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Program Description

A stand-alone module of the established and highly respected Railway Management Certificate Program, this residential five-day program covers the critical topics of safety and regulation. We visit Washington, DC to meet with AAR, STB, FRA and several other organizations to learn how they set and oversee rules, standards etc. We also travel to see vital aspects of railway operations such as port integration and intensive passenger service management.

Outline

MONDAY
Safety and Security

TUESDAY
Associations and Government

WEDNESDAY
Transit, Organization, and Labor

THURSDAY
Site Visits

FRIDAY
Risk Management, Future Opportunities

ONLINE
Industry Future and Wrap Up

For a copy of the latest schedule please email: littlen@msu.edu

SITE VISIT INFORMATION
Regional/short line railroad, major rail customer loading facilities,
economic development sites (subject to availability.)

Key Learning Objectives

Participants in this program will have:

  • Learned how to create and maintain a safety culture
  • Gained a better understanding of the importance of railroad security
  • Knowledge of the role of Federal Government and others in safety, regulation, and policy
  • Freight railroad economics, data analytics and technology development, standards, etc.
  • Explore labor relations in the modern rail industry
  • Understand how a major port works and it’s rail interfaces
  • Discussed ways forward for the future North American rail industry

Faculty and Speakers

NICK LITTLE, FACULTY LEADER
is the Director Railway Education, Center for Railway Research and Education (MSU/CRRE). Before joining the CRRE team, Nick had a career with British Railways, supply chain management, and executive education.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY
from the #1 ranked University for both graduate and undergraduate Supply Chain Management programs for many years (US News & World Report).

SELECT SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
will join for guest lectures and presentations.

Who Should Attend?

  • Railroad middle managers with capacity to perform at higher levels
  • Managers/leaders requiring learning opportunities beyond their functional experience
  • Shippers needing to learn about and understand how railroads operate
  • Suppliers to the rail industry wishing to learn about the business
  • Staff of rail agencies, regulators, public policy bodies, and state/local government.

Testimonials

"The MSU Railway Management Program provides a well-rounded curriculum covering all aspects of the industry. The wealth of knowledge, industry insight, and the relationships cultivated over the duration of the course provide a service valuable to any railroad manager." Conrail

Additional Information

COST

$5,000 – full tuition. Price includes instructional materials and site visits, faculty and staff support, overnight hotel rooms, daily breakfast, and lunch. Transportation to and from the program, and dinner most nights are not included. Discounts are available for multiple participants from the same company. To utilize the best in adult learning practices, class size will be limited to twenty-five participants.

This program will comply with COVID-19 requirements at all class and site visit locations.

For More Information on MSU/CRRE and our research, please visit: raileducation.com

Online registration: execed.broad.msu.edu
Phone registration: +1 517-353-8711

For more information on MSU/CRRE and our research, please visit: www.raileducation.com

Applies Towards the Following Series

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Registration Contact:

crre@broad.msu.edu

+1 517 353-8711

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