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 is a residential and online training programme that aims to build leadership capacity to design, advocate for, and implement effective road safety programmes and policies. Each course welcomes participants drawn from partner organisations from within the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), as well as key personnel from government agencies, civil society organisations and Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies are actively engaged in road safety activities globally.
The course has been delivered as an in-person, two-week immersive programme, and as an online offering incorporating webinars with technical experts and comprehensive online training modules.
Since its inception in 2016, the GRSLC has trained more than 620 participants from 67 countries worldwide. Course delivery across the in-person and online iterations has included input from a range of key road safety organisations and national and city representatives specialising in road safety.
With a focus on key leadership principles, the GRSLC explores topics centred 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
Key features of the programme include:
Delivery through a diverse, experienced international faculty that aims to challenge and inspire participants
Thematic emphasis on leadership across a range of road safety issues, irrespective of participants’ positions in their organisations
Certification from a leading university and global road safety set of partners
The GRSLC also includes an Alumni Fellowship Programme, which is a unique 12-month engagement with select alumni of the course to further encourage their role as leaders in road safety following completion of the GRSLC.
Future planned iterations of the GRSLC include:
A new GRSLC: Road Policing Leadership Course – targeting senior police and enforcement officials
A new GRSLC: MasterClass – targeting national, state and city road safety leaders
2nd GRLSC: Initiative Partners – April 26th – June 7th, 2021.