.

TSE program boasts a legacy of alumni who serve at the leadership helm of transportation organizations across the country as General Managers and CEOs.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

The TSE program is tailored specifically for senior-level managers who possess a strong commitment to the transportation industry and currently serve in a senior leadership role. Typically, individuals attending the TSE program are 1-3 levels removed from the C-Suite, lead a team of direct reports, have at least 3 years’ experience in a senior or executive role, and is ready to advance their careers, ultimately, to the #1 or #2 helm position in transportation leadership, whether private, public or government.   

Applicants who have successfully completed other leadership programs will be given priority consideration by the Selection Committee, including completion of the Eno Transportation Mid-Manager Program and Eno/MAX, and other premier leadership programs such as those offered by APTA, Advancing Women in Transportation (WTS), Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), and the National Transit Institute (NTI).

HOW TO APPLY  

Applications for the 2022 TSE Program are now closed.

Individuals interested in applying for the program must provide the following:

  1. Online Application
  2. Statement of Interest
  3. Updated Resume
  4. Official Nomination Letter (by a senior or executive leader at organization)

A sample application and detailed instructions for the TSE application can be found below.

2022 TSE Sample Application & Instructions

2022 TSE Applicant Essay Questions

PROGRAM SCHEDULE & LOGISTICS 

This year’s program will be held, in-person, in the Washington D.C. Metro area. More detailed information on hotel lodging and logistics will be sent to participants upon registration for the program.

The 2022 TSE program leadership topics include, but not limited, to the following:

  • Organizational Culture and Performance
  • Organizational Communication
  • Harnessing Critical Leadership Skills
  • Collaboration and Innovation
  • Cultivating Board and GM Relationships
  • Building Teams; Attracting and Retaining Team Talent
  • High-Level Crisis Management and Simulation Exercise
  • Transportation Funding & Legislation (Infrastructure Updates & Insights)

During the week-long program, participants can expect to:

  • Interact and gain perspective from industry luminaries and experts with decades of transportation experience
  • Confidentially discuss, work on, and share their own leadership challenges with peers and faculty in small breakout groups (Impact Group sessions)
  • Complete a thorough 360 leadership assessment informed by supervisors, direct reports, and peers, and develop action plan to maximize strengths, manage improvement
  • Participate in VIP discussions to identify and hone leadership “sticking points”
  • Engage in challenging, highly interactive, real-world exercises
  • Access to Eno’s online policy/research library portal and all resources for the course
  • Complete a one-hour individual coaching session with an executive coach prior to the course
  • Attend post-course webinars with a peer coaching event to reinforce course content and connect on applied lessons from the program

Sample Agenda & General Schedule (subject to change without notice)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Gain an understanding of expectations for CEO/GM and second-in-command roles
  • Examine one’s career aspirations relative to known leadership traits, behaviors, and strategies
  • Identify best practices and explore one’s values and ethics when managing relationships with stakeholders (e.g., board of directors, team members, constituents)
  • Assess how to positively impact and lead an organization
  • Identify personal areas of strength and growth and tighten skills as a team coach and mentor
  • Develop and improve key leadership skills
  • Discuss personal leadership challenges in confidential small group sessions (Impact Groups)
  • Explore how organizational culture can be shaped, impacted, and changed
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in a real-world crisis simulation exercise
  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities for attracting and retaining emerging talent

TUITION

Tuition for the 2022 Transportation Senior Executive Program is $4,950. Tuition benefits include the following:

  • Coverage of most meals (breakfast, lunch, and light snacks) in addition to a welcome dinner/networking reception on one evening.
  • Hotel lodging is not included in tuition fees. However, Eno competitively negotiates standard hotel rates for program attendees. All Eno event hotel are rated 3-stars or above and located in thriving, transportation-hub cities. Once selected into the program, a weblink will be sent to participants registering for the program to directly book their stay via the hotel’s reservation portal. For 2022, a general estimate for lodging in the Washington, D.C., area for the weeklong program is approximately $1,400 (including taxes/fees) for a standard king/queen room.
  • Member-only access to Eno policy papers, research, and archived policy library
  • Lifetime Eno Alumni Association membership to help keep your career on track
  • Lifetime subscription to ‘Propel’—Eno’s new quarterly online digital publication
  • A 6-month complimentary membership to the highly coveted Eno Transportation Weekly (ETW), the premier transportation publication covering legislative and regulatory industry news, written by the renowned Jeff Davis, an Eno Senior Fellow
  • Alumni Social Networking events
  • Post-course coaching webinars to help reinforce course curriculum
  • Peer-to-peer coaching and social networking sessions

PAYMENT

Once accepted, tuition should be paid 30 days before the start of the program course either online or through a company invoice. If an invoice is the preferred method of payment, one will be emailed to the participant after registration is complete. Payment terms for invoices are net 30 days.  

Please note that your seat is not guaranteed until you have registered and paid tuition. For questions on course tuition or payment, contact our team at PDPsupport@enotrans.org.

Please carefully read Eno’s Cancellation Policies prior to applying.

HEALTH & SAFETY

To ensure a safe and immersive learning experience, all TSE participants selected for the 2022 program will be required to submit proof of vaccination for two (2) doses of the CDC-authorized vaccines. Participants must be fully vaccinated, at minimum, two weeks prior to first session date. Participants must also comply with all state and local COVID-19 mask mandates and protocols. Please note that Eno cannot guarantee social distancing within the learning environment.

*Eno currently adheres to and implements COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC. COVID-19 recommendations, requirements, and updates are subject to change with or without notice.

CONTINUING CREDITS

Eno is an American Planning Association (APA) – American Institute of Certified Planners™ (AICP) authorized provider. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for activities in accordance with this program. Transportation Senior Executive participants are eligible for Certification Maintenance credits once they have successfully completed the program and met all certification requirements. Information on how to claim credits will be sent to participants interested in claiming the credits after the program’s completion.

HELPFUL APPLICATION RESOURCES

Statement of Interest

  • Click here for helpful tips on how to write an effective statement of interest
  • Tips on how to proofread your work for the best results

Updated Resume

Nomination Letter

CLASSIC TESTIMONIALS

SCHOLARSHIPS

There are two scholarship opportunities available to Transportation Senior Executive applicants: The Frank J. Lichtanski Memorial Scholarship offered by the American Public Transportation Foundation; and the Robert J. Prince, Jr. Scholarship offered by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). Detailed information on the scholarships is referenced below.

Frank J. Lichtanski Memorial Scholarship

The American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) has honored Frank J. Lichtanski, long time General Manager/CEO of Monterey-Salinas Transit in California by creating the Frank J. Lichtanski Scholarship Fund. Mr. Lichtanski is remembered for his 31 years of dedication to providing the very best transit service to the people of Monterey County. In memory of his dedication to the public transit industry and support of small and medium-sized transit agencies, the scholarship has been established to provide tuition support in the amount of $2,500 (participant’s agency will be invoiced for remaining tuition costs) to an eligible candidate from a small or medium-sized transit agency.  The winner of the Frank Lichtanski Scholarship also receives a waiver of registration fees for the APTA Annual Meeting.

Robert Prince, Jr. Scholarship

The Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and AECOM  have honored Robert Prince, Jr. for his dedication to the growth and development of emerging leaders in the transit industry by creating the Robert Prince Scholarship. Mr. Prince has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the education of the transit workforce in his roles as a leader in the public and private sectors of the transportation industry, in his volunteer commitment to youth in Boston, and as board member of COMTO and the American Public Transportation Foundation.  The scholarship will be awarded to a senior leader in the transit industry who currently reports directly to the General Manager/CEO. The recipient should have a career goal to become a transit General Manager/CEO in a rural, small urban or urban transit agency. Preference is given to current members of COMTO. The winner of the Robert Prince Scholarship also receives a registration waiver and travel support to the COMTO Annual Conference and is encouraged to participate in the COMTO Leadership Institute.

QUESTIONS

For questions about the Transportation Senior Executive Program, please contact the Professional Development Team at PDPSupport@enotrans.org

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