Calendar of Events

  • Wednesday

    The Four Languages of Influence

    Oct 7, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

    Improve your influence by customizing your interactions to four distinct communication styles. Based on the DISC communication-style instrument, you will learn:

    • The four distinct communication styles
    • Your communication style
    • Each communication styles’ preferences
    • How to use the four languages of influence to:
      - Make better connections
      - Tailor content so that it “rings true” for each recipient
      - Reduce interpersonal friction
      - Gain agreement

    You will learn practical skills you can put to work immediately. Plus, you will polish your communication skills and feel more confident in one-on-one and group interactions.

    Roger Grannis

    Roger Grannis

    Roger Grannis has helped professionals improve their presentation skills at some of the biggest names in business: GE, Underwriters Laboratories, Synchrony, Thomson Reuters, Wells Fargo, Pepsi, Foot Locker. Prior to forming GrannisGroup, in 2004, Roger spent 17 years at Gartner, where he contributed to growing revenues from $22 million to $850 million by building Gartner Sales University.

    Roger holds a BA in speech and psychology from Willamette University and did graduate work in theatre and creative writing at San Francisco State University. He is an active member of the National Speakers Association.

  • Wednesday

    Vintage/Heritage Trolley Cars in Transit Use - Past, Present, and Future

    Oct 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

    The presentation will help attendees better understand the unique nature, challenges, and opportunities of vintage and heritage trolley cars in actual public transit use in the modern age, including vehicle engineering support and technical assistance, for these vehicles.

    Matthew Nawn, P.E., PMP

    Matt Nawn
    Matt Nawn is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Maryland and is a certified Project Management Professional. Mr. Nawn is the Chief of the Technical Services Division at the Federal Transit Administration in Washington, D.C. and his duties include specialized expertise with regards to vintage and heritage rolling stock still used in public transit service.

    Mr. Nawn also is an adjunct instructor at Frederick Community College in the Construction Management and Supervision Program, and has performed technical assessments, project management, and estimating services as a private consultant for restoration and repair of vintage railway rolling stock.

    Mr. Nawn earned a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University. Mr. Nawn is a US Navy veteran.

  • Wednesday

    Too Many Crashes at Your Roundabout? Learn Design Techniques to Optimize Safety

    Oct 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

    Roundabouts are a performance-based intersection and their operations and safety are predicated on adherence to design principles for safety. Many multi-lane roundabouts are having excessive PDO (property damage only) or minor crashes, which is creating challenges for future implementation of roundabouts in these communities.

    This presentation will discuss how design safety principles affect how drivers receive and process information. For optimal safety and operations the roundabout design must simplify decision-making and provide clear, concise information as to the correct way to drive the roundabout.

    We will present two case studies:

    1. The design review of an existing poorly performing “urban, multi-lane” roundabout
    2. A roundabout design optimization/peer review for a “rural, high-speed” application

    We will discuss the essential design components for optimal roundabout safety and operations, including:

    • Operations/Geometrics: Avoiding Over-Design
    • Safety Design Principles
    • Improving Driver Messaging and Information Processing

    Mark T. Johnson, PE

    Mark Johnson
    Mark Johnson is Principal Engineer for MTJ Roundabout Engineering. Mark founded MTJ in 2005, after 12 years of public- and private-sector transportation engineering positions, including 4 years for the City of Loveland, Colorado, and 4 years at the Wisconsin DOT where he was a key contributor to WisDOT’s roundabout program.

    Mark has published papers on roundabout design and application issues and is a co-author of the 2010 FHWA Roundabout Guide (NCHRP 672). Mark is an authorized FHWA Peer-to-Peer Roundabout Reviewer, Vice Chair of the ITE Roundabout Committee, and an active member of the TRB Roundabout Committee.

  • Friday

    2021 Winter NAFE Conference

    Jan 8 - 10, (MT)
    Save the date, and please join us for the 2021 NAFE (National Academy of Forensic Engineers) Winter Conference.
    Tucson, AZ, United States

  • Wednesday

    2021 Professional Engineers Conference

    Jul 7 - 12, (ET)
    Save the date, and join us, July 7–12, 2021, in Philadelphia, for the 2021 Professional Engineers Conference.

  • Friday

    2021 NAFE Summer Conference

    Jul 30 - Aug 1, (ET)
    The July/August 2020 NAFE Summer Conference has been postponed until July 30-August 1, 2021 in Providence, RI (Hilton Providence).
    Providence, RI, United States