This year CIHT are running an exciting weeklong Young Professional Festival of Learning that will bring together an exciting range of topics and speakers to explore the Future of Transportation.
The week will see a series of national and regional webinars and online activities to examine themes including Climate Change, Design and Planning, Emerging Technology and Future Skills and how these will impact the Future of our Sector.
There will be daily events and informative resources made available for those who sign up to this brand-new initiative
A week-long series of online sessions, featuring thought leaders from the world of highways, transportation and beyond, to provide you with unmissable insight.
The festival will enable you to be informed, inspired and improve to meet the challenges that lie ahead.
You can’t afford to miss out on the original perspectives, real-world insights and numerous connections you will take away from the CIHT Young Professionals Festival.
Get a headstart and understand the future direction of the industry and how it will impact you and your employers.
Get fantastic training and CPD
Fast-track your knowledge and boost your skills so you can contribute even more to the future growth of your company
Get the inside track on emerging trends, innovations and more from experts in the areas that matter most to your company
Gain insights and best practice which will supercharge the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of your company’s plans
Get ahead of the competition and stay ahead of the game as you discover what is on the horizon for the industry and what can be done to succeed
Enable your company to demonstrate their support of future skills and young professionals
Mike Childs is Friends of the Earth’s Head of Science, Policy & Research. He has worked for 30 years for the organisation on issues including factory pollution, waste management, chemical safety, and climate change. He led the organisation’s Big Ask Campaign between 2004 to 2008 which led to the passing of the Climate Change Act. Over the last two years he has worked with the consultancy Transport for Quality of Life to identify what national and local changes are needed to reduce transport’s carbon emissions to level’s consistent with the UK’s international climate obligations.
Mike Childs' presentation will be followed by a panel debate chaired by Martin Tugwell, CIHT President will feature leading industry professionals including Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy & Research, Friends of the Earth, Sukky Choong, Environmental Manager – Air Quality and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Dean Kerwick-Chrisp, Head of Sustainable Development from Highways England who will discuss the changes we must make if we are to achieve the necessary reductions in carbon emissions.
This event will also feature the announcement of the CIHT Apprentice of the Year
In this presentation Adam Cane from ACO Technologies takes an emotive look at Climate Change. Taking his daughters favourite book Climate Change for Babies and giving the audience a simple, but effective explanation to the root causes of global warming and the effects human activity is having on our weather and the environment around up. Outlining ways we can mimic nature and enhance natural systems in the highway environment through clever design and how we can use advanced control systems to create resilience in the future.
Presentation from Richard Carr, Alex Shaw and Richard Heritage, the younger practitioners of geosynthetics at ABG
In 100 years, highway construction and maintenance has changed but fundamentally still uses the same materials of iron, concrete, bitumen, stone and soil as it did 2000 years ago. The embedded carbon of creating steel, concrete, bitumen and crushed stone is huge, so minimising their use is key. Geosynthetics are polymeric (plastic) forms that interact with soil and bitumen to provide reinforcement and drainage; creating structures that re-use site won materials for construction in less time, less cost, less materials and less carbon. Surprisingly, graduates leave university with very little knowledge of geosynthetics and join firms whose practices are embedded with standards and details for traditional materials. Opportunities to utilise geosynthetics are overlooked. It is time for change; to find ways to make maximum use of geosynthetics for a more sustainable future in highway engineering. This presentation will illustrate some of those possibilities.
How can data and evidence demystify the zero carbon transport challenge for decision makers?
Better understanding the sources of carbon by outlining our approach to disaggregate carbon down to local areas and align it with mode share and trip purposes. Which cities typologies are producing the generating the most carbon by area and population and what trends can we identify.
Alex Dawn: Alex is a leader in Analytics, Data analysis and Evidence for Sustainable Transport. He is a data spatial visualisation representation specialist (ArcGIS, QGIS) with extensive experience translating raw data into land use and transport visualisations. This includes evidencing sustainable transport strategies and LCWIPs, across the UK
Jonathan Spear will look at micromobility from both sides of the argument: offering citizens and visitors more transport choice and utility, whilst outflanking and putting pressure on the agencies which plan, regulate and operate roads, urban spaces, public and shared mobility.
Jonathan will offer a personal view of the current state of play of micromobility and prospects for the future. It is hoped this will prompt a meaningful debate on the extent to which e-scooters offer a genuinely new mode which is here to stay, and whether UK towns and cities considering micromobility can learn from ongoing global experience to secure appropriate solutions for their areas.
Welcome to the 15-minute city. This is whereby all the daily urban necessities are within a 15-minute reach on foot or by bike. Work, home, shops, entertainment, education and healthcare. Some urbanists are pushing for proximity over mobility and this has gained traction during the global pandemic, so is this the potential solution to how cities should operate now and in the future? Where: think global but act local could become a reality. Join this session to understand the thinking behind the ’15 minute City’ vision, and what the Smart City of tomorrow could look like
Highways England is working to better connect the country and in doing so we were tasked to ensure that, as well as being safe, efficient and affordable, our roads reflect both the people they serve and the places they form part of. Good road design functions well, supports a wide range of users and works for local communities, but additionally responds to climate change, biodiversity and advances in technology. Highways England has developed 10 design principles to improve the quality of the network and set us on the road to good design.
Kenneth is the Senior Sustainable Development and Design Advisor at Highways England. Since 2017 he has worked with Highways England’s Design Panel to develop design policy and guidance and manage design reviews of sensitive and complex schemes. Prior to this, Kenneth was an urban design consultant with over 15 years’ work in master planning, design guidance and coding, and community engagement, complemented by previous highways experience. He sees sustainably integrating national infrastructure into the local context as a key challenge for the future.
In this presentation Terry will focus on biodiversity in the highway and the reasons for decline with some of the solutions to help prevent fragmentation, increase genetic diversity and achieve biodiversity net gains.
In particular he will be focussing on:
How climate change and other factors effect species decline
Guidance and legislation that protects natural systems and biodiversity
Solutions that can mitigate species decline in and around the highway
Protection of animals from road traffic accidents and fatalities through design
Best practice and case studies
The Netherlands is one of the key pioneering countries in transport planning and engineering. Therefore, unsurprisingly the Dutch style roundabouts are becoming more desirable due to their popularity and success in reducing cyclist – vehicle collisions in the Netherlands. Recently the UK has implemented the first Dutch Style roundabout in order to enhance cyclist safety. The webinar will explore the benefits and limitations of implementation of Dutch Style roundabouts in the UK.
Speakers: Dagmara Stachelek, Ben Pollard, Emma Scott and Erin Ruddy
Why to plan for zero carbon transport systems, we first have to get the basics right?
Helping cities to set a roadmap to zero carbon using decarbonisation tools to measure the intersection between planning and transport. And why so many interventions are just distractions from the carbon challenge.
Elliot Reid: Elliot is a transport and spatial planner specialist with particular experience in transport strategy and transport appraisal studies including leading Transport Assessments for a variety of development sites across the UK.
An introduction to what the Government’s RIS2 is, and our response in the form of the our corporate publications and key headlines from the Strategic Business Plan and Delivery Plan for 2020-2025.
And what are the steps that engineers, designers and planners can take today to address the needs of the future city?
In this fringe session for the CIHT Young Professionals Festival of Learning, Derek Griffiths and Onyeka Okeke from Momentum Transport Consultancy will take a closer look at how a range of initiatives taking place around the world are leading the charge towards addressing the needs of the future city. The session will highlight the technology and strategies which inform our client work; and the ambitions, challenges and constraints of policy and legislation which guide developments. The session will also include case studies of both masterplan and building strategies where good design, engineering and collaboration are demonstrating how effectively space can be reclaimed for the benefit of people.
A webcast and panel discussion looking at technology that moves us now and in the future
Kelly Demyan is a people consulting director and part of EY’s transport leadership team. She specialises in digital transformation in the sector, helping companies such as Highways England, DfT and Network Rail realise value from information, technology and innovation. As we navigate accelerated change, Kelly believes that we can only move forward if we place humans at the centre of the mobility agenda. She is passionate about driving a step-change in how companies prepare for and embrace digital disruption and believes that investing in young people and their careers is critical for companies to achieve a competitive advantage.
Kiran Savjani is a strategy consulting director in EY-Parthenon and part of EY’s Future of Mobility leadership team. Kiran has 15 years’ experience in business strategy and business model innovation across multiple sectors. Kiran has advised start-ups through to global corporations on mobility topics, from conceptualising new business ideas through to commercialising new technologies and scaling proven mobility models into new markets. Kiran holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.
Paul Campion, CEO, TRL
Professor Nick Tyler, UCL
This talk will explore the hype, present the reality and identify why these super computers on wheels can make a difference to our lives. It will also focus on the infrastructure required, the policies to be considered and the technologies that can enable a positive change in our transport networ
Dr. John McCarthy, Leader of Intelligent Mobility at Arup
This presentation will give an introduction to road safety auditing. Content will cover some discussion on procedures in terms of aims and experiences, and will also incorporate examples of real issues that are commonly seen during road safety audits.
A transport themed quiz hosted by CIHT South West
Businesses are looking to digital technology to maximise improvements in operations, as the sector is evolving at a rapid pace. This webinar will look at the technology adoption cycle for businesses, the challenges they are likely to face and how to overcome them. It will also explore how to build on connectivity platforms to add value and provide evidence for where improvements can be made.
This is the story of a young woman who overcame all the obstacles a very old profession could throw at her, and she survived, with her integrity intact.’
'A refreshingly honest account of the challenges faced by a young female barrister of mixed heritage”' JUDY KHAN QC, JOINT HEAD OF GARDEN COURT CHAMBERS
‘An absolute triumph; a compelling and courageous memoir forcing the legal profession to confront uncomfortable truths about race and class. Alexandra Wilson is a bold and vital voice.’ THE SECRET BARRISTER.
‘An inspirational, clear-eyed account of life as a junior barrister is made all the more exceptional by the determination, passion, humanity and drive of the author. Anyone interested in seeing how the law really works should read it.‘
‘The personal narrative of a young female lawyer of mixed heritage who is defying the soft bigotry of low expectations by sharing her journey inspires us all to do the same in our own way, and this is a powerful message which needs to be shared.’ DR TUNDE OKEWALE MBE, FOUNDER OF URBAN LAWYERS
Richard Newman is an award-winning expert in Communication, Storytelling and Influence.
Richard’s team at Body Talk helped one engineering company win over £1.2 billion in new government contracts in 1 year by improving the way they present, winning 100% of the work they bid for.
He is regularly featured on BBC London Radio, discussing the communication styles of leaders. He has also been featured on SKY TV, in the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Forbes Magazine.
In 2014 Richard won the most coveted award in speechwriting, the Cicero Grand Prize Award for Best Speechwriter.
His team at Body Talk have given communication coaching to 75,000 people, across 45 countries, over the last 20 years.
His new book, ‘You Were Born To Speak’, is now available on Amazon
James & Blayne will present the results of a survey Carrington West have conducted into what soft skills senior hiring managers in the highways and transport sectors look for and the advice these managers would have liked to have been given when they were starting their own careers. They will go on to speak about how best to present soft skills on CVs and during video and face to face interviews.
Nicola Blaney, chair of CIHT Scotland, will in this event focus on why we need to consider ED&I, what Scotland is doing about it and the development of Inclusive Infrastructure Scotland. It will include voice clips from people representing women, BAME and LGBTQ giving their experiences and highlighting why ED&I matters.
What does that mean? Does it mean you can behave at work as you do at home, with your friends and family and fully be that person in the workplace? Does it mean you can wear your Hello Kitty pyjamas all day at work, like you do at home and not listen to your line manager like you don’t listen to your parents?
Sadly not, what it does mean however is being able to be in the workplace and not having to hide aspects of yourself that others may treat you differently for. Bringing your whole self to work means you don’t need to conform to gender stereotypes, you are able to talk about your heritage and be proud of it, talk about your religion and beliefs and not trying to hide any disabilities you may have without fear of being treated differently to other colleagues. All this of course must be done with respect for others and creating an environment where this is possible is at the heart of what we call Bring Your Whole Self to Work at Highways England.
What you will get out of attending this session:
Join Ros to mix up your own Confidence Cocktail and find out how you can become more confident at work and in your personal life
Ros Taylor, CEO, RTC Leadership & Coaching
Ros Taylor is a leading UK and international psychologist, executive coach, successful businesswoman, an accomplished author and a TV and radio presenter.
Ros broadcasts regularly on Radio and television. She presented a Social Science research programme ‘Between Ourselves’ for BBC Radio Scotland for two years. She was also a presenter for five years on a nightly television news programme. Other TV and Radio work includes BBC radio and television, Scottish Television, GMTV, LWT, ITN News, Sky News, and Channel 4.
Ros now has a team of consultants that she has trained to deliver her Just Leadership® courses and One2One Executive® Coaching programme. In 2009, she launched Corporate Coach International®. Her consultants now deliver leadership programmes in 37 countries and on 4 continents, most notably the Women as Leaders Programme.
What is CIHT’s Professional Development Framework:
CIHT’s Professional Development Framework is an on-line system that offers employers a structured approach to professional development for their employees working in Highways & Transportation. The Framework allows users to record knowledge and experience gained at work and benchmark their progress against professionally recognised standards. The Framework is the only Highways & Transportation competency-based training programme available. It has been designed and approved by CIHT and our partner organisations within the sector.
Why you should join and fee first hand how you can Supercharge your career with the support of CIHT:
The structure of CIHT’s Framework enables you to access a Mentor who supports you towards attaining one of 4 professional qualifications of your choice (CEng, IEng, EngTech, CTPP), while enabling you to update your skills and knowledge while gaining recognition of your achievements. With administrative support available from CIHT, you can get your questions answered directly by the expert, have excellent networking opportunities, access to strategic connections and receive the latest news and opinions, as well as being able to access decades of archived documents.
Improved career prospects, higher earning potential and greater influence within the industry are just some of the fantastic benefits which professional registration can bring. If you’re considering applying for CEng, IEng or EngTech registration through CIHT but not sure where to begin, then make sure you sign up to Greg Saunders’ (CIHT’s Acting Education Manager) webinar which will guide you through the different routes to becoming professionally registered through CIHT. Have your notepads ready for some top tips to help you prepare for the Professional Review stage too!
The highways and transportation sector is facing significant change. How we design, operate and deliver the transport infrastructure will require new ways of thinking. This panel debate chaired by Deborah Sims, CIHT Vice President will engage leading industry experts including Sue Percy, Chief Executive, CIHT, Jack Smith, CIHT Apprentice of the Year 2019 and others to determine what we can expect and how we can be prepared.
This event will be the culmination of the CIHT Young Professional Festival of Learning and will draw together evidence from across all the workstreams to highlight how we can make changes that will make a difference
Once you have purchased your day passes or 5 day pass you will be sent an email with links to the relevant pages where you can plan your day and reserve your apace on the events you want to attend.