Speakers

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Alisha Khan

Social & communications manager, Driving Test Success

Lynne Barrie

ADI and ORDIT trainer, ADINJC President

Dr Elizabeth Box

Research Director, RAC Foundation

Ian Edwards

Managing Director, New View Consultants

Stewart Lochrie

Founder, Bright Coaching

Meera Naran MBE

Independent road safety campaigner

Tommy Sandhu

Director, SmartLearner Driving School

Ray Seagrave

Owner, Ray Seagrave Instructor Training

Tom Stenson

Head of Training, ADINJC & ORDIT trainer, ordit-trainer.com

Olly Tayler QPM

Co-founder, The Honest Truth

Alisha Khan

Alisha Khan

Social & communications manager, Driving Test Success

Over the past two years, Alisha has developed and nurtured her passion for content creation, and as part of the team at Driving Test Success has helped them become one of the top social platforms for learner drivers in the UK.

The road to one million social media followers

Alisha will talk about the journey in helping Driving Test Success grow a social media following to over 1.2 million learner drivers. How this has benefitted their business, and how similar tactics can enhance instructors’ engagement with their new driver audience. This will include tips on organic growth, how to build brand partnerships and the keys to success in working with other instructors and influencers. She will share what learnings (and mistakes) have been made on this journey, with expert advice for instructors who may be interested in developing their social following.

Lynne Barrie

Lynne Barrie

ADI and ORDIT trainer, ADINJC President

A former teacher and one of few ADIs to hold a master’s degree in Driver Training, Lynne is a keen advocate of continuing professional development (CPD). She writes books for the profession and enjoys supporting other PDIs and ADIs through her work with the ADINJC as their former Chair, and now as President.

How well do you know yourself as an instructor?

This session will look at the skills needed to make a first-rate driver trainer, enabling instructors to consider their own strengths and how best to use them every day, as a PDI or ADI. Self-knowledge can open up possibilities and help us become happier and better performing. In this session, Lynne will help instructors better understand their true strengths, offering guidance on how to incorporate them into their lessons.

Dr Elizabeth Box

Dr Elizabeth Box

Research Director, RAC Foundation

Elizabeth is an accomplished transport researcher and commissioner with over two decades of experience. She has an excellent track record in influencing and contributing to road safety policy outcomes at the national level. Elizabeth has a PhD in Transport Psychology from Cranfield University, where she focused on developing and trialling pre-driver education interventions grounded in behavioural science.

DriveFit: A road safety education intervention supporting future drivers

This presentation will delve into the evidence-based strategies and educational principles underpinning the award-winning DriveFit intervention. Attendees will gain insights into how this programme addresses the vulnerabilities of young road users as well as how the resources created can be used by driving instructors.

Ian Edwards

Ian Edwards

Managing Director, New View Consultants

Ian is an award-winning road safety practitioner with over 25 years of experience. He qualified as a driving instructor in 1988, moving into local government as a road safety officer in 1999. Now a researcher, his current projects cover all ages, from preschool children to older drivers.

Young drivers – impulsivity and road safety

The presentation will explore the evaluation findings of a pre-driver driver presentation called ‘Take Control’. The course aims to improve inappropriate impulsive behaviours. Impulsivity is a multidimensional construct defined as “the tendency to act with little forethought, without deliberation and evaluation of consequences”. It has been linked to a wide range of unsafe behaviours, including mobile phone use and drug and drunk driving. ‘Take Control’ was delivered by South Yorkshire’s Safer Roads Partnership and by Wirral Council. The work was funded by the Road Safety Trust.

Stewart Lochrie

Stewart Lochrie

Founder, Bright Coaching

Stewart is the Founder at Bright Coaching, MD at Caledonian Driver Training, Head of Engagement at the ADINJC, and is currently working on his ILM Level 5 Diploma in Effective Coaching and Mentoring. A lifelong learner and an advocate of coaching young drivers for responsibility and personal growth.

Coaching the teenage brain

Things change. It used to be the case that the best driving instructor was the one with the highest pass rate or the most reviews. Now, more than ever, we need the best driving instructors to be lifelong learners and coaches.

It’s time to update definitions and shift paradigms away from the DVSA. Or even for the DVSA. It’s time for our industry to make more use of the latest research available from the fields of behavioural change and driver psychology, and to put into practice what evidence shows should be our preferred approaches to working with the teenage brain.

Let’s redefine the term “best instructor”. Let’s push things forward!

 

Meera Naran MBE

Meera Naran MBE

Independent road safety campaigner

Meera Naran MBE is an independent road safety campaigner and public speaker helping to ensure we have safer drivers on safer roads. In May 2018 she lost her eight-year-old son Dev in a smart motorway collision on the M6. Since that time, she has successfully campaigned for the adoption of 18 national policy changes with a commitment from the Department for Transport to spend £900m including changes to the Highway Code and on-going driver education.

Meera is currently lobbying for a change in legislation to implement life-saving technology such as autonomous emergency braking, proposed as Dev’s Law.  She is also calling for basic life support and CPR to be introduced as a part of the driving test training and continues to campaign with a focus on the safe system approach to ensure that no one else goes through the pain of losing a loved one in the way she and her family did. She is also a Trustee of the road safety charity, BRAKE.

Meera is a qualified Pharmacist and a senior lecturer in postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy at De Montfort University, Leicester.

How to find hope and never give up

This motivational speech will take you through a journey of overcoming challenges, cultivating a mindset of hope, and resilience, and embracing the strength from within. An uplifting session that will leave you feeling motivated and empowered ahead of your journey home.

 

Tommy Sandhu

Tommy Sandhu

Director, SmartLearner Driving School

In Tommy’s two-decade career within the driving industry, he’s taken on diverse roles as an ADI, ORDIT trainer, fleet trainer, and director. His accreditations include ROSPA Gold, Tri Coaching Level 4, IAM Roadsmart advanced driver, and behaviours level 4, all instrumental in founding the West Midlands’ largest, and multi-award winning, independent driving school.

How to grow your driving school business

Immerse yourself in an interactive session designed to illuminate the path to evolving your one-person driving school into a thriving multi-car enterprise. Creating an intimate experience that nurtures the ambitions of those seeking growth, fostering a supportive environment where expertise and experience are freely exchanged, setting you on the journey towards a successful, expanded driving school.

Ray Seagrave

Ray Seagrave

Owner, Ray Seagrave Instructor Training

With over three decades of experience in guiding individuals towards their goals, both within and beyond the industry, Ray is a well-renowned industry trainer. He is a DVSA Grade ‘A’, excelling since the commencement of the Standards Check. As a Grade ‘A’ (51/51) DVSA ORDIT registered instructor trainer, Ray is highly regarded as an excellent trainer by ADI’s from all over the country. Accredited as a coach and mentor by the International Authority for Coaching and Mentoring (IAPC&M), he conducts nationwide ADI training courses, workshops, and speaks at industry events across the country.

Specialising in DVSA National Driver and Rider standards, Ray empowers driving instructors with effective in-car coaching and teaching techniques. His training courses and mentoring sessions consistently earn exceptional reviews, covering areas such as Standards Check and Part 3 success, Grade ‘A’ training for lesson planning, risk management, teaching, learning strategies, and the essential coaching and teaching skills for success.

Advanced in-car coaching techniques

In this session, Ray explores advanced coaching techniques tailored for ADIs already using coaching. Delve into strategies for fine-tuning your instruction, applying cognitive coaching principles, and achieving higher levels of teaching excellence. If you are already coaching and looking to elevate your instructional skills, this session is designed to help you reach the next level of effectiveness in your teaching.

Tom Stenson

Tom Stenson

Head of Training, ADINJC & ORDIT trainer, ordit-trainer.com

Tom is an ORDIT registered trainer, delivering all aspects of training to PDIs, ADIs and instructor trainers. He sits on the governing committee and is Head of Training at the ADIJNC. He is chair of his local instructor association and has been an ADI for 11 years and has a background in training and sports coaching.

The f-word (feedback)

This session is all about feedback. What feedback is and how to use it in your lessons or sessions? The importance of giving honest feedback, whether it is positive or negative. Examples of how to do this and techniques to take away and develop in your own training.

Olly Tayler QPM

Olly Tayler QPM

Co-founder, The Honest Truth

After serving 30 years as a police officer, with nearly half that on roads policing, Olly knows all too well the consequences of poor decision-making behind the wheel.  Since retiring Olly has returned to road safety, heading up The Honest Truth to help make young drivers as safe as possible. 

The importance of delivering road safety as part of a course of driving lessons

Having attended and investigated countless serious and fatal RTCs during his time on roads policing, Olly is only too aware of how one bad decision behind the wheel can lead to catastrophic consequences.  With young drivers being massively overrepresented amongst those killed and seriously injured in such RTCs, road safety education as part of a course of driving lessons is a critical part of the learning process.   Olly will highlight how ADIs can have a huge influence on a new driver’s attitude and intent when it comes to decision-making behind the wheel for many years after passing their test.