Provide internal professional development and assistance to improve Center management and performance and manage the associations awards program
|1.||Coordinate with 2011 Annual Conference Planning Committee to ensure that PD and NLTAPA EC identified topics are on the agenda||July 2011||$0|
Manage selection and presentation of the 2011 National Achievement Award
The call for nominations is distributed in March with nominations due to the PD work group by mid April. The NLTAPA EC will select the award recipient during the Spring EC meeting in April. The award will be presented at the annual conference in July/August. The budget includes $300 for purchase and/or shipping of the annual award, and $1,500 for conference registration and travel for the recipient to attend the annual confernce in the event that the award recipient cannot otherwise attend.
Work with the Clearinghouse to create an integrated training /orientation plan to serve center staff at all levels.
The PD workgroup has previously worked closely with FHWA and the clearinghouse to develop a comprehensive strategy for orientation and ongoing training for new staff members and new directors. Activities will include delivery of the New Directors Forum in January 2011 at TRB and the Professional Development Roundtables in July/August 2011 at the NLTAPA annual conference. The budget includes travel, estimated at three trips annually at $1,200 per trip for one EC member to attend each upcoming site visit for new directors, as called for in the PD Program. The Professional Development work group will continue to work on implementation and refinement of the PD Program on an ongoing basis.