Wednesday, April 27th Workshop:
Building Successful Projects through Effective Collaboration
1-5pm, Facilitator: Kit Keller, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Kit Keller, JD is Policy Director of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP). APBP is a professional association for people whose job entails making communities more walkable, livable and bicycle-friendly. For 25 years, she has worked at the intersection of policy, planning and design to encourage professionals to engage with each other to find common ground. Kit is a former local elected official with extensive experience on boards and commissions. Through an ongoing relationship between APBP and the National Complete Streets Coalition, she has worked with professionals across disciplines to advance complete streets policies and health-based solutions to transportation puzzles.
This 4-hour, interactive workshop will help you identify common language and effective strategies to work successfully across disciplines.
The workshop is designed for anyone who currently works in transportation planning, engineering or design, transportation demand management, active transportation promotion or safe routes to school, or who seeks to expand transportation options for people ready to age in place.
In the workshop you will learn how to:
- Find other professionals who can help you accomplish your active transportation goals,
- Use words, ideas and illustrations that resonate with potential partners whose training and work is different from yours,
- Recognize points in the policy/planning/design process where you can effectively engage professionals from other disciplines,
- Identify effective strategies to keep a successful collaboration going, and
- Open your mind to new ways of thinking and understanding.
Who may benefit from this workshop:
- City, transportation and livability planners
- Engineers and public works professionals
- Law enforcement professionals
- Health professionals
- Sustainability professionals
- Transportation demand management professionals
- Landscape architects
- Smart growth advocates and developers
- New urbanism advocates and planners
- Elected officials
You will get the most out of this workshop if you bring two colleagues with you who work in a different discipline within your company, city, agency or organization.