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Transportation and Communities Summit 2019 (September 19 - 20, 2019 at Portland State University) This annual event in Portland, Oregon connects national mobility-focused research to equitable practice and policy through breakout panels, Lightning Talks, student posters, skill-building workshops, and a keynote from urban data scientist Ben Wellington.

--Summit Day Pass (Sept 19): $250
------Nonprofit / Student Rate: $75
------Elected Official Rate: $95
--Workshop Half-Day Ticket (Sept 20): $95
--Workshop Full-Day Ticket (Sept 20): $190
Current members of our Community Partners get a $20 discount to the Summit Day. Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu for a discount code. All sessions will be submitted for pre-approval to AICP, and are eligible for self-reporting to PDH for continuing education credits.

Hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University, and supported by our U.S. DOT grant-funded consortium: the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC).
Friday, September 20 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop: Cultivating Leadership Skills through the Power of Improv

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Workshops are open to anyone: You do not need to be registered for the main Summit Day in order to purchase a workshop ticket. This half-day workshop cost $95. If you are a student or employee of a nonproft, reach out to get a discount code for 50% off.

This interactive leadership workshop will give participants a chance to try something most have never attempted before -- improvised comedy. The workshop emphasizes the basic principles of improv: accepting and building on the ideas of others, listening, building self confidence, and spontaneity - all important to the practice of strong leadership. Through various exercises, participants will learn that they are at their best when they commit to their decisions and take bold action. Planners, engineers, researchers, and students can apply these skills in managing interdisciplinary teams, in effectively communicating at open house forums, presenting research posters, and more.

This half-day workshop is eligible for 3 hours of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Ben Wellington, PhD

Data Scientist and Policy Analyst, I Quant NY
Ben Wellington is the creator of I Quant NY, a data science and policy blog that focuses on insights drawn from New York City's public data, and advocates for the expansion and improvement of that data.His data analysis has influenced local government policy including changes in NYC street infrastructure, the way New Yorkers... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Smith Memorial Student Union at PSU 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201