- Participation on monthly Emerging Leaders Academy class conference calls
- Timely submission of program-related homework assignments
- Attendance at the Emerging Leaders Academy Retreat in Kansas City, Missouri (October 26-28, 2017)
- Attendance at PWX 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri (August 26-29, 2018)
- Financial support from designated sponsor for attendance at PWX in Kansas City, in August 2018 (Note: this includes PWX registration fee, round-trip travel costs, hotel accommodations and meals).
- Completion of class project
- Member of APWA (if not a current member)
The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials for the next class (Sept 2017-August 2018) is Friday, August 18, 2017. Selected applicants will be notified by Thursday, September 21, 2017.
A completed application packet includes five components:
- Current resume (no more than two pages long)
- Program Agreement Form, signed by the applicant, the applicant’s department or division head, and the applicant’s financial sponsor confirming support for attendance at PWX 2018 in Kansas City, MO
- Letter of recommendation from a colleague in public works profession (e.g., co-worker, mentor, colleague from another organization, etc.)
- Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s immediate supervisor
- A completed and signed Application Form received on or before Friday, August 18, 2017. Applications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to APWA, 1200 Main, Ste 1400, Kansas City, MO 64105-2100.
Successful candidates have:
- Demonstrated a commitment to leadership in their organization and their community
- Sought growth in responsibility in their organization
- Envisioned a more significant leadership role in their organization and their community in the future
- Clearly defined goals
- A willingness to contribute to the success of the Emerging Leaders Academy class
- Submitted a complete application package to be received by APWA no later than Friday, August 18, 2017.
For each successful applicant, APWA National will pay for all approved Emerging Leaders Academy-related expenses EXCEPT costs associated with attendance at PWX 2018.