• CTA’s Northern Ireland Conference – Choose Your Sessions

  • CTA’s Northern Ireland Conference – Choose Your Sessions

    During the event, we’ll have a number of presentations and workshops both from CTA staff and from external speakers. We’ll have two group sessions that will be for everyone, as well as two sets of breakout sessions.

    Click here to view the full agenda.

    The breakout sessions are:

    Morning Breakout Sessions

    In the morning we will have two sessions. If you are a community transport provider that is grant funded by the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) you’ll attend ‘Session 1’ and if you’re not directly funded by the DfI you can attend ‘Session 2’.

    • Session 1: Session for Grant Funded Operators

    This session is aimed towards grant funded community transport operators in Northern Ireland which will give them the opportunity to speak with  Katrina Godfrey, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Infrastructure. (The Permanent Secretary will also be speaking to all participants at the start of the day.)

    • Session 2: Good to Go: Operating Your Minibus

    This session is aimed at smaller organisations such as schools, churches, sports clubs and community organisations that own and operate a minibus. We’ll look at current legislation around driver licencing and permits, as well as how to best operate your minibus safely and legally in a school/small organisation setting.

    Afternoon Breakout Sessions

    In the afternoon we’ll also have two breakout sessions that you can chose between. Ahead of the event please use the form below to select which session you want to attend.

    • Demonstrating your impact

    In today’s climate, it’s especially important to be able to effectively make the case for community transport. Drawing on examples from across the sector, this session looks at ways in which our members can measure their impact and the benefits that can bring. A frequent adage when discussing measuring impact is ‘no stories without numbers and no numbers without stories’ so this session will look at ways in which our members can demonstrate both their social and their economic impact.

    • Good to Go – Maintaining Your Vehicle

    This session will provide participants with easy to understand training on the different elements of vehicle maintenance. Real life examples of good practice will be shared and participants will leave the session with the knowledge and tools required to always get it right when maintaining their vehicle. Divided up into four manageable areas covering the different elements of vehicle maintenance, each area will include legal and best practice tips on how to implement excellent vehicle maintenance procedures.