The Global Road Safety Leadership Courses (GRSLC) are a suite of courses developed and delivered by the Global Road Safety Partnership, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University’s International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU). These courses are made possible through the generous support of Bloomberg Philanthropies
About the training programme
The GRSLC has been offered as in-person and online offerings. For in-person courses, the format is a two-week residential training programme that aims to build leadership capacity to design, advocate for, and implement effective road safety programmes and policies. Usually, the course is offered in a regional location as well as on-campus at the JH-IIRU in Baltimore, USA. Each course welcomes 65 participants, primarily drawn from partner organizations from within the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), as well as key personnel from government agencies, civil society organizations and Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies who are actively engaged in road safety activities.
As a result of the global pandemic, in-person courses have been postponed until further notice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all attendees. This enabled an interim shift to deliver courses online for new staff of partners working within the BIGRS programme. The GRSLC: Initiative Partners (GRSLC: IP) introduces key concepts underpinning evidence-based road safety interventions through a combination of online modules, assessments, and live webinars. The first GRSLC: IP was delivered in November 2020 and is only available for staff within the BIGRS consortium and GRSP grantee organisations.
With a focus on key leadership principles, the GRSLC explores topics centered on the five pillars of focus for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, covering topic areas including:
The road safety problem: an overview of the global burden
Road safety risk factors
The role of enforcement in road safety
Post crash response: measurement, data and case studies
Urban design for road safety
Safer vehicles and road safety
Strategic communications & behaviour change campaigns
2nd GRLSC: Initiative Partners – April 26th – June 7th, 2021.