RSI Education & Technical Training Conference

The RSI Education & Technical Training Conference at Railway Interchange 2019 serves to educate attendees on new technologies and trends in the rail industry and provide an opportunity for industry networking and collaboration. There are over 50 educational sessions on railcar maintenance, rail operations, air brake technologies and trends and a focus on leadership in the rail industry.

Session content is provided by the Railway Supply Institute, the Air Brake Association, the International Association of Railway Operating Officers, the League of Railway Women, the Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association and the Railcar Technical Services Association.

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Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Vernice Armour, a motivational speaker who served as America’s first African American female combat pilot, will give the keynote address at Railway Interchange 2019. Leveraging her “Breakthrough Mentality” and “Get Gutsy” mindset, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years.

As featured on CNN, MSNBC, The View, FOX News, Oprah Winfrey and others, FlyGirl’s fresh, edgy style, high, contagious energy and unique, gutsy essence moves and inspires her audiences. Since 2007, she has inspired countless organizations and individuals to create breakthrough results.

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Safety Cultural and Leadership Innovation:

Lessons Learned the Hard Way

The term “safety culture” is often overused and misunderstood. Most companies hold safety as one of their values – something that represents who they are at the core. However, leaders and employees often fail to demonstrate that value by their words and deeds. Leaders mean well, but many do not understand what is required of them to achieve “zero harm” on a daily basis. If safety is a value, all employees should be involved in creating and following clearly defined and understood expectations. There must also be an effective management system in place to ensure those expectations are being met by all members of the organization, just like production & quality. When an organization truly embraces safety as a value, there are dividends paid in the forms of improved quality, profitability, and morale. This presentation explores the various aspects associated with an effective safety culture. Learn More



Join RSI and your rail industry colleagues from around the nation at the Minneapolis Convention Center, September 22-24, for the RSI Education & Technical Training Conference to be held in conjunction with Railway Interchange 2019.

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