Date(s) - 29/06/2016 - 01/07/2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RRUKA, in collaboration with Young Railway Professionals (YRP) and RSSB’s FutureRailway programme, is organising the 4th edition of the Next Generation Rail Conference.
The aim of the conference is to bring together aspiring rail leaders and educators in order to foster collaboration and innovative thinking.
Registration is now CLOSED. We cannot accept any more bookings.
Why should you attend?
1. Develop and enhance your skills to support your career progression
2. Learn about innovation and how to put it into practice
3. Showcase your research and be in for a chance to win prizes
4. Explore cutting-edge rail facilities
5. Network with enthusiastic, like-minded, young people
What’s in it for your organisation?
1. Invest in and develop your staff competencies
2. Support early-career professional development
3. Maximise collaboration and raise your organisation profile
4. Reinforce the image of rail as a sector committed to fostering talent
DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE FLYER (874KB pdf file)
This year’s theme: Innovation & Creativity
The programme is packed with interesting activities including:
- a choice of technical site visits, which will allow you to explore some state of the art facilities;
- a series of interactive workshops;
- lots of networking and team building activities, which are key for your professional development.
This year’s conference will be structured along the lines of the ‘Innovation Academy‘, a concept launched by RSSB in 2013 aimed at injecting pace into the development of innovation capability within organisations.
In the context of Next Generation Rail, delegates will be equipped with basic tools and techniques required to develop ideas from inception to implementation. Through a number of exercises and activities, delegates will have the opportunity to develop and enhance their soft (or transferrable) skills (including: communication, collaboration, leadership, creativity and problem solving, critical observation, time management etc.) and learn how to best put them in practise in their daily job.
Interpersonal skills, together with technical skills, are a key competence required for all those working towards a professional accreditation (see: UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – UK-SPEC for EngTech, IEng and CEng).
For more info on the conference series, have a look at the Next Generation Rail hub.
We’ve got an exciting few days planned! Find out all details below.
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