The AASHTO National Transportation Management Conferences, now in their 62nd year, provide mid-level managers in departments of transportation the skills they need to make the transition from technical to management responsibilities.
In a four-day series of workshops, participants are introduced to the tools, techniques and best practices needed for effectively managing people and projects. For more experienced managers, the workshops update and refine existing skills, challenge current thinking, introduce new concepts, and explore changing employee and customer relationships.
The conferences, developed under the guidance of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and TEAM (Transportation Education and Management) Institute Steering Committee, are tailored specifically for staff members of AASHTO member departments and affiliated organizations, including the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The conferences emphasize:
- Recognizing the manager’s multiple jobs
- Creating a nationwide network for mid-level transportation managers
- Leading change
- Team building
- Managing People in today’s world
- Improving communication skills
- Learn to detect and mitigate risks in managing projects
- Professional ethics
- Evolving transportation policy
Throughout the conferences, participants share experiences—difficulties and successes that impact transportation managers—as they learn from one another in our participant interactive sessions throughout the week.