June 27, 2022
NC Vision Zero Leadership Team Institute
The NC Vision Zero Leadership Team Institute is a team training resource for communities in North Carolina with Vision Zero initiatives (or considering adopting Vision Zero initiatives). This event, hosted by NC Vision Zero and UNC-Chapel Hill, will provide multi-sector teams with best practice tools and approaches to help them move toward effective Vision Zero planning and implementation. Sessions will be tailored to meet the needs of communities and will give teams the chance to work together to develop a firm Vision Zero foundation and concrete action steps, relevant to their current situation. The Institute will be an opportunity for Vision Zero communities to take a deeper dive into working through complex problems.
We welcome representatives from Vision Zero initiatives at all stages, from early planning to long-standing initiatives looking for ways to sustain progress.
We are seeking teams of 3-5 people representing at least 3 different sectors (e.g.,engineering, public health, land use planning).
Learn more about the philosophical basis for Vision Zero, which prioritizes human life and views safety as an interconnected systems issue. Learn about ways in which it is applied across the US and world.
Implement strategies for limiting speeds and/or separating vulnerable road users from larger, faster vehicles. Managing speeds is key to saving lives and even small differences in speeds can mean the difference between life and death.
Engage with members of your team to discover more about the expertise and common goals of your group, drawing on a variety of disciplines. As a team, create a vision and goals for the coming year.
Explore methods for meeting members of your community “where they are.” Authentic community engagement lays the groundwork for building buy-in, mobilizing resources, and illuminating the solutions that are most relevant to the needs of your community.
Dates: In-person sessions will be held on Monday, June 27th and Tuesday, June28th, 2022. An optional, virtual Pre-session (highly encouraged for any participants and/or teams new to Vision Zero) will take place the morning of Friday, June 24th.
Format: Sessions will include a mix of 1) presentations by experts, 2) introductions of relevant planning tools, and 3) significant time for small group “team time” with a designated facilitator (coach) to apply what is learned to your local community.
Cost: The NC Vision Zero Team Leadership Institute is FREE for accepted teams. Hotel accommodations will also be provided for any teams traveling > 40 miles to Chapel Hill.
Application due date: March 14, 2022
Teams will receive a response from NC Vision Zero by March 18, 2022. Please reach out to Elyse Keefe at email@example.com with any questions.
“I agree to serve as an active participant in the 2022 NC Vision Zero Leadership Institute. By providing my signature below, I commit to abiding by the UNC community standards, including wearing a face mask in university buildings, and to participating in all Leadership Institute activities, which include:
- Attending, engaging, and participating in the virtual Pre-Session (if new to Vision Zero)
- Attending, engaging, and participating in the two-day Team Leadership Institute
- Completing any assigned outside readings/videos (not to exceed 1 hour)
- Completing surveys as a part of an evaluation of the Institute”
Once you have the materials detailed above, complete the application here.
Please note that the application due date is March 14, 2022.