2022 WTS International Signature Leadership Training

Darcy Hotel

Dates: October 18–22, 2022

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

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; for the advancement of the transportation industry as a whole and for those who use it.

An expert team of professionals created both WTS International's Executive Leader Program, targeted toward women with promise for higher levels of responsibility and leadership; and Mid-Career Leadership Program, one of the organization’s premier leadership development opportunities.


Click here for the preliminary at-a-glance agenda.


Applications for the 2022 program have now closed. 

Registration includes admission to the program plus meals but 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

General Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to programs@wtsinternational.org. If your plans change and you are no longer able to join us for the event, we appreciate receiving notice by October 14, 2022.  Your 2022 registration payment will be applied to the 2023 WTS Signature Leadership Training which will take place October 10-14, 2023, at The Darcy Hotel in Washington, DC. No-shows will not be refunded.

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.

About the Facilitators
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. 

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.” 

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