2018 MUARC Road Safety Management Leadership Program

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Event Details

12 November 2018 at 9:00 am – 16 November 2018 at 3:30 pm
Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne


The Monash University Accident Research Centre has received an overwhelming response to participate in the 2018 November Road Safety Management Leadership Program and the program is now fully subscribed. A waiting list is now in place and should you wish to be considered, please contact Lesley Rees at lesley.rees@monash.edu or on Tel: +61 3 9905 4020 and every effort will be made to include you either at the November program or in 2019. We do hope the MUARC faculty have an opportunity to welcome you to a future course.

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 University Law Chambers facilities 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

The program was very good. It’s good to learn about the concerns of delegates from other countries. The safe system approach is an eye-opener for them. We in VicRoads have already started taking the safe system approach on board, however, the program has provided a lot of additional valuable information to us.

Ms Aura Dimacali 
Senior Project Development Officer, Metropolitan North West Region, VicRoads

It’s been great so far. Lots of information… just eye-opening. Every day I take something new away. The thinking about the whole safe systems concept and road safety…it’s just a different way of thinking.

Ms Palesa Moalusi 
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  ​AUD$7,800 
[excl. GST]
  • ​full tuition costs
  • related program materials
  • welcome reception
  • lunches
  • refreshments
  • course dinner
​International & interstate ​AUD $9,000 
[excl. GST]
  • ​full tuition costs
  • related program materials
  • welcome reception
  • lunches
  • refreshments
  • course dinner
  • accommodation in the Melbourne CBD
    (10-15 November, 2018 incl.)


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