AASHTO Management, Leadership, and Technical Training

AASHTO offers a variety of training opportunities as a service to our members and the broader transportation industry. From online training and continuing education opportunities to middle-management and senior executive training, AASHTO offers challenging programs that help prepare today’s workforce – whether in the hearing room or at the job site.

Management and Leadership Training

National Transportation Leadership Institute

The AASHTO National Transportation Leadership Institute, in partnership with Executive Education at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, is designed to enhance leadership skills of all transportation professionals. The 2020 program will take place Sunday, June 7 to Friday, June 19. The NTLI application deadline is April 10, 2020.

Subject matter ranges from fundamentals to advanced and sophisticated concepts. The Institute places special emphasis on contemporary concepts, processes and strategies. The institute is designed to supplement engineering expertise with leadership and management techniques oriented to highway and transportation department operations.

Participants engage in group discussions, problem-solving and other activities to enhance management skills. The course includes fundamental management concepts and practices tailored to the challenges of transportation agencies, and explores advanced techniques in managing departments. The Institute provides grounding in fundamentals and principles as well as more sophisticated concepts and practices in the leadership of department operations. Eligible participants are middle managers and above who are generally judged to be high potentials.

National Transportation Advanced Leadership Institute

The AASHTO National Transportation Advanced Leadership Institute, in partnership with Executive Education at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, offers a unique senior executive management experience April 20-23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Participants will learn about emerging national policy insights and enhanced organizational and executive leadership skills. Eligible participants should be senior transportation leaders interested in developing post-graduate level knowledge and understanding of transportation leadership and federal policy.

Space is limited to 25 individuals. Applications for the 2020 program are due March 2, 2020.

Potential participants should currently be one of the ranking administrative officers of a state department of transportation or Federal Highway Administration. Potential participants might include for example, deputy commissioners; assistant secretaries; chief operations officers; chief financial officers; chief information officers; human resources directors; environmental services directors; district engineers; and, chief operations director. Additional details include course goals, learning objectives and a tentative schedule can be found here.

National Transportation Management Conferences 

The AASHTO National Transportation Management Conferences several times a year throughout the country to provide mid-level managers in departments of transportation the skills they need to make the transition from technical to management responsibilities.

During the four-day workshops, participants are introduced to the tools, techniques and best practices needed for effectively manage 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.

Technical Training

Transportation Curriculum Coordinating Council  Darby-Placeholder

TC3 is a technical service program within AASHTO that focuses on developing training products for technical staff in the areas of construction, maintenance, and materials. TC3 has a library of 120 on-line training modules covering a variety of topics in the three primary disciplines. As a national resource, TC3 helps states, local government, and industry save money at a critical time of infrastructure investment through course development, web-based training, information, and resource sharing that is available at substantially reduced cost. All 50 state DOTs have used the TC3 web-based training resources, which are also being used by local governments, universities, consultants, contractors, industry, contractor organizations, and international groups.