This is the newest program from the AMPO Research Foundation, a nonprofit federal 501(c)3 organization established in 2013 with a mission to serve the transportation planning community to improve livability and quality of life in metropolitan regions through the metropolitan planning process. The AMPO Research Foundation is the educational foundation of Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations.
A critical struggle we’ve heard from our community is staffing: hiring, training, retaining, and retirement. Part of our response to this is to create courses that can be used:
- at the university level to give students the basics they need to enter the community,
- to onboard new staff,
- to retrain current staff for new roles and advancement,
- and to capture the institutional knowledge of seasoned professionals before they retire.