2019 MUARC Road Safety Management Leadership Program

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Event Details

25 November 2019 at 8:15 am – 29 November 2019 at 3:30 pm
Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne


About the program

A Road Safety Leadership Initiative

MUARC Road Safety Management Leadership Program is designed to develop and nurture the leaders tasked with achieving improvements in road safety performance over the coming decades.

With a strategic and operational focus, the program aims to broaden participants’ knowledge of road safety systems and the keys to effective leadership. Since the program’s inception in 2012, places have been in high demand and the program has been deemed an outstanding success by participants from domestic and international road, transport, police, local government and health agencies. There is strong unanimous agreement that the program learning objectives are being achieved and participants continue to express high levels of satisfaction with the program.

Program benefits

Participants gain access to the extensive knowledge and real-world experience of the internationally renowned teaching team. Registration is a highly-valuable investment for road safety organisations, with the program accelerating the professional development of road safety managers by strengthening their organisational leadership effectiveness and supporting their longer-term development through a mentoring network and ongoing program initiatives.

The program delivers immediate and ongoing benefits to participants and the organisations they represent by addressing the management and leadership dimensions - along with the science underpinning them - that are vital to ensuring sustained success. The diversity of participants fosters a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities shared by road safety managers across agencies and cultures, and offers a shared vision towards a safe system approach.

Program goals

  • Promote a comprehensive understanding of road safety management, the science that underpins it, and associated organisational leadership challenges.
  • Support the professional development of road safety managers and to strengthen their organisational leadership effectiveness.
  • Create and administer a road safety management leadership network to mentor and sustain (on a peer-to-peer basis) the longer-term development of the participants.

Learning outcomes

Through the program’s well-structured and intensive learning process, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of:

  • The core elements of the road safety management system;
  • The scientific evidence base and technological innovations that underpin effective road safety interventions and related public policy challenges;
  • How to introduce effective change;
  • The personal qualities required to improve leadership capability; and
  • How to engage with and influence internal and external stakeholders to successfully address leadership challenges.

The learning process for participants will continue on their return to work and they will benefit from their ongoing peer-to-peer relationships with fellow participants and program mentors. In this way, the Road Safety Management Leadership Program will build informed and innovative communities of practice that strengthen organisational leadership capacity and contribute to the achievement of improved and sustainable road safety results.

Program delivery

Required readings and pre-course preparation instructions will be sent to participants prior to the program commencement. Ample time will be allowed for these activities to be managed on top of existing work commitments.

Also prior to the commencement of the core program, the program facilitator will conduct a telephone interview with each participant to explore their current leadership challenges and clarify issues concerning the program.

The findings of these interviews will also provide an opportunity to fine-tune program content; more effectively address specific participant leadership challenges.

The core component of the Road Safety Management Leadership Program will be delivered through an intensive process of formal presentations, interactive case studies, group work and panel discussions conducted over five days at the Monash Conference Centre in the Melbourne CBD.

Program participants will stay at a single venue to facilitate networking and application of program content through informal discussion. The evening agenda will involve dinner and guest speakers, followed by unstructured time.

Detailed program documents and materials will be accessible to all participants along with mentoring support, if requested, through the road safety management network that will be created and administered to provide the second and ongoing program component.

Praise from participants

I would suggest and recommend that anybody in this field at a leadership role should definitely attend. They will take back information that will help them save people’s lives.

Ms Narelle Beer 
Victoria Police Superintendent

I’ve found it really, really helpful. It’s diverse, interactive and covers so many different road safety and leadership topics. I think from a leadership perspective, the Program has been so valuable and helped me plan how I’m going to tackle some of my challenges when I get back.

Ms Noelani Reardon
Roads and Maritime Services

It is amazing and informative. A  very comprehensive programme. It covers the entire road safety management system value chain from end to end.  What intrigued me is the safe systems approach as supported by the vision zero with an intention of achieving a target of zero on traffic-related deaths the formula to our high serious injuries and road crashes, the success though lies on ensuring that all elements of the systems approach are implemented in a synchronised manner by different implementing entities in our jurisdiction.

Ms Helen Kgamanyane
Road Traffic Infringement Agency, South Africa


The Road Safety Management Leadership Program has been designed to assist the professional development of candidates from the broad spectrum of sectors and organisations responsible for road safety performance.

Candidates will be in senior management positions in their respective organisations and either in leadership roles, or being developed for leadership responsibilities in the near future.

We welcome candidates working in roles that support the delivery of road safety management across sectors such as:

  • ​transport
  • health
  • education
  • justice
  • finance planning
  • engineering
  • economics
  • psychology
  • statistics
  • biomechanics
  • information technology
  • policy making
  • strategic planning
  • law enforcement
  • infrastructure provision
  • operation and traffic management.

Program faculty

The course is facilitated by Mr Eric Howard, Global Road Safety Advisor at MUARC, and Senior Faculty members of MUARC are joined by internationally experienced road safety practitioners to deliver the Road Safety Management Leadership Program.

Learn more about our Faculty members.​


Participant location​Full price program ​Inclusions
​Melbourne  Early bird offer (8 July - 30 August, 2019):
[excl. GST]

[excl. GST]                                  
  • ​full tuition costs
  • related program materials
  • welcome reception
  • lunches
  • refreshments
  • course dinner
​International & interstate Early bird offer (8 July - 30 August, 2019):
[excl. GST]

AUD $9,000 
[excl. GST]
  • ​full tuition costs
  • related program materials
  • welcome reception
  • lunches
  • refreshments
  • course dinner
  • accommodation in the Melbourne CBD
    (23-28 November, 2019 incl.)


Registrations close 8 November, 2019. Submit your interest to attend here.

Cancellation: Confirmed places cancelled with less than fourteen (14) days’ notice will be charged a cancellation fee of $200. Within 7 days or less, MUARC reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of not less than 25% of the total value of the event. Within 72 hours or less, MUARC reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of not less than 50% of the total value of the event. Invoices: Invoices must be paid within 30 days to guarantee the booking. If payment is not received within 30 days, your place can not be guaranteed and may be offered to those on the waiting list.

Should registered participants cancel their accommodation booking with less than fourteen (14) days' notice, MUARC reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of not less than 50%.


Program venue

Monash Conference Centre

Level 7, 30 Collins Street,

International and interstate program participants stay at:

Mantra on Russell

222 Russell Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000

Lesley Rees
+61 3 9905 4020
Monash University Accident Research Centre