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Best Practices of Effective STICs

STIC Workshop Videos (Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2017)

Sponsored by the TRB Committees on Technology Transfer (ABG30) and Conduct of Research (ABG10), transportation professionals shared best practices for effective STIC's in the topic areas described below.


STIC Workshop Overview

STIC Workshop Overview (3:31) – FHWA wants the STICs to continue to strive for successful collaboration in a rapidly changing environment. Tom Harman, FHWA's Center of Accelerating Innovation, discusses fostering, strengthening, and cultivating a culture of innovation in organizations.

Origin of Innovations video

Origin of Innovations (7:05) – STICs can look beyond the Every Day Counts initiatives for innovations, there are many other innovations occurring in the transportation community. David Esse, Wisconsin DOT, shares how Local Innovation Teams are bringing forward new ideas into the innovation process.

Outreach & Communication video

Outreach & Communication (7:04) – STICs highlight benefits that appeal to both the traveling public and elected officials. Jan Huvar, Pennsylvania DOT, discusses how an effective outreach and communication plan should be strategic with multiple messages and methods of communication. Telling a completing story to showcase success is key.

Change Management video

Change Management (10:03) – Adopting new innovations as a standard practice involves change management within each state. Ben Huot, Utah DOT, outlines principles that agencies and STICs can adopt to focus their efforts, such as fostering leadership trust throughout an organization and following through on innovation to maintain momentum.

New/Emerging STIC Perspective video

New/Emerging STIC perspective (9:09) – The Texas STIC is looking to learn from peers in order to decide what is best for a new STIC. Sonya Badgley, Texas DOT, presents how she looks for ways to connect with the wide range of stakeholders within a large geographical area.

Report Out video

Report Out (10:53) – Common challenges and potential solutions heard at the working session for each of the four themes discussion above. These are some solutions that STICs can implement to overcome challenges.

Contact

Sara Lowry
Program Coordinator
(614) 280-6835
Sara.Lowry@dot.gov


Resources

STIC Factsheet

Page last modified on May 16, 2017