2020 MUARC Road Safety Management Leadership Program

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Event Details

23 November 2020 at 8:15 am – 27 November 2020 at 3:30 pm
Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne


About the Program

A Road Safety Leadership Initiative

Eliminating serious injuries and fatalities is the goal of road safety professionals around the world. Innovations in research and technology continue to deliver progress, but challenges remain.

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) believes that effective road safety leadership is crucial to improved results, which is why we created the Road Safety Management Leadership Program.

Since its inception in 2012, the Program has helped develop and nurture the next generation of road safety leaders.

What's covered in the Program?

The Road Safety Management Leadership Program aims to develop leaders capable of delivering change through five days of intensive learning.

By attending the Program, you will gain an in-depth understanding of road safety management including the safe system approach and its underpinning scientific evidence and technological innovations. The course will also guide you through topics including safe speeds, safe roads and roadsides, safe vehicles, deterrence and enforcement, road user behaviour, and leadership challenges. The course will demonstrate how to influence internal and external stakeholders, allowing you to be an agent of change upon your return to work.

Who will I meet?

You will sit alongside road safety professionals from agencies around Australia and the world. The Program has attracted leaders from countries including South Africa, India, New Zealand, Indonesia, Fiji, Abu Dhabi and New Caledonia. This diverse international presence brings unique perspectives to the Program’s discussions of road safety and leadership challenges.

The course is facilitated by Mr Eric Howard, Global Road Safety Advisor at MUARC, and Senior Faculty members of MUARC will be joined by internationally experienced road safety practitioners. Through ongoing relationships with program mentors and fellow participants, you will join an informed network with a shared vision towards a safe system approach and improved road safety results.

Learn more about our Faculty members.​

What are the benefits?

Registration in the Program will accelerate your professional development as a road safety manager, making it an important investment personally and for your organisation. You will gain access to the expansive knowledge and real-world experience of the internationally-renowned teaching team, network with professionals from diverse agencies and cultures, and walk away with a greater understanding of the personal qualities required for effective road safety leadership.

Why study this course in Melbourne?

Voted the ‘world’s most liveable city’ for seven consecutive years by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Melbourne is a cultural hotspot with an array of attractions. The city is renowned for its shopping, art, sport, dining and good coffee. It is also home to the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) and an unparalleled model of road safety partnerships that is serious about its Towards Zero target for crash-related fatalities and injuries. MUARC’s core partners include the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Victoria Police, Department of Transport, Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services. Their support means that our research matters. Modelling suggests that 14,676 lives have been saved since MUARC was created in 1987. The Road Safety Management Leadership Program is your opportunity to step inside this collaborative network.

How is the course delivered?

The course is conducted over five days at the Monash Conference Centre and features interactive case studies, group work and panel discussions. It is suitable if you are in a senior management position at your organisation and either in a leadership role or being developed for leadership responsibilities in the near future.

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


​Full price program ​Inclusions 

Early bird offer (closes 31 August, 2020):
AUD$7,300 [USD$4,880]
[excl. GST]

From 1 September, 2020, fees will revert to full fee as follows:                 
AUD$7,800 [USD$5,250]
[excl. GST]

Registrations will close on 13 November, 2020.

  • ​full tuition costs
  • related program materials
  • welcome reception
  • lunches
  • refreshments
  • field trip
  • course dinner

Participants are responsible for their own accommodation and travel costs. Details of our preferred hotel will be provided upon registration.

Terms and Conditions

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.


Program venue

Monash Conference Centre

Level 7, 30 Collins Street,

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