Tuesday, August 2, 2016

TRB Webinar: Guide to 21st Century Planning at State Departments of Transportation (07 Sep)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 798: Role of Planning in a 21st Century State DOT – Supporting Strategic Decision-Making. This webinar will provide guidance on how the planning function in a state DOT can more effectively support future strategic decisionmaking. The presenters will provide an overview of the 21st Century Planning Guide, review the skills and knowledge needed for a 21st century planner, and discuss how the guide can connect agency planning decision to results.

Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. 



Webinar Presenters
  • Janet D'Ignazio, ICF International
  • Tim Henkel, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Patricia Hendren, I-95 Corridor Coalition
Moderated by: Brian Smith, Consultant


Webinar Outline
  1. Overview of NCHRP
  2. Guide to 21st century planning at State Departments of Transportation
    • Purpose, content, and organization of the guide
    • Introduction to self-assessment tool
  3. The skills and knowledge planners need in the 21st century
  4. The proof is in the pudding
    • How transportation planning in the 21st century can connect agency decisions to results
  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:
  • Understand the content and application of the self-assessment tool
  • Understand the new knowledge and skills planners need in the 21st century
  • Identify strategies for addressing gaps in current planning practice.
  • Outline the benefits of grounding planning practices in accountability

Registration Information
There is no fee for employees of TRB Sponsors or TRB Sustaining Affiliates who register using their work email address. In addition to employees of TRB sponsor organizations, the following are eligible to receive complimentary webinar registration:
  • TRB and National Academies employees;
  • Chairs of TRB standing committees, sections, or groups;
  • Members of the media;
  • Employees of tribal governments; and
  • Members of Congress or their staff.
Other sites must pay $95 per site. View our pricing page for details.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Professional Development Hour Information
A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate. 

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through RCEP.net as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in March 2016. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Certificates of Completion will be issued to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website: www.RCEP.net


American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits


This webinar is pending approval 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.

To report your CM credits, visit www.planning.org/cm
1. Login using your ID# and password
2. Select My CM log
3. Select Add Credits
4. Under Browse you have the option of searching by Date, Provider, or Distance Education and using the search box to type in the name of the event or activity and clicking go
5. A pop-up box will appear. If this is a multi-part event you will have the option to select from a list of activities
6. Please rate, add a comment (optional), and click on the Ethics statement and answer
7. Click submit and the CM credits should appear in your CM log

If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact AICPCM@planning.org

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu.


(Source: http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/174736.aspx, http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/172210.aspx)

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