The four-part transportation leadership certification program will meet in the university setting and will offer a unique collaboration between
university and industry professionals. Each weekend class will concentrate on a different
mode of transportation. The educational flow of each session will include a leadership
workshop that focuses on an element of emotional intelligence, instruction and information
about the individual mode, time for networking with participants, and field experience
by touring area modal facilities.
Participants will interact with industry experts and business professionals, learn
from university professors and take “field trips” to see each mode in action. A few
of the industry experts associated with this program are Vice President, Intermodal
Services for CN Railway, Keith Reardon, former CEO of CN Railroad, Hunter Harrison,
former COO of “K” Line Ocean Carrier, Ted Prince, Managing Director of Human Resources
and Development at FedEx Trade Networks, Bill Willard, and president of Intermodal
Cartage, Joel Henry.
The conversations and hands-on experience will allow participants to gain a basic
knowledge of how the industry works. By understanding the interaction between the
modes, participants can become successful employees, individuals and experts in their