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Overview

This course will provide a basic overview of the environmental and social impacts (ESI) associated with road project delivery with emphasis on developing individual skills and organizational methodologies needed to deliver effective ESI strategies and plans. Using the new World Bank Environmental and Social Framework as a guide, the course will explore each of the ten Environmental and Social Standards developing insights on subject drivers and management tools useful for application in road project preparation and delivery. The course leans toward the public or owner view although all stakeholder perspectives are incorporated into the course material. The course is ideal for delegates working in planning, project management, and technical advisory with responsibilities for preparing or managing environmental and social impact assessments and plans.

Why Online?

  • Earn 16 Professional Development Hours
  • Expert training by professionals for Professionals: access IRF’s unique curriculum and lectures developed by world-class specialists
  • Accelerated learning processes: get up to speed and gain new insights in less time and with no travel constraints
  • Full access to learning materials and session recordings
  • Small classrooms & scheduled One-on-One sessions with instructors
  • Self-paced options available
  • Interactive group projects and case studies
  • Receive IRF Certification

Format

The lectures will be taught over a two-week period with live 2-hour on-line sessions held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. Upon completion of the training program, the IRF will administer an on-line knowledge test. Participants with a score of 80% of the exam will be awarded with a certificate verifying their successful completion of the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a deep understanding of the common environmental and social impacts with road infrastructure projects
  • Learn techniques in analyzing environmental and social impact in support of road project and program delivery
  • Explore methodologies and approaches to mitigate negative impact as opportunities to achieve growth in environmental and social capacity in road projects
  • Develop the skills necessary to prepare a project specific environmental and social management plan to support project planning, financing, and delivery
  • Investigate the techniques and approaches to ESI management in successful projects as well as learn from projects that underperformed in their approach

Target Audience

  • National Road & Transport Agency Executives
  • Highway Engineers and Managers
  • Federal and State Road Safety Agencies
  • Project Implementation Units
  • Private Consultants & Contractors

The lectures will be taught over a two-week period with live 2-hour on-line sessions held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. Upon completion of the training program, the IRF will administer an on-line knowledge test. Participants with a score of 80% of the exam will be awarded with a certificate verifying their successful completion of the course.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (07:00 AM– 09:00 AM US EST / 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT)

LEAD INSTRUCTOR
International Road Federation
Eric Cook

Eric Dean Cook, PE is a Senior Advisor and Lead Trainer for the International Road Federation. Since 2008, Eric has served as a trainer, speaker, moderator, facilitator and fellow colleague at numerous IRF workshops, panels, forums and trade visits. Eric is the current Chair for the IRF Committee on Alternative Finance & Procurement. He formerly served as a Member of the FIDIC Procurement Policy Sub-Committee and is a former Chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies International Committee. In practice, Eric is a registered professional civil engineer and has successfully supervised and managed over $1B in construction placement over his 30 year engineering career. He has a well-rounded stakeholder perspective having worked for such organizations as the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Louis Berger Group, Kanawha Stone Construction Company, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Eric has passed the FINRA Series 79 Investment Banking Representative Exam and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, an MBA from the University of Manchester, and a MS in Finance from Indiana University.

GUEST SPEAKER
Director, Sustainable Development and Finance, Manchester Consulting Group, LC
Tatiana Compton

Tatiana Compton is a Director of Sustainable Development and Finance at Manchester Consulting Group. Her professional field of practice is international development, social impact, environmental science, and sustainable communities. She has 15 years professional experience conducting field assessments and socio-environmental impact planning for development projects in the health and sustainable communities sector.

Tatiana is a certified Facilitator and Board Member for the International Child Development Program (ICDP) where she led project implementation and capacity building around the world on ICDP’s empathy-based health services methodology to improve adult-child relationships for a more peaceful society. Tatiana previously worked in London as a freelance journalist covering the finance and accounting industry. More recently she has written for IvyExec, providing career advice for successful professionals in banking and finance careers.

Tatiana is a native English speaker with fluency in French. She holds a BA in History from the University of Birmingham and an MA in International Relations from Brunel University London.

 

Eric and Tatiana look forward to meeting you at the intersection of the world of road infrastructure delivery and the growing demand for sustainable environmental planning and positive social impact where they will explore ESI tips, techniques, and technologies for preparing environmental and social management plans and conducting project assessments.

Computer Requirements

Operating System
Windows 7 - Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), macOS Catalina (10.15), Linux, Google Chrome OS, Android OS 5 (Lollipop) - Android 9 (Pie), iOS 10 - iOS 12, Windows Phone 8+, Windows 8RT+

Web browser
Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)
Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions)
Internet Explorer v11 (with Adobe Flash if running Windows 7)
Apple Safari (most recent 2 versions)
Microsoft Edge (most recent 2 versions)

Internet connection
1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

Hardware
2GB of RAM (minimum), 4GB or more of RAM (recommended)
Microphone and speakers (USB headset recommended)

Details

Start:
March 22
End:
April 1
Venue:
Online Training
Address:
Online Training,
Phone:
+1 703 535 1001
Event Type:
Cost:
IRF MEMBERS
$1,700

NON MEMBERS
$2,000

GROUP RATE
$1,400 (Groups of 3 or more)

IFIs, US State DOTs & City Officials
$1,000

16 Professional Development Hours

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Magid Elabyad
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