Information published on 21 December 2012 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 326.

The IRSMI 2013 cohort...

A dynamic international programme for senior railway managers

  • Training

While the IRSMI has just successfully delivered certificates to the 24 participants of the 2012 session, the Institute is proudly announcing the 2013 session of its Senior Manager Programme:

  • Module 1 – China (Shanghai/Beijing): 22 April – 3 May 2013
  • Module 2 - France (Lyon/Paris): 17 June – 28 June 2013

Leadership training for Senior Railway Managers through the knowledge of EML (the Executive Education subsidiary of EM Lyon Business School – one of the Top European Business Schools in Europe) in combination with the active participation of international industry experts will remain the basics of our 2013 session.

IRSMI is not willing to provide off-the-shelf solutions, but prefers to develop integrated custom programmes designed to:

  • Help railways devise and implement new strategies and managerial solutions
  • Support railways’ sustainable development

The IRSMI programme targets Senior Railway Managers and Leaders with at least 10 years of managerial experience and the potential to take on a top management role. A key goal is to bring together executives from diverse backgrounds and areas of the world.

The programme has three core objectives:

  • Developing a breadth of transversal business skills consistent with the latest in international best practice
  • Building strong leadership competencies to maximise the personal impact of senior railway managers
  • Encouraging international benchmarking and networking through a diversity of participants, academics, and industry experts

In addition to the post programme certificate participants will acquire credits towards the Executive MBA Programme of EML Executive Development – ranked nr 3 worldwide in terms of career development after completion of the programme by the Financial Times ranking 2012.

To get an insight into the participants’ experience in 2012, please take a look at the following video:

The investment per participant for the upcoming 2013 session will be 22000€

Registration for the 8th cohort is now open. Be sure to reserve your places early!

For more information please contact:
Angela Feigl: + 33 (0)4 72 18 46 92 /
Or Laetitia Granger: + 33 (0)1 44 49 21 22 /

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This certificate course was designed by internal industry experts to educate the next generation of rail leadership. Persons completing the certificate course will have gained a comprehensive knowledge base of all activities associated with railroad operations, including but not limited to: leadership, railway networking, management skills, and other decision-making tactics that will give them the tools to enhance organizational performance and shape the industry through the challenges to come. The course is comprised of four week-long sessions held over a four month period, with each week being held in a location specific to the topic of focus.

The investment per participant for the upcoming 2013 session will be $15,000 with a $500 reduction for fees received 45 or more days prior to the course start. This investment includes all instructional materials, faculty, support staff, lodging, and daily breakfast and lunch. Transportation to and from the course and dinner most nights are not included. Group discounts are offered for organizations with three or more participants. Registration for Session 9 is now open at MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “” claiming to be Be sure to reserve your places early!

For more information, contact Dennis Neilson:

For further information about the IRSMI programme please contact Laetitia Granger: