Saturday, 20 January 2018

Driving instructors Hereford

A review from the ADIJNC meeting

Hi, I'm Dev from Hereford Driving School in Hereford and I'm one of the independent driving instructors in Hereford.

I recently attended the ADIJNC conference and these are my notes from the meeting. As always, it started off with notes from the chair.

It’s always a huge relief and very satisfying once the conference feedback is in and the conference day has been a success. Let’s not forget it is organised completely by the volunteers on the governing committee. I feel proud of the quality of the event and the professionalism involved from everyone who helps to organise it. We always take on board your feedback and we will endeavour to work on any items you consider could be improved. Thanks must go to our speakers, sponsors, the trade stands and all the delegates who attended and helped to make it such a huge success. There will be photos on the website shortly but meanwhile just a few of the comments we received are below. What is so satisfying is the number of people who have said they will be back next year and who enjoyed the new format for the Saturday night meal before the conference. We filled the entire hotel restaurant and had a great evening together. A report and photos are further on this newsletter. Today’s event was brilliant and well organised. I’m very glad I went. Michael Spooner ADI Events Ltd Great day Lynne!  Thanks to you and all your team. Your hard work and dedication show in how smoothly this event runs and how much everyone enjoys it. Chris Scott Douglas An extremely well organised conference.  Good range of speakers.  Great Value.  Lovely food.   Thanks a lot. Geoff Moore

1st time at the conference, enjoyed the day.  See you next year. Paul Wilson You are doing great job!  Well done guys. Rafal Urban In the 8 years that I have been an ADI I have attended all bar 1 ADINJC conference.  Every year the conference improves on the previous year.  Every year this conference surpasses anything offered by other driver training conference providers, and this year the volunteers (yes, volunteers) at ADINJC produced the best driver training conference in 8 years, I have had the privilege to attend.  So if you only have budget for 1 CPD event in 2018, spend it very wisely………………on the ADINJC conference and nothing else! Rob Tillier, Founder/Director, Accelerate Driver Training Year on year, an excellent conference and well structured.  Yet again, more time with the DVSA, so constructive!  Every year I take more from this conference than the last.  This has benefited my business as I introduce things that I have picked up from the ADINJC.  George Simpson Thank you for inviting me to speak at your conference and making me so welcome. It was a pleasure to see such a well-attended event with people so passionate about driver training and making our roads safer. Nick Croft Our whole team had such a great experience at the conference, Lynne organised a seamless event, the NJC team and guest speakers pulled out all the stops to make us feel welcomed and well informed.
You must be very proud of the whole team that made the day run so smoothly and look effortless - which I’m sure it wasn’t. Debbie Howton This was one of the best ADINJC conferences so far. All good speakers, some fab; meeting up with colleagues I haven’t seen for ages, staying with lovely friends for Friday and Saturday.  Melanie Smith SAVE THE DATE Sunday October 28th 2018 for our next conference! One of our committee also attended a CPD event held by the DISC the Driving Instructors Scottish Council which ran for a day shortly before our own event. Her write up is in the newsletter for you to read.

Driver Ahead Conference: It’s clearly conference season because only a few days before our own conference I attended another one in London.  This was produced by IAM RoadSmart and the RAC Foundation. It was an excellent event and was all about “Mapping a safe route to the driverless car”. Topics included: Cybercrime, driver behaviour aspects of current autonomous vehicle trials, developing driver training in the future, the role of advanced driver training, lessons we can learn from the rail and aviation sectors and views from insurers. ADINJC has attended other autonomous and connected vehicle conferences and talks because we feel we need to understand what will possibly be happening and when and how it will have an impact on ADIs. I’m pleased to say that I came away with the conclusion that although changes are on the way with vehicles and the types we will be purchasing will change clients will still need driver trainers to help them for many years to come. However our work as trainers will change over time. The DVSA was also in attendance at the conference. Next year, I intend to go to the ADINJC with Rob from Rob Gould Driver Training near Romford.

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