Home Menu Search

National Conference: ‘Pick my brains’ 2018 taking shape

25 June 2018

The 10th edition of the National Conference will take place at The Grand in Brighton on 27th - 28th November and is once again sponsored by Colas, insurethebox and Jenoptik Traffic Solutions. This will be the second time the conference has been held in Brighton, with the 2014 event also staged at the same iconic venue.

In total, almost 200 people have already registered to attend.

First piloted in 2016, Pick my brains is an optional session at the end of the first day in which experienced road safety practitioners, advisors and academics provide advice and help in a workshop environment. At present there are three confirmed workshops, but more may be added in due course.

The first workshop, ‘Accessible Academics’, is being facilitated by Dr Helen Wells and Leanne Savigar from the University of Keele.

The workshop will explore ways in which closer links can be forged between academia and practitioners; while looking at the challenges that both ‘sides’ face in turning academic research into practical policy, and considering ways in which any barriers can be overcome.

The second workshop is titled ‘Behavioural Science – five key insights from that will help you change behaviour at scale’.

Facilitated by Phil Rigby, Dr Holly Hope Smith and Nicola Wass from So-Mo-Co, this session will provide attendees with ‘five key insights which drive measureable and sustained change’.

The workshop will also distill the insights most relevant for changing behaviour in a social setting. It will cover mind-sets and unconscious biases – and show how ingrained attitudes, beliefs and behaviours are shaped in individuals and institutions.

The third workshop will focus on ‘The ADI Client Centred Learning Course’ which helps driving instructors to develop a deep understanding of what CCL is and how it can be applied to driver education.

The course was developed by Road Safety GB Academy and is delivered by local authority road safety teams once they have become an accredited course provider.

Transport for Bucks is a course provider, and in this workshop June Howlett, road safety officer, will explain how the course is arranged and delivered in Buckinghamshire, and why other road safety teams should consider delivering it in their local area.

For more information about the conference please click here.

Related news, events and information

First confirmed speaker for the National Road Safety Conference 2014

13 May 2014 – Edmund King, president of the AA, is the first confirmed speaker for the 2014 National Road Safety Conference...

National Road Safety Conference 2019

1 July 2019 – Held in November each year, the National Road Safety Conference is Road Safety GB's flagship annual event. The...

National Road Safety Conference 2019

1 July 2019 – Held in November each year, the National Road Safety Conference is Road Safety GB's flagship annual event. The...

National Road Safety Conference 2018

18 April 2018 – The National Road Safety Conference is organised by Road Safety GB and is being promoted to more than 200 local...

Older Road User Conference 2019

1 July 2019 – The second Older Road User Conference is once again being jointly organised by Road Safety GB, New View...

Dates announced for new behavioural change course

12 May 2015 – The course is designed to give road safety practitioners an insight into the world of behavioural change models...

Older Road User Conference 2019

1 July 2019 – The second Older Road User Conference is once again being jointly organised by Road Safety GB, New View...

Safe Rider training course celebrates 20th anniversary.

17 April 2018 – Story from Road Safety GB. Norfolk Police and Norfolk County Council's road safety team are celebrating the...

Sussex Police encourage vigilance and tolerance on Brighton's streets

17 December 2008 – Brighton and Hove's Road Police Unit (RPU) has been working successfully with the Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach...