ARE YOU READY FOR TRANSPORTATION ACADEMY?

Author:Varkonyi, Irvin
Position:PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Transportation Academy is here! This popular component of the NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting welcomes over seventy sessions spread over a number of topic tracks.

So how do you maximize your opportunities to attend sessions most important to you? Our first suggestion of course is to send multiple representatives from your organization when you realize that you can't be in two (or more) places at once. Here are some practical strategies:

CHOOSE THE TOPIC TRACKS OF MOST INTEREST TO YOU

As we noted in the August issue of DTJ, here are the 2018 track topics:

TRACK TOPICS

Acquisition & Finance

Combatant Command Logistics Challenges

Commercial Logistics Supporting the Warfighter

Cyber

DOD Global Transportation and Logistics

Innovation, Technology, & Analytics

Intro to Transportation Modes, Processes, and Enablers

Legislation and Policy

US Infrastructure & Asset Deployment

TRANSPORTATION ACADEMY SCHEDULE

Our classes will run from Monday, 22 October to Wednesday, 24 October. We will have four blocks of classes on Monday with two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Classes will start at 8:00am and each session will run up to 90 minutes. After lunch, the afternoon sessions will start at 2:00pm. In each block of classes, we plan on having up to ten classes, so there's a lot to choose from. On Tuesday and Wednesday of the Fall Meeting we will only have classes in the afternoon, starting at 1:30pm, each afternoon. When possible, we will try to have classes in a topic track stay in the same room, to minimize your time to get to sessions and maximize your networking opportunities.

INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSES AND INSTRUCTORS

Classes are available for viewing on the Fall Meeting website. Each class has a brief description on the Academy page, including who the instructor(s) will be. This information will be valuable in helping you select sessions. Power Point presentations will be made available on the Fall Meeting website for classes in which the instructor has provided them. The NDTA Meeting App will provide up to the minute information on classes. Please be alert for last minute changes to room numbers and sessions.

INTERACTIVE CLASSES

We have asked our instructors to make their classes as interactive as possible. You will have more opportunities to engage instructors than speakers in our General Sessions where the room is large and only a few questions are asked due to time...

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