Florida Public Transportation Association Transit Leadership Development Program
The Florida Public Transportation Association Transit Leadership Development Program is a partnership between FPTA, the FDOT, and CUTR. This three-and-a-half day program is designed to build the capacity and effectiveness of emerging and existing public transit leaders in Florida. The course includes a 360-degree assessment and covers five leadership dimensions, including leadership fundamentals, competencies, engagement and application. Participants are provided with knowledge and skills that can be applied immediately to circumstances at their agencies and helps them acquire the tools and techniques allowing them to focus their energy on the leadership challenges they face. The program expands self-awareness and helps participants design a developmental roadmap to guide their leadership journey.
Airport Leadership Program
The Airport Leadership Program is sponsored by the Florida Airports Council and FDOT. The Airport Leadership Development Program was developed to increase the number and effectiveness of emerging and existing aviation leaders in Florida. The course curriculum incorporates a 360-feedback survey to help participants understand their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Course material addresses five leadership dimensions facing modern airport leaders: strategic thinking, developing culture, self-management, communication, and relationship building. Within these five leadership dimensions, the following topics are addressed:
- Personal Leadership Brand
- Leadership Styles
- The Leadership Journey
- Leadership Passages
- Communication Styles
- Conflict Management
- Critical Thinking
- Decision Making
- Building a Business Case
- Developing Culture
- Relationship Building
- Strategy Execution
- Change Management
Participants who complete the program are awarded a certificate from the University of South Florida.
Transit Manager Certificate Program (TMCP)
The Transit Manager Certificate Program (TMCP), sponsored by the FDOT, administered by CUTR and offered through the University of South Florida’s (USF) University College (UC), prepares Florida’s public transportation managers for the challenges they face. Participants in this professional development certificate program experience skill and leadership building sessions and have the opportunity to expand their network of transit colleagues. The TMCP provides the tools and resources necessary for solving today’s public transportation challenges. TMCP offers tracks for operations, maintenance or administration personnel. A specialized seminar series provides participants distinctive and specific training in each of the three tracks from industry experts. The seminars challenge participants with real-world issues and ideas.
Utilizing the power of a learning management system (LMS), CUTR and UC register certificate participants; manage courses, track progress and performance, issue certificates and maintain an open line of communication with participants and instructors. The program’s contemporary delivery methodology, along with dedicated faculty, offer a certificate program that is relevant and accessible to today’s busy public transportation professional.