TRB Webinar: Building a Twenty-First Century Transportation Planning Workforce

October 09, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss the challenges transportation agencies have with attracting, developing, training, developing and retaining the planning workforce for the twenty-first century. This webinar will highlight case studies two agencies used to develop their future planning workforce. Presenters will demonstrate approaches to developing internal and external partnerships and implementing strategies related to hiring, mentoring, training, employee retention, marketing, and communications. This webinar draws upon ideas from NCHRP Research Report 798: The Role of Planning in a 21st Century State Department of Transportation – Supporting Strategic Decisionmaking.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinarSign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Dianne Falls, California Department of Transportation
  • Siri Simmons, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Marygrace Parker, I-95 Corridor Coalition

Moderated by:  John Kaliski, Cambridge Systematics

Webinar Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. California case study: Affordable education through academic-employer partnerships
  3. Minnesota case study: Building capacity for planning
  4. Freight Academy: Immersion program to expand public sector transportation capacity
  5. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies for attracting, developing, and retaining the future transportation planning workforce
  • Apply ideas to their agencies

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance

This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.  Please make sure that you register for this session and log-in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session.

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