ALDOT Conducts First Leadership for Leadership Class

On October 22-23, 2019, the ALDOT Leadership Development Team hosted a Leadership for Leadership program for the Administrative Bureau, Region Engineers, and Bureau Chiefs. The program grew from suggestions received from past Leadership Academy participants. The program, a greatly condensed version of the Leadership Academy, provided these leaders a “taste” of what their employees have experienced over the last three years.

The program was well received by those who were able to attend. Those who participated encouraged the team to provide the program for the bureau and region assistants, deputies, section heads, and administrators. These future programs are tentatively scheduled for early 2020.

Why Leadership?

ALDOT recognizes the importance of proactively cultivating leaders to enhance the transportation profession. By establishing a formal leadership program, ALDOT seeks to provide program participants the skills, tools and network to successfully navigate their careers and be leaders in their places of business, communities and professional organizations of choice.

High-level leaders build and sustain great companies and organizations. Participants in the ALDOT Leadership Academy will learn critical leadership skills; use the program to apply those skills; and build diverse professional networks. Participants will gain valuable experience and will graduate with the professional capacity to be a high-level leader for their organization.

Benefits of the ALDOT Leadership Academy

Through the program, ALDOT seeks to build a base of high-level transportation professional leaders who will be shaping the future of transportation policy, design, planning and implementation. ALDOT intends for these high-level leaders to use their skills to enhance the profession through their contributions within the organization.

Participant Obligations

Participants will be expected to attend and actively participate in two workshops. Between workshops, participants will be expected to actively participate with fellow team members to complete small team leadership projects, webinars and class assignments.

As a participant, you are highly encouraged to complete the read-ahead material before the first day of both workshops. The read-ahead material will be delivered to you ahead of time and it can also be found underneath the Modules page of this website. This read-ahead material will prepare you to become engaged in the discussions that will take place during each workshop.

In addition to completing the read-ahead material, each participant must complete the Dominance Influencing Steadiness Conscientiousness (DiSC) and bring with you to Session 2. This DiSC assessment will be discussed in the first workshop.