The Emerging Leaders in Transportation fellowship program aims to make transportation more efficient, effective and people-oriented through its stellar early-career employees.
In this competitive fellowship program, participants will learn from top transportation and management professionals to enhance leadership skills, communication techniques and policy work to bring innovative ideas into practice. During three half-day sessions, emerging leaders will build long-term leadership goals and will focus on developing innovative projects and ideas within an organization. Two additional sessions will include behind-the-scenes visits to major transportation facilities for hands-on learning about industry goals and challenges.
The program will take place over five half-days: October 21, 23, 28, 30 and November 4, subject to change slightly.
Session topics will include: leadership, innovation, communications, building support for innovation, practical applications.
Sessions will include talks from and with esteemed professionals and group discussions and exercises. Participants will be expected to complete assignments between sessions, and by the program’s conclusion, should have a plan to introduce an innovative solution or concept within their workplaces.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx visited NYU Wagner on July 21 at the invitation of the school’s Rudin Center for Transportation. He spoke about “Transportation, Social Mobility, and Cities” on a panel with David R. Jones, President and CEO of the Community Service Society of New York; Sarah M. Kaufman, Assistant Director for Technology Programming at the NYU Rudin Center; and Patrick Sharkey, Associate Professor of Sociology at NYU. The panel was moderated by NYU Rudin Center Director and Wagner Professor Mitchell L. Moss (pictured with Secretary Foxx).
The discussion focused on improving access to education and job opportunities. Foxx shared childhood experiences that led him to value the importance of transportation in upward mobility. Sharkey emphasized the need for low-income populations to escape clustering effects. Jones explained the exceptional difficulties faced by low-income workers trying to travel in NYC, and Kaufman recommended the use of data for intelligent transit planning.
Secretary Foxx later posted about his visit to Wagner on his agency’s website.