WTS

2022 Signature Leadership Training

Dates: October 18–22, 2022

Location: Washington, DC (In-Person) | The Darcy Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW Washington, DC 20005


Application Information:

Please note that the deadline has passed for application submissions. Applications are reviewed by WTS International and a submitted application does not guarantee that the applicant will be accepted into the program. WTS is currently reviewing applications and will follow up with all applicants on their status.

WTS Mid-Career Leadership Acceptance Criteria: 
  • 5-10 years of experience 
  • A robust portfolio of experience that includes: 
    • A background that includes experience in community leadership, which may include participation in WTS International. 
    • An exhibited passion for the transportation industry.
    • A committed career specifically in the transportation industry.
WTS Executive Leadership Acceptance Criteria: 
  • 10-20 years of experience 
  • A robust portfolio of experience that includes: 
    • A background that includes experience in community leadership, which may include participation in WTS International. 
    • An exhibited passion for the transportation industry.
    • A committed career specifically in the transportation industry.

AGENDA:

Click here for the at-a-glance agenda.

Registration:

Registration includes admission to the program plus meals. The registration does not include travel to/from the program and hotel.

Mid-Career Program:

Member- Public Sector: $2,250

Member- Private Sector: $2,650

Non-member- Public Sector: $2,550

Non-member- Private Sector: $2,950

Executive Program:

Member- Public Sector: $3,550

Member- Private Sector: $3,850

Non-member- Public Sector: $4,450

Non-member- Private Sector: $4,750


COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:

Please note that attendance to the 2022 Signature Leadership Training requires attendees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status. Mask guidelines will be dependent upon CDC, state, and local guidelines at the time of the event.

COVID-19 Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Any attendee who has already paid for their attendance to the 2022 Signature Leadership Training and contracts COVID-19 prior to the start of the program will not receive a refund -- however, their admission to this year's program can be transferred to next year's 2023 Signature Leadership Training program.


Hotel Information:

The Darcy Hotel 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW Washington, DC 20005

The room block rate is $269 (single/double) plus tax (Hotel room rates are subject to applicable occupancy and local taxes currently 14.95% in effect at the time of check in.)

Please note that the deadline to make a hotel reservation is Monday, September 26. We ask that applicants do not make a hotel reservation until their application has been approved by WTS International.


ABOUT THE FACILITATORS:
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Carrie Collins

Carrie Collins, JD, PhD, is the founder and CEO of H.O.W. LLC, Collins has been tapped by a wide variety of organizations across industries, including technology, professional services, and associations within the verticals of law, human resources, finance, accounting, and government.  Collins has also worked with including the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Carrie’s approach is grounded in theory and academic rigor, honed from years of research and study.  With both a master’s degree and a PhD in leadership, Collins has a solid foundation on which she builds her strategies. In addition to running her business, Carrie oversees strategic planning, revenue generation, and constituent engagement at a multi-site organization with three locations in two states, 25,000 constituents, and $800M+ in total assets. 


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Amy Buford

Amy Burford, MBA, began her career in engineering product management with Lucent Technologies, transforming professional services from being free to fee. During that three-year tenure, she created an overlay sales team that tripled the services revenue for their accounts and partnered with the client on a major network upgrade. After 11 years in the telecommunications industry, Amy made the transition to customer engagement, working with contact center SaaS vendors. As a result of the 15% year-over-year growth that Amy helped drive, she was promoted into management to increase the contribution margin, which led to a series of acquisitions. Amy is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coaching Federation and is credentialed as a “Navigating Challenging Dialog Facilitator.” 


The Future Is Moving Fast—Learn How to Lead It

In a rapidly changing world, transportation will be essential in the coming years to ensure security, accessibility, and opportunity for years to come. To accomplish these transformative goals, a new generation of leaders will require skills like: innovation, creativity, ability to measure risk, and compassion.

The WTS International Signature Leadership Program prepares women to lead the future of the transportation industry by developing professionally and learning how to manage others effectively; ultimately, for the advancement of the transportation industry as a whole and for those who use it.

WTS International began its Mid-Career Leadership Program, Leadership for the 21st Century, in 2000 and has grown into one of the organization’s premier leadership development opportunities. The program has been expanded to include the Executive Leader Program, the first of its kind for the transportation industry. An expert team of professionals created both programs, which are targeted toward women with promise for higher levels of responsibility and leadership.

Click here for the agenda.

If you have any questions, please contact programs@wtsinternational.org.